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

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

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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 Pondicherry, India

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

Important essentials for Pondicherry, India

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Pondicherry, India

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

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

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January

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

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February

If you are traveling to Pondicherry in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

If you visit Pondicherry during March, you are likely to notice that it is constantly hot 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 low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you go to Pondicherry in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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May

May here is blindingly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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June

If you go to Pondicherry in June, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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July

If you go to Pondicherry in July, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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August

Traveling to Pondicherry in August, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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September

September in Pondicherry can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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October

Traveling to Pondicherry in October, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you vacation in Pondicherry during November, you are likely to notice that it can be sweltering. 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.

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December

December here is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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