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. The death toll this summer of 2015 in the country has already crossed the 1100 mark and it’s just the end of May, and it is expected to climb steadily in the coming days, as the mercury rises. Monsoon may bring relief but it seems like it is ages away.
Here are the top 10 hottest places in India:
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.
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 bo relief from the terrible summer weather.
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.
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.
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. It is situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and the maximum temperature recorded at the city is 45.7 degrees.