The time of year you are planning to visit India is a significant matter. The rainy season or monsoon runs from the end of May to the beginning of September, depending on the area of the country. The hottest months in India are April and May, the Indian summer, when temperatures rise well above 40 degrees Celsius. The mildest weather is experienced from December to April in most of India. We encourage you to purchase a well-established travel guide to India, such as those published by the Lonely Planet, Fodor's, and the Rough Guide. These books will help you determine when to travel, what inoculations you might need, what other sorts of medicine you may want to bring, the kinds of weather to expect, advice on excursions while you are in India, and other useful information. You may want to visit the website of the Center for Disease Control for current recommended inoculations and other health issues:
You might also want to visit the State Department's Travel Advisory page:
India is generally a safe country for the citizens to visit, and is considered politically stable. However, certain areas, such as the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India, remain off-limits to tourists.
Please Note That All Citizens Must Obtain A Visa For Travel In India. Visas Are Easily Available From The Indian Consulates Listed Below.