The best time to visit Uttar Pradesh is October, just after the monsoon, when the climate is fresh and pleasantly warm. By the end of November it’s getting chilly at night, and quite cold in December and January, when fog may cause train delays. By mid-January it starts to warm up, and by April it can be uncomfortably hot, with dusty dry winds. The arrival of the monsoon in June breaks the heat but can itself impede travel and other activities, with the possibility of flooding.

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