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

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

When to go to Chandigarh, India

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

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

January

January in Chandigarh is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks

February

If you visit Chandigarh during February, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

March

March in Chandigarh is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Chandigarh can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Chandigarh is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Chandigarh in June, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Chandigarh can be excruciatingly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 90s F (mid 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Chandigarh, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Chandigarh in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Chandigarh can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Chandigarh in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Chandigarh is hot and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Chandigarh in December, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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