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

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

When to go to Nalanda, India

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

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

January

January is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Nalanda in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Nalanda in March, you will notice that it can be very 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:

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

April

April in Nalanda is scorchingly hot 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:

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

May

If you visit Nalanda during May, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Nalanda during June, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Nalanda is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Nalanda 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:

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

December

December is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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