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

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Traveling to Kottayam, India? If you're planning to go to Kottayam, below 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 Kottayam, India

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kottayam, India

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

If you plan to check out the lovely St. Mary's Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you want to visit the majestic Thazhathangady Juma Masjid, take the following:

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

If you go to Vembanad Lake, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • 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.

If you see a temple, such as Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, wear:

Castle hopping? For Poonjar Palace, take:

If you want to visit Aruvikkuzhi Waterfalls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kottayam.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

February for Kottayam is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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March

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

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April

If you vacation in Kottayam during April, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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May

May in Kottayam is mild and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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June

June in Kottayam is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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July

If you vacation in Kottayam during July, you will probably see 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.

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August

August here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

September for Kottayam is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

October in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

If you are traveling to Kottayam in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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December

If you vacation in Kottayam during December, you are likely to see 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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