When To Go (India)
India has three major seasons - winter - summer and the monsoon. Winter months (November-March) are bright and pleasant, with snowfall in the northern hills. Summer time (April-June) is hot in most parts of India, and it is then that the numerous hill resorts provide cool retreat. During the monsoon, rainfall is heavy along the west coast between June and September, and along the east coast between mid-October and December. It is beautiful to see the sand dunes shift and move to the will of the winds, but not at all pleasant to be caught in a sand strom coming off the Thar. In winter Rajasthan is dry and cold and the skies a translucent blue. There is little rain and the monsoon winds often pass Rajasthan by leaving the prickly thorny bushes, acacia trees and other native vegetation to pick up what little dew the night bring with it. Pumps and tube wells lift water for agricultural irrigation but farmers often get only a few distribution of water, particularly in the more arid areas of Jodhpur, Bikaner and Jaisalmer, is systematically organized. India has tropical weather. One cannot speak of the climate of India, or else one must speak of several different India's. The subcontinent has eight climatic zones all of which only have the monsoon rains in common. But even the monsoon comes to different parts of the country at different times. And you can fly in the space of a couple of hours through a range of weather from the cold crisp air of the mountains to the burning dry heat of the Rajasthan Desert where summer temperature regularly reach 45°C and beyond.
Hill Stations in India
Hill stations have long been popular among Indians and foreign visitors alike for providing a relaxing and salubrious retreat from the heat of the plains. Further information on some of the places mentioned here may be found by consulting the information above. These include: Kashmir: Leh in Ladakh, Pahalgam, Srinagar and Gulmarg for lakes, houseboats, good hotels, tourist reception centers. Himachal Pradesh: Shimla (various types of hotels, tourist bungalows), nearby Kufri (winter sports center, skating rink, skiing facilities), Kulu, Manali (reasonably priced hotels, log huts, travelers lodges and tourist bungalows). Uttar Pradesh: Nainital boasts a lake boat club, Almora, Mussoorie, Ranikhet (reasonably priced hotels, tourist bungalows, clubs, youth hostels), Ropeway (hotels and tourist bungalows). West Bengal: Darjeeling, RA, Kalimpong for mountaineering. Maharashtra: Khandala, Lonavla, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, and Panchgani. Meghalaya: Shillong. Sikkim: Gangkok (RA, hotels). Tamil Nadu: Ootacamund, Udagamandalam, odaikanal and Silvery Lake hotels, tourist bungalows.

When to go India has such a wide range of climatic factors that It's impossible to pin down the best time to visit weather-wise. Broadly speaking october to march tend to be the most pleasant months over much of the Country. In the far south, The monsoonal weather pattern tends to make january to september more pleasant, While Sikkim and the areas of northeastern India tend to be more palatable between March and August, and Kashmir the mountainous regions of Himachal Pradesh are at their most accessible between may and september. The Deserts of Rajasthan and the northwestern Indian himalayan region are at their best during the monsoon. The trekking season in the Indian himalaya runs roughly from april to november, Though this varies widely depending on The trek, altitude and region. The Ski season is between January and March. It's worth checking the dates of particular Festivals - You may be attracted by them, or conversely may want to avoid the chaos and jacked-up prices that attend them.

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