India weather & when to go: February

February overview

February is dry and sunny throughout India, making it an excellent time of year for an Indian holiday. In a similar vein to January, the temperature in the country’s far northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim will be cold, and there is likely to be snow on the ground. The mercury rises the further south you travel and daytime temperatures of 30°C are typical in coastal Kerala and Goa.

February's weather in detail

Kashmir & Himalayas

Visit India’s far north in February and you'll need to wrap up warm. It's in the middle of winter and there's often snow on the ground. Days tend to be bright and sunny though so no reason not to explore if you're wearing the right clothing. Lower altitude places like Rishikesh and Corbett National Park are much quieter at this time of year.

Kerala, Goa & the South

Throughout February in southern India you'll find hot sunshine and rain-free days. The temperatures are ideal for lazing on the beach or exploring the backwaters of Kerala by boat. Culture fans will find the heat a little sapping in the middle of the day, so set out in the cooler mornings to explore the exotic temples of Kanchipuram and Tanjore.

Mumbai & central India

February in central India is ideal for holiday relaxation and sightseeing. Expect plenty of sunshine and hot (but not uncomfortable) temperatures. You may well be setting out early in the chill of the morning to sightsee or enjoy game drives so pack some warm clothing. There's no rain at all at this time of year so you can leave the umbrella at home.

Rajasthan & the Golden Triangle

Throughout February in Rajasthan, Delhi and Agra you'll enjoy warm sunny days that are just made for exploring. Chances are you'll be setting out early in the chill of the morning to avoid the crowds at the Taj Mahal, Meherangarth Fort and Fatehpur Sikri so be sure to pack a warm jacket too.

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