Weather in India in April
This article will give you some insight into the weather in India in April. The Indian Summer begins in mid-march and lasts until mid-June, and so April in India starts getting steadily warm, especially in the afternoon. It also marks the beginning of the off-season so you would get great bargains in hotels. This article will also give you some inspiration into some of the best places to visit in India in April.
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weather in north india in april
In the North of India, temperatures can reach up to 40’C in the afternoons, particularly in the favoured areas such as Varanasi, Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra. You can still explore this region, but we recommend planning to go early in the mornings and in the late afternoon. The upside is that grand hotels offer some fantastic rates at this time of year. Therefore, April is a great time for a luxury vacation at a more discounted rate.
For safari enthusiasts, April and May are the best times to spot some tigers. As watering holes dry up, they are left with fewer places to hydrate, making the probability of sightings much higher. Safaris often open early in the morning, or in the late afternoon, so you are not likely to be in the scorching afternoon sun. There are plenty of options to spot some of India’s striped cats, from Ranthambore in Rajasthan, to the Jim Corbett national park in Uttarakhand. Check out our blog on some of the best wildlife sanctuaries in North India.
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weather in The mountains in april
Indian tradition at this time of the year is often to head for the Himalayas. The enormous range is bathed in sunlight and as the snow starts to melt, there are plenty of opportunities to see waterfalls. The temperatures are pleasant here, ranging from 15 – 25’C.
Himachal, Uttarkhand, Sikkim or Arunachal allow you to experience the sweet cool air, with plenty of friendly home-stays available in and around the areas. Explore sweet-tiled roof cottages, local chocolate and wool sweater economies. You’ll be sure to find whitewashed chapels and serene Buddhist monasteries at every turn. You can even enjoy a toy train to reach the summer capitals of Darjeeling and Shimla.
Toy train up to Shimla
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weather in south india in april
South India is likely to be extremely hot and humid throughout the duration of summer. From the ruins of Hampi to the southern most tip of India, Kanyaumari, the weather can very energy sapping. But this does not mean that there is no where to visit in this naturally beautiful region.
Visiting the backwaters, rainforests and tea plantations in Kerala, whilst it can be a little sultry, a dip in a cool swimming pool can change that feeling extremely quickly. The rates for some of the higher end hotels do come down during the off season and it is a perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of Kerala. Get some inspiration for travel routes in Kerala in one of our blogs. Alternatively, tea plantations of Mannar or the forests of Wayanard and Thekkady will be extremely pleasant.
For beaches, Varkala or Marari are a great option for sunbathing. Further, Goa’s beach destination is always popular with travellers, no matter which month or what the weather. Kick back and enjoy the sea on the beach, or even explore the rainforest. For all beach-lovers, check out our blog on some lesser known beaches in India.
If you’re interested in seeing some temples and getting some culture, places such as Tamil Nadu and the temple towns of Madurai, Mahalbalipuram and even Pondicherry can get pretty hot and these should probably be visited once there have been a few rain showers and the temperature cools down. However, Tamil Nadu has some lovely hill stations in Hodai Kanal and Conoor, making ideal summer cities to visit. You could also visit the coffee plantations in Coorg in neighbouring Karnataka.
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where we recommend
For this time of year, when weather is beginning to heat up, practically anywhere can be pleasant depending on you preferences. In particular, the Himalayas is a great destination to travel to in April. Take a look at some suggested routes for travelling in the mountains here. Further, April is the perfect time to spot Tigers in some of the national parks. For beach lovers, the coastal regions of Goa, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are perfect this time of year. Lastly, the Andaman islands are hot, humid and perfect for sunbathing and snorkelling.
It is also summer vacation so you would be holidaying with quite a few other Indian families. Ensure if you are travelling in April to India carry cotton clothes, and if visiting the mountains carry a light jacket, an umbrella, cap, and wherever you are, plenty of sunscreen to protect yourself from the blistering sun.
For more detailed information about where is best to visit at this time of year, or for any help planning your perfect trip to India, feel free to contact us!
Andaman Islands, India