India - Weather & Climate
India has hot tropical weather with variations occurring region to region. While the coolest months are from November to mid-March, hottest are from April to June. From mid-July to September one can experience Monsoon rains. Winters in India are pleasant with plenty of sunny days. Most of the North India remains dry, dusty, and unpleasant during the summer months. For a tourist, India provides ample opportunities to participate in diverse activities in different parts of the country. You can explore India in all the seasons, but you will have to be selective about the destinations.
Weather and Climatic Conditions in Different Regions of India
Northern Plains of India, to the north of River Ganga, has the extreme climate. Summers are hot, humid, and extremely harsh. Do not forget to carry with you light cottons for this season. From July to September, Monsoon brings with it most of the rain received in this region. Winters are the most favoured season to visit North India, but the travellers are expected to bring with them woollens, as nights can be freezing cold.
The summers are the best time to explore Western Himalayas, as the climate remains pleasant with slightly cold evenings and plenty of sunny days. For the adventure lovers, Western Himalayas is the best bait with plenty of trekking, hiking, white water rafting, and mountaineering options during the summers. Heavy snowfall and steep fall in temperature, makes many areas in the region inaccessible during the winters. But, one can enjoy the winter sports like skiing in destinations like Auli, Manali, and Kufri.
Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, the two Central Indian states, escape very worst of hot season but monsoons are heavy between July and September.
Temperatures fall at night during winter. For clothing, bring lightweights most of the year with warmer clothes during evenings particularly in winter. Waterproofing during monsoon rains is essential.
The most comfortable months are from November to February; although evenings can be cold. Summer can be extremely hot with monsoon rainfall between
mid-June and mid-September. Lightweight cottons and linen is required most of the year with warmer clothes for cooler winter and waterproofing essential in monsoon.
The most pleasant weather is from November to March. Monsoon rains between late April and July. Summer temperatures hot as high as Northern India although humidity is extreme. Cooling breezes on coast. Inland, Mysore and Bijapur have pleasant climates with relatively low rainfall.