India is an enigma, a puzzle, a maze of contradictions and assimilation of Nature, History, Architecture, Art, Cuisine, Spirituality, Language, Color, Opulence and Poverty. An anthology of all the countries of the world within one country, it has the power to amaze, awe, contemplate and frustrate at the same time.
India will never diappoint.........
Weather in India
Like the extraordinarily diverse country it is, the climate and geographical aspects are also equally complex here. So, have to carefully plan where you wish to go and when, but on the other hand, there’s always somewhere worth visiting no matter what the weather is like.
Here is our brief guide to the best times to visit India. We will be happy to answer your queries, if you need more details.
Spring (February – April) is Shoulder Season for all destinations
This is a great time to come to India. The weather is gloriously warm, the prices are not as high as in the winters and you can travel to all the destinations, from the Himalayas to the beaches and everything else in between.
This is the flowering time and some of the Himalayan mountains ( Sikkim & Uttarakhand ) turn a riotous colour of red with the blooming of the Rhododendrons.
This is also the best time to visit the National Parks & sanctuaries for wildlife and birding.
Summer (May– June) is Low Season for most and High Season for the Himalayas
While the plains burn in the unbearable scorching heat of the notorious Indian Summer, the Himalayas provide respite and everyone scrambles to the mountains. At times this results in high overcrowding in the popular destinations like Darjeeling, Shimla or Srinagar. The trick is to avoid the popular and go further to the smaller quaint places.)
This is also a great time for treks in the Himalayas.
Monsoon (July – September) is Down Season for most but High Season for Ladakh and Spiti
With the arrival of Monsoon rains, starting from South India in June and gradually progressing to the West , East and lastly North India, the overall tourism activities get reduced to bare minimum.
This also happens to be the “Peak” season to visit two of the High altitude destinations – Ladakh and Spiti. These two are in the “rain shadow” high altitude desert areas.
For the rest of India, at this time the hotel rates tend to be the lowest and the popular destinations like Goa, that used to teem with crowds turn green, serene and beautiful in a different way. It’s a great time for checking into a good hotel andexperiencing a calm and quiet relaxing time and pampering oneself at the Spa.
Did you know that Sohra in Meghalay gets the maximum rainfall in the entire world !
Autumn ( October – November) Pick-up Season for all Destinations after the Monsoon hiatus
As the rain clouds start to clear from mid-September, the climate turns blissful. Everyone starts making plans for the next big trip. Tourism picks up, you can travel anywhere you wish to, but rates remain below the peak until December.
This is also the big festival season in some parts of India, with Dusshera and Diwali being the most popular.