India In April: Weather & Travel Tips

With winter firmly behind us and the warmth of summer on the horizon, April invites travellers to experience India's diverse weather palette. From the arid deserts of Rajasthan to the cool retreats of Darjeeling, this month presents a captivating mix of climates and adventures. Here’s our guide to the weather in India in April.

Is April a good time to visit India?

April welcomes travellers with open arms, unveiling springtime splendour across India. The weather in India in April is quite favourable. It's a golden window for sightseeing, wildlife safaris, and thrilling outdoor adventures. 

Yet, be mindful that as April progresses, some corners of India may witness rising heat and humidity. Therefore, crafting your itinerary with the weather in mind ensures a delightful exploration of India's multifaceted charm.

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Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, India © Shutterstock

Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, India © Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in India in April

April brings the arrival of spring across India, accompanied by rising temperatures. r. It's a great time to explore India's diverse landscapes, but it's advisable to stay hydrated and sun-protected as the heat intensifies.

April temperatures on India's west coast

The air temperatures along the west of India, including Mumbai, Goa, and Kerala, remain consistently warm, typically ranging from 28°C to 35°C (82°F to 95°F).

Sea temperatures oscillate around 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F). These regions offer ideal conditions for enjoying the beaches and engaging in water activities in April. 

April temperatures on India's east coast

On the east coast, places like Chennai, Puducherry, and Odisha also enjoy warm weather. The air temperatures in April range from 28°C to 36°C (82°F to 97°F), providing an inviting atmosphere.

Sea temperatures along the east coast in April are within the 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F) range. This creates opportunities for sunbathing, water sports, and coastal exploration. 

April temperatures in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands continue to offer warm sea temperatures, maintaining around 28°C to 30°C (82°F to 86°F) in April.

The air temperatures typically range from 27°C to 35°C (81°F to 95°F) This makes it an ideal time to visit this destination — especially for those seeking a tropical island experience with crystal-clear waters for various aquatic adventures.

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Golden Temple, Sri Harmandir Sahib © Shutterstock

Can it rain in India in April?

April ushers in India's pre-monsoon season, introducing a hint of rain to the landscape. While it's not a full-blown monsoon, some areas, especially in southern and eastern India, might witness light rainfall or occasional showers. 

These weather surprises can potentially affect popular tourist destinations. To stay ahead of the weather's capricious nature, it's advisable to keep an eye on local forecasts while planning your adventure.

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What about the crowd & cost?

April in India can be a bit tricky when it comes to crowds and costs. While it's not as crowded as the peak winter season, it's still considered a tourist season, particularly in destinations with pleasant weather. 

Accommodation prices and travel expenses may be slightly higher than during the off-peak months, so budget accordingly. To avoid larger crowds, consider exploring less touristy areas.

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Mumbai, India © Shutterstock

What to wear in India in April?

April can be warm in most parts of India, so lightweight, breathable clothing is a must. T-shirts, shorts, and dresses are suitable for daytime outings. 

In northern regions, consider carrying a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for sun protection. Comfortable sandals or walking shoes are essential for exploring. It's also wise to bring a scarf or shawl for temple visits or to cover up in more conservative areas.

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Sunset Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India

Sunset Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, India © Shutterstock

What to do in India in April

April brings with it a vibrant tapestry of experiences in India, where the diversity of cultures, festivals, and natural beauty comes to life in breathtaking ways. 

Celebrate Baisakhi

Celebrate the vibrant festival of Baisakhi in the state of Punjab. Join in the festivities with traditional dance, music, and delicious Punjabi cuisine. The festival marks the harvest season and the Sikh New Year.

Bohag Bihu

In the northeastern state of Assam, April brings Bohag Bihu, a celebration of the Assamese New Year and the onset of the Assamese spring. Enjoy traditional dance, music, and delicious Assamese dishes during this joyous festival.

Go tea tasting in Darjeeling

Visit the picturesque tea gardens of Darjeeling in West Bengal and discover the world-renowned Darjeeling tea. Take a tea-tasting tour to learn about the tea-making process and enjoy the serene landscapes of the Himalayan foothills.

Visit Cherrapunji

Explore the beautiful and rainy region of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. Known for its lush greenery and waterfalls, Cherrapunji is a paradise for nature lovers. Don't forget to visit the Living Root bridges and experience the unique landscape.

Trek in Himachal

April is an excellent time for trekking in Himachal Pradesh. Choose from a variety of trekking routes in the region, such as the Triund Trek or the Hampta Pass Trek, and witness the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.


Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 17.10.2023

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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