Travelling during Monsoon Season
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 13, 2012 4:45 AM Last Post By: krajeshsr
May 9, 2012 1:43 PM
Travelling during Monsoon SeasonHi there,
My name is Rachel. I'm 28 years old and have been living between New York and Ireland most of my life. I am considering going to India for about 6 weeks by myself in July and August. I know this is definitely not the best time to go anywhere in India, but I will be back studying in Ireland at the start of September and this is the only time I will be able to get away for ages.
I am thinking of volunteering for about 3 weeks in Jodhpur and then would like to do the golden triangle. Possibly Rishikesh too. My main concern is the weather. Will there be nothing but rain in these areas in July and August or is it kind of off and on?
I have so many other questions, but I think this is a good one to start with. Any other advise for a solo female traveler in India would be much appreciated.
May 9, 2012 4:54 PM
Rajasthan area where you are spending most of your time is in the arid desert region of India and the rains there when they come are off and on and definately very welcome as they bring much needed water to the otherwise dry region and relief from the heat of May and June and you are sure to see kids running around in the rain and enjoying the early monsoon showers.
Some areas deep in the Thar desert such as Jaisalmer (west of Jodhpur) hardly get any rain even during monsoons. Areas closer to Delhi (Agra, Jaipur) will likely get good rain during July and August and Rishikesh will get more rain then Jodhpur area.
You will be fine in July and August and can even look forward to the Monsoons in India. Yes, at times inconvenient but also nature's light and sound show to behold !
May 9, 2012 6:52 PM
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