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Jammu & Kashmir:
The seasons are marked with sudden change and the year is divided into six seasons of two months each.

  • Spring March 15 to May 15.

  • Summer May 15 to July 15.

  • Rainy Season July 15 to Sept. 15.

  • Autumn Sept. 15 to Nov. 15.

  • Winter Nov. 15 to Jan 15.

  • Ice Cold Jan. 15 to March 15.

From December 24 to March 8 temperature is often below zero. Strong winds blow from south and southeast. There is snowfall during winter and there are thick black clouds in the sky.

Himachal Pradesh:
At lower altitudes between 450 to 900 m, the climate fluctuates between warm and sub-tropical. At elevations between 900 and 1800 m, temperatures are more pleasant, supporting deciduous forests and orchards. At heights beyond 1800m and up to 2400 m, cool temperatures prevail throughout the year. Cold alpine conditions are experienced in areas lying between 2400 m and 4800m. Snow can be experienced at locations above 3000 m during winter, though altitudes above 4500 m are permanently clad in snow.

The best time to visit Himachal is between the middle of February to the end of May, or just before the monsoons break in June. Dharamsala receives the highest rainfall in Himachal, while the Lahaul- Spiti valley receives a mere 50 mm of rain annually.

Uttaranchal:
The climatic condition of Uttaranchal varies greatly due to variation in altitude and proximity towards Himalayan ranges. There are two distinct climatic regions: the predominant hilly terrain and the small plain region. The climatic condition of the plains is very similar to its counterpart in the Gangetic plain, i.e tropical. Summers are relatively hot and winters are chilly with temperatures going below 0C. The lowest temperature recorded is -3.0C at Mukteshwar and highest is 43.2C at Pantnagar.

Uttaranchal comes under Himalayan region with Alpine conditions characterized by cold winters with snowfall for quite a long time, good rainfall in the monsoon, and mild summers. The overall climate of the state is salubrious and it attracts millions of visitors every year to have its natural charm with religious flavour.

Punjab:
Punjab is situated in the North-Eastern part of India. The Punjab Climate is determined by the extreme hot and extreme cold conditions. The region lying near the foot hills of Himalayas receive heavy rainfall whereas the region lying at a distant from the hills, the rainfall is scanty and the temperature is high.

Punjab Climate comprises of three seasons. They are the summer months that spans from mid April to the end of June. The rainy season in Punjab is from the months of early July to end of September. The winter season in Punjab is experienced during the months of early December to the end of February. The transitional Seasons in Punjab are the post monsoon season and the post winter season.

Summer in Punjab actually commences from mid April. But the temperature starts rising from February onwards. The summer months are followed by the rainy seasons. Generally, the rainy season in Punjab begins in the first weeks of July. It ranges from 250mm to 1000mm. The agriculture of the state highly depends on the rains. The monsoon is brought by the monsoonal winds blowing over the Bay of Bengal. The winter season in Punjab is mostly experienced in the month of January, when the temperature falls to 5 degree in the night and it is around 12 degree in the morning.

The post monsoonal transitional season remains quite fair and dry. In the post winter transitional season, hail storms and brief showers occur which causes damage to the crops. During the end of the March, the wind becomes dry. The Punjab Climate has been a great factor in contributing to the economy of the state.

Haryana:
The climate of Haryana is continental, with extremes of heat in summer. The weather remains hot in summer and markedly cold in winters. The rainfall in the region is low and erratic except in parts of the Karnal and Ambala districts.

The rainfall is unevenly distributed, with Shivalik Hills region being the wettest and the Aravalli Hills region being the driest. About 80% of the

rainfall is recorded in the monsoon season (July-September) and sometimes causes local flooding. The autumn crop and spring sowing depend on the season from June to the end of September and the other is the winter rains which occur from December to February, benefiting the Rabi crop.

The best season to visit the state is during the spring seasons from February to April and August to November. Light cotton clothes are recommended for the summer months whereas woolens are required for the winters.

Rajasthan:
The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons: Pre-Monsoons, Monsoon, Post-Monsoon and Winter.

Pre-monsoon, which extends from April to June, is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32oC to 45oC. In western Rajasthan the temp may rise to 48C, particularly in May and June. At this time, Rajasthan only hill station, Mt Abu registers the lowest temperatures. In the desert regions, the temperatures drops in night. Prevailing winds are from the west and sometimes carry dust storms (we call them andhi).

