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Weather in India in October – India Someday
Weather in India in October – India Someday

Overview of Weather in India in October

What’s the weather like in India in October? It’s the beginning of winter. It’s also the beginning of the travel season. That means rates are still low, but climbing. The rain has just passed and it might be a bit hot. It gets cooler as the month progresses. Humidity is low, and that’s a great blessing. Up north, the winter is near. We’re basically caught between hot and wet and cool and dry.

Festivals in India in October

October brings with it a huge host of festivals. Navratri, Durga Puja and most importantly Diwali. You can’t miss these. Durga Puja in Calcutta is full of singing, dancing and culture. Diwali is an ethereal festival in Varanasi in particular. Light delicate clay lamps and set off fireworks with children.

Almost all of the country is accessible during this month. Only Leh-Ladakh is cut-off by the snow.

Since it’s the very beginning of the season, travel is cheap. If you can book in advance, you’ll save big. Indians are also travelling a lot because of the festivals. Try and avoid that rush. If you’re coming in for Diwali, book well in advance. Hotel rooms will still be cheap but travel won’t.

 


Weather in India in July – India Someday
Weather in India in July – India Someday

Overview of the weather in India in July

What’s the weather like in India in July? July is when monsoon is generally is in full swing. Heavy showers are seen all across the country. Lakes start to fill up. Rivers overflow their banks. It’s also the vital paddy transplanting season.

Since you’ll be travelling off-season, you’ll save a lot. Check out our blog on that to prepare yourself. Travelling off-season is quite a steal. You can stay in better hotels that promise a dry bed.

Where can you go in India in July?

If you want to see India at it’s peak productivity, visit in July. Yes, the constant rain and damp can be a bummer. But the rain also brings life. Everywhere you look farmers are hard at work. The cities may be dirty and flooded, but not the villages. Head into the heart of India, to see the rural side of life.

You can also go north to explore Leh Ladakh. North India can get hot between spells of rain. Humidity is at an all time high. The rain is unpredictable so keep your plans flexible. Pack an umbrella and rainshoes. Make sure to wear light clothes that dry easily.


Weather in India in March
Weather in India in March

What’s the weather like in India in March?

India in March signals the end of the winter season and the beginning of the excruciatingly hot summer. It’s still more likely to still be pleasant than April or May, though.

Where should you go in India in March?

It is a good time to visit parts of North India apart from Rajasthan. That means Amritsar, Rishikesh, Dharamshala. Anywhere in Himachal Pradesh, Shimla and Manali are also very pleasant. Hill stations were invented exactly for this reason. So climb those mountains and beat the summer heat!

South India starts getting hot in March.It won’t be as pleasant as January or as hot as April-May. The beginning of off-season means that it’s a lot less touristy and easier to travel. That means cheaper accommodation and travel and empty beaches. It’s not a good time to see the temples as it may get too hot.

Last but not least, the North East. It’s a great time to discover these off-beat states. Green , blossoming and bursting with culture. The food is delicious and the people lovely.

Festivals in India in March

March is also when the festival of Holi is celebrated and that’s an unmissable Indian experience. Colour, fun, food and just a little bit of intoxication. What more could you want?


Weather in India in May
Weather in India in May

What’s the weather like in India in May? May can be a terrible time to follow the prescribed routes around India. Whether it’s the Golden triangle or the Goan beaches. Temperatures soar and humidity beats down oppressively as the monsoon gathers force to break in June. Even if the rain comes early, it doesn’t bring lasting coolness for a few weeks at least. It alternates between heavy, endless downpours and scorching heat that has mist rising of the streets in seconds. At first glance, it would seem like a trip in this month would be an absolute disaster.

Look a little closer and you’ll realize that this unforgiving heat has a little silver lining. As the snow melts away in the upper passes, great swathes of the Himalaya suddenly become accessible by road. It’s the best kind of trip. aesthetically, considering the charming routes. Also for your health, since the gradual ascension can save you from debilitating altitude sickness. The snow never clears completely, so there’s still a beautiful blanket across the valleys, but the cold is reduced to a lovely, gentle chill. The world up there is completely different, and a side of India that’s absolutely cut-off to visitors for the rest of the year. It just goes to show, there’s never a bad time to be in India.


Weather in India in August
Weather in India in August

An overview of weather in India in August

What is the weather in India in August like?

June to the month of September is monsoons for almost all of India. The western coast, beginning with Kerala in the south is hit by the southwest monsoon winds.

July and August are the peak monsoon months for the states of Kerala and Goa. While it rains across North India too (Delhi, Rajasthan and Varanasi), the intensity is never same.

South India in August

Kerala and Goa usually receive very heavy rain during the monsoons. It does dampen plans of exploring the state of Kerala or relaxing on the beaches of Goa. When it rains, it will rain for hours, it will be heavy, and it may rain for an entire day. Then it can clear up for a couple of days and not rain at all

However, the countryside comes alive during these months. It is gorgeously green and the rivers and lakes are teeming with water. You would also get off-season bargains for hotels across your stay. You can enjoy most places to yourself with minimal number of tourists.

Visit Goa and Kerala in August if you want to enjoy off-season discounts, stay at a lovely luxury resort for less than half the cost and enjoy having the place to yourself.

