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India October Weather Overview

October is all about clear blue skies, pleasant warm weather that is ideal for outdoor travel, and bright sunshine that is balmy and pleasing on the skin. The perfect time of the year to be up and about and explore India.

The summer and Monsoon (April-September) season ends, and the dry and pleasant
season starts. The month also ushers the peak tourist season in India that lasts until March.

While the south is a little warmer, across India average temperatures in the month hovers between a low of 68 °F (20 °C) and a high of 86 °F (30 °C), with barely 1 or 2 rainy days on average. 

India’s great tourist destinations like the Golden Triangle (Agra, Delhi, Jaipur), Kerala, Varanasi, and Goa see an influx of millions of tourists from all over the world.

October is also a wonderful time for authentic Indian cultural immersion with festivals like Navaratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Tawang Festival, and Marwar Festival taking place. 

Browse down below to learn all you need to know about the weather in India in November, the best destinations to discover in the month, and the experiences to enjoy.


 1. Regional Weather Breakdown in October


Aside from the obvious popular choices like Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan,Varanasi, and Kerala, there are many other great destinations to explore in India during this month as well. 

Here is a brief list of places recommended by Luxury India Tours.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: the “Golden City” of Rajasthan known for its gold-color
architecture, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jaisalmer Fort which is one of the last surviving “Living Fort” in the world with thousands still calling it home.

– Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand: Nestled at a height of 14,000 ft above sea level in the Himalayas, it offers one of India’s best tiger safaris.

– Jodhpur, Rajasthan: “Blue City” of Rajasthan known for its blue historical quarter, lovely palaces and havelis, and cultural attractions.

– Ranthambore National Park: One of India’s most popular wildlife destinations.

– Agra: Home of the Taj Mahal and the UNESCO World Heritage Site abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri.

– Hampi, Karnataka: Abandoned ancient city comprising 2000 surviving remnants dating back to the Vijayanagara Dynasty (13th century).

– Puri, Odisha: Legendary Hindu Pilgrimage city that’s home to the ancient Jagannath temple, which also has some of India’s best off-beat beaches.


North India: Rajasthan & Golden Triangle


Pushkar 1

The peak tourist season begins in the Golden Triangle region (Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) with millions thronging to witness its magical wonders like the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and City Palace (Jaipur). 

Those with limited time stick to this popular tourist circuit. Others on longer holidays, discover other Rajasthani destinations like “City of Lakes” Udaipur, “Blue City” Jodhpur, the Ranthambore National Park (for tiger safaris), “Golden City” Jaisalmer, and Pushkar.

What to wear: Light comfortable clothes. A pair of jeans/trousers, and a light shirt would do. Keep a hat/cap for peak sunshine and use sunscreen when needed. 

Average Temperature in Delhi in October:  69 °F- 91 °F (21 °C – 33°C) (Average rainy days 6)

Average Temperature in Jaipur in October:  66 °F-  93 °F  (19°C – 34°C) (Average rainy days 1)

Average Temperature in Agra in October:  64 °F- 93 °F (18°C – 34°C) (Average rainy days 1)


North India: Kashmir & Himalayas



Temperatures drop in the Himalayas, and the peak season of the summer begins to wane. It is however still pleasant enough to explore the hill stations of Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and Uttarakhand before it gets too cold in November. 

And the great news is that the national Parks of the region that shut down for monsoon open up in October. Luxury India Tours recommends a tiger safari in the Jim Corbett National Park (Uttarakhand).  

Average Temperature in Kashmir in October:48 °F-  68°F (9 °C)-  °F ( 20 °C)

Average Temperature in  October in Himachal Pradesh:   51°F-  75°F (11 °C – 24 °C)

Average Temperature in October in Uttarakhand:  59°F- 82°F (15°C – 28°C)


South India: Kerala, Goa & the South


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With the monsoon that gushes biblical rains in south India finally over, October is the beginning of the high tourist season at the beaches, cities, backwaters, and hill stations of the region.

We recommend a houseboat tour of the Keralan backwater, a tour of the glorious ancient temples of Karnataka, and a spice/tea plantation tour in the hill stations of Tamil Nadu.

Notable hill stations in the Western Ghats: Munnar and Wayanad (Kerala), Coorg and Chikmagalur (Karnataka), and Ooty and Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu).

