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

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

When to go to Odisha, India

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

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

January

January here is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Odisha during February, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

April

If you visit Odisha during April, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May here is a scorcher. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is sizzling and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Odisha is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. 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
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August for Odisha can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Odisha is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Odisha during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Odisha is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Odisha during December, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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