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10 Best Air Coolers in India (Room & Desert)

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After doing 72 hours of research I have picked these air coolers from over 100 models below from reputed brands to make your summer cool and happy.

With the advent of summer, everyone seems to be in a rush to get themselves a new appliance to save them from the scorching sun.

Air conditioner is not an option for many and they would still prefer to have an air cooler for its cost saving benefits both in terms of initial cost and power consumption.To help you make the right choice, here are the best air coolers picked by Shubz staff for this Summer.

Best Air Coolers in India Shubz

Important Things To Keep in Mind While Buying an Air Cooler online

1) I will recommend buying brands like Symphony , Bajaj , Crompton , Hindware to buy from Amazon & Flipkart to buy genuine and avoid fake products from other websites. I have bought Symphony Diet air cooler for my personal use and I am quite satisfied.

2) If your buying a small one (personal cooler , room cooler)  then it’s for personal use ( for 2 people at most) don’t expect it to cool the whole room. But is only good enough for you sleeping and working when placed at 3-4 feet distance.

3) The cooler will need a source of fresh airflow like a window or your room entrance or near balcony. Placing it in a closed room will make room hot and humid. If you don’t have open air flow source then turn off the water pump if room feels humid.

Air Cooler Size

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Personal Cooler Vs Room Cooler or Desert Cooler

As the name suggest personal cooler is recommended for one person. Where as a room cooler or also known as desert cooler can be used to cool a medium sized room.

Companies often put misguided names like they might label a personal cooler as a room cooler , although it won’t be able to cool your room.

Personal cooler can be placed in inner areas of room , while desert cooler should be placed near door or window with access to outside air. This is to prevent your room from getting too much humid.

Low Noise Air Coolers

For low noise options I would recommend Symphony air coolers , run them at low speed for light cool breeze and very very less noise. Preferably the Symphony diet option above makes very low noise at medium speed.

If you want even more cooling the I would recommend having a look at our Air Conditioner lists , as spending more money on Air Coolers would not be efficient cooling and cost wise.

How To Get Rid Of Smell in New Air Coolers?

New honey comb net can produce some unbearable smell , which can last 1-3 initial days. You can put the cooler in balcony or in open space , leave it on for few hours on full speed. For other type of bad odors later , change the water regularly and drain the old water completely.

How We Tested?

We make sure to visit every brand outlet to study the Cooler model in person and enquire every detail , so you don’t have to. We are recommending Air Coolers since 2012 , our top picks are selected after days of rigorous research.

Best Air Coolers in India For 2022

1. Crompton Desert Air Cooler (88 – Litre)

(best desert air cooler right now in market)

1) One of the best coolers if your looking for a stronger cooling effect for larger rooms.

2) Quite durable and doesn’t occupy much space in your room.

3) Emits only a mild humming sound at level 1 and 2 , which is comfortable enough for sleeping. The sound at level 3 is noisy though.

4) Possibly place the cooler outside your room and let the cool air come via window , to keep humidity levels in check.

5) The cooler has fiber body which makes it light and portable , while a little less robust at same time.

  • Water inlet at front & back
  • Good built quality , easy to use
  • Sleek design , looks modern
  • Short Power Cord

Check Best Price : Amazon

2. Symphony Sumo 115 XL Powerful Desert Air Cooler 115-litres

Number 2 Pick for 2022 tested by Shubz Team


If you are looking for a powerful cooler that is lightweight and easy to use , without any hassles then this is the best air cooler for you. Easy to fill water setup ,easy to move with big wheels at base. We have personally tested this Symphony air cooler at our office and were quite satisfied. Let’s talk about a few features.

1) It comes with i-pure console with multistage air purification filters which enables allergy filter, bacteria filter, smell filter, and PM 2.5 wash filter for clean purified air.

2) Dial knob control at top front for easy control with 4 speed settings and other other know for water pump on/off , auto swing options.

3) Equipped with +Air fan , which allows the air to cover a larger distance and enables comfortable sleep in a larger room for more people.

4) Honeycomb pads on 3 sides and channelized water distribution for superior cooling.

5) Ideal for an area of 125 cubic meter like bedroom , living area and even outdoor spaces.

