Best Time to Visit Delhi

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Delhi offers much to see and do all through the year. Here's a seasonal break-up so you can plan your trip accordingly: October to March: The start of autumn, which gradually leads to a crisp and pleasant winter, this is the best time to visit Delhi. Winters in the capital can get really cold, with the minimum temperature dropping down to 2 degrees Celsius in the month of January, but afternoons are mostly sunny and pleasant. Enjoy sightseeing, shopping or just ambling through the sun bathed streets of Delhi. Don’t forget to carry your woolens along, as mornings and evenings can get particularly cold. October is also the time for one of Delhi's biggest festivities - Diwali. Visit Delhi during Diwali or Dussehra, and you will be welcomed by a beautifully decorated city bustling with activity. This is also the time when Delhi hosts a number of film, drama, music and literature festivals.

April to June: This is the beginning of summer and when tourists generally tend to retreat. It's the perfect time to have Delhi all to yourself and take advantage of off season hotel prices. During summers the temperatures can go up to 45 degrees Celsius. End May and June are the hottest months. Make sure you carry light cotton clothes, sunscreen and sunglasses to beat the heat and enjoy the sights of the city.

July to September: July marks the beginning of monsoon and this is when you can enjoy Delhi in its rain washed splendour. Monsoons in Delhi are when the city is at its most beautiful. This is also a great time to enjoy Delhi’s lush green parks and gardens. Don’t forget to carry an umbrella or a raincoat.