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

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

When to go to Haridwar, India

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Haridwar in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Haridwar in March, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Haridwar during April, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 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:

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

May

If you go to Haridwar in May, you will notice that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is sizzling. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Haridwar in July, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Haridwar in August, you will notice that it is sweltering. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Haridwar during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Haridwar during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm 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 low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Haridwar, 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 Haridwar
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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