Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Asia > India
Reload this Page >

Travelling To India

Travelling To India

Old Nov 13, 18, 3:40 am
  #1  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
Travelling To India

Our family (husband and wife both age 45, son age 10, daughter age 8) is interested in traveling to India in late-december/early-January 2019 [moderator edit to remove commercial link]. We recognize this is possibly the worst time to visit India given the heat, but that would be the only time our children have sufficient time off from school for a trip.
We would like to travel for approximately two weeks, inclusive of international flights (roughly ten days in India). We'd like to see the usual tourist sites in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur as well as spending a few days in one of the national parks in the hopes of catching a glimpse of a tiger.
Main question: Are we insane to consider traveling in late December/early January, especially with children? Will the heat just be too stifling to enjoy sight-seeing?
Thanks in advance!

Last edited by NewbieRunner; Nov 20, 18 at 10:54 am Reason: Removed commercial link
Sam Alam is offline  
Old Nov 13, 18, 7:50 am
  #2  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi, India
Programs: Bonvoy Ambassador & Lifetime Titanium, IHG Plat, HH Gold, Trident Plat, DL Diamond, AI Maharajah
Posts: 26,545
heat in late december/early january????
Beltway2A likes this.
Keyser is online now  
Old Nov 13, 18, 10:25 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Under the Cone of Silence
Programs: UA Gold; AA Gold; HH Silver; National Exec; CONTROL SecretAgent Platinum; KAOS EvilFlyer Gold
Posts: 1,151
Originally Posted by Sam Alam View Post
Our family (husband and wife both age 45, son age 10, daughter age 8) is interested in traveling to India in late-december/early-January 2019. We recognize this is possibly the worst time to visit India given the heat, but that would be the only time our children have sufficient time off from school for a trip.
We would like to travel for approximately two weeks, inclusive of international flights (roughly ten days in India). We'd like to see the usual tourist sites in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur as well as spending a few days in one of the national parks in the hopes of catching a glimpse of a tiger.
Main question: Are we insane to consider traveling in late December/early January, especially with children? Will the heat just be too stifling to enjoy sight-seeing?
Thanks in advance!
Heat is not an issue in that time frame, it's actually pleasant/cool at that time in that region. Heat is more of an issue in the late spring. The bigger challenge you will encounter is flight scheduling and cost, because, as you noted, Christmas break is when kids have time off from school so that's peak time when lots of people will travel to India, whether for tourism or family visits.
Maxwell Smart is offline  
Old Nov 13, 18, 4:39 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: RDU
Programs: DL SM, AAdvantage, SPG
Posts: 959
Originally Posted by Sam Alam View Post
Our family (husband and wife both age 45, son age 10, daughter age 8) is interested in traveling to India in late-december/early-January 2019. We recognize this is possibly the worst time to visit India given the heat, but that would be the only time our children have sufficient time off from school for a trip.
We would like to travel for approximately two weeks, inclusive of international flights (roughly ten days in India). We'd like to see the usual tourist sites in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur as well as spending a few days in one of the national parks in the hopes of catching a glimpse of a tiger.
Main question: Are we insane to consider traveling in late December/early January, especially with children? Will the heat just be too stifling to enjoy sight-seeing?
Thanks in advance!
As has been mentioned, the heat won't be a problem. It will likely even be cool enough to need a jacket in the evenings. Fog is also a consideration during Dec/Jan when flights and trains in Delhi/Agra can be delayed.

If you can get over the often insane prices of flying to India during the Christmas season, it is a great time to visit.

Last edited by FlyerWx; Nov 14, 18 at 4:28 pm Reason: Edited months of fog from Jan/Feb to Dec/Jan
FlyerWx is offline  
Old Nov 14, 18, 12:58 am
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi, India
Programs: Bonvoy Ambassador & Lifetime Titanium, IHG Plat, HH Gold, Trident Plat, DL Diamond, AI Maharajah
Posts: 26,545
Originally Posted by FlyerWx View Post
It will likely even be cool enough to need a jacket in the evenings.
it will be much cooler than that....the temperature is likely to be in the mid-low teens during the day & in the single digits during the night....i remember the temperature going down to 0 c a couple of years ago in the first week of january....
Keyser is online now  
Old Nov 19, 18, 1:09 am
  #6  
Suspended
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 5
Thank You So Much All, Highly Appreciated
Sam Alam is offline  
Old Jan 8, 19, 6:55 am
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
why don't you include GOA in your list? its best place, you must visit GOA. Just think on it.

BTW till Feb end its almost winter season in India.
Bhairavi is offline  
Old Jan 9, 19, 8:20 am
  #8  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi, India
Programs: Bonvoy Ambassador & Lifetime Titanium, IHG Plat, HH Gold, Trident Plat, DL Diamond, AI Maharajah
Posts: 26,545
Originally Posted by Bhairavi View Post
why don't you include GOA in your list? its best place, you must visit GOA. Just think on it.

BTW till Feb end its almost winter season in India.
goa is not really an attraction for people coming to india....there are far better places outside india if you just want to visit the beach....
Keyser is online now  
Old Jan 10, 19, 6:23 am
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 8
Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
goa is not really an attraction for people coming to india....there are far better places outside india if you just want to visit the beach....
Yes that's true.
Bhairavi is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread