Weather in North India
North India has three distinct season’s viz. winter, summer, and the monsoon. Generally, the best time to visit North India plan is winter and the Himalayas in summer when the weather there is pleasant. Summer season in North India is from April to June followed by monsoon July to September. North Indian plains start heating up around March and its temperature is around 35 degree C by April. By June monsoon rains start and humidity level rises. As the heat in Northern Plains is scorching, it is better to move towards Himalayan region to enjoy pleasant weather.
Weather Summary :North India which is blessed with wonderful Himalayan ranges, Indo-Gangetic plain and the Thar Desert experiences mainly two seasons : Winter and Summer.
Winter Season (October to March)
North India experiences winters in the months of October to March, as this time the weather remains pleasant and mildly cold to very cold and temperature ranges between a freezing -2°C to 14°C. Winters last till March in North India.
Where to visit in North India during the Winter Season
A visit to the famous places in North India between autumn and winter is really exciting in itself, as by this time the heat has deteriorate and the weather is pleasant and perfect for sightseeing or attending a number of biggest festival and events like film, drama, music and literature festivals. Here are some peaks and offbeat winter holiday destinations that you can visit in North India named: Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Bundi, Varanasi, Kahjuraho, Mandawa, Ranakpur, Pushkar and Rohet.
One of the bustling tourist destinations of North India, Delhi, offers plenty to watch and do all through the year but the start of autumn or winter season with average temperatures around 12 –13 °C is the best time to enjoy sightseeing, shopping or attending a number of film, drama, music and literature festivals.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh is a famous heritage city that impresses with its unique craftsmanship of temples adorned with the Indo-Aryan architecture and erotic rock carvings. With a pleasant climate throughout winter (4°c - 20°c), this is the best timefor outdoor tourist activities especially the temple tours and catches the glimpse of the most-awaited dance festival.
Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is another beautiful destination to explore in North India during this winter. The average temperature here during the period is around 5 to 15°C and this is the best time to explore the great number of holy temples and mesmerizing Ghats.
Home to the marvellous Taj Mahal, Agra is another good choice from the list of destinations to visit in North India during the winter, as by this time the temperature ranges between 7°C to 25°C which is perfect for exploring attractions including forts, palaces, temples, tombs, mosques, lakes, parks and gardens.
Cool breezes along with moderate sunlight during winter making Jaipur a sought-after winter destination of North India.Besides weather and other tourist attractions/ activities Jaipur has buzz on winter season for Jaipur Literature Fest, Elephant festival and Magnetic Fields Festival which attracts people from different parts of the world.
To explore the robust Mehrangarh Fort to Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada to Balsamand Lake and other sightseeing/desert activities at low as 10 degree Celsius to 24 degree Celsius make Jodhpur a perfect destination to visit in North India during winter. If you are visiting in the month of January then must check the calendar for Desert Kite Festival dates.
Jeep safari and camel rides in the dunes of Jaisalmer at a mild temperature of 20 degrees would be definitely mesmerizing right? So don’t mesmerize only, travel Jaisalmer during winters and explore sand dunes or get soaked in the bliss!
“North India” which is one of the favourite tourist destinations amongst travellers from around the world boosted travel industry. So finding hotels during peak seasons in famous and other cities of North India is quite difficult. Thus, it is advisable to plan and book a trip well in advance to avoid further troubles.
Summer Season (April to July)
The summers in North India are hot and are generally avoided by the tourists. The month of April marks the start of summer season and it lasts till July. Temperature ranges between 10°C to 30°C during these months.
Where to visit in North India during the Summer Season :
While the summer can be very harsh and tiring in most parts of North India but If you're into seeing mountains, hill stations, wildlife and spotting tigers in their natural environment, summer is the best time, here are some places in North India that you can visit this summer to break away from the heat and enjoy with your loved ones named Srinagar, Kargil, Kashmir,Leh, Ranthambore, Nainital, Pancheshwar, Mount Abu and Kanha.
Leh in J&K has an changeable temperature throughout the year, but during summers the temperature is moderate and falls between 20degrees and 30degrees making summers the best time to visit the place.
Ranthambore in Rajasthan is a popular national park known for many natural hideouts,tigers and other wildlife creatures is crowded all year round. Since the temperature during summers between maximum of 46°C to a minimum of 23°C, so this is the time where you get more chance of spotting tigers.
Taking a boat ride in the lakes of Srinagar when the climate is pleasant is something that everyone wishes to try. So don’t wish, the temperature that doesn't go beyond 33degrees during summer making Srinagar a sought-after summer destination of North India.
Kargil (Ladakh) that stands between the two most prominent countries- Indian and Pakistan in the world is one of the best places to visit in North India during summer as this time the temperatures being apparently warm and apt for exploring breath-taking views of the mountains, amazing landscape and monasteries.
Kashmir in J&K boost for snow covered mountains and mind-blowing landscapes covered with multi-coloured flowers is one of the best places in north India to visit during summers as the temperature during the season never goes beyond 25degrees. The place is also comparably cooler than the rest of the country.
Monsoon Season (August to September)
August marks the beginning of Monsoon season in North India and it lasts till September. Decent amount of rainfall is experienced by the region in these two months.
Where to visit in North India during the Monsoon Season :
It's very hard to travel throughout most of North India during monsoon time as the rain often disturb transport services, but for those who love a dash of rain, smoky clouds, with nature's goodies, Monsoon is a lovely time for travel. Here are some interesting monsoon holiday destinations that you can visit in North India named Khajjiar, Valley of Flowers, Chandigarh, Fatehpur Sikri and Hemis National Park.
Famed as the second-best counterpart of Agra, magnificent architecture, red sandstone carvings and a rich historical past is one of the best places to visit in North India during monsoon as this time the area receives decent rainfall and temperature ranges between 25 degrees Celsius to 38 degrees Celsius.
Among the most well-planned cities of India, Chandigarh blessed with abundant greenery, gardens and lakes making it an ideal place to visit in North India during monsoon as this time the weather is pleasant, neither too hot, nor too cold which is perfect to explore this beautiful city.