Seasons in India

Most populous democracy in the world, occupying seventh place on the size of its territory, the largest in the world cinema supplier, a wise and mysterious India, is a country in South Asia on the Indian subcontinent, from the South washed by the Indian ocean, from the West – the Arabian sea, and on the East by the Bay of Bengal.

Crazy, noisy, full of contrasts, dirty, but at the same time bright and stunning. All about India – one of the oldest countries of the world or to love with all our heart, or hated, for she does not tolerate compromise. The modern face of India is evident in the amazing variety of religions and castes, landscapes, sights and sounds, the people, known for its warm welcome and lots of love to trade in crowded cities and chaotic traffic on the roads. From lush jungles to sun-bleached deserts, from soaring mountain peaks of the Himalayas to Golden beaches of Goa, from yoga centers to exciting rave discos in the open air – India has something to offer to all its guests. And she's not short. Every year during the tourist season, which lasts from October to March, comes to more than 6 million tourists from all over the world. As a rule, the inexplicable attractiveness of the country prevails, and most of them come back again and again.

Forever blooming India boasts a huge amount of precipitation. But this is only for the benefit of its lush vegetation. It rains often afraid tourists who are going on holiday in this country.

And although considered to be the best time to travel to India between October and March, each season has its own unique beauty. Much depends on the choice of area. So, in the Thar desert in the West there are virtually no precipitation, and East of the earth richly impregnated with rain water, providing a lush plant growth and a variety of wildlife. The South is always warm, and in the North the winter is cold enough. But the climate of the Indo-Gangetic plain is a bit like the Russian continental: hot summers and cold winters.


Weather and Climate

Spring in India

Spring on the Indian calendar begins on European, in March, with only 20-th. This time of the northeast monsoon, bringing dry and hot weather over a wide area of the country. At this time of year the daily temperature ranges from 27-30 degrees. Lovers of sun and beach holiday you should choose to travel this time. Already on 20 may the Indian summer begins, or grisma. So at this time would be quite hot, over degrees

Spring in India – a period of lush flowering. But the bright colors not only in nature. In March, the country celebrates Holi – festival of colors. This is sort of a spring festival, honoring the forces of fertility. Residents paint their bodies with colors. It is often possible to see someone pour coloured water. Cheerful celebrations are accompanied by consumption of the drink bhange, fluid from juice, milk and hemp leaves.

The climate of the spring months

(New Delhi)

March
Max average t°: +29 °C (84.2 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 17 mm (0.7")
April
Max average t°: +36 °C (96.8 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 7 mm (0.3")
May
Max average t°: +40 °C (104 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 8 mm (0.3")

Spring holidays

  • February-March – Holi the festival of spring.
  • March, 8 – International Women's Day and Birthday of Swami Saraswati Dayananda.
  • March, 17 – St. Patrick.
  • March, 21 – New Year the Baha'is.
  • March, 21-22 – Navruz (Jamshed Navroz), the New year of the Zoroastrians.
  • March, 24 – palm Sunday.
  • March-April – Mahavira Jayanti, the birthday of founder of Jainism.
  • March-April – Easter.
  • April, 21 – Celebration in honor of Ramnavami Frame.
  • April-May – Buddha Jayanti, Buddha's birthday, the main celebration of Buddhists.
  • April – Baisakhi, the first day of the Hindu new year and is one of the major holidays of Sikhism.
  • April-May –Eid-ul-Azha (Eid-ul-brownie / cub scout law, Bakr-Eid), the Feast of sacrifice is one of the two main holidays of the Muslims.
  • May, 1 - Labour Day.
  • May, 9 – Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore.
  • May, 11 – national technology day.
  • May – Trinity.

Summer in India

Indian child lasts from 20 may to 20 July. And then begins the monsoon season with high rainfall. Heat (over 35 degrees), high humidity, comfortable conditions for reproduction of insects, so insect repellent is hard to do. Heavy rains often scare away tourists. But there in the monsoon season and its own charm – all the dust, dirt and even trash, mercilessly washed away by rain streams, giving the cities an extraordinary purity. The most comfortable air temperature in this period in the mountainous regions of the Himalayas (18-30 degrees) and in the South of the country. The North receives 75% of all annual precipitation..