Average Temperature in Kerala in October: 75 °F- 80°F (24°C – 27°C)

Average Temperature in Tamil Nadu in October:  66 °F- 80°F (19°C –27°C)

Average Temperature in Karnataka in October: 68°F- 82 °F ( 20°C –  28°C)

Average Temperature in Goa in October  75°F-  89.6 °F ( 24°C –  32°C)


West & Central India: Mumbai & Other Central Parts


Taj Hotel Oct

The western Indian state of Maharashtra is slightly warmer than the north, but the weather is still pleasant enough to explore the city of Bollywood Mumbai, the Western Ghats and other never-ending attractions of the state. 

The national parks of Madhya Pradesh renowned for their wildlife/tiger safaris open after the monsoon break. We recommend Pench, Kanha, and Kanha National Parks.

Average Temperature in Madhya Pradesh in October: 66 °F- 87°F (19°C – 31°C)

Average Temperature in Maharashtra in October:75 °F- 93°F (24°C – 34°C) (Average rainy days 4)


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 2. Weather Information on Popular Cities For Tourism


Agra, Jaipur, Delhi (Golden Triangle)


Humayun Tomb

October is a lovely time to be in the Golden Triangle region with bright sunshine, pleasantly warm temperatures, and cool breeze that makes outdoor travel a job. 

There are barely any rainy days, and the bright sunshine throughout the month makes for a magical experience in places like the Taj Mahal, City Palace Jaipur, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, and Amber Fort.

Average Temperature in Delhi in October:  69 °F- 91 °F (21 °C – 33°C) (Average rainy days 6)

Average Temperature in Jaipur in October:  66 °F-  93 °F  (19°C – 34°C) (Average rainy days 1)

Average Temperature in Agra in October:  64 °F- 93 °F (18°C – 34°C) (Average rainy days 1)

What to wear:  Dress like you would for a pleasant summer day in Europe. A pair of jeans/trousers, and a light shirt, a hat/cap for peak sunshine, and some sunscreen.




Mumbai Oct

After being lashed with rains by the monsoon, Mumbai finally sees clear skies in the month of October with manageable humidity in the air to enjoy outdoor travel in the city.

Average Temperature in Mumbai in October: 75°F- 93°F (24°C – 34°C) (Average rainy days 4)

What to wear: Light breathable clothes. Casual pants or trousers and a cotton shirt. Cap, sandals/comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen. 


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Is OCTOBER  a good time to visit India?


As the peak tourist season in India, October is a delightful time to be in India with the country’s iconic tourist destinations like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, Goa, and Kerala seeing a massive influx of tourists worldwide. 

With a low of 68 °F (20 °C) and a high of 86 °F (30 °C), the weather is pleasant enough for travel. 

What are the best places to visit in October in India?

Let’s start with the major and most popular tourist destinations:

–        Delhi: Capital of India, known for its ancient heritage, delicious cuisine, culture allure and Mughal architectural splendor.

–        Jaipur: “Paris of India” the capital of Rajasthan is famed for its regal palaces, towering forts, magnificent Havelis (mansions) and cultural festivals.

–        Agra: Home of the Taj Mahal, and site of many Mughal marvels like the Red Fort (Agra), Sikandara tomb, Jama Masjid, and Fatehpur Sikri.

–        Kerala: Southern Indian state known for its lovely beaches, magical backwaters, rich biodiversity, great food, and Ayurveda (traditional healing tradition).

Aside from these, there are some other options that you can explore as well.

–        Jaisalmer “Golden City” and “Blue City” Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

–        Puri, Odisha: Great beaches and cultural immersions.

–        Kolkata, West Bengal: For the Durga Puja Festival in one of India’s great cities.

If you are looking for more suggestions, check out our link BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN INDIA IN OCTOBER here [link] for a more comprehensive overview of the possibilities available in India during this month.


How hot is it in OCTOBER  in India?


Temperatures across India range between a low of 68 °F (20 °C) and a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in the month of October. Technically, it is the dry season in India with very little rain and clear weather all month long.

On average there are 6-8 rainy days in the month.


Is OCTOBER  the rainy season in India?


No. The rainy season (monsoon) which begins in July comes to an end in September. October is a dry season with clear blue skies and warm sunshine. 

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