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

Traveling to Himachal Pradesh, India? If you're planning to go to Himachal Pradesh, we have 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 Himachal Pradesh, India

Based on the climate and weather in Himachal Pradesh, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Himachal Pradesh, India

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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What to wear/what to pack for Himachal Pradesh, India by month

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January

January in Himachal Pradesh is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

February in Himachal Pradesh is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Himachal Pradesh is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost sometimes. It rains occasionally.

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April

If you vacation in Himachal Pradesh during April, you are likely to notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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May

Traveling to Himachal Pradesh in May, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you go to Himachal Pradesh in June, 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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July

In July, Himachal Pradesh is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Himachal Pradesh, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

If you go to Himachal Pradesh in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in Himachal Pradesh is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (high 20s C).

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October

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

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November

November in Himachal Pradesh is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

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December

If you visit Himachal Pradesh during December, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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Activities for Himachal Pradesh, India

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

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