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

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

When to go to Kottayam, India

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

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

January

January in Kottayam is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Kottayam in February, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Kottayam in March, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

April

If you go to Kottayam in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants

May

May in Kottayam is balmy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

If you are traveling to Kottayam in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

July

If you vacation in Kottayam during July, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

August

In August, Kottayam is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Kottayam, 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

September

If you vacation in Kottayam during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

October

If you vacation in Kottayam during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s 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:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December for Kottayam is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kottayam, 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 Kottayam
  • 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

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