Now I know what you might be thinking, surely any time in India is the best time to visit India? Any time away from the daily life routine and the bore of work is needed by us all throughout every month of the year. This being said, there are a specific months that may fulfil your holiday weather quota when visiting India.
Typically, the best time to visit India is between the months of October to March. India is a large country that offers diverse weather conditions that may either enlighten or dampen your your holiday spirit. The Himalayas play a big part towards the diverse climates, blocking the cold winds reaching parts of the country allowing it to maintain its tropic like temperatures. In theory there are 3 main seasons in India; summer, winter and then the bloody monsoon!
Best Time to Visit India
Delhi is a place that can be enjoyed all year round but I believe the best time is between October and March. It is a relatively dry places and temperatures are fitting for travellers from around the globe. Throughout November to February nights in Delhi temperatures can drop to 8°C (46°F) and highs of 20°C (70°F) during the day. During the months between October to March you could be enjoying warmer days of 30°C (86°F). Travel to Delhi during May and June only if you are one for scorching temperatures as it skyrockets to an average of 40°C (104°F)!!! Wowza!
Not a fan of monsoons? Avoid Delhi during the months of July all the way through to September!
Top Tip… If you are an early riser and planning to head to the Taj Mahal (which lets be honest, we all are when we are in the vicinity of one of the wonders of the world) try to avoid visiting during November to February as fog can sometimes obscure your view. During the rest of the year, sunrise is usually the best time to go.
If your bucket list includes a stop off in Mumbai then I advise to head there between the months of October to May as there is almost no rain and stable temperatures throughout the year with lows of 16°C (61°F) and highs of 33°C (91°F). Mumbai is usually one of the monsoon hotspots from June to September and It is not uncommon for there being over 30 inches of rainfall.
Goa was a favourite of my grandparents and an unbelievably incredible place to visit. Not only is it cheap but the beach are phenomenal! Goa enjoys hot temperatures all year round with lows of around 24°C (75°F) and highs of around 32°C (90°F). My grandparents always advised to head there between the months of October to April and to avoid during the months of June to September, as like Mumbai, its not uncommon for there to be over 30 inches of rainfall throughout those months.
Check out the images below for your average temperatures and rainfall to help you plan your next Indian adventure and the best time to visit India.