India, along with its diversity in culture has varied climatic conditions. This makes India a year-round magnet. Some of Southern India gets drenched in rain and North India gets carpeted with snow. Different areas react differently to climatic changes, and this enables visitors to get numerous options to choose from. Hence, the best time to visit India depends upon the destination you choose.
1. Summers (March-May)
As soon as February fades away, India starts to heat up. The process starts up from the Northern Plains. As June approaches, the regions start experiencing a rise in temperature, up to 45 degrees Celsius. Talking of South India, the weather stays cooler, but humid, with the temperature reaching around 35 degrees Celsius. However, South India gets more prone to thunderstorms and dust storms during May. Some of the regions in India stay perfectly pleasant during the summers like Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Goa and Northeast India.
2. Monsoon (June - October)
There are two kinds of monsoons in India- Southwest Monsoon and Northeast Monsoon. The Southwest Monsoon is the main one and emerges from the sea in June, from the West Coast. And by July most of the regions in the country receive rainfalls. And the Northwest Monsoon strikes the eastern regions of the country during October. Some of the best places to visit in India during monsoon seasons are The Valley of Flowers National Park, Leh Ladakh, Kerala, Goa and Meghalaya.
3. Winter (November - February)
As monsoon goes away, winters come knocking. However, South India does not get cold. Much of North and North East India gets carpeted with snow. Most of the regions in North and North East India are worth visiting in winters too, as you can indulge in different snow sports activities. It is also a good idea to hit the beaches of India during winter. The best places to visit in India during the winter are Manali, Gulmarg, Jaisalmer, Munnar, Kasol, Wayanad, Shimla, Darjeeling, Patnitop and Rajasthan.