India is a tropical country. Her southern most states are the closest to the tropic region. The southern peninsula is cradled by the Arabian Ocean, The Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean. Even within South India, you will find variations in climatic conditions.
Breaking Down Your Visit Weather-wise
It is best to choose the places to visit, based on the season. Winters can be spent sun-bathing on the beaches of Kovalam and Kanyakumari and the scorching summers can be spent sipping hot, aromatic tea in the hill stations of Munnar and Thekkady. Don’t forget to carry winter wear to Munnar. You can buy umbrellas locally for surprise rain showers as well!
- Chilly Winters
The best time is considered to be the winter season, which in India begins towards the beginning of November and stays until March. Temperatures in winter range in between 22 to 33 degrees Celsius. Even during this season, one can find distinct regional variations in temperatures. As a rule, the coastal plains are humid and hot, whereas the hills are verdant and cool, even as the plains are scorching.
- Monsoon Madness
The monsoon months start from May end and extend up to November. In monsoon, it is advisable to stay away from the beaches, but if you like the fog and chill, these months could be the best to travel to the hill stations like Coorg, Ooty and Munnar.
- Bring on the Festivities
The winter months are festive and cities in South India light up in their full glory during Diwali and Dussehra. It is an amazing time to savour the authentic delicacies and coconut sweets.
Opposites Co-exist, South-India Flourishes…
South India is a unique mix of the modern and the ancient with bustling skylines and serene temples. It has women with flower adorned hair and those sporting the latest fashion. It has centres of excellence in sports as well as education. It has the best of modern medicine and ancient sciences like Yoga and Ayurveda all in juxtaposition and harmony!
South India is formed of the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerela. Each state is diverse in terms of language, food and customs. It has the aroma of the biryani as well as the payasam.
The flavours change with the seasons. That is why though climatically the best time to visit South India is the winter season, you can rest assured that you will have unique experiences from South India, whichever time of the year you visit it!