North India in August

While Delhi, Agra, Varanasi and Rajasthan also receive rain during the month of August, the intensity is never the same as in South India.

Showers are not as heavy and do not last as long. The temperatures cool down during the rains and the countryside turns very green.

August can actually be quite a nice month to visit North India. It isn’t extremely hot thanks to the rains, there’s off-season discounts, no tourist crowds and the pretty countryside.

August is a good month to visit Leh and Ladakh as the weather is clear with minimal or no rain. The rest of Himalayas, i.e. Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Sikkim and Darjeeling would get a lot of train during the month of August.


Weather in India in September
Weather in India in September

An overview of Weather in India in September

What is the weather in India in September like?

Most travelers don’t know it, but September is a great month to visit India. It marks the last month of the monsoons. It usually means lighter rains or heavy rains but only in short spurts. Overall India in September is drier and sunnier than the months of July and August. It is also the last ‘off-season month’ for hotels in India. Hotels in India offer fabulous discounts during off-season.

North India is drier than South India. Kerala can still receive persistent showers during the month of September.

Weather in North India in September

North India is a great region to visit in the month of September. The rains are usually light and in short spells. The countryside comes alive in shades of green, the rivers and lakes are teeming with water. The days are sunny and the temperature can vary from being pleasantly warm to hot. Never too cold, even at night.

Overall, the rains are hardly an obstacle in North India and more so in the month of September. Off-season rates, low number of tourists and sunny days make North India a great region to tour in September.

A lot of the touristy activities would not have kicked off yet. For instance, in Jaisalmer you may not be able to do an overnight camel safari as it is still off-season. All National parks in India only open towards the start or the middle of October.

Weather in the Himalayas in September

September is considered to be the post-monsoon month for the Himalayas. It means clear weather with no or less chances of rain and temperatures that are pleasant without being too cold. Visibility in the Himlayas of the distant peaks is best during the post monsoon months. (i.e. September onwards). September is a great time to relax at a Himalyan hill station or set out on treks.

Weather in South India in September

Depending on which part of South India you are touring you will encounter either little or a lot of rain. Kerala is usually still very wet during the month of September. Very pretty as it is very green, but heavy rains are common. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are usually dry during the month of September. The days are sunny and hot.

Weather in Goa in March

September is quite an in between month to be in Goa. It can be wet, but showers are not as heavy. You can get a week of little or no rain and very sunny days too. However, the waters are still rough during the month of September. South Goa is still very dead as it is off-season. North Goa would slowly be kicking into action with shacks, restaurants and activities opening up.

India Someday recommendations for traveling in India in September:

With off-season rates and a lower number of tourists, September is a great month to tour India. North India and the Himalayas would be the best region to tour. However, a South India tour of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka is perfectly possible. One can still look at spending a little time in Kerala and or Goa as it can be very pretty.


Weather in India in December
Weather in India in December

India in December is laden with festivals and holidays and never a moment to spare in between. As the North gets out its winter wardrobe, the sultry cities of the South simmer down to a perfect temperature. Sunny afternoons are capped off with cool, sweet evenings. Beaches are flooded with soft breezes and the deserts of the north grow cool.

The North-Eastern monsoon will just be weaning itself off the East Coast, so factor that into your plans as well. The first month of the tourist season comes with a corresponding rise in prices. It’s all worth it because of the weather alone. If you’re booking through us, we’ll even ease the price hike.

Where to go in December

If you want to focus your stay down South, it’ll be very pleasant. Check out some of the beautiful ancient cities like Hampi that lie away from the coast. They can be impossible to visit in the summer.

If you can carve out two weeks for the trip, you can try this route.

It’s also a great time to explore the deserts of Rajasthan. The temperatures can drop quite sharply at nightfall so be warm. If you have something ambitious in mind, like a long trek, now’s a good time. December means not having to worry about dehydration or heat-induced headaches. If that sounds interesting to you, you can read more about it here.

If you still feel the itch to travel but can’t decide if it’s the right time, drop us a line. You can contact us at thinkingindia@indiasomeday.com and we’ll give you all the help you need.


Weather in India in May
Weather in India in May

The weather in May can make it a terrible time to follow the usual routes, whether it’s the Golden triangle or the Goan beaches. Temperatures soar and humidity beats down oppressively as the monsoon gathers force to break in June. Even if the rain comes early, it doesn’t bring lasting coolness for a few weeks at least. It alternates instead between heavy, endless downpours and scorching heat that has mist rising of the streets in seconds. At first glance, it would seem like a trip in this month would be an absolute disaster. The weather in May takes no prisoners.

Or is it?

Look a little closer and you’ll realize that this unforgiving heat has a little silver lining. As the snow melts away in the upper passes, great swathes of the Himalaya suddenly become accessible by road. It’s the best kind of trip aesthetically, considering the charming routes. Even for your health,since the gradual ascension can save you from debilitating altitude sickness.

The snow never clears completely, so there’s still a beautiful blanket across the valleys. Still, the cold is reduced to a lovely, gentle chill. The world up there is completely different. It’s a side of India that’s absolutely cut-off to visitors for the rest of the year. It just goes to show, there’s never a bad time to be in India.