India in April

The Indian summer lasts from April to June, stretching to July in the northwest desert, with May the hottest month. Temperatures average around 32–40 °C (90–104 °F) in most of the interior.  In Bihar in the middle of the Ganges plain, hot weather sets in and the summer lasts until the middle of June. Much of the north experiences dust-storms, thunderstorms and dust raising winds during the hot season. The stormy winds reaching over 60 kph in some parts. The hot weather makes it ideal for venturing to the country’s cooler hill stations. Shimla in Himachal Pradesh is, perhaps, one of the finest such stations. Littered with temples, churches and fine neo-gothic architecture, the summer temperatures are a cool 15-22 °C (59-72 °C); it is undoubtedly one of India’s smartest summer getaways.

In the Western and Southern regions, summer or pre-monsoon season, lasts from April to June, the hottest month being April. Temperatures average around 32–40 °C (90–104 °F) in most of the interior and going out in the middle of the day is best avoided. Many travelers head to mountains of the north for cooler weather at this time. Those that remain in the south often make their way to the Deccan Plateau, extending over several Indian states in south and central India, it lies between two mountain ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats that offer cooler hills stations. The finest of these is Ootacamund in Tamil Nadu, which has a balmy temperature between 16-22 °C (61-72 °F) over the summer, with around 100 mm of rainfall. The hill station's lakes, forests, historic buildings and classic railway make it a charming spot to escape the nation's intense summer heat.

Suggested Itineraries

A Journey Through Bengal: Bangladesh and India

Explore the sights and attractions of India’s exciting Bengal region, on a 12-day luxury journey from Bangladesh’s bustling Dhaka, through the lush Sundarbans mangrove forest, onwards to Calcutta for lunch at the Polo Club, and ending Darjeeling for a tour and stay at Glenburn Tea Estate.

Interests Architecture, Heritage
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,000

A Naturalist’s Trip Through the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh

The trip takes intrepid travelers through India's expansive central state of Madhya Pradesh. Over the course of 11 days, you will have the opportunity to explore three of the state’s major parks. Along the way, visit some of Madhya Pradesh's historical palaces and temples.

Interest Wildlife
Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,600

Archaeological Excursion Through Madhya Pradesh

This 13-day quest through the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India, will take you to numerous off the beaten path archaeological and UNESCO world heritage sites to discover the vibrant cultural traditions of Indian’s expansive inland state.

Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,100

Beaches of Goa, Backwaters of Kerala

Travel from Kerala’s languid backwaters to Goa’s famous white-sand beaches on this 10-day luxury India journey. You’ll sleep aboard a luxury kettuvallam, learn to make a rich, thick Indian curry, and spend days doing nothing but relaxing by the pool and observing the Arabian Sea at either the Leela or Taj Exotica Goa.

Interests Beaches, Luxury, Cruises
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,400

Celebrating Dev Deepawali and Other Gems of Madhya Pradesh

The exciting 12-day agenda includes numerous stops at historic, lesser-known gems away from the standard tourist-heavy beat with a final stop at Varanasi. Though travelers may opt for this itinerary at any time of year, we highly recommend timing this trip in late October to early November to coincide with Dev Deepawali – an annual celebration that occurs in Varanasi and translates to “Festival of Lights of the Gods” in Hindi.

Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $5,100

Darjeeling & Northeastern India

This 8-day luxury tour of Darjeeling and Northeastern India starts in Calcutta at the city’s famous Polo Club, and continues on to fragrant Darjeeling, with a tour and stay at Glenburn Tea Estate, rounding off in Sikkim, with its friendly locals, and incredible mountain views.

Interest Post-covid, Wellness
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $7,000

Extravagant India: An Engagement in Regal Rajasthan

This 14-day itinerary is ideal for a couple seeking a truly luxurious and romantic getaway together in exotic India. Punctuated with magical moments, this trip perfect for making unforgettable memories and perhaps even a special proposal to last a lifetime.

Interest Romance
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,600

From Bollywood to Ancient Ruins: A Journey Through India and Sri Lanka

Take a thrilling trip through India and Sri Lanka, spending 17 days meandering from Mumbai’s iconic Bollywood, down the backwaters of Kerala, exploring colonial Cochin. You’ll fly onwards to Sri Lanka, where you’ll explore its ancient wonders like the Temple of Tooth, all the while staying in luxury hotels.

Interests Romance, Unesco
Duration
17 days / 16 nights
Price Per Person
From $17,600

Highlights of Madhya Pradesh

Especially suited to those who have already been to India and experienced the typical Rajasthan route, this trip takes travelers on a dynamic introductory journey through the heart of the country. The 10-day itinerary includes visits to numerous highlights of the lesser-visited central Indian state, many of which hold special cultural and historical significance.

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,600

India in Style with Remote Lands & Oberoi Hotels

Experience the rich flavors, tastes, smells, sights and sounds of beautiful India. From architectural wonders to cultural treasures and natural beauties, you’ll revel in them all over eleven shining days and ten unforgettable nights spent in utter luxury at Oberoi hotels

Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,000

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