This is a totally worth air cooler which is built sturdily and so easy to use. Certified by Shubz staff for best comfort at home.

  • Lightweight , easy to move
  • Good built quality and features
  • Powerful cooling , suits bigger families
  • Easy water drain
  • Expensive

Check Cheapest Price : Amazon

Also Read : 10 Best Air Coolers Under Rs. 6000

3. Symphony Diet 12T 

(Best personal air cooler , lightweight , portable , auto swing , I bought this one for myself ) 

Symphony Diet 12T Air Cooler

1) This is the best personal air cooler for 1 person. Good air flow , cool air. I can shift it to any room easily.

2) This little 12-litre air cooler can sit in any corner of the room and it would complement the look of your room without being a speckle.

3) Besides its adequate water tank, the cooler has auto swing option also to cool both left and right of your body while your lying on bed.

Also Read : 10 Best Rated Split Air Conditioners

4) It consumes just 170 watts of power while being capable of cooling a 100 sq. feet room effectively.

5) Good air flow till 3 feet. Put it near your head while sleeping and near your chair while working. Does a decent job.

6) Very lightweight , even a 5 year old kid can move it easily (more light without water). While writing this article I am enjoying it’s cool breeze , placed near me.

  • Power: 170 Watts
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • honey comb pads
  • Compact Design
  • Best for 1 person
  • Good speed and airflow
  • Build quality issues

Check Cheapest Price : Amazon

4. Symphony Hicool Air Cooler

(Good Personal cooler , With remote control )

Symphony Hicool Air Cooler with Remote Controller

1) A notch above personal air cooler , can be used at most for 2 people. I would recommend for 1 though if you want ultimate comfort.

2) The company has designed the cooler to keep your room’s temperature down even when the heat outside is touching 42 degrees.

3) This air cooler is ideal for a room size of 175 sq. feet.

Also Read: 1.5 Ton Window Air Conditioners

4) With all the basic features that any air cooler has, this product from Symphony is smarter than all.

5) The company has included a remote controller that lets you use all the functionalities without having to reach the cooler.

6) Also, there is an alarm that tells you when the water tank gets empty.

  • Power : 185 W
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Honeycomb pad
  • ipure technology

Check Cheapest Price : Amazon

5. Maharaja Whiteline Atlanto+ CO-110 Air Cooler

1) This Maharaja Whiteline comes loaded with features that keep you cool even in the harshest of summers.

2) The cooler has a water level indicator along with a low noise fan and 3 fan speeds for the most comfortable night.

Also Read: 2 Ton Split AC in India

3) Its 45-litre water tank is large enough to run all day without having to refill multiple times.

4) Its air deflectors work flawlessly to provide an even air circulation throughout the room with its motorised vertical deflector and manual horizontal ones.

5) The cooler consumes 165W of power and doesn’t require an extra stand for being installed.

Check Cheapest Price : Amazon

6. Bajaj Coolest Frio Air Cooler

( Personal air coolers – Budget option )


Bajaj Coolest Frio Air Cooler

1) Bajaj is back with its personal air cooler range and this one would be a great addition to your house this summer.

2) First off, the design of the cooler is nothing like any other cooler and this one will be the star of the room with its oval design.

3) A medium water tank of 23 litres is enough for a night.

Also Read: 1 Ton Split AC in India

4) The fan of the cooler is powerful enough to cool one person in no time.

5) One feature that everyone will love is its ability to work even on an inverter.

6) That means you will now be able to have a comfortable sleep even when there is a power cut.

Check Price : Amazon

7. Hindware SNOWCREST 85-H Desert Air Cooler

( Good Budget Option For 3 or 4 person use by Hindware)

Hindware SNOWCREST 85-H

1) If you want best built quality with awesome cooling then this is the cooler you go for.

2) The airflow speed is quite high , you will mostly operate it at medium and have a good night  happy sleep.

3) It consists of a 5 blade fan and an ice compartment on top.

Also Read : 10 Best Air Coolers Under Rs. 6000

4) Air cooler size is a little big compared to other small coolers.

5) Easy to clamp wheels , so no issues with portability.

6) All in all it’s robust powerful machine at a 10k budget , certainly your super battle machine for these summers.

