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

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Traveling to Kochi, India? If you're planning to go to Kochi, I've got 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 Kochi, India

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural 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 great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for Kochi can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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February

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

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March

If you are traveling to Kochi in March, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Kochi during April, you are likely to notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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May

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

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June

June for Kochi is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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July

If you are traveling to Kochi in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

In August, Kochi is pretty consistently 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%.

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September

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

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October

Traveling to Kochi in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

If you vacation in Kochi during November, you might find that it can be sweltering. 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 about a third of the time.

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December

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

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Activities for Kochi, India

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

If you intend to go to the majestic Holy Koonan Cross Church, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

Synagogues may enforce dress requirements. At Jew Street and Paradesi Synagogue:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to check out the majestic Chembittapally Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; you should check with the Kochi tourism authority.

If you check out a temple, such as Chottanikara Devi Temple, wear:

If you go to the Indian Naval Maritime Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Chendamangalam Palace Fort, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

Kochi has nice beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

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