India is undoubtedly one of the most preferred locations for travellers all over the world but the hot and humid conditions in the country can really make you regret your decision. So before you make a trip to ‘incredible India’ we name a list of places that could be extreme in temperatures and so be avoided.
Churu, Rajasthan – Indian summers are most infamous for the high temperatures and the harsh sun that could burn you. So while the temperature in entire north India remains high, there is one place that boils, literally. This is Churu where 45⁰C in the summers is very common. Temperatures often go beyond 45 and come close to 50⁰C. This year in May it touched 48⁰C and reached its highest ever.
Dras – India is a place of extreme weather conditions. After the summer heat, it is the winter that can be freezing. Dras, nested in the Kargil district in Kashmir is the coldest in India and the second coldest in the world with the mercury dipping to -45⁰C in the January.
Mawsynram–Reportedly the wettest place on Earth, Mawsynram lies in the Khasi hills of Meghalaya in northeast India. Even for people staying here and close to this place can have the most uncomfortable time, especially during the monsoon months when the rain is above 2000mm. Though, recent events of global warming have led to a situation of little rain here. Meghalaya is currently suffering a rain deficit of 60% this monsoon.
Uttarkashi– Partly because of the recent events of heavy rains, massive floods and devastating landslides and partly because of its troubled topography. The district of Uttarkashi in the state of Uttarakhand is now infamous all over the world for the worst landslides. And that’s not all. It also lies in the danger zone area (seismic zone 6) and is therefore heavily prone to earthquakes almost throughout the year. Living here could be an uncomfortable and unsettling feeling as a sudden event could damage the entire area within minutes.
Uttar Pradesh–Wondering why we added this to the list.. Well not many know that the deadliest hailstorms and perhaps the largest hailstones in the world occur in the northern plateau of northern India and Uttar Pradesh is one of the few places that suffers the most from these hailstorms. One of the deadliest storms in Uttar Pradesh in 1888 killed 230 people. The hailstones were as big as 60 centimeters.
So to avoid getting stuck in any uncomfortable place first thing to do is to check the local weather forecast and keep up to date about the latest weather warnings. Also, remember you can get the latest info on weather with our mobile application.