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

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Traveling to Delhi, India? If you're planning to go to Delhi, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Delhi, India

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

Important essentials for Delhi, India

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • 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 Delhi, India by month

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January

January here is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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February

February in Delhi is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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March

March is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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April

If you go to Delhi in April, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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May

If you vacation in Delhi during May, you may find that it is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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June

June in Delhi is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Delhi during July, you are likely to see that it can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

August here is scorchingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

September here can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you visit Delhi during October, you will probably see that it is constantly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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November

If you visit Delhi 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 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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December

If you are traveling to Delhi 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).

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Activities for Delhi, India

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

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