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

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

When to go to Jaisalmer, India

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

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

January

If you go to Jaisalmer in January, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Jaisalmer in March, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Jaisalmer during April, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Jaisalmer is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Jaisalmer during July, you are likely to find that it is sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (high 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Jaisalmer in August, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Jaisalmer can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Jaisalmer in November, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Jaisalmer 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 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jaisalmer, 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 Jaisalmer
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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