When to India? Weather, climate, festivals… Best period by region

India hides much of the richness of culture and nature found during the seasons and calendar of celebrations. Our advice on choosing the best time and your favorite region, depending on the climate and local celebrations.

India’s climate varies by region. The period from January to September is the best time to visit the southern part of the country, while the northern part, which is considered more touristy, is ideally found between March and August. Between June and September, the monsoon occurs in most of the country. To celebrate Holi, you should go there in March, when spring is marked with clumps of colored powder. Don’t miss Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which marks the Hindu New Year in October. Camel exhibition PushkarRajasthan’s most popular gathering, takes place in November, while August and September are dedicated to many local festivals, especially those related to the harvest season, such as Onam.

When is the best time to go to Ladakh and north India?

Since the 15th century, Thiksey Abbey has dominated the Indus Valley. Parallels and meridians

The best time to visit northern India is between late October and March when the weather is cool, dry and sunny. In December and January, it can be chilly in the Golden Triangle region, where the winter light caresses the red sandstone walls of the castle New Delhi and the facade of the Palace of Wind Jaipur, dating from the 18th century. In July and August, when temperatures soar to 38°C, head to the old colonial hill stations in the north, like Darjeeling and shimla, to avoid increasing the heat of the plains. Did you find the white dome and minaret of the Taj Mahal fromAgra during the rainy season or in the scorching heat of summer, the appeal of this extraordinary architectural marvel never diminishes. Morning fog is characteristic of the winter months, so it’s best to get there in the morning. The rising sun also shines on the famous mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his late wife.

Hikes through majestic glacial valleys amidst forested mountain peaks, sipping Tibetan-style yak butter tea and inhaling the aromas of blooming rhododendron forests are just a few reasons to enjoy the Indian Himalayas, far to the north. After freezing cold and heavy snowfall in winter, between March and June, then from September to late November, the climatic conditions are at their best.

When is the best time to go to Mumbai and the West Coast of India?

Mumbai, formerly Bombay, is the most populous city in India with over 22 million inhabitants (official). On the left, the famous Taj Mahal Palace, considered one of Asia’s symbol hotels. Photo

Previously called Bombay, mumbai experiences high temperatures throughout the year, with an average of 32°C. We avoid June, July and August, which are very rainy, and we prefer the period from January to April or from October to December to discover this city, the largest financial center in a country that has made a worldwide reputation, particularly in the Bollywood financial scene. During a visit to this seaside town, you’ll find a cultural melting pot, with its many pagodas, cathedrals and Hindu temples, and don’t forget to venture out to Elephanta Caves, an island of temples, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.

When is the best time to go to South India?

The Meenakshi Hindu Temple, in Madurai, is a lavish testimony of the Dravidian style. photo

South India is generally hot all year round, although humidity levels vary. During the winter months, after the monsoon, Kerala popular around the month of December, especially during Christmas, spoiled by the mild climate and ambient temperature of 20°C. Culture buffs will find this season ideal for exploring the state Tamil Nadu, where India’s most beautiful religious temples are located, such as the colossal Meenakshi of Madurai. From June to November, it rains almost daily and the south is adorned with brilliant green. Despite its status as India’s premier beach destination, cave retains its Portuguese heritage appeal, creamy white beaches and spicy cuisine with oriental flavours. Between late October and late February, the region enjoys long sunny days. The same is true, although it is more prone to rain, for the Kerala coast, where the climate is more tropical.

When is the best time to go to Central India

The impressive Gwalior Fort, probably founded in the 10th century, in Madhya Pradesh. Boris

In the country’s central national park, located at Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, you can go from spring to early autumn following in the footsteps of the royal Bengal tiger, spotting rare bears or even spotting a peacock showing off its feathers. The garden becomes greener after the monsoon, from October to January, but the dense foliage can make animals difficult to spot.

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