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

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

When to go to Kochi, India

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

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

January

Traveling to Kochi in January, you will notice that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Kochi in February, you will notice that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Kochi is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kochi is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Kochi in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Kochi in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Kochi is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Kochi is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kochi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Kochi during September, you are likely to find that it is 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kochi is hot. 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Kochi during November, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kochi is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kochi, 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 Kochi
  • 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
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate 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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