Weather in India
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Essentially a tropical destination, India weather is typically
hot and humid. However, the country is so large and diverse that
the stunning cold of the Himalayas can coexist with the searing
heat of the Rajasthan Desert.
It's best to think of the climate in India in terms of hot, wet
and cool. The amazing heat, which can reach 125 degrees in areas of
Central and Western India begins to build in April. In June the
monsoon rains bring some relief, but downpours can make for
calamitous travel conditions and it's still very hot and humid.
Then in October the rains cease and India is at its cool and lovely
In general, the south tends to be slightly cooler than the north
and central plains. Naturally, any place with a high elevation,
such as the hill stations of Darjeeling, will enjoy a cooler
In short, November through February are the best months for
travel as the weather in India is optimal, though both October and
March can be pleasant as well. If you plan to travel to the
Himalayas, shoot for September or October.