The second season Monsoon extends from July to September, temp drops but humidity increases making it very un comfortable, even when there is slight drop in the temp (35oC to 40oC). We have about 90% of our rains in this period.

The Post-monsoon period is from Oct to December. The average maximum temperature is 33oC to 38oC, and the minimum is between 18oC and 20oC.

The fourth season is the winter or cold season, from January to March. There is a marked variation in maximum and minimum temperatures, and regional variations across the state. January is the coolest month of the year. And temp may drop to 0oC in some cities of Rajasthan, like Churu. There is slight precipitation in the north and north-eastern region of the state, and light winds, predominantly from the north and north-east. At this time, relative humidity ranges from 50% to 60% in the morning, and 25% to 35% in the afternoon.

Temp & Rainfall:
January to March
50oF - 80oF
4MM - 7MM
April to June
75oF - 105oF
11MM - 30MM
July to September
70oF - 95oF
100MM - 165MM
October to December
55oF - 85oF
3MM - 8MM

Uttar Pradesh:
The climate of Uttar Pradesh varies from Temperate in Eastern Uttar Pradesh to Extreme in Western UP to Semi Arid in Bundelkhand and Agra zone. Therefore it is extremely difficult to categorize it a particular climatic frame. Nevertheless, summers are very hot and winters are bit chilly.

Weather in summer:
It is very hot in the summers across the Uttar Pradesh but there is a slight fall in temperature as we move from western UP towards East. Summer season persists from April to August. The daytime temperature remains very high and usually touches around 45C in Western Uttar Pradesh and Agra zone where as it remains around 42C in Eastern Utter Pradesh. Night are relatively cooler typical of extreme climate and the temperature comes down to as low as 28 C because of the cool breeze. Dew is very common in all the parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Weather in winter:
Winters in Uttar Pradesh are a lot cooler with day temperature pleasant around 24C. And nights are chilly with temperature getting as low as 2 to 4C across the state. Earlier Eastern regions were comparatively warmer but due to persistent change in the weather trends, even these areas fall under intense cold wave. Cities like Allahabad and Varanasi are continuously seeing mercury dipping to freezing point. The winter falls around Mid-November and continue till February end.

Weather in monsoon:
As Uttar Pradesh stretches from North India towards Eastern, the rainfall varies considerably. While the South West monsoon is very moderate in Western Uttar Pradesh it rains very heavily in short spells as far as Oudh and Eastern regions are concerned. The average annual rainfall varies from 105-110 centimeters in places like Allahabad, Varanasi and Azamgarh to as low as 45-50 centimeters in Agra, Ghaziabad and Merrut. Relative humidity in semi-arid regions such as Agra, Firozabad and Dadri is very high to the point where it becomes uncomfortable. The western disturbance too brings fair amount of rainfall. Approximate average annual rainfall in the state is around 65-70 centimeters.

Bihar:
The climate of Bihar is a part of the climatic pattern of the Indian subcontinent. It enjoys a continental monsoon type of climate owing to its great distance from the sea.

The winter season extends from December to February and the summers from the month of March to May. The Southwest monsoon accounts for most of the rainfall in the state extending from June to September. The retreating southwest monsoon is from October to November.

Bihar is mildly cold in the winter (the lowest temperatures being around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius; 41 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit). It is very hot in the summer season (40 to 45 degrees Celsius; 104 to 114 degrees Fahrenheit). October & November and February & March is the time when the state has a pleasant climate.

Gujarat:
Gujarat weather, an inevitable part of the geography of Gujarat, has certain characteristics that mark it special among the other western regions of India. Gujarat weather is marked by an arid and dry climate, with a little bit of rain during the monsoons.

Gujarat weather shows two distinctive traits. In the northern region, Gujarat weather is marked by a dry and arid climate; whereas in the south, one can find a moist weather owing to the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Cambay.

Normally, the Gujarat weather is divided into four major seasons:

  • The winter season (November - February)

  • The summer season (March - May)

  • The monsoon season (June - September), and

  • The autumn season (October)

Winters in Gujarat are mild, pleasant and dry. The day temperature in winter is around 83 F and at night is 53 F. Summers are extremely hot, with the day time temperature being 115 F, and the night temperature being 90 F. In Gujarat, monsoon is generally hot and utterly humid. The temperature at day is 100 F but at night it falls down to 80 F. Sometimes severe flood also occurs in some parts of the region during monsoon.

