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

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

When to go to Rajasthan, India

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Rajasthan in January, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Rajasthan is really 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:

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

April

If you visit Rajasthan during April, you are likely to find that it is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (high 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:

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

May

If you go to Rajasthan in May, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Rajasthan is blindingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region can be 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:

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

August

August in Rajasthan 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
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

September

If you vacation in Rajasthan during September, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Rajasthan during October, you are likely to find that it is unbearably 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Rajasthan during November, you are likely to find that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Rajasthan in December, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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