Palakkad, India: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Palakkad, India? If you're planning to go to Palakkad, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Palakkad, India

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

Important essentials for Palakkad, India

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Palakkad, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Palakkad in January, you will notice that it is consistently 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:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

If you go to Palakkad in February, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

Traveling to Palakkad in March, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

If you vacation in Palakkad during April, you might find that it is unbearably hot. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

If you visit Palakkad during May, you might notice that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

In June, Palakkad is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Palakkad, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

In August, Palakkad is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Palakkad, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

If you visit Palakkad during September, you might see that it is consistently 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

If you vacation in Palakkad during October, you will probably see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

If you go to Palakkad in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

December in this region is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Jain temple, wear:

If you go to Malampuzha Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you're planning to visit Meenvallam Water Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Palakkad, India

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Palakkad.

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