The monsoon is, indeed, a characteristic feature of the Gujarat weather because the other parts of the western India is devoid of any rainfall. Studying the geography of Gujarat, one can find that the rainfall in Gujarat varies from place to place - the average rainfall varies from 33 to 152 centimeters. The northern region receives a rainfall ranging from 51 to 102 centimeters; whereas the southern region receives 76 to 152 centimeters of rainfall.

Rainfall in the southern regions of Saurashtra and the Gulf of Cambay is low compared to the other parts of Gujarat. The arid regions around the Rann of Kutch faces an acute scarcity of water, due to lack of rainfall in these areas.

Therefore, it is evident that the Gujarat weather has its own distinct characteristics and is unique in its own way!

Nepal:
Nepal has great variations in its climatic conditions. But the weather conditions are generally predicatable and pleasent. Spring and autumn are the most pleasant seasons in Nepal and most apt for touring the counrty. Winter temperatures drop to freezing degrees with a high level of snowfall in the mountains. Summer and late spring temperatures range from 28C (83F) in the hill regions to more than 40C (104F) in the Terai.

In winter, the average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7C (45F) to a mild 23C (74F). The central valleys experience a minimum temperature often falling bellow freezing point and a chilly 12C (54F) maximum. Much colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations. The Kathmandu Valley, at an altitude of 1310 m (4297ft), has a mild climate, ranging from 19-27C (67-81F) in summer, and 2-20C (36-68F) in winter.

Climatic Seasons in Nepal:
Season Months
Spring March-May
Summer June-August
Monsoon End June-Mid September
Autumn September-November
Winter December-February

Sikkim:

CLIMATE:
Cold Winters in the month of November to February with minimum temperatures dipping to 4 centigrade during January - February. It is between the month of March and early May when sunshine is quite abundant. Though summer is officially from May to October, Sikkim is almost always wet due to the heavy monsoons, with rains at times continuing for days on ends. Longest recorded nonstop rain is 11 days. September to October is Autumn. A peculiar feature of Sikkim weather is that though there is a classification of sorts of the various seasons, actually experiences a cold winter from end of November to February and monsoons throughout the year with a little respite during May - June and October - November. Even the winter months can be irritatingly wet and damp with the unpredictable showers.

BEST SEASON TO VISIT:
March to June and September to December

MAXIMUM SUMMER TEMPERATURE:
28 C

MINIMUM WINTER TEMPERATURE:
0 C

AVERAGE RAINFALL:
325 cm. RF / Year.

Bhutan:
varies; tropical in southern plains; cool winters and hot summers in central valleys; severe winters and cool summers in Himalayas.

It is difficult to accurately generalize the climate of Bhutanbecause of the variations in elevations and seasons. outhern Bhutanhas a tropical climate with hot humid monsoons. Spring in the higher valleys (mid-March to May) has warm days (20 C) and cool nights. June marks the beginning of summer when day temperatures warm up to 27 - 29 C. By July, the rainy season starts and continue till mid-September. The autumn months of September to November are ideal for trekking with clear skies and mild weather. In December temperatures fall, but the days are warm and the clear, azure winter skies serve a striking background to the snow-capped peaks. On a sunny day, temperatures reach about 16-18 C. The nights, however, are cold with temperatures falling below freezing.

Arunachal Pradesh:

Temperate:
In proportion to the altitude, the weather of Arunachal Pradesh differs, i.e. areas sited at higher altitude observe tundra climate, areas at lesser elevation enjoy temperate weather, and sea-level areas experience sub-tropical climate. In the Upper Himalayas, where elevation is really high, alpine or tundra type of weather is experienced while temperate climate is enjoyed in the Middle Himalayas. Below the Himalayas at sea-level, people find the climate to be humid sub-tropical, specifically, hot summers and pleasant winters.

It receives heavy showers about 2,000 to 4,000 mm between the months of May and September yearly. The summer season extends from March to May, making the plain areas quite warm. Winters officially arrive in November and prevail till the month of February. During summers, the maximum temperature recorded in the foothills is 40C; however, average temperature during winters varies from 15C to 21C. The areas sited at high altitude become immensely cold during winters. Arunachal Pradesh is best to visit during the months of October-March.

