In this coverage we would be discussing and sharing tips to survive Indian summer season. Although, the tourist season starts from October and ends till March in India there are thousands of visitors who visit India during summer months. Hope the article will be of help to them.
When is summer season in India?
Summer season in India ranges from April to June/July. It is the time when most parts of Northern India experience high temperatures ranging from 35 – 48 degree Celsius.
State capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is situated in the desert arid zone. During this time of the year heat waves, extreme high temperature and dust storms are very common.
What it is like in summer in India?
Summer season in India is dominated by dry hot winds called ‘Loo’. Temperatures may rise up to 45 degree Celsius or more. These winds can cause deadly Heat Stroke or even death in severe cases.
Must read: Tourists Places in Jaipur
Tourist season in Jaipur starts from October and ends by March. Weather is supportive for travelling during this time. As a result most of the tourists plan their visit during this time only.
Traditionally, schools and colleges are closed for summer vacations in India. Therefore, people visit different places and enjoy their vacations with family. Most probably to mountain states in India like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and J&K.
Tourism Opportunity in Jaipur during summer
But, summer season in Jaipur brings in climatic challenges which even Indian tourists find hard to face.
Administrative capital of Rajasthan, our Pink City is a tier 2 city which is also one of the fastest growing cities of India. As a result, it hosts many administrative, government and corporate events all round the year. Additionally, IPL Cricketing event is also organized during April – May every year and SMS Stadium of Jaipur also hosts event matches as Jaipur is home to Rajasthan Royals IPL Team.
For all aforesaid reasons Jaipur is preferred destination for many. To sum up here are some reasons why you should plan your visit to Jaipur during summer season –
- Off Season – most of the hotels offer heavy discounts during summer season to attract tourists.
- No crowded monuments – during summer seasons most of the monuments are lesser crowded. Hence, you may find lesser traffic, no queues and hassle free stay.
Apart from the usual tourist circuit, there are other attractions too which one can visit in Jaipur during summer time –
- Night Bazar in Chaura Rasta
- Albert Hall (could be visited in night)
- Snow World, Malviya Nagar Jaipur
- Light & Sound Show, Amer Fort
- Light & Sound Show, Jantar Mantar
Problems one could face during visit to Jaipur or India in summer
Due to high temperatures it is very common for people to fell victim to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Below are some symptoms of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
- Excessive thirst
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Dark coloured urine
- Lack of sweating despite excessive heat
- Red, hot, dry skin
- Rapid heart beat
If you or someone around you has some of these symptoms you must follow these simple steps of treatment for heat exhaustion –
- Get into shade, preferably AC room
- Drink plenty of water
- Loosen your clothes and remove unnecessary clothings
- Take a shower
- Apply ice towels
It the problem persists for more than 15 mins consult a medical practitioner immediately.
Good thing is that heat exhaustion could be avoided in a healthy, naturally and tasty manner. We have compiled a list of measures to cope up with scorching heat of Jaipur.
How to Survive Summer in Jaipur or India
This is how local people of Jaipur or India bear with summer season to avoid getting ill.
- Keep yourself hydrated – human body is 60% water. And, it is necessary to keep it hydrated all the time. Especially during summer season in India. It is recommended that you always keep a bottle of water with yourself before going out. Also, drink at least a glass of water before leaving.
- Cover your head – you need to keep your head cool to avoid overheating. Thus, you must always cover your head with light coloured cloth, hat or cap. Similarly, you can use umbrella for protecting your head and face from heat waves.
- Wear sunglasses – summers doesn’t mean you must not dress stylish. Long exposure to direct sunlight can damage cornea consequently causing temporary blindness. Therefore you must wear good quality sunglasses with UV protection.
- Schedule your outdoor activities – During 2 PM – 5 PM temperature is highest in the day. Therefore, you must avoid being out in direct sunlight during this time. Most of the monuments in Jaipur open by 9 AM in morning. You may plan your visit in early morning hours. Additionally, some monuments could be visited during night time too.
- Wear comfortable clothes – you must avoid wearing dark coloured clothes during summer season. Also, avoid tight clothes. Cotton, linen or other light fabrics would let your body breathe. Consequently, it will keep your body temperature controlled.
- Don’t leave your hotel, accommodation empty stomach – an empty stomach makes you vulnerable to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Scorching sun and heat waves affect proper body functioning adversely. So, it is necessary that you have had your meal before going out.
Jaipur Summer Food
Here is a list of healthy and yummy super foods to have during summer season in Jaipur or India. This list is based on eating habits of local people of Jaipur. These foods or drinks will help you to have a pleasant & healthy stay in Jaipur or India.
So, have them all when you are in Jaipur –
- Sugarcane Juice – a glass of sugarcane juice will give you plenty of essential minerals. It helps in bowel movement, liver health and fighting jaundice. It addition, it helps against dehydration. Make sure the juice is prepared fresh and the place is hygienic. This juice is available at most market corners in Jaipur.
- Buttermilk or Chhachh – It is a yogurt based drink popular in most parts of India. It is consumed plain or mixed with salt/sugar. Consumption of chhachh helps in keeping body temperature down. It desert areas of Rajasthan it is consumed with salt to prevent loss of minerals and water in body. This is readily available in most restaurants. Packaged buttermilk is also available at most dairy shops.
- Lemon Water or Shikanji – it is a very refreshing drink which keeps body hydrated. It is available at most restaurants. Moreover, it is very simple to prepare it. Just squeeze a lemon into a glass, add water plus ice and the drink is ready. You may add salt or sugar too for taste. This detoxifying drink is best when consumed empty stomach in morning but it could be consumed at any other time of the day too.
- Coconut Water – nearest sea shores are hundreds of kilometers away of Jaipur. But the better modes of transportation have made it possible to have coconut water here in the city too. Natural coconut water helps in hydrating body, healthy skin and keeps body cool.
- Onions – add raw onions to your plate every day. In rural Rajasthan farmers have to work in burning heat. And raw onion salad is a must to keep them going. There are numerous health benefits of onions but most important is its cooling property.
- Muskmelon – Muskmelons are 90% water and full of vitamins and minerals. This antioxidant rich fruit is helpful in indigestion, improving blood pressure and maintaining healthy eyesight. Additionally, this summer fruit keeps the water levels in the body maintained.
- Watermelon – watermelon is a summer fruit of India. The delicious fruit could be eaten raw or could be consumed as a juice. It is 92% water thus it helping in keeping body cool. This fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help in maintaining healthy immune system.
Apart from the above you must consume green vegetables and most importantly drink water frequently.
Food to Avoid during Summer in India
List of foods you must avoid having during summer season in India. Too much of following will be a bad idea.
- Caffeine (tea or coffee)
- Spicy Food
- Stodgy Food
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