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

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

When to go to Ooty, India

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

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

January

Traveling to Ooty in January, you will notice that it is balmy, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Ooty is mild, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Ooty is mild, somewhat hazy and very dry. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Ooty, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 40%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is mild and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Ooty is mild and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Ooty is relatively cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Ooty in July, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Ooty during August, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is balmy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Ooty during October, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is mild and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Ooty during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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