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

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

When to go to Chikmagalur, India

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

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

January

If you visit Chikmagalur during January, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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:

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

February

If you visit Chikmagalur during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Chikmagalur during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Chikmagalur during May, 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Chikmagalur during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Chikmagalur during August, 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 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Chikmagalur is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Chikmagalur in December, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chikmagalur, 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 Chikmagalur
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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