Winter in India: Delhi & Agra
Winter begins in late November or early December and reaches its peak in January, with average temperatures settling around 12–13 °C. If you are visiting India’s capital for the first time, you might feel the winter bit unpredictable – mild and sunny day yet very cold and breezy night. But if you frequent India’s capital; you will definitely learn to appreciate the cool, uncomplicated, interesting weather.
The highlights that should be on the top of your list include – The Red Fort, India Gate, Akshardam temple, Qutab Minar, Jantar Mantar, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Bahai (Lotus) Temple, Laxminarayan Temple (Birla Mandir), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.
The list however is endless, and one article or blog will never suffice the list. Try to leave your accommodation facility a little early since some of these shut down early during winters. The highlights take you back to history, royal grand and grandeurs, the charm of simplicity and bring closer the sense of purity and holy feeling. The street foods, parathe wali gali, sight and sound of busy roads, shopping at Dilli haat, everything makes Delhi an entirely different – populated with youthful vibes – city.
The Winter season in Agra starts in October and extends roughly till March, marked by pleasant weather and cool breezes, which make sightseeing cool. This is also the peak tourist season and prices for hotels and restaurants skyrocket. So, try to book your accommodation early. The best thing to see here is the Taj Mahal, and then you have Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri etc. There are a number of shopping (known as Bazaars) where you can shop traditional artifacts, unique arts and crafts products. The entire city remains populated with tourists who want to live a unique travelling experience.