Weather in India in November

Created by Harsh Sonawala,

Last Updated on January 18, 2024

The weather in India in November is fantastic, which draws many tourists in. This time of the year marks the start to the tourist season in most parts of India. Apart from the cool weather and low rainfall, there are some fun festivals in the country as well. Read through our guide on the weather in India in November, and choose from some of the best places to visit in India in November.

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weather in NORTH INDIA in November

The weather in North India in November is warm during the day, with temperatures dropping in the evenings. In particular, in Rajasthan, the temperatures will slowly drop throughout the month. At the beginning of the month, you can easily face temperatures of 35°C (95°F) in the day. In the evenings, it might end up being less than 10°C (50°F), especially in the desert. You will most likely get no rain at all and blue skies all month. The same applies for other places in the North such as AgraKhajurahoOrchha and Varanasi.

The National Parks reopen in October and are very busy in November, due to the domestic school holidays around Diwali. So try to book safaris way ahead in advance.

Check out our suggestions for two weeks trips in North India here. North India has several great places to choose from, so you have your pick of destinations.

safari in India, Weather in India in November Make sure you book your wildlife safaris well in advance since November is usually a busy month

weather in the mountains in November

In the Himalayas, the tourist season usually ends by October due to cold temperatures and difficult weather conditions. In November, many hiking routes and travel connections are likely to be closed. For this reason, we suggest avoiding Ladakh, Kashmir and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as temperatures can get very low. However, with warm clothes and the right expectations you can still visit Dharamshala and McLeodGanj, Rishikesh and the surrounding mountainous landscapes of Shimla, Manali and other hill stations. Travelling to the Northeast is possible too but it might be even colder.

dharamshala india A trip to North India in the month of November would make for great experience

weather in south India in November

The southeast monsoon mainly hits the east coast of India. It lasts from mid-October to mid-December and brings a lot of rain and storms to Tamil Nadu. Destinations known for their beaches and sightseeing, like Chennai, Mahabalipuram and Pondicherry, are all affected by the rain. Hill stations like Ooty and Chettinad can also get stormy.

Kerala is windward to the monsoon so it might get a little bit of rain too but not as much as in the previous months. The temperatures can range between 18 and 32°C (64-89°F). It gets warmer at the coast and in the plains, and cooler in the mountains of the Western Ghats. Read about the best time to go to Kerala and figure out some interesting travel routes as well.

Goa is one of the best places to visit in India in November. This is when the season finally kicks off with many resorts and restaurants along the beaches re-open. The rates are lower than in December and January and the chances of availability are good. However, Goa gets increasingly popular every year so you might want to book your beachside hut in advance.

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Goa is the perfect getaway, offering a great nightlife and scenic beaches to unwind

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November is a fantastic month to travel in India due to fabulous weather conditions, exciting festivals and medium-high season rates. The mountains can begin to get very cold, so if you plan to travel here, make sure you pack accordingly.

Whether you are looking for more information about the weather in India in November, or some more places to travel, we can help! We also help to plan travellers’ perfect trips, so feel free to contact us with any questions. Plan Your Trip with us now!

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city palace - udaipur The royal and gorgeous City Palace in Udaipur

Places to Visit in India in November

November in India marks the beginning of the winter season, bringing with it a delightful mix of cool India weather and festive spirit. It’s the perfect time to visit India and explore the diverse landscapes and cultural richness that the country has to offer. From the vibrant celebrations of Diwali to the tranquility of hill stations, let’s embark on a journey through some of the best places to enjoy when you visit India. 


Jaipur, Rajasthan

Known as the Pink City, Jaipur comes alive in November with the Diwali festival. Jaipur is one of the three destinations that complete India’s Golden Triangle (the others being Agra and New Delhi). The city is adorned with lights, and the markets are bustling with activity. Visit the iconic Hawa Mahal, explore the grandeur of the City Palace, and take a step back in time at the Amer Fort. Don’t forget to indulge in local Rajasthani cuisine and shop for traditional handicrafts.


Amber fort, Amer Fort Jaipur Majestic Amer fort in Jaipur


Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Experience Diwali like never before in the spiritual city of Varanasi. The ghats along the Ganges River are beautifully illuminated with countless diyas (oil lamps). Witness the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat and take a boat ride to soak in the spiritual atmosphere. Explore the narrow lanes, savor local street food, and feel the ancient vibes of this sacred city.

Rishikesh and Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh and Haridwar are ideal destinations for a spiritual retreat. November offers perfect weather for exploring the ashrams, practicing yoga, and taking a dip in the holy Ganges. The evening Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar is a soul-stirring experience. Adventure enthusiasts can also try river rafting in Rishikesh.


While November marks the end of the monsoon season in Goa, it is the beginning of the tourist season. The beaches are less crowded, and the weather is perfect for sunbathing and water sports. Explore Goa’s peak season nightlife, indulge in seafood delicacies and enjoy the laid-back charm of this coastal paradise. Don’t miss the stunning sunsets over the Arabian Sea.


