Here are just ten reasons to visit India in the Summer. India is a year-round destination, Best value possible, great for wildlife enthusiasts, enjoy monuments without crowds, discover Shimla and the foothills.
I would be happy to design a summer trip to India for you. Sharon Evans
1: The best value possible – you get to stay in some of the finest luxury hotels in the world at prices that you would pay for a 4-star hotel in the winter. Enjoy the hotels – with lower summer occupancies, you can enjoy the hotels to their fullest. Use the spa without having to book it in advance, step into the restaurants without a reservation, have the pool to yourself…
2: Experience some of the most colourful of Indian festivals – the immersion of effigies of Lord Ganesh in Mumbai in September, dance to a “Dandiya” beat during the Navratri’s in September and celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna in August.
3: For wildlife lovers, late April and May are the best times of year to see the famous Indian tiger. This elusive animal stays closer to the water during this time and is more easily seen.
4: Enjoy India at leisure – invest your hotel room savings in an extra day exploring eg Udaipur (The brimming lakes, lush freshly-washed countryside and the monsoon sky are idyllic for the romantics!)
5: It’s cooler than you think! Particularly in the desert regions of Rajasthan, the peak heat is between 11:30 am and 4:00 pm, when you could relax and enjoy the hotel. Sightseeing can be done in relative comfort in the early mornings and the evenings. The Indian summer is no hotter than many other destinations that you would consider in the summer months – Dubai, Spain, Greece, Miami, etc.
6: Enjoy the monuments without the crowds – you have the luxury of visiting the monuments in the cities you visit, without having hundreds of tour buses present at the same time.
7: Visit Ladakh in the far North West of India. It like a different land with spectacular Himalay and mountain view. Buddhist temples, great high altitude lakes, some of the highest roads in the world. Trekking to see the elusive Snow Leopard. Also, combine your visit with the 2 days Hemis festival which is held June/July each year.
8: Discover the foothills of the Himalayas – for those who believe India is only Rajasthan, visit the foothills of the Himalayas, and discover another side to the country. Visit the foothills like Shimla then after a stay at Wildflower Hall in the midst of the alpine forest. Go for treks, white water rafting or horseback riding, in addition to having one of India’s finest spas.
9: Add a city that is not on the usual, beaten track – visit Bombay and devote some time to just shopping in this wonderful city! Or visit Hyderabad and stay at the Taj Falaknuma Palace where we have special summer rates.
10: Visit Kerala for Ayurveda treatments that are best take when the humidity is higher, it opens the pores and makes treatments much more effective.