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

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

When to go to Uttarakhand, India

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

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

January

If you visit Uttarakhand during January, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Uttarakhand during February, 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 high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Uttarakhand in May, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly 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
  • Sandals
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

June

If you visit Uttarakhand 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September for Uttarakhand can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Uttarakhand in October, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Uttarakhand in December, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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