Delhi, the capital city of India, is one of the most sought-after destinations to everyone that are living within and outside India. Delhi has a good nightlife as well as historical landmarks that one should not miss. However, planning to visit Delhi at the right time is a must. W also recommend traveling to a few other places within 100-150 km radius of Delhi.
Delhi is known for its beautiful landmarks (Old Delhi, Red Fort to name a few), yummy street food, and posh lifestyle. That is the place where a major number of national events happen, and it would not be an exaggeration to call it the pride of India. Right from the streets of Chandni Chowk to the iconic landmark Qutub Minar, Delhi offers a wide spectrum of places for travelers to explore. So, if you are planning on visiting, do your research first and decide ahead of time to not miss anything emblematic.
With the rise in global warming and population, Delhi experiences harsh climatic conditions. Traveling to this place requires advance planning and preparation else, one may not be able to experience the real Delhi completely. Here’s a quick summary of the seasons of Delhi to help you understand the climate better before you pack your bags.
Delhi experiences five seasons and they are Winter, Spring, Summer, Monsoon, and Autumn. Yes, Monsoon is a season in India. Amongst all of them, Autumn and Spring are the best ones to make your travel plans.
Delhi experiences bone-chilling cold during the winter season. There’s rarely any snowfall but the temperature can vary anywhere between 5 degrees to 25 degrees during the months of November and January. Visiting the narrow charismatic streets of Old Delhi or touring Qutab Minar is a breeze in this weather. Be advised that pollution is usually at its peak during this time so come prepared with your N95 filtering masks and enjoy the beautiful sights.
Spring is considered to be one of the best seasons to travel to Delhi. Spring in Delhi starts from February and lasts until mid to March-end. Traveling plans during this season would work out perfectly well. You may have to carry a few woolen clothes, and the temperature can vary anywhere between 20 degrees to 25 degrees. Once again perfect for strolling through the endless outdoor markets, pollution is a little lower have your mask handy just incase. Although nowadays, having a mask 24/7 is a must, thanks to Covid-19.
Although summer is regarded as the holiday season for children, it is best not to make plans to visit Delhi during the summer season. The scorching hot sun makes it really difficult to step outside the homes due to heat and high humidity. The temperature cross 40 degrees during the day so it is not recommended to travel during summer. Summer starts in April and lasts until the end of June.
Delhi also gets good rainfall and August is when the city is likely to receive the maximum rainfall. Although monsoon starts in July and lasts until mid-September, the temperature varies anywhere between 30 to 35 degrees. Traveling during monsoon depends on one’s preference. However, it becomes difficult to visit touristy places during this season as the traffic becomes heavy and the mosquitos are out.
The broad streets of Delhi would be blooming with Gulmohur and other plants during Autumn. This is one of the perfect seasons to travel to Delhi. September to November is when the city opens up to different kinds of hiking activities too. The temperature during Autumn varies between 20 – 30 degrees the weather is a little humid but quite pleasant.
These are the significant seasons that one gets to experience in Delhi. In short, the best months to travel to Delhi is March and October.
Make your travel plans accordingly and do check our recommendations on traveling to the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri from Delhi as they can be done as a day trip with a tour guide or with family.