India is a country known for its scorching summer, which extends from the month of April to September, with the weather getting worse from May till July. The country experiences surging daytime temperatures in some of its areas, with many people falling prey to extreme heat. Cities like Delhi can experience about 45 degrees while places in Rajasthan get as hot as 49 degree Celsius. In this article we will tell you about the top 10 hottest places in India 2017.
During the summer time, the death toll in the country already crosses the 1000 mark which goes to show how merciless the summer heat is. As the summer sun makes the hottest places in India get hotter still, we bring for you our list of hottest places in India 2017..
10. Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Khajuraho in north eastern Madhya Pradesh, which is the home to the famous Hindu and Jain temples, makes it on the number 10 spot among the hottest places in the country in current year. The summer temperature has reached 45.4 degree mark, which has had an adverse effect to tourism industry of the city.
People from all over the country and even outside the country visit this beautiful temple city of India throughout the year. However the scorching heat of the sun in summer makes it almost unbearable to move out during the day time.
If you are thinking of visiting Khajuraho we would recommend that you avoid the summer time as you would not be able to make the most of your vacation. The main attractions are the temples and you will have to be out doors in order to enjoy visiting the various attractions.
Sharing the spot with Khajuraho is the city called Daltonganj, which lies in the state of Jharkhand. The maximum temperature here, too has reached the 45.4 degree mark. The city lies on the banks of River Koel, but its placement brings some relief from the terrible summer weather.
Daltonganj also experiences an influx of travelers throughout the year but the extreme heat in summer is unbearable. Several incidents of deaths due to extreme temperatures have been reported from Daltonganj.
There are a lot of picturesque villages and other tourist attractions around Daltonganj worth visiting, so make sure you visit when the temperature is not so hot.
Next on the list of top 10 hottest cities in India is Hanamkonda in Telangana. This historic place is also known by the name of Hanumakonda as it is dedicated to God Hanuman. Its maximum temperature has reached up to 45.5 degree this year.
Lord Hanuman’s deities visit this city throughout the year but the scorching heat makes life for eh tourists really difficult.
7. Sambalpur, Orissa
Sambalpur in Odisha shares the seventh place with the previous entrant, as its maximum temperature in 2015 has reached the 45.5 degree mark, the city features a large number of historical attractions and lies in close proximity to the famous Hirakud Dam. You also know this city’s as the land of the famous Sambalpur Sarees. Travelers and tradesmen visit the city throughout the year and the soaring temperature multiplies their trouble.
Featuring next among the top 10 Indian cities with highest temperatures in 2015 is Allahabad, the city of the Sangam or union of the three sacred rivers of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. The fact that this city has the point of union for the three major rivers in India makes it highly important in significance. It is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and the maximum temperature recorded at the city is 45.7 degrees in summer.
Wardha in Maharashtra is the fifth hottest city in India at present, with maximum temperature here to have reached the 45.8 degree mark. The city gets its name from River Wardha, on whose banks it is located and it is a major center of cotton trade in the country. An interesting fact about Wardha is that the drinking age allowed in the city is 30 years which makes Wardha the one only city in world to have such a high drinking age bar.
Another Maharashtrian city to get a place on this list is Nagpur, which is the third largest city in the state, just behind Mumbai and Pune. It also gets the name of Orange City because of the high quality oranges cultivated here. The temperature here has reached a high of 46 degrees. Every year, the city has an influx of travelers for trade purpose and even for tourism. However this slumps down considerably when the temperature soars high.
Nagpur is worth visiting for its attractions such as Deeksha Bhoomi, Swaminarayan Temple, Shree Ganesh MandirTekdi and so on. If you want to enjoy your trip to Nagpur to the fullest we would recommend that you avoid the summer time.
Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, comes next, with its maximum temperature reaching at 46.1 degrees. The city experiences tropical wet and dry climate, with extremely uncomfortable conditions in summer. Raipur is a city of amazing museums, lakes, temples, monasteries and other tourist attractions worth visiting. The best time to visit Raipur is from October to March as the weather is pleasant at this time. The summer season is not a good time to visit the city for leisure as the temperature can soar really high. Despite this there are many people who have the visit the city during summer for business purpose.
The next name on the list of top 10 hottest places in India in 2015 is Banda in Uttar Pradesh, which has experienced the highest temperature of 46.4 degrees. It lies close to the religious city of Allahabad and has a large number of historical and religious attractions. Some of the places worth visiting in Banda are Kalinjar Fort, Humaine Agrarian Centre, and several nearby attractions worth visiting.
If you are planning a trip to Banda then we would recommend that you avoid the summer season as the weather is unbearably hot during this time.
Rentachintala, a village in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh tops the list, with the maximum temperature of 46.8 degree recorded here in 2015. The place experiences tropical hot and dry weather, with the peak summer temperature crossing 45 degree in the month of May. If you are planning to visit this place during summer then you must reconsider your decision as it gets too hot.
Other than the above list of cities, there are also some other places in India that experience scorching heat in the summer time. Tirupati in Karnataka is famous for Lord Balaji’s temple and every year a legion of travelers comes there. It is surprising that the visitors do not drop in number even during the hottest months.
Till date, all these cities have reached the highest temperatures in the summer of 2017 and people here are experiencing lots of difficulties due to the extreme weather.
If you do have to visit one of the above top 10 hottest places in India, we recommend that you wear covered clothes to protect your skin, wear sunscreen and sunglasses, and drink enough water to ensure you do not get dehydrated.