Travelling during Monsoons

Rainy season is considered a little bit romantic one in comparision to any other season. So most of us plan to go for a trip. Here is a must carry things checklist that one has to follow.

india Updated: Jul 14, 2010 01:30 IST
Roma Arora
Roma Arora
Hindustan Times

Planning to go for a holiday or a trip to Mumbai or Kolkata, then make sure you made your last minute checklist and it should include the following:

Carry it all
If you’re travelling to rainy cities like Mumbai and, Kolkata and the eastern Himalaya region like Darjeeling and Shillong, then pack your bag accordingly.

You must carry a big and strong umbrella, wet weather shoes, rubber sandals and flip flops, gumboots, a raincoat and good walking shoes. Extra pairs of socks are necessary, because it might take you days to dry up those wet socks.

First-aid box
There are chances of slipping on the road or getting fungal infections more during the monsoon season. So it’s advisable to carry a first-aid kit in your bag which has everything from disinfectant scrubs, antifungal cream and powder, bandages and your day-to-day medicines.

Protection from mosquitoes
If you plan to stay in budget hotels, then don’t forget to take the mosquito net, or mosquito repellent cream and sprays. Rainy areas are usually infested with mosquitoes during the monsoons.

Hair dryer
Carry light clothes in cotton or other natural fibres. A pullover, light jacket and a stole are must. Also, carry a hair dryer with you that will help you avoid catching cold from wet hair. Small absorbent towels also come handy.

Waterproof bag
Make sure all necessary documents like passport, visa, travel insurance and tickets are kept in a waterproof bag, so that they don’t get wet during rains. Also make copies of all important documents and keep the copies separate from the originals.

For your gadgets, such as laptops, external hard drives, cameras and mobiles, do remember to pack them well in plastic sheets.

First Published: Jul 13, 2010 17:20 IST