India’s weather begins to heat up in April, but it is still pleasant enough for outdoor activities in popular cities. The month is relatively dry and sunny.
Since April is not a high season for tourists, it should be easy to book flights and hotels. Tourist sites will not be as packed, so it will give you more of a chance to leisurely explore the sites and get some great photos without huge crowds in your shots.
- The average high temperature across India in April is 35°C (95°F).
- The Rama Navami Festival celebrates the birth of Maryada Purshottam Ram, an incarnation of a primary Hindu deity, Vishnu.
- The weather is still pleasant enough to spend time outdoors going to the beach or visiting a temple.
- Bring sunglasses, a hat, and an umbrella to protect you from the sun and heat.
- The evenings can get chilly in some cities, so look at a specific location’s weather and pack a thin coat or jacket if needed.
Why Visit India in April
In April, the weather in India is warm and dry. Outdoor activities like going to the beach, seeing temples, or visiting historic sites is often enjoyable.
Northern India: In the golden triangle cities or in Rajasthan, temperatures can reach up to 35°C (95°F) during midday. We recommend visiting historical monuments in the early morning or the late afternoon to avoid the heat.
For wildlife enthusiasts, April is one of the best months to spot a wild tiger on a jeep safari. During hot weather the tigers often come out in search of water or rest in the shade of trees. We recommend Ranthambore National Park as the best spot to see a wide array of wild animals in the grasslands.
During hot weather the tigers often come out in search of water
Jim Corbett National Park is also a favorite destination for people looking to spot tigers. Learn more about the most famous national parks in India.
The Himalayan foothills: April is also a good time to head to Himachal Pradesh because that’s when the snow starts to melt. It’s also a good time to visit Amritsar, which is home to the golden temple, Sikhism"s holiest shrine. April temperatures range from 35°C (95°F) to 17°C (62.6°F), making it a great time to explore graceful walkways and old-city bazaars.
There are also fewer tourists visiting India in April because it is the beginning of the off-season. This means that popular sites will likely be less crowded and you will have better photo opportunities. Booking flights and hotels will also be easier and more affordable.
April Average Temperature
April Average Rainfall
Delhi Weather in April
In Delhi, the average high temperature is 36°C (97°F) while the average low is 22°C (72°F). The total rainfall in April is 8 mm (0.3 inches).
The National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum holds a massive collection of over 33,000 works in different crafts that pay tribute to Indian craftsmen and their skills. Textiles and fabrics, bronze and metal lamps, sculptures, wood carvings, bamboo crafts, terracotta figurines, and tribal paintings are some of the items on display inside the museum.
a dazzling display of fabrics
Baisakhi is usually celebrated on the 13th or 14th of April every year, marking the birth of the Khalsa Panth. In Delhi, devotees will visit the Gurudwaras, the place of worship for Sikhs, and offer fruits and flowers to the deities.
T-shirts and shorts are suitable for the day. Evenings can be chilly, so pack a thin coat or long-sleeved shirts.
Agra Weather in April
Agra is very hot in April. The temperatures reach their highs at around 39°C (102°F). The average sunshine is 9 hours per day with a total rainfall of 6 mm (0.2 inches).
The Taj Mahal is the main destination for every tourist visiting Agra. The ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna River houses the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal, the third and favorite wife of Emperor Shah Jahan. This site is best visited early morning.
The Taj Mahal Museum is located within the complex of the Taj. It exhibits things such as portraits of Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, paintings and photos of the Taj over the decades, and replica coins that were minted in Agra.
Taj Mahal is the main destination for every tourist
You can also enjoy the luxuries at your hotel when the weather gets too hot. ITC Mughal and Doubletree Hilton are two highly recommended hotels in Agra. These luxury hotels are fully equipped with a fitness room, swimming pools, and spa treatments.
The ITC Mughal is only a ten-minute drive from Agra"s main attractions, the iconic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Enjoy the hotel"s recreational facilities such as a Turkish bath, steam room, sauna, whirlpool bath, chill shower, salon, and an outdoor pool.
A neatly laid out lobby in ITC Mughal
There is also a garden neatly laid out with a beautiful leisure area, tennis, badminton, ping-pong, snooker, jogging track, all-terrain vehicles, ponds, and fountains for you to enjoy.
