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India April Weather Overview

As spring wanes in March, April marks the beginning of the prolonged Indian summer and monsoon season that lasts until September.

Temperatures fluctuates between 26 °C (78 °F) and 34°C (93 °F) in April and northern plains where most of the great Indian cities (Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur) heat up.

April is therefore also considered the start of the off-season in terms of tourism in India. That means, fewer crowds and cheaper accommodations. 

April is still quite dry with very little rainfall, the sun beats hard in the daytime, especially in the second half of April. 

April is also a good time to go on wildlife safaris in the national parks of India before they shut down during the monsoon season. The reason is, that wildlife like tigers, leopards, rhinos etc tend to stay close to water bodies to stay hydrated, making it easier to spot them in the wild. 

Read on to learn more about the weather in India in April.


  1. Regional Weather Breakdown


Here is a regional breakdown of the weather in India in the month of April.


North India: Rajasthan & Golden Triangle



As explained earlier, the Indo-Gangetic plains of north India where Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle (Agra, Delhi, Jaipur) are located heat up (over 30°C/86 °F) considerably in April, making outdoor sightseeing a little challenging, but it is a good time to explore the region cheaply in the off-season. 

 You might want to limit your sightseeing in the mornings and evenings and stay indoors during the afternoons when the sun beats hard.

Average Temperature in Delhi in April: 73 °F- 98°F (23°C – 37°C)

Average Temperature in Jaipur in April: 71 °F- 98°F (22°C – 37°C)

Average Temperature in Agra in April: 69.8 °F- 100°F (21°C – 38°C)


North India: Kashmir & Himalayas 



April is the start of the “hill station” season in India, with millions of Indians heading to the mountains hill stations of the Himalayas to escape the heat and unwind.

Kashmir is a good place to be in April with the famous Tulip Festival taking place in Srinagar. Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh holds the modern music “Blues Festival.” 

Shimla, the capital of Himachal Pradesh, and the former summer capital of the British Empire is a great place to enjoy serenity, pleasant weather, and colonial charm. 

Uttarakhand offers great white-water adventures like rafting and boating in the Ganges and spiritual comfort in its holy Ashram (communes).

Average Temperature in Kashmir in April: 57 °F- 86°F (14°C – 30°C)

Average Temperature in April in Himachal Pradesh: 70 °F- 83°F (21°C – 28°C)

Average Temperature in April in Uttarakhand: 62 °F- 95°F (16°C – 35°C)


South India: Kerala, Goa & the South



Much of mainland southern India is quite warm during this month, but it is a good time to escape to the hill stations in the Western Ghats where you can enjoy great weather, cascading waterfalls, lush greenery, and enchanting spice/tea/coffee plantation tours in the rolling hills.

You can consider Munnar and Wayanad in Kerala, Coorg and Chikmagalur in Karnataka and Ooty and Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. 

Average Temperature in Kerala in April: 75 °F- 91°F (24°C – 33°C)

Average Temperature in Tamil Nadu in April: 80 °F- 93°F (27°C – 34°C)

Average Temperature in Karnataka in April: 75 °F- 96°F (23°C – 35°C)

West & Central India: Mumbai & Other Central Parts



As wildlife congregates around water holes, ponds and rivers to beat the heat, April is a good time to go on wildlife safaris in the national parks of Madhya Pradesh (Kanha, Panha, Satpura, and Pench). 

Average Temperature in Madhya Pradesh in April: 75 °F- 100°F (24°C – 38°C)


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  2. Weather Information on Popular Cities For Tourism





While it is bright, clear and dry in April in Agra it does get quite warm in April; the upside being fewer crowds at the Taj Mahal, and lower rates for flights and accommodations. 

Average Temperature in Agra in April: 69 °F- 100°F (21°C – 38°C)

What to wear: Lots of sunscreen and, hat/cap to cover your head. Carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated, and prefer to stay indoors during peak afternoon hours.





It is bright and sunny with thin crowds, but it is also quite hot. 

Average Temperature in Jaipur in January: 71 °F- 98.6°F (22°C – 37°C).

Rajasthani alternative to Jaipur: Mount Abu, the highest and coldest region in Rajasthan is a good place to escape the heat of the plains and desert and enjoy a relaxing time.

What to wear: A light T-shirt and a pair of cotton trousers/shorts, some sunblock for peak sunlight, and a cap/hat. Be sure to keep yourself hydrated.





Average Temperature in Delhi in April: 73 °F- 98°F (23°C – 37°C).

As Delhi heats up, outdoor travel to sites like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Lodhi Gardens and Chandni Chowk is slightly challenging during peak heat hours, but you can do it early in the morning or in the evening. During the daytime, you can explore sites like the National Museum of India, Lotus Temple, Gandhi Smriti Museum and Akshardham Temple.

You can also take a weekend trip to a nearby hill station in the lower foothills of Himalayas in the north.

Hill stations close to Delhi: Rishikesh, Landsdowne, Dehradun, Shimla, Manali, Kufri, Nainital.

What to wear: Sunscreen, cap/hat, a pair of cotton short/pants, and a light shirt.





Average Temperature in Mumbai in January: 75 °F- 91°F (24°C – 33°C)

What to wear: Sunscreen, cap/hat, a pair of cotton short/pants, and a light shirt.


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Is April a good time to visit India?


April is the start of the off season in India in terms of tourism. The peak season being November to March. The reason is the rising temperature, and the start of the Great Indian Summer. But it is a great time to explore India on the cheap and grab discounts on flights, hotels, resorts, and other tourist experiences. 

Average temperatures in India during April range from 26 °C (78 °F) to 34°C (93 °F).

You also have the option of retreating to the hill stations of Himalayas in the North and Northeast of India and those of the Western Ghats (in West and South west). With pleasant weather, scenic landscapes, tall moutains, gushing waterfalls, immense diversity of flora and fauna, exotic national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, there are so many activities you can do. 

These include outdoor camping, hiking, nature trails, paragliding, rafting, boating, wildlife safaris, offroading, mountain-climbing, tea/spice/coffee plantation tours, spa experiences, and so much more. 

Take a look at our BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA IN APRIL resource here [link] for more recommendations on the best places to be in this month.


How hot is it in April in India?


 That depends on how you think how hot a low of 26 °C (78 °F) and a high 34°C (93 °F) is. It is warm, dry, and very bright in most parts of India. Not as ideal for travel as Jan-March, but still more manageable than peak humid and monsoon season in May-August.


Is April the rainy season in India?


While April marks the beginning of the Great Indian Summer, it is still a relatively dry month and it rains on average for only 3-4 days of the month, and the average rain (LPA/Long Period Average) for the month is around 39.3 mm—a far cry from the LPA in July (311mm) and August (254mm). You should expect bright sunny days on average for about 26-27 days of the month.


Is April a cold month in India? Should I pack any warm clothes?


No. April is the start of the summer season in India with the mercury rising well into the mid 30°C (92-95 °F). Unless you plan on traveling to the Himalayas in the north (places like Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand) where it’s still cooler and the nights can be cold, you won’t need to pack any warm clothes.

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