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

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

When to go to Southern India, India

Based on the climate and weather in Southern India, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

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

January

January 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
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

February

February here is constantly 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:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

April

If you visit Southern India during April, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts

May

If you go to Southern India in May, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you are traveling to Southern India in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

July

If you vacation in Southern India during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you go to Southern India in August, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

September

September in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

November

Traveling to Southern India in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

If you visit Southern India during December, 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Southern India, 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 Southern India
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing

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