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

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

When to go to Sambalpur, India

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

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

January

If you visit Sambalpur during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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:

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

February

If you are traveling to Sambalpur in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Sambalpur in April, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Sambalpur in May, you will notice that it can be sizzling and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Sambalpur during June, you are likely to find that it is a scorcher. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Sambalpur can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Sambalpur, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Sambalpur in October, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Sambalpur during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm 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:

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

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

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

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