Best Time to Visit North East India
Unblemished and unexplored – North East is one priceless crown jewel of India. Essentially known for its unique tribes and their cultures, charming hill stations, azure high altitude lakes and many other wondrous places bestowed upon the region by nature, North East India amuses and surprises travellers all through the year. North East is always a great place for a getaway from our daily life and with stays in resorts of Kaziranga, Assam, holiday turns much more mesmerizing.  

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However, every place has that one best season or time when it can be seen in its full glory. In the case of North East India, that time falls between the months of November and May because, during the rest of the period, there is a probability of rainfall affecting one’s holiday plans.

The best time to visit North East India, however, majorly depends upon the places you wish to cover during your trip. It also depends upon your preferences, for instance, if you desire to catch a live snowfall or it is sunshine that makes you happy. Nevertheless, the season-wise description of the region we have brought for you below will help you plan your trip in a better and safer way! Don't forget to check out our 
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Here are the best seasons to visit North East India:


North East India in Summer

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The duration of the summer season varies from state to state in the region, but generally speaking, the months of April, May and June mark the presence of the season in the region.

In most parts of the state, the summer months offer a pleasant climate, making it the most ideal season of the year from the tourism point of view. However, certain parts of the state like the lower altitude regions of Arunachal Pradesh may experience the mercury hitting up to 40 degree Celsius on some summer days.

Nonetheless, the temperature during summer in most parts of the region does not exceed 30 degree Celsius. Hence, you can plan your vacation to northeast India to experience an uninterrupted fun in the lap of nature with almost clear skies smiling down at you.

Some of the places you must visit in the region in the summer season are Kaziranga National Park, Ziro Valley, Tawang Monastery, Jaintia Hills, Dawki River, and Nathu La among many others which can easily be reached in summer days. Besides, there is a wide range of activities that can be enjoyed here during the season including kayaking, boating, mountain biking, landscape photography, caving, etc.

Average day temperature in summers: Ranges from 22 degree Celsius to 38 degree Celsius

Average night temperature in summers: Ranges from 10 degree Celsius to 22 degree Celsius

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North East India in Winter

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The winter season in most parts of the region begins around the end of October month and lasts till the beginning of March.  

While some parts of northeast India experience cold winters with low temperatures, other parts of the region feature extremely cold climate with night temperatures touching a minimum of minus 10 at nights. In the lower altitude regions, the winter season is a great time to explore the pretty hill stations and unique tribal cultures. Though for the patrons of snow and extremely cold weather conditions, the snowbound villages and hill stations of northeast India are indeed a treat during winters. There are many stunning places especially in sikkim to visit

Snowfalls are common in the upper parts of the region during the months of November, December, January, and sometimes even February. However, many parts of the region become inaccessible for short or long periods due to snow during the season. 
Winter season is also an ideal time for your visit to northeast India if you want to explore Kaziranga National Park and experience the cultural extravaganza at the Hornbill Festival.

Average day temperature in the region during winter months: Ranges between 12 degree Celsius to 22 degree Celsius.

Average night temperature in the region during winter months: Ranges between sub-zero to 10 degree Celsius.

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North East India in Monsoon

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The monsoon season normally arrives in northeast India on the conclusion of June month and drenches the valley and hills up to September.

The region exhibits the character of the tropical climate and experiences rainfalls that range from heavy to extremely heavy. The incessant rainfalls affect the road conditions in the region, hampering the movement of vehicles. Considering the road blockages and landslides you may have to face on your trip to northeast India during the monsoon season, it is advisable to skip this part of the year to explore the place. In gangtok. there are numerous places to visit which will amaze you. 

On the other hand, the monsoon season is a good time to visit northeast India if you want to witness the wide range of scenic waterfalls, the region houses, in all their glory. Also, the atmosphere here becomes vibrant during these months, owing to heavy rainfalls. Most of the adventure activities, however, cannot be availed during the rainy season in northeast India. Don't forget to check out our guide on the top meghalaya trip packages

Average day temperature in the region during monsoons: Ranges between 18 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius.

Average night temperature in the region during monsoons: Ranges between 9 to 20 degree Celsius.

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