The weather in India varies dramatically. While the southern tip of the India is being lashed by tropical monsoon rain, the north will be blanketed in thick snow. Therefore, the best time to travel to India depends greatly on the destinations to be visited and the climate experienced there.
Based on temperature and rainfall, the Indian Meteorological Service has classified the country into an incredible seven different climatic regions. These are the Himalayas, Assam and West Bengal, the Indo-Gangetic Plain/North Indian Plain (a huge section of north-central India), the Western Ghats and coast, the Deccan Plateau (south-central India), and the Eastern Ghats and coast. In general, the north of India is cooler, the center is hot and dry, and the south has a tropical climate.
Indian weather itself is divided into three distinct seasons — winter, summer, and the monsoon. Generally, the best time to visit India is during the winter, when the weather in most places is relatively cool and pleasant.
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Special Events 2016 (Fairs and Festivals in India)
13th Jan Lohri, Punjab & Haryana
15th Jan Pongal, Tamil Nadu
22th – 24th Jan Camel Festival, Bikaner
26th Jan Republic day, All of India
06th – 09th Feb Goa Carnival
09th – 10th Apr Urs Fair, Ajmer, Rajasthan
13th – 16th Feb Cattle fair, Nagaur
20th– 22nd Feb Desert Festival, Jaisalmer
19th – 23rd Feb Konark Dance Festival, Odisha
20th – 26th Feb Khajuraho Dance Festival, Khajuraho
07th Mar Maha Shivratri, All of India
24th Mar Holi, All of India
09th – 10th Apr Gangaur Festival, Jaipur
13th Apr Baisakhi, North India, Punjab
15th Apr Ram Navami, All of India
21st May Buddha Purnima, All of India
14th – 15th Jul Hemis Festival, Leh
06th Jul Id-Ul-Fitr, All of India
06th – 15th Jul Rathyatra, Puri, Odisha
05th – 06th Aug Teej, Jaipur, Rajasthan
15th Aug Independence Day, All of India
18th Aug Raksha Bandhan, All of India
25th Aug Janmasthami, All of India
05th Sep Ganesh Chaturthi, All of India
13th Sep Onam, Kerala
11th Oct Dussehra, All of India
12th Oct Muharram, All of India
15th – 16th Oct Marwar Festival, Jodhpur
30th Oct Diwali, All of India
08th – 14th Nov Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar
14th Nov Guru Nanak Jayanti, All of India
25th Dec Christmas, All of India
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