5 things you need for summer travel in India

Summer is now upon us in India and its getting hotter by the day. The temperatures in most places here are going to get even hotter – sometimes the temperatures are more than 40 degree Celsius in places like Delhi. It’s not something that we like but we have to bear it.

If you are planning a trip to India in the summer then there are a few things that you must use to beat the heat in India.

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Women in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) cover their head not only due to cultural reasons, they also do it because its hot. Photo by Riccardo Romano.

Pair of sunglasses

A high quality sunglass can do wonders for your trip to India. It may seem like a fashion accessory but it can protect your eyes. So whatever you do, buy a pair of decent sunglasses for your trip to India for the summer. I don’t go out without one.

Handkerchief

The humble handkerchief is next one on the list. In the western world, people use tissues and hence don’t carry handkerchiefs like we do in India. Here, tissues don’t work as they crumble in the heat and are more or less rendered useless. The handkerchief can come to your rescue when you’re sweating. So keep them handy to wipe of the access sweat from your forehead.

Cap or hat to cover your head

cotton cap is another thing you must use while you are out in the sun. The baseball cap does wonders. It not only protects your face from the heat but also protects your scalp from the intense Indian heat. Don’t forget to bring one or simply buy one in India.

Multivitamins

If you’re wondering why multivitamins then this might surprise you. When you are out and about in the Indian sun then you will continuously need to hydrate yourself by drinking bottled water (here’s a guide to buying drinking water in India). My doctor always advices me to take fruits to prevent dehydration. Some of the recommended vitamins include vitamin A, B6, B1 and C (water melon has them all). Grapes are very good at preventing dehydration. It has B1, B2, B6, C and K and potassium and they are not only good at preventing dehydration but also good at lowering blood sugar. Remember Indian food is oily and spicy and if you are not up to it then you will need to supplement yourself with vitamins. Now you can see the importance of taking multivitamins. (*You will need to talk to your own doctor before you can take them).

Sunscreen

This is a must if you’re planning a trip to India in the summer. You need something to protect your skin from getting sunburn from the intense sun. You will need something that has a high Sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 or 50. Apply generously when you’re venturing outside.

So whatever you do, make sure you bring those 5 times with you to India especially if you are planning visiting this summer. Here’s a list of other essential things you might need in India.

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A moment in Udaipur, Rajasthan captured by Riccardo Romano

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60 thoughts on “5 things you need for summer travel in India

  • May 3, 2014 at 12:17 am
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    Great tips. I would certainly pack my sunglasses, but I would not think of packing some multivitamins, so thank you for mentioning that. I do a lot of sport and nourishing my body is priority for me when travelling.

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  • May 3, 2014 at 12:53 am
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    These are great tips, Shalu, thank you. It is always useful to see what you need to do before you travel to exotic cities and countries. These simple, everyday points will help every traveller

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  • May 3, 2014 at 9:53 am
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    Nice article … Sunscreen is very important in summer bcoz india temperature is high.it is protected your skin.

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    • May 3, 2014 at 11:29 am
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      I agree with you completely that suncreen is important if you want to protect yourself in India’s temperature.
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  • May 3, 2014 at 11:56 am
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    Hi Shalu,

    Yes indeed – all the things we need for the summers :)

    The heat is already reached it’s peak now and you need all of these things to help you stay cool while you travel, or even otherwise. I ensure we are well equipped and wearing sunglasses, sunscreen, and caps at least when we travel or even when we leave home, or you can really fall sick.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend :)
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    • May 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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      Summers are hot in India and therefore I think certain precautions are necessary. Thanks Harleena for your comment.
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  • May 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm
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    Hi Shalu madam,

    That was an great article regarding things to take with us on summer. Listed things are perfect for summer. But I also want to mention about water bottle, that is must with us. These days we get more attracted to cool drinks, but we should never give up drinking water.

    It is also much better to have fruit juices other than cool drinks during this summer. thanks for your tips madam.
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    • May 7, 2014 at 7:44 am
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      Tharan

      Summer can be a tough time for those travelling, hence these times will be useful. Thanks for commenting.
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  • May 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm
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    40 Degree Celsius? I think I cannot last that long. I will choose going to India not on summer. What are the coldest months in India?

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    • May 4, 2014 at 7:14 am
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      Hi Marilyn,
      If you feel inconvenient to travel during summer season then there are many hilly and coastal areas where you travel even during hot summer day like Darjeeling, Shimla,Kashmir…So don’t wait for summer you can travel in India any time when you want.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 7:46 am
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      Hi Marilyn
      it does get very hot. But there are places you can visit in India in the summers that are not as hot as 40 degrees.
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  • May 4, 2014 at 6:53 am
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    Ya these basic tips are really important during traveling. When am in traveling i also always carry freeze water enrich with glucose. Now i don’t forget to carry your listed product.

