India on a budget: Highs and lows of off-peak season travel

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Winter season draws in the most visitors to India. The weather is pleasant for most parts of the country and many of its fairs and festivals are held during that time. In contrast, the monsoon season makes traveling around India difficult while not many are interested to visit during the summer season when the weather can get too hot.

As can be expected, off-peak season in India is mostly due to the high temperatures and high humidity. Summer peaks from May to June and most areas experience temperature of 35 to 40 degrees Celsius. Most tourists find this temperature exhausting and extremely uncomfortable, when combined with the high humidity.

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If that doesn’t deter you, then you can experience India without too many other tourists, making for a more laid-back vibe. Summer in India is also the best time to travel to the Himalayas for a cool retreat. Some areas also offer opportunities for adventure sports such as trekking, paragliding, and angling.

Apart from these perks, airlines, tour operators, hotels, and travel companies offer many deals to make up for the low number of travelers. One can expect discounted prices on fares and lodging, assortment of freebies, and special offers to make the trip more pleasant.

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Off-season travel also entails an easier visa application process. Visit the Cox & Kings Global Services website for information about the types of Indian visas and corresponding requirements.


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