a handy checklist of things we suggest you bring along when you come to
India. While most of the things are available in India, there may be
some difference in quality and price.
pair of shorts.
cotton skirts for women.
colored shirts and T-shirts (cotton).
number of cotton underwear.
sweater for hill stations.
and easy slip-ons for frequent removal whilst visiting temples.
socks to wear when you find the floor at such sites hot.
if there are frequent long distance train travels.
pair of sneakers.
set of formal clothing.
small, handy and effective torch to be always carried along.
multi-purpose knife set like Swiss Army knife.
purification tablets if visiting remote locations where mineral water is
lotions (High factor)
pair of binoculars.
lightweight bed sheet.
repellent or mosquito net (lightweight, permethrin-impregnated).
and face tissues.
inflatable pillow. Neck-rest pillow for long bus journeys.
small bag to carry essential things while on sightseeing.
cushions for hard seating.
lens cleaning equipment.
prescription medicines, if any, in labeled containers.
for diarrhea (Imodium, Lomotil) and
an upset stomach (Gelusil).
for cough and cold, such as pseudoephedrine tablets (Sudafed) and cough
syrups (Tossex, Linctus Codeine).
medicines, such as paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin (Crocin, Disprin).
and antihistamines (Avil, Benadryl) for treating allergies.
ointments (Neosporin), bandages, Band-Aids, surgical adhesive tape,
sterile gauze, cotton-wool buds, corn pads.
for preventing motion sickness, such as dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) and
anti-nausea drug promethazine (Phenergan).
ointments like cetrimide.
powder for feet against fungal attack.
Aid kit alongwith syringes, needles, disposable gloves, scissors,
tweezers, nail clippers, pocket knife, thermometer, and mirror.
and vaseline are useful for colder climates; and a steroid cream (Eumosome)
is helpful to relieve the itching caused by insect bites.
and VISA. Keep separate photostat copies.
air tickets for all sectors.
filled up vouchers of your tour operator with all service details.
& contact details of next of kin.
confirmed hotels names and addresses.
faxes/letters/e-mails from tour operator, hotels and other service
providers already booked.
information on itinerary, sites, and important places of assistance.
permits, Indrail passes and other documents if applicable.