Clothing and Essential Items for India Travel
What clothes to wear depends on the season you travel and what kind of activities you are taking part in on your trip. Clothing stores are readily available throughout India, but sizes may vary to that of North America. Aside from big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, etc., India is very traditional and it is recommended to dress conservatively. Short tops, skirts, shorts or any clothing that is equally revealing should be avoided. Full-sleeved clothes are ideal protection against the sun and mosquito bites. Indian summers (March to June) are very hot – for comfort, opt for light and loose cotton clothing rather than synthetic. Pack warm layers if you’re planning on traveling during the winter (October to February). Northern India and locations in higher elevations can be quite cold, especially during the night. While visiting places of worship, women must wear long skirts or trousers and have covered shoulders. Also, don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering any religious place.
FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: Video camera, camera with zoom lens in a dust-resistant case, sufficient memory cards, a spare camera battery and charger. Photography is not allowed in certain religious buildings, especially temples. So be sure to ask permission before you take a photo.