Best time to visit India

India is a vast expanse of land with a rich cultural roots and a glorified history. The diversity of its people integrate in a spectacular fashion to give you plenty of reasons to visit India. Every corner of the country has its own exquisite mix of traditions, rituals, history, and food. With such a rich mélange of traditions and cuisines spread over the country, it is impossible to cover India in one single attempt. If you are planning to visit India anytime soon, then we would suggest the best time to visit India is ideally between late October to the end of April. However, India has a very diverse climatic pattern in accordance with the various seasons.

So, to fully experience this incredible country, we suggest you make a visit in different seasons to get the best of out every region.

Winter Season (October to January) – The best time to visit India

Winters in India are one of the more pleasant seasons to visit the otherwise humid country. The real beauty of India emerges remarkably during these months.

South India offers a plethora of destinations and surreal views for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The cities are brimming with tourists from every part of the earth. All those who come to experience the cultural heritage of the numerous ancient monuments and intricately carved temples along with the remarkable beaches, will vouch for the serenity of the place.

Best time to visit India
Kerala in Winter -Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

West India offers beautiful festive experiences during this season and is a must visit. The food is extra-ordinary, and the experience is unparalleled.

Goa in Winter - The Travel Earth
Goa in Winter -Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

North India has a very cold climate during this season. However, if you wish to experience living in the wilderness with the snow, it would be the best time to visit.

Shimla in Winter - The Travel Earth
Shimla in Winter -Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

Summer Season (February to May)

Being in the South of Asia, India experiences very hot and humid summers. But this, is the ideal time to visit the North of India.

The states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Kashmir create the best experience in these months. The climate is neither too cold in Summer (it snows in most the regions in the winters), nor too warm as experienced in South India. The lush green mountains shed their snow, giving a magical experience to every nature lover. The weather is pleasant with a cool breeze for a relaxing excursion.

Himachal Pradesh in Summer - Best time to visit India - The Travel Earth
Himachal Pradesh in Summer -Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

In case if you are intrigued by the beauty of Himachal Pradesh but uncertain about the best places to visit? Explore our list of top Himachal Pradesh destinations for this year!

North East India is also one of the more remarkable places to experience. The states of Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya are a definite must do. A camera-friendly destination with local tribes inhabiting every corner, this region is a traveler’s delight! Their are numerous local tribes which are still inhabit in every corner of this region and engaging these extremely lively and extraordinary people is a life-changing experience for many visitors.

Best time to visit India
Arunachal Pradesh in Summer -Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

Monsoon Season (June to September)

If you don’t mind getting wet in the rains, then you should visit India in the monsoon to see it from a different lens. While some corners of the country experience exceptionally heavy rainfalls, moderate rains bring a new sense of life in many regions of India.

Western India in Monsoon - The Travel Earth
Western India in Monsoon -Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

Rajasthan has very minimal rainfall every year and , with a wide range of boutique and heritage hotels, it’s a good time to visit Rajasthan during the monsoon season. You may also get some amazing discounted prices for hotels during this time.

If you want to escape the monsoon all together and enjoy the mountain landscapes, Ladakh might be the best place for you. Hailed as the cold desert of India, Ladakh boasts of breath-taking views and great hikes. It’s called the cold desert as the only precipitation here is snow.

Leh Bike Rides - The Travel Earth
Leh Bike Rides – Best time to visit India – The Travel Earth

It is best to avoid the North and North East India in this season, mainly the cities of Rishikesh, Dharamshala, Manali, Shimla, Kasol, Sikkim, and Darjeeling which face heavy rainfall and consequently many landslides. It’s impossible to trek and you’d be compelled to stay indoors most of the time. This does not offer the best way to spend your precious time in India.

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