Travelling in India - April or July?

May 28th, 2014, 10:52 AM
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Travelling in India - April or July?

We are looking at going to India for 2-3 weeks next year but will have to go in school holidays either end of March/beginning of April or summer holidays. Which time would be best taking into account the weather etc? Wanting to do golden triangle and maybe some other places. We want to get the most out of our trip and see the real India not just the touristy bits

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May 28th, 2014, 11:18 AM
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Oh God it's so hot then. I say don't go unless it's the winter. If that is the time you have then skip it. It's utterly brutal, especially in the Golden Triangle area.
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May 28th, 2014, 11:35 AM
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nov to jan are best
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May 28th, 2014, 02:13 PM
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We toured Rajasthan in March of 2012 - it was very hot, but not unbearable. I guess it depends on your tolerance for heat and dust. Book hotels with aircon, stay well hydrated, and rest often.
Better to go earlier in the year, July will be even hotter.
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May 29th, 2014, 01:12 AM
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I would go March/April, but July is at least better than late May/June. The monsoon will have passed through in many areas, so at least it will be a little greener and not quite as humid.
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May 29th, 2014, 05:48 AM
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How about Nepal in March/April instead?
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May 30th, 2014, 12:16 AM
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Don't give up!! I too had to p[lan one trip around school vacation. One part of India where the weather is beautiful in June is Himachal Pradesh. You would skip the Golden Triangle of course, but you'd have beautiful mountain scenery and see fewer tourists.
We did this trip in June 2010. It was hot but bearable in Delhi, and Amritsar. Then it gets cooler. Here is one itinerary. It's not exactly what we did, but this great company is very flexible and has always helped me with wonderful trips to India:

http://indianpanorama.in/211b-himachal_highlights.html
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