Pushkar, Rajasthan

November is the time for the famous Pushkar Camel Fair. Witness the spectacle of thousands of camels, horses, and livestock being traded against the backdrop of the Pushkar Lake. The fair is a cultural extravaganza with folk music, dance and traditional competitions. Take a hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of the colorful festivities.

Hampi, Karnataka

For history and architecture enthusiasts, Hampi in Karnataka is a treat. November offers pleasant weather in southern India for outdoor activities such as exploring the ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire amidst a surreal landscape of giant boulders. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, explore the Royal Enclosure, and don’t miss the sunset from the Hemakuta Hill. Hampi is a photographer’s paradise.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Escape the mainland and head to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a tropical getaway. November brings calm seas and clear skies, perfect for diving, snorkeling and beach lounging. Explore the vibrant marine life at Havelock Island, visit the historic Cellular Jail in Port Blair and unwind on the pristine beaches surrounded by turquoise waters.

Amritsar, Punjab

In November, visit the spiritual and cultural hub of Punjab, Amritsar. The Golden Temple, the holiest site in Sikhism, is illuminated magnificently, creating a mesmerizing reflection in the Amrit Sarovar (holy tank). Attend the serene morning and evening prayers, partake in the community kitchen (langar), and explore the vibrant markets surrounding the temple.

Golden Temple in Amritsar

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

If you are interested in central India, discover the architectural marvels of Khajuraho, known for its intricately carved temples depicting erotic art. The weather in November is mild, making it ideal for exploring the Western Group of Temples. The Khajuraho Dance Festival, usually held in February, showcases classical Indian dance forms against the backdrop of these stunning temples.

Temples to visit in Khajuraho

Kutch, Gujarat

November marks the beginning of the Rann Utsav, a cultural festival celebrating the rich heritage of Kutch. The vast white salt desert comes to life with colorful tents, folk music, dance performances, and traditional handicrafts. Experience the unique landscape, visit the Kala Dungar (Black Hill) for panoramic views, and indulge in the local cuisine.

Special Seasonal Foods to Try in India in November

Another great way to experience the cultural richness of India is through its delectable cuisine. Here are some must-try seasonal foods:

Litti Chokha in Bihar

Indulge in the traditional Bihari delicacy, Litti Chokha. Litti, round wheat flour balls stuffed with gram flour and spices, is baked or grilled and served with chokha—a mashed vegetable preparation of eggplant, tomato and spices. This wholesome and flavorful dish is a comfort food favorite during the cool November evenings.

Makki Ki Roti with Sarson Ka Saag in Punjab

Punjab’s iconic winter dish, Makki Ki Roti with Sarson Ka Saag, is a must-try. Makki Ki Roti, a flatbread made from cornmeal, pairs perfectly with Sarson Ka Saag, a mustard greens curry. The dish is often garnished with a dollop of fresh butter and served hot, providing a delicious and hearty culinary experience.

Undhiyu in Gujarat

November is the time for Undhiyu, a traditional Gujarati mixed vegetable curry. Prepared with a variety of seasonal vegetables, spices, and methi muthias (fenugreek dumplings), Undhiyu is often enjoyed with puris or steamed rice. The dish reflects the vibrancy of Gujarat’s culinary heritage.

Patra in Maharashtra

Savor the flavors of Maharashtra with Patra, a snack made from colocasia leaves smeared with a spiced gram flour paste, rolled, steamed, and then sliced. The rolls are typically shallow-fried or tempered with mustard seeds and sesame seeds, creating a crunchy and tangy delight.

Coconut Ladoo in South India

In South India, particularly in Kerala and Karnataka, Coconut Ladoo is a festive treat made with grated coconut, condensed milk and a hint of cardamom. These sweet, bite-sized delights are often prepared during Diwali and other celebrations, adding a touch of sweetness to the festivities.

Rosogolla in West Bengal

Bengal’s iconic sweet, Rosogolla, is a delightful treat available throughout the year. However, during the festive season in November, these soft and spongy cottage cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup take on a special significance. Indulge in the melt-in-the-mouth goodness of this traditional Bengali sweet.

Guava and Papaya Delights

November is the season for fresh guavas and papayas in many regions of India. Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavors of these tropical fruits in various forms—freshly sliced, as part of fruit salads, or in refreshing juices. They also offer a healthy and refreshing break during your travels.

Masala Chai and Street-Side Snacks

No visit to India is complete without sipping on a hot cup of Masala Chai, especially during the cooler months. Pair it with street-side snacks like pakoras, samosas or chaat for a delightful culinary experience. The aromatic blend of spices in the chai and the savoury goodness of street food create a perfect symphony of flavors.

As November graces India, a myriad of experiences awaits, with each corner of the country unfolding its distinctive charm. Whether it’s the serene lakes or bustling city streets, the diverse landscapes beckon with a captivating allure. Embark on a journey of exploration, allowing each moment to paint a unique picture of discovery.

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