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

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

When to go to West Bengal, India

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

What to wear/what to pack for West Bengal, India by month

January

January here is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in West Bengal during February, 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 low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit West Bengal during March, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain.

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

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to West Bengal in May, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for West Bengal is blindingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to West Bengal in July, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit West Bengal during August, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, West Bengal is consistently hot. 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 West Bengal, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to West Bengal in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for West Bengal is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for West Bengal, India

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

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