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

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

When to go to Kalimpong, India

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

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

January

If you go to Kalimpong in January, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kalimpong is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Kalimpong during March, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Kalimpong is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Kalimpong is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kalimpong is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Kalimpong is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kalimpong, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Kalimpong during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kalimpong is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November for Kalimpong is a perfect temperature 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:

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

December

December here 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 once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kalimpong, 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 Kalimpong
  • 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
  • Appropriate museum wear

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