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

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

When to go to Bangalore, India

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

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

January

If you visit Bangalore during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

February

Traveling to Bangalore in February, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Bangalore during March, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Bangalore during April, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Bangalore in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Bangalore during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Bangalore in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

August in Bangalore is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

September

September in Bangalore is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Bangalore is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Bangalore during November, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

December

If you are traveling to Bangalore in December, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bangalore, 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 Bangalore
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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