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

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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.

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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 Kodaikanal, India

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

Important essentials 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.

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

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take 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 Kodaikanal, India by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

February is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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March

March in Kodaikanal is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

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

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May

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

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June

June here is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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July

July in Kodaikanal is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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August

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

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September

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

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October

If you vacation in Kodaikanal during October, you may find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

Traveling to Kodaikanal in November, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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December

If you visit Kodaikanal during December, you may notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Kodaikanal, India

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

If you go to Kodai Lake, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you're planning to visit Bear Shola falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Guna Caves? You'll need:

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