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

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

When to go to Ranchi, India

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

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

January

If you vacation in Ranchi during January, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Ranchi in April, you will notice that it is a scorcher. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Ranchi is sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Ranchi in June, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Ranchi is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Ranchi in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Ranchi is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Ranchi is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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