Darjeeling, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Darjeeling, India? If you're planning to go to Darjeeling, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Darjeeling, India

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

Important essentials for Darjeeling, India

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Darjeeling during January, you will probably notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

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February

If you vacation in Darjeeling during February, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

If you vacation in Darjeeling during March, you will probably see that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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April

April here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Darjeeling in May, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June in Darjeeling is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July in Darjeeling can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you go to Darjeeling in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

In September, Darjeeling can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Darjeeling, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

If you vacation in Darjeeling during October, you may see 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 high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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November

If you visit Darjeeling during November, you may notice that it is pretty consistently hot 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).

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December

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

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Activities for Darjeeling, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Darjeeling.

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