Weather in India in April

Weather in India in April

India is a big diverse country, and diversity is not only in terms of cultures but also in climate. You will find wide changes in climate as you travel from north to south, or mountains to deserts.

April is time for Summers in India with a warm climate and a lot of sunlight. Summers in India start in Mid-march up to June. The temperature in central India (Rajasthan, Delhi, and Madhya Pradesh) can be as high as 30 Centigrade. Humidity is also high during this time so heat and rain make it the best time of the year to travel.

April is the time for a new beginning as it is the time for New Year and starting of the new academic session in India. Those regions which follow the solar calendar the new year falls on Baisakhi in North and Central India, Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh, Rongali Bihu in Assam, Puthandu in Tamil Nadu. Vishu in Kerala, Pana Sankranti in Odisha, and Poila Boishakh in Bengal in the month of the calendar, i.e., Vaishakha.

Generally, this day falls during the 14th or 15th of the month of April. Those who follow the Lunar calendar consider the month of Chaitra (corresponding to March-April) as the first month of the year, so the new year is celebrated on the first day of this month.

April weather in hills

The best time to visit India depends on the area you want to visit, like hilly areas are best between April to September. Rajasthan is best during the monsoon. If you want to escape the heat then head to some hilly stations like Kashmir, Ladakh, Manali, Shimla, and various places in North India. It’s late springtime in hills with clear skies. Snow starts to melt making it the perfect time to see waterfalls.

Temperature is pleasant ranging from 15 – 25 C. The time is best for trekking and camping and other adventure activities. April is also the best time for the famous pilgrimage ‘Char Dham Yatra’ of Uttarakhand to Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath, and Kedarnath. Ladakh also offers a variety of adventure opportunities like mountain biking and skiing.

Weather in South India

In South India April is hot and the day temperature may vary from 25 – 30 C. The weather is ideal for a Kerala trip with little rain, the perfect time for visiting the backwaters, rainforests, and tea plantations in Kerala. April in the South is one of the hottest months of the year and being the off tourist season you will find many cheap accommodations in hotels. The Hills of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka are a big relief from hot summers. Coorg, Ooty, Coonoor, Kodaikanal are some of the best places in South India to visit in April.

West India in April

In West India, the day temperature may vary from 19-36 C with no rain in the month of April. April is also a good time to explore Mumbai and visit Goa beaches. If you come early in the month, you’ll be just in time for Gudi Padwa, a Hindu New Year festival celebrated in the state of Maharashtra.

East India in April

April is the best time to visit Northeast India consisting of the states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh. Daytime weather will vary from 10 – 38 C. However, depending upon the region, the temperature varies. In April summers just start and the best time to indulge in adventurous activities. If you want to experience uninterrupted fun in nature’s lap with clear skies, then April is the best time to visit northeast India.

The fact that India is blessed with vibrant cities, quaint hill stations, jungles, and historical structures makes finding the best place to travel in April in India fairly easy. So if you are planning to visit India in April then here is the list of places to go in India.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.