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Hot tropical weather which varies from region to region. The Coolest weather is between December and February, with cool, brisk mornings and evenings, and sunny, dry days. Extremely hot weather, when it is dry, dusty and unpleasant, occurs from March to May. Monsoon rains occur in most regions in between June and September.

Western Himalayas

Srinagar is best between March and October; July to August can be unpleasant; cool and damp in winter. Simla is higher and therefore colder in winter. Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Manali are often under numerous feet of snow (December to March) and temperatures in Ladakh can be very cold. The road to Leh is open between June and October.

Recommended clothing

Light- to medium weights is recommended between March and October, with heavier clothes for winter. Weather can change very quickly in the mountains and therefore it is advisable to be suitably equipped. Waterproofing is recommended.

Northern Plains

Extreme climate, warm inland between April and mid-June, falling to nearly freezing at night in winter, from November to February. Summers are hot with monsoons from June to September.

Required clothing

Light cottons and linens in summer with heavier clothes in winter and on cooler evenings. Waterproofing is highly recommended during monsoons.

Central India

Madhya Pradesh State is spared the worst part of the hot season, but monsoons are heavy from July to September. Temperatures fall in the evenings during winter.

Required clothing

Lightweights are worn much the year with warmer attire at night, particularly in winter. Waterproofed clothing is recommended during monsoon rains.

Western India

From November to February is most comfortable, however, evenings can be pretty cold. Summers are usually extremely hot with monsoon rainfall from mid-June to mid-September.

Required clothing

Lightweight cottons and linens are worn much of the year with warmer attire for cooler winters, and waterproofing is highly recommended during the monsoon.

Southwest

The nicest weather is between November and March. Monsoon rains fall between late April and July. Summers temperatures are not as high as Northern India, however, humidity is extreme. There are pleasantly cooling breezes on the coast. Inland, Mysore and Bijapur have pleasant climates with low rainfall.

Recommended clothing

Lightweights are worn year round and warmer clothes for cooler nights, especially in winter. Waterproofing is strongly advised during the monsoon.

Southeast

Tamil Nadu endures a northeast monsoon from October to December and temperatures and humidity are high throughout the year. Hills tend to be cold in winter. Hyderabad is hot, but not too humid in summer and much colder in winter.

Required clothing

Lightweight linens and cottons. Waterproofing is recommended during the monsoon. Warmer clothes are needed the winter, especially in the hills.

Northeast

March to June and September to November are the driest and most pleasing times of the year. The rest of the year has very heavy monsoon rainfall and it is advisable to avoided the area.

Required clothing

Lightweight linens and cottons. Waterproofing is recommended all year and essential during monsoons, normally from mid-June to mid-October. Warmer clothes are recommended for cooler evenings.