Geographical Location:
Location: 90.36' E to 97.30' E, 26.42' N to 29.30' N
Area: 83,743 sq. km

In the North-Eastern part of India, Arunachal Pradesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. This naturally beautiful state lies between the latitudes of 26.42' N to 29.30' N and longitudes of 90.36' E to 97.30' E. It shares its borders with only two Indian states, Assam in the south and Nagaland in the south-east. As regards other countries, Myanmar lies to its east, Bhutan to its west, and Tibet to its north.

The extended Himalayan ranges in the eastern part separates the state from China. Further the ranges widen near Nagaland, and form a frontier among India and Burma in Changlang and Tirap district. Its topography is illustrated by mountainous ranges and sub-mountainous terrains beside the northern parts. Rivers, like Brahmaputra, Kameng, Siang, Lohit, Subansiri, Tirap, etc. flow through its expanse, and provide fresh waters to the dwellers.

Assam:
Assam, essentially, observes temperate climate. Its weather is characterized by heavy downpour and humidity. The hilly areas usually experience sub-alpine climatic condition, while excessive sultriness is observed in the plain lands of Assam. Though summer, winter and monsoons are the three seasons that visit the state, rainy season marks the most of the months of a year. Summers prevail for a few months between March and June.

However, temperature never goes beyond 35C - 38C even in the summer months. Rain showers occur erratically and keep the temperature under control, nevertheless humidity levels shoot up. In the late-June, monsoon arrives with the oath to drench the state. Usually the intensity of rainfall crosses the extent and leads to natural catastrophes like floods. During the afternoons, thunderstorms are very common. Such heavy precipitation lasts till the month of September.

During these months, rainfall appears at its utmost form in Assam. From late-October to late-February, winter season exists in the state marked by minimum temperature of 6C to 8C. During winter, nights and early mornings are misty. This is only time when Assam observes scanty rainfall. Spring and autumn seasons continue to carry moderate temperatures and less rainfall, making the most suitable seasons to visit Assam.

Geographical Location:
Location: 248' - 282' N, 8942' - 96 E
Area: 78,438 km

Assam is to be found in the central part of north-east India. It extends between the latitudes of 248' N - 282' N and longitudes of 8942' E - 96 E. The T-shaped state is sprawled in an area of 78,438 km. It is bordered by the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, and West Bengal. Assam shares its international borders with Bhutan and Bangladesh. It is connected to the rest of the country through a narrow strip known as Chicken's Neck in West Bengal.

It comprises the northern Brahmaputra valley, the middle Karbi and Cachar hills and the southern Barak valley. The presence of mighty Brahmaputra River has transformed the land into a fertile zone where numerous cash crops are grown today. Due to its geographical location and climatic conditions, Assam is credited for having quality alluvial soil. In fact, its economy highly depends on agriculture based activities. Crude oil and natural gas are also found in the region. Assam also has astonishing wealth in the form of dense tropical forests, paddy fields and lush tea gardens.

Nagaland:
The salubrious mountain climate of Nagaland is responsible for the health and well being of the citizens of the state and its visitors. The climate is an important component in the study of the geography of Nagaland state. Various factors like the altitude, geographical coordinates, distance from the sea and the wind direction influence the climate in Nagaland.

The hilly terrains of the northeastern state of Nagaland is instrumental in shaping the cool and pleasant climatic conditions. Summer is the shortest season in the state that lasts for only a few months. The temperature during the summer season remains between the 16 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. The torrential monsoon downpours continues nonstop during the months of June, July, August and September. Heavy rainfall occurs between the months of May and August. September and October months influence occasional showers. The recorded average annual rainfall of the state ranges from 2000mm-2500mm. Winter makes an early arrival in the state of Nagaland. The temperature drops as low as of 4 degree Celsius in winter. Bitter cold and dry weather strikes certain regions of the state. The maximum average temperature recorded in the winter season is 24 degrees Celsius. The higher altitudes are enveloped in snow. Strong north west winds blow across Nagaland during the months of February and March.

Meghalaya:
Meghalaya is blessed with a moderate but humid climate. With an average annual rainfall as high as 1200 cm in some areas, Meghalaya receives the highest amount of rainfall in the country in a year.

