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

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

When to go to Garhwal, India

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

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

January

January in this region is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Garhwal is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Garhwal during March, you are likely to find 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Garhwal is blindingly hot 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:

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

May

May for Garhwal is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Garhwal in June, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Garhwal is sizzling. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Garhwal can be blisteringly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Garhwal during September, you are likely to find that it is sizzling. 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 (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Garhwal during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November 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:

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

December

December is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Garhwal, 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 Garhwal
  • 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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