Best time to visit India
Many people avoid August as they think it's still monsoon. In the north there isn't much rain so it actually feels like a European summer.
You can’t generalise about anything when you travel to India. Certainly not the weather. In December you can bask on the beaches of Kerala or burn at the Taj Mahal, yet head into the mountains of Ladakh for temperatures plummeting into the minus teens. There is a monsoon from July until September, but the sun can be shining in the north. You can hike in Kerala’s Western Ghats in winter, but head to the Himalayas and it’s skis, boots and crampons.
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Rajat Kumar, Managing Director at our supplier ExplorIndya:
“February and March are wonderful, because places and people are more relaxed after the Christmas rush. October and November are also great, as it is fresh off the monsoon and everything is luscious and green. For hiking March is perfect with clear blue skies - the sort of weather where you wake up with your eyes closed and still know it is a sunny day. “
Shanane Davis, Director of our supplier, True Luxury Tours, specialising in Rajasthan:
“In the mountain regions I think May and September are the best months, with orchids in May, and alpine flowers in September”
Festivals & events in India
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Rajasthan International Folk Festival
Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) is held in Jodphur every October, with traditional dancers, musicians and artists from all over the state. And located in stunning Mehrangar Fort, it’s an amazing venue too. The Jaipur Literary festival in January is also very cool.
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