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Best time to visit Andhra Pradesh

The land of Nizams, pearls and extravagant natural wonders, Andhra Pradesh, is a traveller’s delight. Warm people, flavourful food and a remarkable culture make this a land that invites you to explore and experience its delights. The state’s long and rich history affords it regal mien that is apparent throughout the state; in its culture, in its forts and palaces, in its art forms and even its food.

In Andhra Pradesh food is a sub-culture within itself. Boasting a decadent mix of spices, the delicate flavours make a wonderful interplay on your taste buds. This interplay can be observed in all aspects of Andhra’s culture. Traditions are kept alive with a modern twist which make them more relatable to the newer generations. Art forms like Ikat and Pearl Kalamkari have managed to keep pace with time by evolving over the ages.

Andhra Pradesh seems to have it all: natural beauty, long history, religious affluence and a sumptuous culinary culture. All these sides combine to make the state a perfect holiday destination. Everything here seems to have the ‘Nawabi’ touch.Andhra Pradesh Tourism is indeed spectaclar and is a must visit place 

Such a lively place needs a leisurely exploration that allows the essence of the place to seep into your psyche, bit by bit. With so much to explore, you’d better have your itinerary ready. But do you know the best time to visit Andhra Pradesh? Here’s a quick look at the seasons that will help you decide.

Peak Season - In the hot summer months between March and May, the temperatures can go as high as 45°C. The coastal weather adds humidity to the mix and makes summer an uncomfortable time to be in Andhra Pradesh. Surprisingly, this is the peak season for the state’s hill stations owing to school vacations.

Shoulder Season - The pleasant weather during the winter season, November to February, makes it the best time to visit Andhra Pradesh. The days are cool, and the nights are cooler. This is the perfect season to explore the state without being hindered by the heat or rains.

Low Season - Between June to September, the rains rejuvenate Andhra Pradesh and bring blessed relief from the summer heat. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy the fresh natural bounty of the state without the crowds.

Travel Season Min./Max. Temperature Season
October - February 16 - 25°C Cool and Plesant
March - June 28 - 45°C Warm to Hot
July - September 25 - 32°C Moderate Rainfall

Andhra Pradesh In Winter (October - February)

Temperature - During winter the average temperature in Andhra is around 20°C and it ranges between a very pleasant 16 - 25°C. The lower temperatures are seen during the night and early mornings.

Weather - Clear days and crisp evenings. This is what most of Andhra Pradesh experiences during winter. Fresh from the refreshing showers of monsoon, the entire state is covered under a green cloak. You can spend the entire day outside without worrying about the weather. It is pleasant throughout without getting too hot or too cold. Even the coastal areas lose a bit of their humidity to make for enjoyable beach sojourns.

Significance - Andhra Pradesh celebrates many festivals during winter. From the well-known ones like Pongal and Makar Sankranti to the local favourites like Lumbini Festival and Ugadi, winter is one long celebration. Of special note is the Antarvedi Chariot Festival which is a grand spectacle that celebrates the marriage of Lord Narasimha to Goddess Lakshmi.

Why you should visit now - Although this is not the peak season in Andhra Pradesh, you will enjoy your holiday better because of the agreeable weather. You can explore to your heart’s content and still not be tired at the end of the day. If you’re someone who prefers to follow a set itinerary, you’ll love it here in winter. You can complete your explorations without any unexpected interruptions from the weather.
Then there are the festivals that display the state’s cultural abundance. The celebrations are grand, and the fervor is simply amazing. Be a part of local celebrations and get swept away by a wave of festive euphoria. Catch a performance of local music and dance performances. The folk music is said to have its origins in Carnatic music. Andhra Pradesh in winter is a veritable feast for culture lovers. There are really some amazing places to visit in Andhra Pradesh,so make sure to check it out

Things to know before the visit - While it may not be as crowded as the peak season, expect to find some crowds, especially around the major tourist attractions. The hill stations such as Lambasingi and Ananthagiri are in full bloom and you will find more visitors here than in the cities. It would be advisable to book your travel and accommodation well in advance. Most of the cultural festivals happen between December and February, so plan your holiday accordingly.

