Auroville, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Auroville, India? If you're planning to go to Auroville, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Auroville, India

Based on the climate and weather in Auroville, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Auroville, India by month

January

If you vacation in Auroville during January, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

February

If you visit Auroville during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

March

March here is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

Traveling to Auroville in April, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts

May

May here is scorchingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

June

Traveling to Auroville in June, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops

July

July in Auroville can be blisteringly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Umbrella

August

August in Auroville is a scorcher. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

September

If you are traveling to Auroville in September, you will notice that it is sizzling. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

If you vacation in Auroville during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

November

November is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

December

If you go to Auroville in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Auroville, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Auroville, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Auroville
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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