Earth & Conservation

Getting Relief From India's Heatwave

India is having one of the hottest months on record. See how people are getting relief from the heat.

<p>Photo: Reuters </p>

April is typically India's hottest month, before the monsoon rains come, and this year the country has seen record highs. 2016 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded. The country is in the midst of a drought, and water is already a scarce commodity.

Luckily there are a few ways to escape the heat that many locals like to take advantage of. Take a look at the gallery below to see what daily life is like in India during this intense heatwave.

Motorcycles and cars driving along a road in Chandigarh, India look hazy because of the heat's intensity. April 20, 2016.

REUTERS // Ajay Verma

A young man enjoys some pink fluffy cotton candy near the Arabian Sea, on a hot day in Mumbai, India, April 29, 2016.

REUTERS // Danish Siddiqui

Two girls play in the water on a beach along the Arabian Sea on a very hot summer day in Mumbai, India, April 29, 2016.

REUTERS // Danish Siddiqui

Occassionally the heat causes dust storms. This boy is waiting for a brief dust storm to pass so he can continue playing cricket on a hot day in Ahmedabad, India. April, 17, 2016.

REUTERS // Amit Dave

This mahout (elephant trainer) sprays water on his elephant to cool him down on a very hot day in Ahmedabad, India, April 14, 2016.

REUTERS // Amit Dave

These boys decided to jump in the water right along side the buffalo on a hot day in New Delhi, India. April 14, 2016.

REUTERS // Anindito Mukherjee

A young girl carries a bucket of water in the hot sun after collecting it from a municipal corporation water tanker in Maktampura, a neighborhood in Ahmedabad, India. April 7, 2016.

REUTERS/Amit Dave