The summer (March to May) temperature does not cross the 33°C mark but the mean temperature ranges from 20°C to 24°C. The brief winter, which lasts from November to February, has temperatures plummeting to 14°C. Monsoon is erratic, but it generally rains from June to September. In some areas of the Sahyadris or Western Ghats, frost is common and temperatures touch the freezing point during the winter months.
The tropical and subtropical Western Ghats is made up of moist broadleaf forests that include montane rainforests, moist deciduous forests and dry deciduous forests.
What to wear
Summer – Comfortable cotton clothing and shoes. Forest friendly colours like khaki, olive green, brown and beige are recommended. Please avoid bright coloured clothing.
Monsoon and winter – Waterproof jackets and full sleeve woollen sweaters. Gumboots (Rubber boots or Wellingtons) would be helpful in high rainfall areas like Sakleshpur.
What to carry
You need to carry your personal medicines, hat or cap, a pair of binoculars and your choice of a camera.