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

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

When to go to Ranikhet, India

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

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

January

January for Ranikhet is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s 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:

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

June

June in Ranikhet can be excruciatingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) to high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Ranikhet during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Ranikhet is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Ranikhet is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October is consistently 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:

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

November

If you vacation in Ranikhet during November, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry with almost no 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:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ranikhet, 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 Ranikhet
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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