The weather condition of India is not the same throughout in all regions at the same time. It changes from region to region and depends on the season. There are many regions and many seasons. To enjoy a vacation in India, it is better to understand the climatic condition of the region.
First decide where do you want to go. Then do some homework on weather condition and plan the vacation accordingly. This article gives detail information on the regions, states, seasons, and weather conditions in India.
Geographical Feature Of India
At present, India has 28 states and 8 union territories. The area in India is divided into a plain, forest, ocean, river and mountain range. Therefore, the weather conditions of different areas are different throughout the year. Also, India experiences three main seasons: the monsoon, winter, and summer. The weather conditions of different areas change with the changing seasons. The areas in India can be divided into four regions depending on the weather conditions. Those regions are South India, North India, Himalayan range, and Island.
When Is the Best Time to Visit India?
The best time to visit India is from November to March. The weather during this month is cooler and pleasant. The monsoon season has ended, and the summer season has to start. But this is not true for all the regions in India because of geographical features. To enjoy the vacation without difficulties it is advisable to do some homework on weather conditions.
The Regions In India
The Himalayan Region: This region is a mountain region. It has many rivers, snow, greenery, a cooled and pleasant atmosphere throughout the year. This region includes the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.
The South India Region: This region is a plain area having a coast around some sides of India. It experiences extreme weather conditions during the monsoon and summer seasons. This region includes Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Goa.
The North India Region
This region is located between South India and the Himalayan Ranges. It experiences extreme heat and low rainfall. The region includes Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattis Garh, Orisa, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Panjab.
This region includes Andaman and Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep, and Diu.
Seasons In India
The Monsoon Season
The rainy season in India starts in June and ends in September. It first reaches Kerala, then passing through Maharashtra reaches Delhi at the end of June. It covers the remaining part of India in mid-July. Naturally, the states in the south have more rainfall as compared to north India. In the monsoon season, rives and cities become flooded and soil sliding happens regularly. Therefore, it is advisable do not travel in the rainy season to the north, south, and island region of India.
The Winter Season
The winter season starts in October and ends in January. People generally avoid traveling in October because of humidity in the daytime. From November to January the climate is very cool, dry, and pleasant. This is the best time to visit India. In these month snowfalls happen in the Himalayan region. The majority of the people visit the Himalayas to witness the snowfall. The Winter season is also best for Island region because of the cooled and pleasant atmosphere.
The summer season
The summer season starts from February to May. The month of February has a pleasant climate, and it is best to visit all regions. But from March to May we experience high temperatures in the South, North, and Island region of India. Sometimes the temperature crosses 42oC during the month of April and May. The summer season is the best season to visit Himalayan ranges.
I hope that the information given in this article will be useful to you for planning a trip to India.
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