The weather in India varies from region to region, but it’s generally safe to say that December to February sees dry, cooler weather before the heat intensifies from March to May. June, July and August are the monsoon months, though the amount of rain differs across the country, while October, September and November see rainfall ease once more.

What is the weather like in Darjeeling?

Darjeeling is located at 2042 m (6699 ft) in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya. The average temperature ranges from 6°C (43°F) in January to 18°C (64°F) in July, with the monsoonal rains falling from June–September.

Most people prefer to travel to Darjeeling during the colder months from October to December but April to June is also a popular time to visit as the weather is quite mild and allows you to soak up as much of this region's beautiful natural landscape. 

A few local women picking lush tea leaves in Darjeeling.

MONTH

 AVERAGE HIGH 

 AVERAGE LOW 

 March to May 

17°C/63°F

11°C/52°F

 June to August 

20°C/68°F

15°C/59°F

 September to November 

18°C/64°F

10°C/50°F

 December to February 

11°C/52°F

3°C/37°F

What is the weather like in Delhi?

Delhi’s average temperature ranges from 14°C (57°F) in January to 34°C (93°F) in June. Though the rainfall isn’t as intense here as in other regions, the wettest month is August with an average of 246 mm (10 inches) of rain.

Most travellers opt to visit Delhi in the shoulder seasons from March to May and from September to November to avoid the extreme cold of Winter and the scorching temperatures of summer. Air pollution is also a concern in Delhi, especially in the winter; however, summer is also starting to see unhealthy levels of air quality so keep that in mind when booking your trip. 

A couple of travellers looking out over the rooftops of Delhi at sunset

MONTH

 AVERAGE HIGH 

 AVERAGE LOW 

 March to May 

30°C/86°F

20°C/68°F

 June to August 

32°C/90°F

27°C/81°F

 September to November 

32°C/90°F

18°C/64°F

 December to February 

22°C/72°F

9°C/48°F

What is the weather like in Goa? 

The temperature in Goa remains high throughout the year with the most hours of sunshine in January and February, though Nov/Dec and Mar/Apr also experience sunny conditions. The monsoon brings rainfall from May to October, which is at its heaviest between June and August.

While summer is the most popular time to travel to most countries around the world, winter is actually the best time to visit this coastal destination as humidity levels are low, temperatures are moderate, weather conditions are sunny and chances of rainfall are practically nonexistent. 

A panoramic view of a pristine beach in Goa lined with palm trees

MONTH

 AVERAGE HIGH 

 AVERAGE LOW 

 March to May 

33°C/91°F

25°C/77°F

 June to August 

29°C/84°F

24°C/75°F

 September to November 

32°C/90°F

23°C/73°F

 December to February 

32°C/90°F

20°C/68°F

What is the weather like in Mumbai? 

Mumbai is hot all year, with the temperature hitting 30°C (86°F) even in the middle of winter. The average temperature ranges from 17°C (63°F) in January to 33°C (91°F) in May, though it can get much hotter than this. The monsoonal rains are intense from June through until early October, and this period sees minimal sunshine too, though travellers can expect sunny skies from November until May.

However, with the beginning of the monsoon season, humidity levels spike, making it hard to enjoy the city's beautiful architecture and vibrant markets. If you want to avoid as much of the heat and humidity as possible, try travelling to Mumbai in winter or during shoulder seasons. 

A group of smiling travellers sitting on a local bus in Mumbai

MONTH

 AVERAGE HIGH 

 AVERAGE LOW 

 March to May 

31°C/88°F

28°C/82°F

 June to August 

29°C/84°F

25°C/77°F

 September to November 

31°C/88°F

24°C/75°F

 December to February 

29°C/84°F

19°C/66°F

 

What is the weather like in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is fairly dry compared to the rest of India, with most of the rain falling in July and August (an average of 120–145 mm per month). The winter sees cool nights and warm pleasant days, with the heat intensifying from late March onwards and becoming quite unbearable at its peak in May and June.

Temperatures can even be as high as 32°C (90°F) in September and October so winter is often considered the best time to travel the desert state of Rajasthan - just bring plenty of warmer clothing (think jackets/scarves and thermals) for those chilly nights. 

Panoramic view of the blue coloured houses of Jodphur under the watchful eye of the city's fort

MONTH

 AVERAGE HIGH 

 AVERAGE LOW 

 March to May 

37°C/99°F

29°C/84°F

 June to August 

35°C/95°F

26°C/79°F

 September to November 

32°C/90°F

25°C/77°F

 December to February 

24°C/75°F

9°C/48°F

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