Kerala, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kerala, India? If you're planning to go to Kerala, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kerala, India

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

Important essentials for Kerala, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kerala, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kerala, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kerala.

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

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January

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

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February

If you vacation in Kerala during February, you will probably find that it is consistently hot, somewhat hazy 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 high 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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March

March for Kerala is sweltering, somewhat hazy and very dry. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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April

If you are traveling to Kerala in April, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and somewhat hazy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

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May

Traveling to Kerala in May, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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June

June in Kerala is extremely hot and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

Traveling to Kerala in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

If you vacation in Kerala during August, you will probably find that it is extremely hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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September

If you visit Kerala during September, you might notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

Traveling to Kerala in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November here can be sweltering and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December in Kerala is extremely warm and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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