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

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

When to go to Kumaon, India

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

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Kumaon is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Kumaon during March, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Kumaon during April, you are likely to find that it can be 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 (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Kumaon is unbearably hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Kumaon in July, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

August

If you are traveling to Kumaon in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses

September

If you vacation in Kumaon during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

October

October here is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Kumaon 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:

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

December

If you visit Kumaon during December, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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