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

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

When to go to Punjab, India

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

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

January

January in Punjab is balmy and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Punjab during February, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

March

If you visit Punjab during March, you are likely to find that it is hot and dry with little 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
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

April

If you are traveling to Punjab in April, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Extremely light dresses

June

Traveling to Punjab in June, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Waterproof luggage
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

July

Traveling to Punjab in July, you will notice that it can be sizzling and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Punjab is sizzling. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Punjab is blindingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Punjab during October, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Punjab is mild and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Punjab, 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 Punjab
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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