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

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

When to go to Western India, India

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

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

January

If you visit Western India during January, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

February

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

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Western India during April, you are likely to find that it can be 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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

May

May in this region is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sarong
  • Sunglasses

June

If you go to Western India in June, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Western India is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Western India, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Western India during September, 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Western India during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Western India is extremely warm 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
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

December

December here is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Western 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 Western India
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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