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

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

When to go to Bodh Gaya, India

Based on the climate and weather in Bodh Gaya, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bodh Gaya, India by month

January

If you go to Bodh Gaya in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you go to Bodh Gaya in February, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

March

If you vacation in Bodh Gaya during March, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

April

If you are traveling to Bodh Gaya in April, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Light skirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sarong
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely thin shorts

May

If you visit Bodh Gaya during May, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses

June

June in Bodh Gaya can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sarong
  • Umbrella
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

July

If you are traveling to Bodh Gaya in July, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

August

August in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

September

If you vacation in Bodh Gaya during September, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

October

October in Bodh Gaya is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

November

If you go to Bodh Gaya in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

December

If you vacation in Bodh Gaya during December, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bodh Gaya, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bodh Gaya, 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 Bodh Gaya
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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