Planning

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There are a number of things you should consider before traveling to India. This guide will help you get your trip planned and organized in no time, and hopefully take some of the stress out of your preparations.

Taj Mahal_90240166Deciding where to visit can be a difficult process. India is a vast country with varied topography and culture, it can get difficult to decide where to go, especially if you are under time or budget constraints.

It is also a hot, tropical country and the weather varies dramatically by region and season.  Deciding when to visit is crucial based on what you would like to do. When the southern tip is being soaked in monsoon rain, the far north will be covered in snow. Hence, the climate will have significant bearing on when you’ll want to travel. The tourist season in most parts extends from October until March — this is when the weather is at its best.

kailash_544709413-e1563482065940.jpgHowever, you may want to wait for the weather to warm up if you’re planning to head north to places within the Himalayan mountain range such as Ladakh, Spiti, and Kashmir. April to September is the tourist season there.

The climate varies according to elevation. Snowfall from late December through to early February can cause problems even in the hill stations of Shimla and Darjeeling.

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