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

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

When to go to Palitana, India

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

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

January

If you vacation in Palitana during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Palitana during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 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:

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

March

March in Palitana can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Palitana during April, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Palitana during May, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 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:

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

June

June in Palitana is a scorcher. 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:

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

July

In July, Palitana can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Palitana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Palitana during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Palitana during November, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Palitana in December, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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