India, the land of colors and contrasts. The place where you can experience all sorts of weather in a day. You can go from scorching heat to bone-chilling cold within minutes! It is also home to some of the most hospitable people on Earth. India has it all – adventure, nature, culture, and history just waiting for you to explore it!
If you plan your first trip or revisit India, this post will help you plan your itinerary better by giving details about what places should be on the top priority list, etc.
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Best Time to Travel in India
The weather in India can be difficult to predict, making it challenging to decide when to go there. India has four seasons: the wet, humid monsoon season, the dry, cool season, and two transitional periods between them.
The monsoon season lasts from May to September. During this time, the weather in the south is still cloudy, rainy, and humid. It has a major influence on traveling in India because it travels northeast through the country from the Kerala coast.
This is why the ideal season to visit India in November to March when most of the nation’s inhabitants will be comfortable and have nice weather. To add to this, the weather in India is typically pleasant. There are many reasons why you should visit India at this time of year. You can enjoy a variety of activities from trekking to swimming or relax on the beach.
The south of the country can be scorching. While it is always powerful, the months of May and June are excruciating, so it’s best to avoid them at this time of year – Kerala or Tamil Nadu are the greatest locations to visit from January to March.
The best time to go to the Himalayas is from March through May when the peak hiking season is August and September – throughout the rest of India, it’s raining.
The winters are mild in most of India, except for some parts of the Himalayas and northern India. Trekking is possible at this time, but there’s a chance that you will need extra layers or heavy clothing to shield yourself from cold winds.
There’s also a good possibility that it’ll rain at any point during the year when you’re traveling around India, so be sure to bring an umbrella just in case!
How to Travel in India
It’s yet another thing to grasp when planning a vacation in India, especially since there are many things to do and see. India’s Intercity transportation is not the most pleasant, quick, or efficient globally, but it is reasonably priced. There’s certainly a way to get there wherever you need to go. Trains, buses, planes, and boats are some of the most popular options for traveling about the city. Within cities, rickshaws and subway systems are available as well.
For longer distances, consider the inexpensive long-distance trains, which offer a unique experience for each journey. If you’re willing to pay a little more for the higher classes of transportation, you can anticipate a very simple and pleasant trip.
Visitors may also take advantage of low-cost short-haul flights.
If you’re traveling in a group, an option like hiring a car and driver is the best way to travel. They will organize all of your tickets and reservations for you while providing helpful tour guides with plenty of knowledge about their country!
You may need to book ahead when planning long-distance trips or flights. However, rail journeys can be arranged at short notice: after arriving at the station, they’ll find space on board if there’s any available. This provides travelers with maximum flexibility when exploring India by train – just bear in mind that it might not always be possible!
Traveling around cities is often made easier by prepaid taxi services such as A/C Cabs, which provide easy pick-up and drop service.
Places to Visit in India
Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal can be reached via the west and east gates. The south gate was shut to tourists in 2018 due to security worries, but it may be used as an exit. The east gate has significantly shorter waiting times. At both entry points, there are separate queues for men and women. If you are a visitor, you may go straight to the front of the line of Indians waiting to get in – one side benefit of your pricey entrance fee. You can purchase your tickets online ahead of time (you’ll receive a 50 discount for your efforts), but you will not save much time because you must join the main security line. An entrance fee of around ₹200 was required for the mausoleum.
Cameras and films are permitted, but you cannot shoot inside the mausoleum. Tripods are not allowed (something for filmmakers to think about).
Hawa Mahal: The Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Wind,” in Jaipur, India, boasts an intricate facade carved from pink sandstone designed to allow royal women to see the street activities below without being seen by passers-by. The beautiful five-story building has 953 honeycomb-shaped windows, which allows a pleasant breeze to flow through the structure. The stunning palace is best seen from the nearby rooftop restaurants.
Amber Fort: Amber (also known as Amer) is located 11 kilometers south of Jaipur and beautiful Hindu architecture. The magnificent palace, made of red sandstone and marble, is split into four major parts with their courtyards. The breathtaking prospect of Maota Lake further enhances the majesty of the palace.
If you want to go on a vacation to India, it’s best not to travel in February. We recommend the off-season of November through April for a more enjoyable trip. But don’t worry about that too much- when you’re enjoying your stay at one of our luxury hotels or resorts, good weather is hardly something you’ll even notice!
I am Pritam Chakrabortty. I’m a professional blogger and author. My passion is travelling and explore new unseen places. My travelling passion makes me create this blog to share my travel experiences.