The western part of the plateau, comprising of the Garo Hills Region with lower elevations, experiences high temperatures for most of the year. The climate is warm and humid, except in the winter season.

The climate of Khasi and Jaintia Hills is uniquely pleasant and bracing. It is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winters.

The Shillong area, with the highest elevations, experiences generally low temperatures. The maximum temperature in this region rarely goes beyond 28 degrees, whereas winters temperatures of sub-zero degrees are common.

The town of Cherrapunji in the Khasi Hills south of capital Shillong holds the world record for the highest rainfall.

Best time to visit Meghalaya is during the months of March to July.

Manipur:
Manipur is blessed with a clean climate round the year. The state has two main seasons separated by two transitions: the winter season and the monsoon season.

The winter season is from December to February. Then is the Pre-Monsoon season in the months of March and April. Then the monsoon season is there from the month of May to September, and the last is the Post-Monsoon season in the month of October and November.

The southwest monsoon chiefly determines the weather and rainfall throughout the state. The state has tropical to temperate climate depending upon elevation. Rainfall varies from 1000 mms to 3500 mms and average rainfall is 1500 mms. Temperature ranges from sub-zero to 36 degree Celsius.

Tripura:
The climate of Tripura is influenced by its location in the north eastern part of India. The climate in Tripura displays characteristics that are typical of the hilly and mountainous region. The change in the topographical features of the region also causes a change in the climatic conditions in Tripura. The seasonal rhythm lays a mesmerizing charm on the visitors.

Tripura records a low average temperature of 10 degree Celsius in the winter season which rises to a maximum average of 35 degree Celsius in the summer. The altitude of the state also influences the climatic conditions of Tripura state.

The state of Tripura influences a monsoonal climate with the well demarcated sub tropical and temperate zones. The climate along with the other factors of the terrain and the soil are suitable conditions for horticulture in the state of Tripura. The horticultural sector is dependent on the seasonal rainfall that dominates the seasons of Tripura.

The state of Tripura influences four distinguishable seasons. The winter prevails from the month of December to February. The months of March and April witness the premonsoon season. The longest season of the state is the monsoon season that continues between the months of May to September. Tripura receives maximum rainfall in the month of June. The state records an average annual rainfall of 2100 mm. Kamalpur in Tripura receives the maximum amount of rainfall of 2855 mm while Sonamura receives the lowest average of 1811 mm.

Mizoram:
The general climate of Mizoram is one of the most pleasing one in the country. With moderate temperatures throughout the year, the Mizoram climate is loved by the tourists and visitors.

The summers are not very hot as the temperature remains between 20 to 30 Centigrade. The winters are very pleasing and cool with temperatures ranging from 21 to 11 Centigrade. Mizoram witnesses heavy rainfall in all parts of the state during the rainy season. Monsoon starts from June and lasts till the month of August. An annual average rainfall of 3000 millimeters is recorded in the state. During the months of March to April, heavy storms occur in most parts of the state.

A report of a normal day during the summer will give a rough idea of the usual weather of Mizoram.

  • Maximum Temperature - 26 Centigrade

  • Minimum Temperature - 16 Centigrade

  • Humidity - 78%

Jharkhand:
Climate of the state in general is tropical with hot summers and cold winters. There are regional variations and some parts of the state like Ranchi, Netarhat, and Parasnath have a pleasant climate even during the summers. Maximum rainfall takes place during the months from July to September that accounts for more than 90% of total rainfall in the state.


West Bengal:
West Bengal's climate varies between tropical savanna in the southern portions and humid sub-tropical in the north. There are four main seasons viz. summer, monsoon, a short autumn, and winter.

The delta region experiences more humidity in the atmosphere during summer season; the western highlands experience a dry summer like northern India, with day temperature ranging from 38 C to 45 C .

The nights are comparatively cool carrying moisture from the Bay of Bengal. The early summer is welcomed by brief squalls and thunderstorms known as Kalbaisakhi (Nor'westers). The state gets torrential rain between June and September.

The winter session starts from October and continues till February. The climate of the southern region during winter months is pleasant but there is heavy snowfall in the Himalayan regions.

