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Weather in India in November — Dry Season Travel

Weather in India in November — Dry Season Travel

By RitaUpdated Dec. 6, 2022

The monsoon draws to an end in November in most of India, except in the southwest. The dry weather and cool/warm temperatures make November a great time to travel throughout India.

The average temperature is 23°C (74°F) across the country during this month. In the far north mountains, like the Himalayas, it turns chilly in November, but the rest of India is cool to warm.

India Weather in November: Overview

  • Average temperature: 23°C (74°F) 
  • Average rainfall: 50 mm (2 inches)
  • Average rainy days: 3
  • Average sunny days: 27  
India Weather in November India Weather in November

Read more about average temperatures in popular cities, rainfall, and tips on where to go and what to wear below.

Average Temperatures and Rainfall in India’s Most Popular Tourist Areas in November

India Area Min. Temp. Max. Temp. Rain
Ladakh -7°C (19°F) 8°C (46°F) 3mm (0.1 in) snow
Amritsar 10°C (50°F) 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Delhi 14°C (57°F) 27°C (81°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Agra 15°C (59°F) 29°C (85°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Jaipur 16°C (60°F) 29°C (84°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Jaisalmer 16°C (61°F) 32°C (89°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Udaipur 15°C (58°F) 31°C (87°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Varanasi 16°C (61°F) 30°C (86°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Kolkata 20°C (68°F) 29°C (85°F) 33 mm (1 in)
Mumbai 23°C (74°F) 33°C (92°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Kerala 24°C (76°F) 31°C (87°F) 178 mm (7 in)
Goa 22°C (72°F) 32°C (89°F) 28 mm (1 in)
Chennai 23°C (74°F) 29°C (85°F) 377 mm (15 in)
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Weather in Northern India: Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan...

Pushkar people Pushkar people, North India

Cool weather, crystal skies and sunny days make November one of the best times to visit north India. Daily highs are around 27°C (81°F) in the golden triangle cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra. Rajasthan is dry too, but its temperature range is greater at 14–30°C (57–86°F).

In November, you can enjoy better views, more-favorable prices, and less crowding, compared with the peak season (December to February).  

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Weather in the Far North Mountain Areas: Leh, Shimla, Himalayan Foothills...

Panorama of Leh Panorama of Leh

In November, it is chilly in the far north mountain areas. You might encounter snow at the end of November. Trails might be frozen, which makes hiking and trekking dangerous.

If you are not keen on snow scenery, avoid visiting in November.

Weather in Southern India: Mumbai, Kerala, Goa...

Mumbai Railway Station Mumbai Railway Station

In south India, sunny skies return on the southwest coast — Mumbai, Kerala, Goa, etc. Many yoga retreats and wellness resorts reopen and get prepared for the coming high season. The rates in November are lower than in December and January.

However, rainfall approaches the southeast coast due to its northeast-monsoon season from mid-October to mid-December.

The 5 Best Places to Visit in India in November

5 Best Places to Visit in India in November 5 Best Places to Visit in India in November

1. Delhi: Popular Starter Destination for an India Trip

In November, the weather starts to cool down in Delhi, with average daily highs of 27°C (81°F) and lows of 14°C (57°F). It is also very dry, with average monthly rainfall totaling only 3 mm (0.1 inches).

If you’re a fan of astronomy, don’t miss the Jantar Mantar, one of the world's most accurate pre-modern observatories. For history buffs, there’s impressive historical heritage, such as Humayun's Tomb and Jama Masjid. 

Want to experience authentic local life? Hop on a tuk-tuk and wander around bustling chocks (squares) or markets. Taking part in the local Diwali (November 10th to 14th, 2023) celebrations is a great choice too. Get more ideas about traveling in Delhi>>>

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2. Agra: Home to the Taj Mahal

Sunset view of the Taj Mahal Sunset view of the Taj Mahal

In November, temperatures peak at 29°C (85°F) during the day and bottom at 15°C (59°F) at night. 

Traveling in November, you can thankfully avoid the potential foggy days of December/January. You’ll also benefit from the warm and sunny weather to fully indulge in outdoor activities.

Once the capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra boasts a blend of lavish royal palaces and grand forts. The incredible Taj Mahal tops the bucket list of most India travelers, especially honeymooners. Check the best places to go in 1 or 2 days>>>

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3. Jaipur: A Prime Example of India's Glorious History

In November, Jaipur’s average rainfall drops dramatically to only 3 mm (0.1 inches). Jaipur also gets plenty of sunshine and cool weather during the day with average highs of 29°C (84°F).

As the pink city, Jaipur is a paradise for history buffs and shutterbugs. You can get a full insight from hilltop forts to the shopping markets.

A romantic dinner at the Amber Fort could brighten your India trip. A hidden gem, the Mini Great Wall, could be a bonus addition to your Amber Fort visit as well.

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4. Varanasi: Cultural Hub of India

Ghats along the Ganges in Varanasi Ghats along the Ganges in Varanasi

 

Varanasi stays sunny for almost the whole month of November. The average high temperature reaches around 30°C (86°F) during the day. If you don’t like too much warmth or UV radiation, arrange your activities for the early morning or around sunset, when it’s around 20°C (68°F).

Famous as a sacred city, you can find many cultural experiences in Varanasi, such as worship practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. With the pleasant weather, you can fully enjoy a boat ride on the Ganges River. The sunrise view and Ganga Aarti ceremonies in the evening deserve a stop.

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5. Goa: Party Capital and Beach Paradise

Palolem Beach, Goa Palolem Beach, Goa

In November, the average temperature range is from 22°C (72°F) to 32°C (89°F). If you would like a beach holiday in India that is unlikely to be tainted by rain, visit Goa after mid-November.

Cool breezes, charming beaches, and exciting water activities make up an ideal beach vacation. Goa has it all… even nightlife: enjoy a sunset beachfront dinner, hop to a nightclub, or join in a beach party at beachfront club...

Cost and Crowding

November signals the arrival of the high season in India, with favorable dry weather and cool–warm temperatures. Many more visitors come to India compared with the low season (April to September). But November still sees fewer than in the peak time (December 22 to January 7).

During November, room rates and airfares go up as the month goes on. With the high demand, you’d better make bookings 2 months in advance. Contact us for more-worry-free booking: we offer free cancellation up to 14 days before departure!

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What to Pack

Temperatures are usually warm during the day, but it turns cool/cold in the evening. So, you’re suggested to take summer clothing, such as t-shirts, light trousers/shorts, and/or summer dresses for the day and warmer clothes like sweaters, and a coat for the night.

For the chilly, far-north mountain areas, you’d better take down coats, fleeces, windproof walking boots, etc.

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