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

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

When to go to Northern India, India

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

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

January

If you visit Northern India during January, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Northern India in March, you will notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

May

If you go to Northern India in May, you will notice that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Northern India in June, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Northern India can be sizzling. 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:

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

August

August in Northern India can be blisteringly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Northern India during September, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Northern India in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Northern India 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:

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

December

December in Northern India is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern India, 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 Northern India

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