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When Is the Best Time to Visit India?

Author: David Pettitt

India is a country of diverse culture, stunning landscapes and rich heritage. From the bustling cities to the serene countryside, there is something for everyone. However, with so much to explore it can be difficult to decide when to visit. In this blog post, we explain the best time to visit India based on climate, crowds and festivals.

Overview of India's Climate and Weather Patterns

India has a varied climate, with different regions experiencing different weather patterns. On the whole, the best time to visit India depends on the region you plan to explore. Generally, the best time to visit is during the winter months, from November to March, when the weather is warm, but not hot, and the risk of rainfall very low. Nevertheless, there are exceptions to this rule so we would recommended speaking to one of our India travel experts who will be able to offer you impartial and detailed advice.

Best Time to Visit North India

North India experiences extreme weather conditions, with scorching summers and freezing winters. The best time to visit North India is during the winter months, from October to March, when the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing. You can explore the majestic forts and palaces of Rajasthan, witness the iconic Taj Mahal or take a spiritual journey in Varanasi during this time. In contrast, the remote region of Ladakh is snowbound over the winter months and, therefore, can only be visited during the summer between July and September.

Best Time to Visit South India

South India experiences a tropical climate with hot and humid weather throughout the year. The weather in the south is a little more complicated than the north since the region experiences monsoon rains at different points throughout the year. Overall, the best time to visit Kerala and Karnataka is during the winter months, from mid-October and February whilst Tamil Nadu is at its best from mid-December to the end of March. Explore the beautiful beaches of Goa, the backwaters of Kerala, the extraordinary historic cities of Karnataka and the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu.


In addition to climate, the best time to visit India also depends on the festivals and events happening in the country. Some of the popular festivals include Diwali, Holi, and Dussehra. If you want to witness the vibrant celebrations we will be happy to help you plan your holiday accordingly.

In conclusion, the best time to visit India depends on the region you plan to explore and the weather conditions. The winter months are generally considered the best time to visit, but it's important to consider the festivals and events happening in the country as well. Whether you are looking to explore the iconic landmarks or immerse yourself in the culture, India has something for everyone.

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