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Madhya Pradesh Weather And Best Time To Visit Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has long been a hotspot for tourists because of its central location and historic culture. You can see the influences of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain heritage in innumerable monuments and temples all across the state. It is the state that won the Best Tourism State National Award for three years in a row, i.e. 2015, 2016, and 2017. The landscape of the state is as diverse as the culture itself, with plains and plateaus accompanied by the mountain ranges of Satpuras and Vindhyas. Approximately half of the state is forested and provides a unique insight into the local wildlife. Read on to find the best time and weathers to visit the state of Madhya Pradesh and enjoy all its varied attractions under optimum conditions.
Summer (March – June)
Summers in Madhya Pradesh are characterized by hot and dry weather owing to its central location in India. The season kicks off from March and stays till the end of June. The weather is scorching during the day and warm during the nights. It is not the ideal time to visit the state because of its dry and fiery climate. That being said, summer is the perfect time to visit the Satpura hills as the temperatures drop due to the increase in altitude. If you live in India and are looking to beat the heat, Pachmarhi is an excellent destination to explore during these sweltering months. Although it could possibly be a good time to visit the Kanha, Pench, and Bandhavgarh National Parks; the tigers and other wildlife are restricted to areas near water sources because of the heat.
Monsoon (July – October)
The monsoon season arrives in Madhya Pradesh after a long spell of scorching hot summer and brings relief to the people and wildlife alike. The hills of Vindhya and Satpura are invigorated and covered in lush forests. Though the fresh greenery gives the landscape a lush cover, it is not an ideal time to visit the National Parks from a traveler's perspective. However, there are a few places in the state that are perfect to explore in this weather. Famous locally as the Niagara Falls of India, the Chitrakoot Falls are gushing with water and make for a spectacular view during the monsoon. During this season, you can find multiple hotels with offers and discounts especially targeted towards tourists.
Winter (November – February)
Winter is the best season to visit Madhya Pradesh for tourist activities. The climate is agreeable, although a bit chilly at nights and the atmosphere is often dense with fog. The weather remains to be ideal for local sightseeing tours and visits to the various National Parks in the state. The months of November through February are the perfect times to visit the popular cities of Indore, Bhopal, and Gwalior, or make a trip to the temples of Khajuraho or Sanchi's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Winter also happens to be the best season to go on wildlife safaris in Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, or Pench National Park. The famed Pachmarhi Utsav is also conducted during these months.