Weather in India - when to go on a spiritual trip?

dan77's picture



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I am planning to go to India for a spiritual trip of a couple of months. I wonder when is the best timing during the year in terms of weather conditions.



abra's picture

It depends on where you are planning to be in India

India is a huge country (about 3,220 kms) so weather differs from area to area.

In terms of weather, the good news are:

  • Whenever you go, there will always be some part of India with good weather conditions at that point of time
  • Wherever you go in India, there will always be there plenty of spiritual places and gurus to explore of all kinds and paths
abra | Wed, 03/05/2008 - 11:37
mika's picture

The weather in India according to regions and seasons

In India, there are 3 seasons: winter, summer and monsoon. Exact timing of the monsoon season varies depending on the area of India (indicated in parentheses for each region)

Region Places Winter Summer Monsoon
General (Nov-Mar)
pleasant to cold, dry
(Apr-Jun)
very hot, dry
(Jul-Nov)
hot, heavy rainfalls
Western Himalayas Dharamsala, Manali
very cold
Northern Plains Delhi, Lucknow, Varanasi
(Jul-Aug)
West-Central India Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Rajasthan
(Jul-Sep)
South-West India Kerala, Karnataka
(Jul-Sep)
South-East India Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry
(Oct-Nov)
mika | Wed, 03/05/2008 - 23:13
avi's picture

Dharamsala, oh Dharamsala

I am planning to go to india at the end of september - begining of october.

I want very much to visit dharamsala again.

I hear conflicting opinions on whether this is still a good time to be there. some say that there is already no travelers there and guest houses are closed while others say that it is still ok.

I will appreciate your inputs.

avi | Mon, 08/25/2008 - 16:44
barbara's picture

Still ok, go go go

I think sep-oct is still ok. It is not the pick of the season but it is not yet very cold.

So go go go to this spiritual (and culinary) paradise in the Himalaya mountains with all the beautiful Buddhist monks wandering in the streets of McLeod Ganj.

barbara | Fri, 08/29/2008 - 08:12
Mastercvvyoga's picture

What is ur plan? In which

What is ur plan? In which places you are planning to visit. Do you have any idea where to visit? what are your interests?

khbbind

Mastercvvyoga | Sat, 08/01/2009 - 03:40