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

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

When to go to Kanpur, India

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

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

January

January in Kanpur is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Kanpur during February, 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 low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Kanpur during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely 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 low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Kanpur during April, you are likely to find that it is blindingly 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:

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

May

If you visit Kanpur during May, you are likely to find that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Kanpur can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Kanpur during July, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Kanpur during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s 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:

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

September

If you vacation in Kanpur during September, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Kanpur during October, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 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
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Kanpur in November, 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:

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

December

December is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kanpur, 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 Kanpur
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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