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

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

When to go to Patna, India

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

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

January

January in Patna is warm and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Patna is extremely 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:

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

April

If you visit Patna during April, you are likely to find that it is sweltering 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 30 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Rain boots
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sarong
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

June

June for Patna can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Patna is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Patna, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Patna in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Patna during September, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Patna in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Patna, 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 Patna
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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