The Best Time to Visit India
The best time to visit India is not just October through March - wise travelers should ignore this oft repeated generalization. The size and diversity of the Indian Subcontinent results in infinite choices, even if an explorer only wants to travel in cool temperatures.
We recommend that you read this page to understand what India has to offer throughout the year. India is a large country, and you can stay cool in summer, and warm in winter, if that is what you are most concerned about. Or you can skip the reading and select from the following options:
It is true that many of the major attractions that first-time explorers to India visit can be very hot during May & June. However, upscale and luxury travelers who prefer boutique hotels, should be aware that they can explore at a fraction of the cost of winter travel, and this is true from Mid-April to September.
Also keep in mind that the hotels, restaurants, and vehicles are all air-conditioned, and you can add many amazing destinations with cool temperatures to a few days in the warm Golden Triangle (at exceptional values), if you prefer – See our Low Season Specials.
For travelers who are not obsessed with cool temperatures, spring and summer provide incredible values on upscale and ultra-luxury hotels, including the world’s highest rated boutique lodging.
India is a vast country and its diverse offerings range from cold Himalayan mountain ranges, descending to India’s verdant bread basket, the vast northern plains, which then extend westwards to the great Thar Desert, and eastwards to the lush, tribal regions bordering Southeast Asia.