In the day, you can wear t-shirts and shorts. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and an umbrella to protect you from the heat and sun.
Jaipur Weather in April
Jaipur is hot and dry in April. The average high is 37°C (99°F) and the average low is 21°C (70°F). The daily sunshine lasts 9 hours and the total rainfall is 4 mm (0.2 inches).
Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a vast observatory made up of 19 architectural astronomical instruments, one of which is Samrat Yantra, the world"s largest stone sundial. These instruments are made of stone and are used to measure the position and distances of extraterrestrial bodies. It was completed in 1734.
The City Palace reflects the city’s historical importance and magnificent royal grace
The City Palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732. It has a sequence of gardens, buildings and courtyards, a temple, and a museum all reflecting the city’s historical importance and magnificent royal grace.
Shorts and t-shirts are appropriate for daytime. Apply some sunscreen and bring a hat or umbrella to protect you from the sun. A thin coat and pants will be enough for the evening.
Mumbai Weather in April
Temperatures in Mumbai range between 33°C (91°F) and 24°C (75°F). The total precipitation this month is 10 mm (0.39 inch), with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day.
Mumbai is the center of India"s booming "Bollywood" film industry. Take a trip down to Film City, the home of Bollywood. You can visit sets that depict foreign locations or learn the nuances of acting as you tour a live movie shoot.
Mumbai is the center of India"s booming "Bollywood" film industry
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, more commonly known as Prince of Wales Museum, is a domed building influenced by Indo-Saracenic architecture. It showcases several collections of ancient artworks, sculptures, and artifacts such as artworks of the Hindu deity Krishna, textiles, and traditional Indian clothing.
Pack some t-shirts, shorts, dresses, sunglasses, and a hat when visiting Mumbai in March. Many people all over Asia also carry shade with them in the form of an umbrella. If you want to stay out of the heat wherever you go, maybe you could try it too.
Kochi Weather in April
In April, the weather is sunny with a total rainfall of 110 mm (4.3 inches). The highest temperature is around 33°C (91°F) while the lowest is around 26°C (79°F).
The Chinese fishing nets, or Cheenvala to the locals, have attracted visitors to the Fort Kochi area for centuries. These nets fixed on bamboo and teak poles were introduced to the local fishermen 500 years ago by Chinese explorer, Zheng He.
The famous Chinese fishing nets in Kochi
Princess Street is one of the oldest streets in Fort Kochi, filled with European-style houses built in the Dutch, British, French, and Portuguese styles. This is the perfect hangout place, with many cafes such as Loafer’s Corner, restaurants, bookstores, tea shops, art galleries, and souvenir shops.
During the day, t-shirts and shorts are appropriate. Be sure to wear sunglasses and a hat to protect you from the heat.
Leh Weather in April
Leh"s temperature in April ranges from as high as 12°C (54°F) to as low as -1°C (30°F). The average precipitation during this month is 7 mm (0.3 inches) with thirteen hours of sunshine a day.
The Thikse Monastery is known for its resemblance to the Potala Palace
The Thikse Monastery is known for its resemblance to the Potala Palace, the most important building in Lhasa, Tibet. The monastery is 12 stories tall and stands at an altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft). The monastery is open-air and guests are generally free to wander.
Stakna Monastery was founded in the late 16th century by a Bhutanese scholar, Chosje Jamyang Palkar. A 360-degree view of the Karakoram Mountain Range and the Indus River can be seen by climbing up to the monastery"s roof.
Pack some winter clothing such as heavy jackets, scarves, and mittens as the temperature can drop below freezing.
Festivals in April
Rama Navami is a spring Hindu festival that is celebrated on the ninth and last day of Chaitra Navratri, which falls near the end of March or early April. This festival is celebrated to honor the birth of Maryada Purshottam Ram, an incarnation of the Hindu deity Vishnu.
During this festival, devotees will offer water to the Sun deity as he is believed to be the ancestor of Rama. The temples of Rama are also beautifully decorated with images of baby Rama placed in small ‘jhoolas" or cradles.
At noon, a conch shell is blown to mark Rama’s birth. An idol of Rama is lovingly given a bath and dressed in fine clothing. Devotees will also place flowers at the feet of the idol and rock the cradle in a form of worship.
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