India in March

The vastness and geographically diversity of India make generalizing about the weather a fool’s errand, though we shall try. The northern Himalayan parts of the nation can be covered in snow while the southern beaches be mired in monsoonal winds and rain. Northern India is considered generally cooler, though outside the highest mountain peaks never really cold, while the south is tropical, the central interior hot and dry. The ‘winter’ is generally considered the best time to visit India for most regions.

December to March in Northern India is cool and mainly dry. The year's coldest months are December and January, when temperatures average around 10–15 °C (50–59 °F) in the northwest. In January to February, certain regions such as Himachal Pradesh in the far north can see heavy bursts of rain, and heavy snowfall at elevations over 2,000 meters. Winter highs in New Delhi, the nation’s capital, range from 16 to 21 °C (61 to 70 °F), with a light rainfall of under 20 mm per day. Without the searing heat of summer it is one of the best times to visit. Delhi serving as an excellent starting base to explore the diverse surrounding northern regions, from the dusty deserts of Rajasthan in the west to the snowcapped Himalayan mountains to the north.

Winter in Southern India sees January as the coldest month.  It is the best time to visit the country due to the cool(er) temperatures and relative dryness. Again, the weather varies significantly depending on where you are. Temperatures get higher towards the equator, peaking around 20–25 °C (68–77 °F) in mainland India's southeast. Maharashtra, parts of Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh are cooler states. Minimum temperatures in western Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh hover around 10 °C (50 °F). The much visited states of Goa and Kerala on the Malabar Coast see highs of 30 °C  (86 °F) and lows of 22 (72 °F), with almost zero rain in winter. Many head to the coastal areas here as the cool breeze off the Indian Ocean moderates the weather.
 

 

Suggested Itineraries

Classic India

Explore India’s age-old culture and witness its beauty across its most popular destinations on this 14-day journey. Travel through New Delhi’s bustling Chandni Chowk market, to the steps of the iconic Taj Mahal, into the bushland home of royal tigers, and the banks of the sacred Ganges river, all while staying at some of the country’s most luxurious hotels.

Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $14,500

A Journey Through Bengal: Bangladesh and India

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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

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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

Central India Cultural Highlights

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Interest Heritage
Duration
11 days / 10 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,900

Culture and Wilderness: Glamping in Central India

Plunge into the untouched beauty of central India on this unforgettable 14-day journey around some of the country’s most historic sites. Discover the matchless natural beauty of this lesser-visited region as you hike, explore and camp in ultimate luxury.

Interests Glamping, Wildlife, Post-covid, Wellness
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $13,300

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

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