After weeks of heatwave warnings, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday that heatwave conditions are unlikely to return to most parts of India until the month end and a fresh rain spell is expected in the northwest region from Friday.
Elephants cools themselves with water to beat the heat on a hot summer day, at Birsa Munda Zoological Park on the outskirts of Ranchi.
A leopard rests in an enclosure at Maharajbag Zoo on a hot summer day, in Nagpur.
A hand rickshaw puller ferries passengers during a hot summer day, in Kolkata.
People rest under trees on a hot afternoon near India Gate, in New Delhi.
Ganga ghats wear a deserted look as mercury soars, in Varanasi.
A vendor sells earthen water pots during a hot summer day, in Ranchi.
Volunteers distribute umbrellas to street vendors amid scorching summer heat, in Hyderabad.
Commuters use scarves to shield themselves from the heat during a hot summer afternoon, in Gurugram.
The pathway leading to Red Fort wears almost deserted look as a few tourists are seen at the entrance of the fort, due to the scorching heat in Agra.
Boys swim in the cooler Hooghly river to beat the heat on a hot summer day, in Kolkata.
A physically challenged person uses a hand fan while resting in the shade of a tree amid a heatwave, in Nadia.