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

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

When to go to Hooghly, India

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

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

January

January is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Hooghly during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot 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 low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Hooghly is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Hooghly is really hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Hooghly, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

August

If you visit Hooghly during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

September

In September, Hooghly can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Hooghly, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

If you visit Hooghly during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat

November

November in Hooghly is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Hooghly during December, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hooghly, 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 Hooghly
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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