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

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

When to go to Karnataka, India

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

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

January

If you visit Karnataka during January, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

If you vacation in Karnataka during February, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

Traveling to Karnataka in March, you will notice that it is extremely 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

April

April in this region can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

May

May in Karnataka is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

June in Karnataka is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

If you go to Karnataka in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

August

If you are traveling to Karnataka in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September for Karnataka is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

October

If you are traveling to Karnataka in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

If you visit Karnataka 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 low 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Karnataka, 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 Karnataka
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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