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

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

When to go to Nainital, India

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

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

January

January in Nainital is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

February

If you visit Nainital during February, you are likely to find that it is cold.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

March

If you visit Nainital during March, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April for Nainital is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Nainital is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Nainital during June, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Nainital during July, you are likely to find that it is balmy. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Nainital during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Nainital is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Nainital is crisp and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Nainital in December, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Nainital, 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 Nainital
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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