Tips - Though it doesn’t get too cold in winter, carry your woollens and a light jacket to protect from the early morning and evening chill. Use plenty of moisturiser and dress in layers so that you stay comfortable throughout the day. Engage the services of a good guide who can take you off the usual tourist track. The Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary and Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuaries come alive during this season, so do include both in your holiday plans. There’s nothing more exciting than a winter safari.

Andhra Pradesh In Summer (March - June)

Temperature - Andhra Pradesh is a hot place in summers. With daytime temperature averaging 40°C, they can go as high as 45°C on the hottest days. Things cool down for the evening, but the temperature hovers around 28°C.

Weather - The heat rules Andhra Pradesh during summer. With its close proximity to the ocean, the coastal areas add humidity into the mix, making this season uncomfortably sticky. May and June are the hottest months of the season. You might experience a few stray thunderstorms which alleviates the heat but adds to the humidity. It is significantly cooler on the hill stations which see the most number of tourists during summer.

Significance - This is hill station season in Andhra Pradesh. Tourists, as well as locals, flock to the nearest hill station to escape from the relentless heat. In the cities, the waterparks are always full while indoor tourist attractions see the most footfall.

Why you should visit now - With schools shut for the summer vacations, the touristy side of the state comes to the fore. This is a good time to explore Andhra Pradesh’s cultural heritage in its museums and at performance venues. You can go on a culinary tour around the cities and shop for local crafts and handlooms. The malls in the city offer a respite from the searing afternoon heat. But the real summer action in Andhra is happening on its hill stations.

Horsely Hills, Tirumala, Nagari Hills and others welcome visitors to sample the delights of a hill station holiday. The mountains and valleys are significantly cooler and are the perfect holiday destinations.

Things to know before the visit - Though the cities will be mostly free of crowds, museums and temples will still be crowded. Book your tickets in advance wherever possible. If you’re headed to any of the hill stations, make it point to book your accommodation beforehand.

Tips - Pack light clothes and carry a good sunscreen with a strong SPF. Take your caps and umbrellas when you’re out and about. Avoid eating roadside food and always keep a water bottle handy.

Andhra Pradesh In Monsoon (July - September)

Temperature - After a baking summer, monsoon comes as a soothing relief from the hammering heat. The temperatures climb down into the low 30s and average around 28°C. While daytime temperatures can be as high as 32°C, nights are cooler at around 25°C or lower.

Weather - Rains start making their presence felt by the end of June. Andhra Pradesh receives heavy rainfall, with the coastal areas getting the most of it. The rains cool down the weather but also bring along humidity. Nature is in full bloom and the air is laden with freshness.

Significance - Andhra Pradesh in monsoon takes on a magical, serene quality. Far removed from the summer heat and the tourist rush, you can explore the state at your leisure. Tranquillity reigns at most tourist attractions while the temples buzz with the vigour of spirituality.

Why you should visit now - If you want to experience the soul of Andhra Pradesh, without any of its modern trappings, monsoon is the best time to do so. The rains wash away the flashy veneer to leave behind the pure essence of a land that has a long history of over 1500 years. The soaring temples and the majestic forts of Andhra Pradesh are accorded an air of solemnity by the rains that is magnified by the cloudy, overcast skies. This Andhra is much different from the usual one that welcomes visitors during the other two seasons.

Things to know before the visit - Due to heavy rains, Andhra Pradesh doesn’t see many tourists during monsoon. If you’re planning your holiday around this season keep an open itinerary as your plans will be at the mercy of rain gods.

Tips - Carry weatherproof luggage and plenty of light clothes that dry easily. Do not forget sturdy rain gear and a pair of good sandals or gumboots. Carry a water bottle with you and be wary of street food.

So, if you’ve decided your best time to visit this vivacious state, drop into the nearest Thomas Cook branch to book your holiday. Or visit the website to book your holiday online. Thomas Cook’s holiday packages are designed keeping your holiday goals in mind.There are also amazing Andhra Pradesh Tour Packages to choose from,here at Thomas Cook.You can also check out more ways on How to reach Andhra Pradesh

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