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

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

When to go to Kodaikanal, India

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

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

January

January in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

February

If you are traveling to Kodaikanal in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

March

Traveling to Kodaikanal in March, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

April

April in Kodaikanal is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

May

May here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

June

Traveling to Kodaikanal in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

July

If you visit Kodaikanal during July, you are likely to find that it is chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s 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
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

August

August can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

September

Traveling to Kodaikanal in September, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

October

October for Kodaikanal is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November in Kodaikanal is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Kodaikanal is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kodaikanal, 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 Kodaikanal
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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