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

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

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.

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

January

If you vacation in Darjeeling during January, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks

February

If you are traveling to Darjeeling in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

March for Darjeeling is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Darjeeling during April, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Darjeeling is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Darjeeling during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Darjeeling is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Darjeeling during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Darjeeling in November, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Darjeeling is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and M
  • A SIM card that works in Darjeeling
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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