Rajasthan is a jewel of India and is filled with incredible architecture, rich culture, unique festivals and countless natural wonders. We spent five months travelling through India and visited the incredible state of Rajasthan in April. Travelling to Rajasthan in April comes with its pros and cons. In this article we will pass on our first hand knowledge of what it was like to travel to one of India’s hottest places during summer.
Is April a good time to visit Rajasthan? April is the middle of summer in Rajasthan and it’s one of the hottest months of the year for the region. The weather in April will be clear and calm with no rain and temperatures ranging between 32℃ to 48 °C. Despite the hot climates many travellers still visit Rajasthan in April to take advantage of the low crowds and great discounted prices.
During our time in Rajasthan in April we visited Udaipur the incredible white city, Bikaner the Red City, Jaipur the pink city and Jaisalmer the enchanting golden city. Although April is considered the low season in Rajasthan, we had an incredible time and did not let the heat get in the way of exploring these unforgettable travel destinations.
There are many factors to consider when choosing to travel to Rajasthan, one of India’s hottest places in summer. In this article we will reveal our first hand experience of travelling to Rajasthan in April including all the pros and cons and how to deal with the hot Rajasthani sun!
You can also watch our journey in Rajasthan live in action in our travel vlogs:
Table of Contents
- Rajasthan Weather in April
- Tips for Surviving the Rajasthani Heat in April
- Rajasthan Crowds in April
- Discounts in Rajasthan in April
- Top Recommended Travel Destinations in Rajasthan
The Weather in Rajasthan in April
Temperatures: 32℃ to 48℃
Rain: Zero to Low
Skies: Clear & Blue
April is the middle of summer in Rajasthan and although temperatures will soar well into the 30’s and 40’s it’s not actually the hottest month of the year…thats May! When we travelled to Rajasthan it was definitely hot, hot, hot and the average temperature we encountered was about 39℃. However, the heat is a very dry, so it’s much more tolerable than the humid heat of places such as Southern India.
One good thing about travelling to Rajasthan in April is that you will encounter beautiful clear skies with no wind or rain which is great for sightseeing. Many travellers complain of increased fog, smog and grey skies in the winter months, so you can avoid these problems altogether if you visit Rajasthan in April. Yes it is hot…VERY HOT…however there are ways we learnt to deal with the heat and we will go into more detail about these next.
Tips for Surviving the Rajasthani Heat in April
If you decide to travel to Rajasthan in April it’s important to plan accordingly so you can enjoy your time and experience all that this incredible state has to offer. After spending one month in a Rajasthani summer we definitely have some great tips on how to beat the heat:
Time Your Outings
This one is probably the most helpful tip. Peak heat will hit between 11am – 3pm, so if you are planning to explore outdoors then time your excursions for morning or early evening. This means you will be able enjoy your outdoor adventure without baring the brunt of the hottest time of day.
There are plenty of indoor activities you can choose for midday or you can use this time to relax in your hotel or in the pool if you are lucky enough to have access to one. Our favourite way to spend midday was to enjoy a long lunch in an air conditioned restaurant, more on this below.
Have a long lunch
We would often spend the hottest part of the day leisurely enjoying a full Indian feast in an air conditioned restaurant. This was a great way to keep cool during those hottest hours and also enjoy trying lots of new and yummy dishes! It is easy to find an air condition restaurant in Rajasthan and you can find them to suit every budget!
Take a Travel Umbrella
Having an umbrella to protect you from the sun while outdoors is a great tip that we actually picked up from the locals. You will notice many locals using this hack and it really does help keep you cool in the scorching sun. We recommend to pack a lightweight travel umbrella so that it’s easy to carry in your day bag.