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

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

When to go to Mangalore, India

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Mangalore in January, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Mangalore can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Mangalore during April, you are likely to find that it can be excruciatingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses

May

May is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

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

July

In July, Mangalore is extremely warm and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Mangalore, with most of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Mangalore is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Mangalore, 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:

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

September

September in Mangalore can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Mangalore during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Mangalore is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Mangalore during December, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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