Madhya Pradesh:
One of the most important aspects that determine the time of a pleasure trip to a place is undoubtedly its weather and climate. Madhya Pradesh, ocated in the geographic heart of India, is a land of varied topography. From hilly areas, dramatic ravines and forested plains to river basins, the place clasps myriad facets of nature in its lap. Moreover, with a land that extends to an area of about 3,08,144 sq km, climatic discrepancies and differences are noticed amongst its various regions. In the following lines, we offer you complete information on the weather of Madhya Pradesh.

Summer:
Madhya Pradesh experiences severe atrocities of the summer season. As the state falls in the Central Region of India and is located at a considerable distance from the sea, summers here are very extreme. The temperature starts ascending from the month of March. In this season, the mercury level soars to severe heights. In fact, May is probably the hottest month of the year in the state. Weather remains extremely hot and humid. The mean maximum temperature rises to around 42.5oC in the northern region. However, in most of the places, the mean maximum temperature remains around 35oC to 40oC.

Monsoon:
With the onset of June, the temperature slowly declines. Clouds envelop the sky, fed by the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, and bring a lot of changes to the climatic conditions of the state. Monsoon begins towards the end of June and lasts till September. The place experiences frequent spells of rain that enlivens the whip-lashed land of the summer. Maximum downpour happens between the months of June and September, with a little rainfall during December and January, due to the low pressure build up in the atmosphere. The average rainfall however varies from region to region.

Winter:
Unlike the scorching summer heat, winters in Madhya Pradesh remains extremely pleasant and bracing. The end of the monsoon season acts as the harbinger of the winter months. Between the months of November and February, it is winter season and it is in fact, the best time to plan a trip to the state. There is a sharp decline in the mercury level, especially during the months of December and January. The severity of the winters is generally experienced more in the northern regions of the state. The average winter temperature in the state ranges from 10oC to 27oC.

Chhattisgarh:
The climate of Chhattisgarh is mainly tropical. It is hot and humid because of its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer. It is dependent completely on the monsoons for rains.

Summer in Chhattisgarh is from April to June, and can be uncomfortably hot, with the mercury hitting the high 40's.

Monsoon season is from middle and late June to October and is a wonderful time to visit Chhattisgarh. The rains provide a welcome relief from the scorching summer heat and the whole state is covered with greens and waterfalls are at their best.

Winter season is from November to January is also a good time to visit Chhattisgarh. Winters are pleasant with low temperatures and less humidity.

Orissa:
Standing on the coastal belt, the weather in Orissa is greatly influenced by the sea. The climate of the region is tropical resulting in very high temperature in the months of April and May. On the contrary, the Eastern Ghats of the state experience an extremely cold climate.

Climate in Orissa - There are three major seasons - Summer (March-June), Rainy Season (July-September) and the Winter (October-February). Orissa lying just South of the Tropic of Cancer, has a tropical climate. It is warm almost throughout the year in the Western districts of Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Baragarh, Bolangir, Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj with maximum temperature hovering between 40-46 C and in winter, it is intolerably cool. In the coastal districts, the climate is equable but highly humid and sticky. The summer maximum temperature ranges between 35-40 C and the low temperatures are usually between 12-14 C. Winter is not very severe except in some areas in Koraput and Phulbani where minimum temperature may drop to 3-4 C.

The average rainfall is 150 cm, experienced as the result of south west monsoon during July-September. The month of July is the wettest and the major rivers may get flooded. The state also experiences small rainfall from the retreating monsoon in the months of October-November. January and February are dry.

Maharashtra:
The climate of Maharashtra is moderate, with variations in temperature ranging between 16C and 35C. July to September are the months when monsoon lashes this state with good rainfall. This does not mean that the whole state gets uniform rainfall; a large part of inner Maharashtra remains dry in comparison to other areas under the rain shadow of the Sahyadri. Cotton clothing are apt all through the year and light woolens are required for the winter months.

Months Weather:
Summer: (March to June) Warm
Monsoon: (July to September) Warm
Winter: (October to February) Cool

Time Zone:
Despite its size, India has a single time zone. It is 2-1/2 hours behind Hong Kong and Singapore, 5-1/2 hours ahead of London (GMT), 4-1/2 hours ahead of British Summer Time, 10-1/2 hours ahead of New York and 13-1/2 hours ahead of San Francisco.