Check Cheapest Price : Amazon

8. Crompton Optimus 65-Litre Desert Air Cooler

Crompton Optimus 65-Litre Desert Cooler Desert Air Cooler

Great for your medium sized room , 3-4 people can sleep comfortably. Highly recommended.

Chilling effect is good, if you want low noise just turn on pump and run at low speed. It will cool your room in around 30 min.

It has a dedicated switch to drain the water by a single switch.

Also Read : 10 Best Rated Split Air Conditioners

Body is lightweight and wheels are smooth , so good portability in house.

Only con is that it’s a bit pricey , rest all is great.

Check Cheapest Price : Amazon

9.  Kenstar Cyclone-12 

1) Kenstar has a long history of making air coolers and their modern looking products have always been the first choice of many Indians.

2) It comes with a drain plug on back for easy removal of used water.

3) This cooler is good for 2 person usage and at most can be used for 3.

Also Read : 10 Best Pedestal Fans in India

4) Moreover, the cooler can throw air up to a distance of feet and can swing in 4 directions.

5) The built-in ice tray and a large water tank of 50-Litre for a comfortable cool night.

6) The cooling system contains wood wool , not honeycomb.

Check Price : Amazon

10. Bajaj Platini PX97 Air Cooler

Bajaj Platini PX97 Air Cooler

1) The Baja Platini PX97 is a more conventional approach to the air cooler segment which is getting an increased number of new designs.

2) This cooler is perfect for those looking for a cost-effective solution to cool their larger rooms.

Also Read : 10 Best Ceiling Fans in India

3) Unlike the Symphony one above, this cooler from Bajaj is available for Amazon and takes care of an area of 150 sq. feet.

4) Bajaj has ensured that you have a good night’s sleep as the fan of the air cooler is of low-noise variety.

5) The front cooler grills can deflect cool air in four directions and its 36-litre tank provides the water supply for several hours.

11.  Symphony Ice Cube 27 Litre Air Cooler with i-Pure Technology

( Worth Checking Out)

Symphony Ice Cube 27 Litre Air Cooler

( Personal low noise air cooler for 1 or 2 person use )

1) Another offering by Symphony in personal air cooler range.

2) This one has more capacity then Symphony Diet and nearly same price.

3) Also has ice and chilled water inlet , which again you don’t find in Symphony Diet.

Also Read : 10 Best Table Fan in India

4) But Symphony Diet is more compact and lightweight as compared to this.

5) Equipped with i-pure technology which consists of 5 types of filters.

6) So overall if you want more water capacity at same price by Symphony , the you can go for this.

Check Price : Amazon

12. Bajaj Icon DC2015 Air Cooler

Bajaj Icon DC2015 Air Cooler

1) When a desert cooler meets the modern ones, you get a Bajaj Icon DC2015.

2) Literally, this air cooler retains the basic shape of a desert cooler and at the same time looks very similar to any other modern air coolers available.

3) And when it comes to performance, no one can beat this.

4) The company claims that the cooler is capable of cooling an area as large as 600 sq. feet with its powerful air throw of 50 feet.

5) While its water tank of 43 litres is quite large, the cooler overall is compact enough to fit in any corner of your room.

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Shubham Garg (Editor is an engineer with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering from AKTU, Uttar Pradesh. Being a mechanical engineer he has always loved to learn the inner working of various machines and consumer electronics. He regularly tests various audio, home appliances, and daily use products, to provide the best advice to readers. He is a wizard that can make your shopping easy, saving you time and stress of figuring out what to buy.

  1. This article is very good.Check our website more information Please our website for Latest News

  2. Will recommend Symphony or Bajaj , especially the option number 1 and 4.

  3. I want a cooler between 5-10k which would be the best one?

    • Very good article for room cooler. Was looking for desert cooler with honeycomb pad for 16*20 hall.


    • Hi , Symphony and Crompton are good options. I bout a Symphony last year for use while working. You can choose from our top picks above.

  4. Hey, shubham
    Thanks for very nice and informative article. Can you suggest personal room cooler which can work inside room without need for open source like window or door?

  5. What an insightful post! Thanks for enlightening us.

  6. The best article about cooler in India. Thanks for helping me finding a cooler for my home.

  7. Great post!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Keep up!

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