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Best (and Worst) Times to Visit Delhi & Places to Go in Each Month

The best times to visit Delhi are from October to March when the weather is cool and dry. It is also the peak season for India travel. Crowds and higher prices are usual.

April to June is the hot season in Delhi. Monsoon rains occur from late June to September. It is still possible to tour Delhi in these months, but get ready for the heat or (heavy) showers. Lower prices and less-crowded attractions are rewards.

Best Times to Visit Delhi for Weather, Festivals, and Prices

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As mentioned above the most popular times to visit Delhi are from October to March. However, this can depend on your Delhi holiday purposes, budget, and weather preferences.

  • For the perfect weather conditions, March, October, and November are the best times to travel to Delhi — rainless, clear, and warm. It is also the best time for a honeymoon in India for good weather, good vibes, and nice views.
  • Festivals are the highlights of Indian life. If you want to experience Delhi's festival atmosphere, you should consider traveling during Holi (usually in March) or Diwali (in late October or November), which are the two grandest festivals in Delhi and also in India.
  • April to June (the hot season) is the best time for low prices in general, when you should find the biggest discounts and more promotions on accommodation, flights, and tours.

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The Worst Times to Visit Delhi

July and August see the heaviest rainfall. If you don't like the rain, you should avoid this period. If you cannot stand the scorching heat, you'd better avoid May and June.

However, some travelers choose to visit during these times, because there are fewer tourists and great discounts.

Visiting temples/forts are the main activities in Delhi. The effects of the rain/heat might be ameliorated by organizing your schedule wisely.

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Weather in Delhi

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Delhi has three seasons: hot season from April to June, rainy season from July to September, and cool season from October to March.

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Delhi Travel Guide by Month

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  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Delhi in January — Coolest

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  • Average low–high temperature: 8–20°C (47–68°F)
  • Key festivals: New Year's Day, Lohri (a harvest festival)

Although Delhi is located in the tropics, Delhi's winter can be chilly (due to its continental location). Bring winter clothes especially in the evenings.

Although January can be a little cool, it is a good time to travel to Delhi compared with its scorching hot summer.

On New Year's Day, you can celebrate together with local people. They dress colorfully, sing, play games, dance, and attend parties.

January is good for outdoor sightseeing like visiting Delhi's Chandni Chowk Market and Qutub Minar complex. Temple visiting is also a good choice, like Gurudwara Bangla Sahib for Sikh culture and Laxminarayan Temple for Hindu culture.

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