Andhra Pradesh:
Andhra Pradesh, owing to its proximity to the sea, enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. The state faces a hot summer but after the rain begins in the middle of June, there is a decline in the temperature as humidity takes over. Summer season starts from mid-April and continues till mid-July; the rainy season starts thereafter.

Andhra Pradesh receives most of its annual rainfall from the south-west monsoon as well as from the north-east monsoon. The south-west monsoon begins in the second week of June and lasts till September while the north-east monsoon begins between October and November. The state's coastal belt receives heavy rains during the north east monsoon and is also subject to cyclones causing enormous damage to residential accommodation and to standing crops. The rainfall decreases from north to south. Northern parts of the state receive heavy rainfall from the south-west monsoon while the southern areas like Rayalaseema receive more rainfall from north-east monsoon.

The state experiences a mild winter in December but the temperature hardly goes down below 16 C. The hot season causes the mercury to rise to troublesome proportions in the months of April and May when it could shoot up to 40 degrees or even higher.

Karnataka:
The weather in Karnataka is generally warm and dry across different regions. The summer season from March to May is hot, very dry and generally uncomfortable. With the onset of monsoon in June, the humidity level rises and the weather becomes slightly bearable due to reduced day temperatures.

The brief winter season lasts from January to February and there is no substantial drop in temperatures. The weather becomes a pleasant one from October to March, covering the post-monsoon and winter seasons. Intermittent spells of rain associated with north-east monsoon affects the south-eastern parts of the state during October to December.

The brief winter season lasts from January to February and there is no substantial drop in temperatures. The weather becomes a pleasant one from October to March, covering the post-monsoon and winter seasons. Intermittent spells of rain associated with north-east monsoon affects the south-eastern parts of the state during October to December.

Tamil Nadu:
Tamil Nadu has a tropical climate with no wild swing between summer and winter temperature. April and May are the hottest months with the mercury often soaring above the 40 C mark.

Coastal regions also get uncomfortably warm and humid during these months but the nights are usually cool, thanks to the sea breeze that sets in during the afternoons. Summer temperatures are quite equable at the foothills of the ghats.

But the most pleasant are the hills stations where the maximum temperature rarely rises above the mid twenties in summer.

'Winter' falls between November-February when the climate is pleasantly cool unless you wish to visit the hill stations, in which case you will need woollens. Minimum temperatures in the plains rarely dip below 20 C while in the hills the mercury may drop to 5 C or below.

The important point to remember about Tamil Nadu is the rainy season between October and December when the north-east monsoon brings rain in spurts.

Kerala:
Kerala has tropical Climate just like other parts of India. The State does not have a continues dry spell as is in rest of India. It is summer time from April to June.

The maximum temperature remains around 33 degree centigrade. Monsoon touches the state in June and remains there till September though not much difference in temperature can be felt.

Winter is from October to January and temperature drops a bit. The weather is never too chilly in Kerala. Maximum temperature of the State rarely rise above 32 degrees while minimum temperature at sea level does not go below 20 degree centigrade.

Kerala, the land surrounded by pristine waters of the Arabian Sea, has an equable climate that varies from season to season.

The presence of the Western Ghats on the eastern side of the state and across the path of the southwest monsoon creates an important climatic zone with copious rainfall on the windward side and a dry belt on the lee eastern side.

The Climate of Kerala can be clasified roughly into three categories. The summer which lasts from March to May followed by the southwest monsoon spell lasting until the middle of October and the northeast monsoons taking over the relay, lingering on till the month of February.

 
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Cities : Delhi - Paro - Thimpu - Punakha - Paro.;

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Kashmir Ladakh Tours Duration : 9 N / 10 D
Cities : Delhi - Srinagar - Kargil - Leh - Delhi.;

Kerala by Glance Tour

Kerala by Glance Tour Duration : 13 N / 14 D
Cities : Mumbai- Kochi - Alleppey - Munnar - Thiruvananthapuram - Mumbai.
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Tribal Tour of Orissa

Tribal Tour of Orissa Duration : 15 N / 16 D
Cities : Delhi - Bhubaneshwar - Baliguda - Jeypore - Gopalpur - Puri - Delhi.;

Camel Safari Tour

Camel Safari Tour 
Duration : 11 N / 12 D
Cities : Delhi - Jaisalmer - Delhi.;

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