Who doesn’t love summers? In western countries where usually summer is the time when people love to hang out during the day time and go for holidays in summer as everything becomes more merrier and fun.
But When it comes to India or Indian summer. You need to be very well prepared before you decide to do a trip to India. In this blog, we will share 7 things you must carry on Trip to India
It’s getting hot already !
1. Cotton Clothes
Indian summers can be really really hot. Sun during the day can be compared to a heat ball throwing fire on you, so you really need to keep yourself covered with the right type of clothes. As heat makes us sweat more, nothing can be better than easy-going cotton clothes. Be it loose pyjamas, t-shirts, or cotton dresses. Please make sure it covers most of your body parts as it will protect you from direct sun as well. Also chose light colour or white clothes as dark colours get heated faster.
Leticia and I always wear cotton in India, as it keeps us very relaxed and makes it easier to travel during the day time. You can check some cotton shirts and dresses at a reasonable price here
2. Water Bottles
Water! Yes this is exactly you would be asking for when you are almost falling because of the heat during the summer. To avoid it we advise you to always carry water every single time you step out during summers in India. During travelling, water should be as important as breathing, else there is a chance for you to get dehydrated.
We would not recommend you to buy packaged drinking water as we want you to keep your trip as sustainable as possible. We will recommend you to carry some stainless steel water bottles or Lifestraw bottles.
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
The Ultra -Violet radiations hits you the hardest in the summer season and they can be extra ruthless to your eyes especially if you are not used to too much sun. Also sunglasses could be good to keep your eyes covered from dust and pollution. Be sure your sunglasses are UV protected and matches your style of clothes also.
4. Sunscreens And Wet Wipes
Yes! You need them, a plenty of them. Sunscreens for your face and your body is a must on your Indian Summer trip. Make sure they sunscreens you choose they are of the best quality or else you will end up hurting your skin and get sunburnt during the day time.
Keeping wet wipes will help you to keep your face from sweat and stickiness caused by it. Wet wipes also help you to keep your face hydrated and fresh.
5. Energy Bars or Glucose
Sometimes Sun can be really strong and because you are traveling, you need to keep your energy levels high. It’s very common to fall while walking in the sun or getting cramps in your legs. So in order to avoid it, you must carry energy bars to keep up with your energy levels in a tiring and hot day.
If you are under sun for too long, just drinking water won’t be enough, so keep having glucose within small breaks so that your body does not loose too many vital body salts.
6. Hand Sanitizers
While traveling in India, hand sanitisers are very important part of your day to day routine. Because you are going to sweat a lot and you will move from one place to the other, you must carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser so you can use before having food .
7. Keep Light Snacks On Hand
Leticia and I always carry some snacks when we go out for travelling during the day. It’s very helpful especially during the day when we are running out of energy or we start feeling hungry and we are still far from the restaurant, we eat these light snacks in order to kill our hunger. Also, it’s important you carry some dry snacks like some cookies or some chips. It should be a key thing you must carry on your trip to India.
There are several Indian snacks like namkeens, potato chips, banana chips that you can carry with you.
So if you are planning to visit India in summer, please make sure you do carry these 7 things for sure with you. Do let us know if you find this article helpful and if you have suggestions to make. To prepare more about India, you must check our best advice for an Indian trip.