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India in March

March weather in India & where to go

March is a month of two halves, with the first two weeks being warm, and the last two weeks being very hot, especially in the afternoons. The heat brings with it the dry season, and shorter grasses – excellent for spotting India’s wildlife. In fact, we do consider March to April to be the best time for seeing wild tigers in India.

March is a great month for seeing wild tigers, but it can get quite hot, especially towards the end of the month.

If you don’t mind the heat, and you want wildlife, you need to consider travelling in March. With the green season over, and a hotter, dryer climate edging in, the grass is shorter and more revealing for animals that would usually hide in the shadows. At this time, sightings of tigers can be easier, with no long grasses, including tigers, Asiatic lions and even Asiatic leopards if you are lucky. Similar to safaris in Africa, dryer weather also means fewer or smaller water sources, encouraging animals to gather together. This is also a great time to see the one horned rhino in Kaziranga National Park.

Up in the Himalayas, snow leopards can still be seen on our pioneering safaris as they explore the lower reaches of the mountains in search of prey. Our safaris involve camping, so are not for the feint hearted, but for the real wildlife enthusiast.

The rest of India is good at this time too, although you do have to bear in mind it can get rather hot in the day. In the south, around Kerala, it can get a bit sticky, especially in the afternoons and evenings. If you want to combine some culture in Delhi, Agra or Rajasthan, just make sure you have light clothing to stop you from overheating in the afternoons.

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