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

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

When to go to Kotdwar, India

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

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

January

January in Kotdwar is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kotdwar is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

March

If you go to Kotdwar in March, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts

April

If you vacation in Kotdwar during April, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

May

If you are traveling to Kotdwar in May, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sarong
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts

June

Traveling to Kotdwar in June, you will notice that it is sweltering. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sarong
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Light skirts

July

If you visit Kotdwar during July, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you go to Kotdwar in August, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

September

September for Kotdwar can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

October

If you visit Kotdwar during October, you are likely to find that it is really hot 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Kotdwar in November, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

December

If you are traveling to Kotdwar in December, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kotdwar, 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 Kotdwar
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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