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

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

When to go to Mamallapuram, India

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

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

January

January for Mamallapuram is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

February

If you are traveling to Mamallapuram in February, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

March

If you are traveling to Mamallapuram in March, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

April

April in this region is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops

May

If you vacation in Mamallapuram during May, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sarong
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Extremely light dresses

June

June in Mamallapuram is scorchingly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella

July

July for Mamallapuram can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

August

August in Mamallapuram is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

September

September in Mamallapuram can be blisteringly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

If you vacation in Mamallapuram during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

November

If you visit Mamallapuram during November, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

Traveling to Mamallapuram in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

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

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

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