Hottest Places in India Where The Sun Gets Scorching

India is quite famous for its scorching weather, especially during the summer months that start from March and extend up to September. Regardless of the season, many parts of India experience surging temperatures all throughout the day. This hot weather creates havoc in the lives of the natives of these cities. The scorching heat of the sun is often accompanied by power cuts and lack of resources like water and electricity. Although the residents of these heated cities are quite accustomed to the weather conditions; an occasional day of cool breeze often brings relief to them.

Here is a list of 14 Hottest Places in India that hit half the boiling point at times include:

1. Sri Ganganagar: The Hottest Place in India

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This city is located in the largest state of India, Rajasthan, at an elevation of 178 meters. The highest temperature recorded here till date is 50 degrees Celsius. The city exhibits extreme temperatures in both summers and winters. The temperature here in winters dips as low as 0 degrees Celsius.
Record High: 50ºC
Average High: 41ºC (May-Jul)

2. Jhansi

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Famous for the dauntless queen Rani Laxmi Bai, the state of Jhansi is located in Uttar Pradesh and is often referred to as "The gateway to Bundelkhand". Since it is located about 220 km north of the Tropic of Cancer, it encounters soaring temperature. The city lies in the plateau region and has some tributaries flowing through it, which tend to dry up in the scorching heat.
Record High: 48°C
Average High: 46ºC (Apr-Jul)

3. Nagpur

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It is the third largest city in the state of Maharashtra and is popularly known as the Orange City. It is the second capital of Maharashtra and experiences soaring temperatures, with highest recorded temperature being 48 degrees Celsius. The city experiences a fine tourist influx throughout the year. It appears to be the centre of India and hence witness higher temperature.
Record High: 48ºC
Average High: 40ºC (Apr-Jun)

4. Daltonganj

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The city of Daltonganj is also known as Medininagar and lies in the state of Jharkhand. The climate here is a bit humid due to the moisture in the air. The city is fed by River Koel, which provides some relief from the unpleasant weather conditions. There have been several reports of deaths due to heat in the city over the years.
Record High: 48ºC
Average High: 40ºC

5. Bilaspur

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The city of Bilaspur is located in the state of Chhatisgarh and lies in the vicinity of the Tropic of Cancer. Due to its location, it receives sufficient heat from the sun. With the sun rising at the peak, the daytime makes it impossible for the people to step out of their houses. It lies 220 km below the Tropic of Cancer and hence receives 10% more radiation as compared to the other cities.
Record High: 49ºC
Average High: 45ºC (Apr-Jun)

6. Vijayawada

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Popularly known as the Oven of Andhra Pradesh, the city of Vijayawada becomes extremely chaotic and uncomfortable due to the sultry weather. Fed by river Kaveri, this city witness temperature rising above 45 degrees Celsius during the daytime. The tropical climate exhibited by this town offers unbearable conditions to the natives.
Record High: 49ºC
Average High: 45ºC (May)

7. Rentachintala

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This village located in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, experiences tropical dry and hot weather conditions. The highest temperature recorded here to date is a whopping 52 degrees Celsius. It lies in the Krishna River plains, and the summers are incredibly torturous here.
Record High: 52ºC
Average High: 45ºC (Mar-Jun)

8. Titlagarh

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Once considered as the hottest place in India apart from the Thar Desert, Titlagarh is located in the Indian state of Odisha. It encounters a considerable amount of heat, especially during the summers. The city is well known for its bustling markets and happening nightlife. The temperature rises to 43 degrees Celsius during the daytime.
Record High: 48ºC
Average High: 40ºC (Mar-Jun)

9. Wardha

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This district is located 80 km south-west of Nagpur in the state of Maharashtra and derives its name from River Wardha. It is the major centre for cotton trade in India and also showcases some marvellous ancient architectural structures. One unique feature about this place is that it is the only city in the world with the drinking age as high as 30 years. The temperature reaches about 50 degrees Celsius here.
Record High: 48ºC
Average High: 40ºC (Apr-Jun)

10. Delhi

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Even Delhi cannot be saved from the agony of soaring temperatures and hot blowing winds. The capital is one of the hottest cities in India. The climate here is sub-tropical and humid, making it all the more uncomfortable. The mercury rises to about 50 degrees Celsius on the hottest of days. People face a lot of trouble by the disrupted lifestyle due to elevated temperatures as Delhi serves as the centre for many trade activities.
Record High: 48ºC
Average High: 47ºC (May-Jun)

11. Agra

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The city of 'Taj Mahal' features a semi-arid climate with average relative humidity as high as 56%. The highest temperature scales to around 46 degrees Celsius. As the tourist footfall is quite large here, a lot of troubles sprout up for the locales as well as the tourist during the hotter months of the year.
Record High: 49ºC
Average High: 40ºC (Apr-May)

12. Sambalpur

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Located in the eastern state of Odisha, Sambalpur is the 4th largest city in the state. The city exhibits some historical monuments and lies in proximity to the Hirakund Dam. The temperature here hovers beyond 45 degrees Celsius during the summer days. However, the low humidity content makes living conditions better here even in the scorching summer months.
Record High: 48ºC
Average High: 40ºC (Apr-May)

13. Machilipatnam

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This city is located in Andhra Pradesh on the eastern coastline of India and experiences a hot and humid climate throughout the year. The proximity to the Bay of Bengal further worsens the situation. The surrounding air retains extreme humidity scaling up to 73.2%, making the climate almost same in both summers and winters.
Record High: 46ºC
Average High: 40ºC (Apr-Jun)

14. Kurnool

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The district of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh experiences tropical weather. The temperature here ranges from 26 degrees Celsius to 46 degrees Celsius. It is located on the banks of River Tungabhadra, which contributes to its humidity.
Record High: 46ºC
Average High: 40ºC (May-Jun)

15. Phalodi

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Phalodi is also called the salt city due to the salt industry in rin. It is in the buffer zone of the Thar desert and often subject to extreme temperature conditions. Phalodi has gone one step ahead and recorded 51-degree celsius thus making it the hottest place in Rajasthan. 
Recorded high: 51 °C
Average high: 46 °C

16. Banda 

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Banda is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh which lies south of Yamuna river. 
Recorded high: 49.8 °C
Average high: 41°C

17. Ramagundam 

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It is the only city in the Pedapalli district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is the most populous city and is located on the banks of Godavari river. The summer season for Ramagundam is extremely hot but temperatures decline with the onset of monsoons. 
Recorded high:  47.3 °C
Average high: 32 °C

18. Churu

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Churu is a city in the desert region of Rajasthan. It is known as the gateway to the Thar desert. The region is known to have record temperatures ranging from below freezing point in winters to over 50 degrees in the summer afternoon. 
Recorded high: 50.8 °C
Average high: 41 °C

19. Chandrapur 

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Chandrapur situated at the confluence of Irai and Zarpat rivers is a city rich in coal and thus, is popularly known as Black Gold city. Another feature Chandrapur is very well known for is its hot and dry climate. May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 43 °C. 
Recorded high:  49 °C
Average high: 41 °C

If you are planning a trip to any of these baked land-locked places, make sure to pack your shades and sunscreens along. Why should the scorching heat stop you from exploring these treasures of ancient India!

This post was published by Shelly Mehandiratta

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