The climate of the summer months

(New Delhi)

June
Max average t°: +39 °C (102.2°F)
Min average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
Jule
Max average t°: +35 °C (95 °F)
Min average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 210 mm (8.3")
August
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 175 mm (6.9")


Summer holidays

  • July, 24 – Guru Purnima, the Day of honoring the guru.
  • August, 15 – Independence Day, Swatantrata divas is a national holiday.
  • August, 20 – the birthday of Rajiv Gandhi.
  • August-September – janmashtami, Krishna's birthday.
  • August-September – Chaturthi Ganesh (Vinayak), the birthday of Ganesha.
  • August – Khordad Sal, the birthday of Zarathustra – the main feast of the community of the Parsees.

Autumn in India

Indian autumn is called the season of velvet, which is so fond of tourists. At this time it is not hot, but warm enough and comfortable. It is the harvest time of apples, fiery pepper, rice and other crops. In the fall of the country be overrun by tourists, hurrying to enjoy the comfort of leaving warm days and visit the National parks with rare animals.

It is in these warm days of the year takes place in India, a whole series of events. It begins with the celebration of the birth of Chaturthi deity Ganesha, depicted with the head of the elephant. It is not without the day of the harvest festival Onam. It is traditionally celebrated in Kerala and is full of songs, colors, a variety of entertainment events. Don't forget Diwali is celebrated throughout the festival of lights symbolizing victory of light over darkness.

The climate of the autumn months

(New Delhi)

September
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 150 mm (5.9")
October
Max average t°: +34 °C (93.2 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
November
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (51.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 0 mm (0")

Autumn holidays

  • September, 7 – Jewish New Year.
  • September, 5-7 – Teacher's Day.
  • September, 16 – the Feast of Yom Kippur.
  • September-October – Dashahra (Dussera, Dushera, Durga-Puja), the day of worship of Devi, one of the most popular holidays.
  • October – 10-day celebration of Navaratri and Dasera.
  • October, 2 – Gandhi Jayanti, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • October – Eid-Milad (Bars wafat), the feast day of prophet Muhammad.
  • October-November – Diwali (Deepavali, Bundy Khor Divas), the Festival of lights and the goddess of prosperity Diwali is one of the most popular national holidays and last day of the year according to the Hindu calendar.
  • October-November – the best Annakut or varṣas, the New Year on the Hindu calendar.
  • November – the Beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan for Muslims.
  • November, 2 – Dan Teras, a Day of worship of Lakshmi, goddess of prosperity and wealth.
  • November, 12 – birthday of the founder of the Baha'i faith Baha-Ulla.
  • November, 14 – Children's Day (Bal divas) and the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • November, 19 – the birthday of Indira Gandhi and Dev Diwali (Tripurari Purnima) festival in honor of Shiva, day internal cleanse.

Winter in India

Lovers of winter sports choose to stay just this time of year, as December in the Himalayas open ski resorts. But in other parts of the country is quite comfortable for relaxing and excursions. At this time, the flow of tourists to India increases even more. It is worth noting that winter in this country migratory birds come, so this is the best time of year to observe them.

Christians in India celebrate Christmas and new year holidays. And in January in the Northern part of India start celebrating the end of winter – Lori. For this month, as a rule, the harvest festival Pongal.

The climate of the winter months

(New Delhi)

December
Max average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 5 mm (0.2")
January
Max average t°: +21 °C (69.8 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (42.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1")
February
Max average t°: +24 °C (75.2 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")

Winter holidays

  • December, 25 – Christmas.
  • January, 1 – New Year.
  • January, 26 – Gantantra divas, Republic Day. The main national holiday of India.
  • February, 4 – the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
  • February, 17 – Festival in honor of Saraswati Vasant a Paci.
  • February, 26 – the Feast of Purim.
  • February, 28 – National Science Day.