Resorts in India

India is the major country in in South Asia and the second most populated country of the world. It occupies vast subcontinent and is washed by the Indian oceans. It is separated by the Himalayan Mountains from countries that are located to north from India (China, Bhutan, Nepal etc.). Central part of the subcontinent is vast plateau and coastal areas are lower.

Climate of the country varies greatly. Territory of India incorporates desert, one of the rainiest locations of the world and cool alpine regions. Due to protection of the mountains, influence if the Thar Desert and monsoon winds there are four main climatic regions in the country:

  1. Humid tropical.
  2. Dry tropical.
  3. Subtropical monsoon.
  4. Alpine.

Naturally vast majority of most popular resorts of India are situated along coasts of the ocean predominantly in central parts where temperature and precipitation are more balanced.


Climate and Seasonality

North Goa

Goa

North part of the state of Goa is situated in the middle of western coast of India. It is the place for all-night long parties and morning yoga on the beach. There are 30 km (18 mi.) of beaches dark volcanic sand and numerous crowded clubs and seaside cafes in significant localities of the region. Some of beaches are completely equipped and some are completely wild. The “Beatles” spent significant part of their time in Indian in North Goa. On top of it there are some interesting spots in inland part of the district. For instance tall Dudhsagar Falls with white water.

Climate of North Goa by Seasons

North Goa, as well as South Goa, has hot and rainy tropical monsoon climate with abundant precipitation in June through October. The rest of a year is dry and hot. During dry part of a year average high temperature is 32-33 °C (89-91 °F) and low is 20-25 °C (68-77 °F). August has the coolest afternoons of a year with average barely reaching 29 °C (84 °F). Coolest nights are in January with around 20 °C (68 °F).

December through April is the driest part of a year with complete absence of rain. Nominal rainy season begins in May, but there is only 56 mm (2.2”) of average precipitation through 4 rainy days whereas following three months (June-August) receive up to 861 mm (34”) in each month and there are only around 13 dry days through the season. In September amount of rain starts to decrease towards November.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
32°C
90°F
31°C
88°F
32°C
90°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
30°C
86°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
31°C
88°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘

t° - average (daytime);  ⛹ - health;  ⌘ - excursion;  ⛆ - monsoon

Water Temperature and Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
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t° - average;  ⛱ - beach

South Goa

Goa

Southern district of the state of Goa is packed with respectable hotels and less crowded. Beaches there have soft white sand instead of dark volcanic. Coastline is groomed better and it is longer. All beaches are municipal and one can wander there with no limitations. In general is the place for calm and comfortable family vacations. There are not much clubs but overall state of infrastructure is much better comparing to North Goa.

Climate of South Goa by Seasons

Climate of South Goa is same as in North Goa except it is slightly rainier. There is tropical monsoon climate with abundance of rain throughout a year and lesser variations of temperature. Average high temperature ranges from 29 °C (84 °F) to 33 °C (91 °F). The coolest afternoons are in the middle of rainy season and coolest nights are in January with around 20 °C (68 °F). Average low reaches 26 °C (79 °F) in May. The sea has around 26 °C (79 °F) throughout a year.

Rainy season spans from May until October. Amount of precipitation grows towards July. Middle of the summer is the rainiest time with average monthly amount of precipitation of 995 mm (39”) trough up to 27 rainy days. In October rainfall is completely acceptable even through it is formally the part of rainy season. Rest of a year is dry.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
32°C
90°F
31°C
88°F
32°C
90°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
30°C
86°F
⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
31°C
88°F
31°C
88°F
32°C
90°F
⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘

t° - average (daytime);  ⛹ - health;  ⌘ - excursion;  ⛆ - monsoon

Water Temperature and Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
26°C
79°F
26°C
79°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
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t° - average;  ⛱ - beach


Kerala

Kerala is the whole state in India. It occupies western side of the tip of the subcontinent. It is exceptionally picturesque land with beaches of white sand and vibrant and lush vegetation. On top of it Kerala is the calmest and the most peaceful state of the country. Patches of untouched forest are alternated by modern and comfortable resorts and Ayurveda clinics.

Kerala Climate by Season

Kerala has rainy and hot maritime climate. Average high temperature ranges from 29 °C (84 °F) during the heist of rainy season (July through September) and 34 °C (93 °F) in April and May. Nighttime temperatures vary in narrower range of 22-25 °C (71-77 °F). The sea is warm year round. Naturally there are altitude-related variations of temperature and precipitation.

Mean average amount of rain is slightly less than 3000 mm (118”) and more than half of it falls during summer months. It starts to rain in April and amount of rain grows towards July. Peak month of rainy season has around 725 mm (28.5”) of precipitation and only couple of dry days. Storms, torrential downpour and strong winds are common for the season. December through March is the driest time of a year.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
33°C
91°F
34°C
93°F
35°C
95°F
34°C
93°F
33°C
91°F
31°C
88°F
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Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
31°C
88°F
31°C
88°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘ ⛹⌘

t° - average (daytime);  ⛹ - health;  ⌘ - excursion;  ⛆ - monsoon

Water Temperature and Seasonality

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
84°F
30°C
86°F
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
-
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
28°C
82°F
29°C
84°F
28°C
82°F
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t° - average;  ⛱ - beach