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INDIA – General Information and when to visit

Capital : New Delhi
Form of Government : Federal Republic
Number of States : 28
Union Territories : : 07
Population : 1.2 billion (aprox)
Time : GMT + 5.5 hours
Languages : Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Gujarati, Assamese, Kashmiri, Malayalam, Sindhi, Konkani
Religions : Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain & Parsi
Electricity : 240 W AC
Dialing Code : +91

When to visit

From October to March is the best time to visit India. The weather is perfect with clear skies, sunny days and very mild cold during nights. The monsoon starts from south in the month of May or early June and by the end June it reaches Northern India and lasts till mid September. May and June are extremely hot months when the temperature touches almost 45 C in the Northern part of India.

North India: It is dry and sunny from October till March. The day temperature is normally 18 to 23 c and night temperature is about 2 to 10. The coolest time is Mid December to enj January when the temperature in the northern parts from Delhi can touch Zero or minus temperature. Also this is the time one can experience fog. Though the most of Rajasthan is not effected by fog. May and June are hot, but it is the best time to visit Hill Stations in the foothills of the Himalayas. In fact from April till October one can enjoy the Himalayn Beauty. Journey to the Summer Capital of the British, Simla by toy train or Golf at Srinagar, Holiday in Ladakh, the moon land, and visit to Velly of Flowers are all during this time to the year.  July till mid September it is monsoon.

South India: Normally it remains hot in the entire region of south with the exceptions of hill stations where you might need a light pullover in the winters that too in the evenings. The best time to visit is mid October to April. Monsoon is heavy in the west coast from June till August. However the East coast is comparatively dry during this time but it rains more during October till December.


East India: Generally it is hot and humid throughout the year. November till March are the best time to visit in the plains of East India that is Orissa and West Bengal. However, the hills in West Bengal and in Sikkim the right time is from May and June and then from August till end October. The wild life parks such as Kaziranga and Manas are open from November till April.

West India: Again it is hot and humid throughout the year. November till March is the best time to visit this area.