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  • May 5, 2014 at 6:36 am
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    Hi Shalu,
    I’m from Delhi, India but I don’t much trave Out side out Delhi ! You can say I’m a Delhi lover. There is much hot summer in Delhi so most of Delhi womens don’t prefer to travel in Delhi But we are discussing about Indian so yes these thing must have a Women while traveling in India. These are important thing to carry while travling.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 7:47 am
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      I know what you mean Renuka. Thanks for your comment and hope to you again. Best wishes.
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  • May 5, 2014 at 12:07 pm
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    I’d soon be visiting India throughout summer. Thanks for these suggestions.

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  • May 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm
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    Hello Shalu Sharma,

    During summer, specially in sub continent countries, temperature stands from 35-40 degree. For European people this temperature is huge. You added some valuable tips which should be regularly during visit. For example, sun glass, handkerchief, a bottle of water, medicine etc.

    I think its better to take precaution before anything bad happen.

    Anyway Happy Weekend with your family :)
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    • May 7, 2014 at 7:52 am
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      Ahsan
      the temperatures get extremely hot hence one must take precautions during the summers. Thanks for your comment.
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  • May 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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    Hi Shalu,

    Many thanks for the tips! You really surprised me about bringing handkerchief instead of tissues. Never thought of that.

    Yes indeed multivitamins are a must when traveling. I cannot imagine how hot it is there.

    -Donna
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    • May 7, 2014 at 7:53 am
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      You are most welcome Donna. Hankies are great when you are out and about in India. Thanks for your comment.
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  • May 6, 2014 at 9:35 am
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    Really informative post, you covered most of the things. Now, I am ready to go for a summer break. Cheers!!!

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  • May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am
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    WOW, nice post..Your tips was awesome, its easy to understand all traveler who went to vacation in summer..Thanks for sharing, keep updating like this posts..

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    • May 7, 2014 at 7:55 am
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      I agree with you 100% about drinking bottled water and not lime water from the vendors. Thanks for this tip.
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  • May 7, 2014 at 5:52 am
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    A pair of sun glasses can do it for you in this hot Indian summer. Temperature has already reached 40 Degree Celsius. However wet handkerchief around the neck can be helpful.

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  • May 9, 2014 at 5:59 am
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    True dear.In india temperature has already reached 43 Degree Celsius.Its very hot.Great tips but i think you forgot Lemon water.

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  • May 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm
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    Thanks Shallu ji for sharing this beautiful article for summer trip. We friends are plannings to visit Ranthambore this June and surely some of these tips will help us……
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  • May 10, 2014 at 9:45 am
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    I think the most important is medicine for stomach. Because there are some really weird stuff is some foods in India :)

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  • May 20, 2014 at 10:37 am
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    Hi Shalu,
    Glad to read your tips about summer travel. India is a great place to visit but in summers, you need to take care of your skin. Thanks for sharing these tips.
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  • June 12, 2014 at 7:57 am
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    Hello Shalu mam,
    really very thankful to share your awesome tips.it is Such a simple and useful list when you go outside in summer
    thanx for this post
    Happy Blogging

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  • June 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm
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    One of the things which is a must carry while going out during summer holidays is sunscreen and sun glass. This is because my skin is very sensitive to sun and the same thing with my eyes and light.
    I must say this is a good alert especially to us people who long to visit India one of this fine days. The tradition and sites is a must see when we are under the sun.
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  • June 30, 2014 at 4:57 pm
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    Hi Shalu, thanks for the sunglasses tip – the only accessory I never wore in my life and would certainly not have considered buying. As for water etc. I’ve heard from an experienced traveler once that in order to protect against germs and diarrhea use a lemon to squeeze into your water if you cannot get bottled water. I don’t know how much of it is true and if I would have gotten the “bugs” had I not done so. Maybe some reader knows more about it.
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  • July 12, 2014 at 1:59 am
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    Hi Shalu, You have prepared a good list for the travelers who came here. During the summer times it becomes very difficult to move from one place to other. These all the things can not make us comfortable in the summer times but they can help and protect us from the worst effects of summer days.
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  • August 14, 2014 at 5:51 am
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    india looks great place to visit on my next trip, i will note it on my trip list , thanks shalu mam for share this

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  • August 14, 2014 at 5:53 am
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    great tips , sunglass is my favorite stuff when i get ravelling , nice share shalu mam

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  • April 22, 2015 at 12:08 pm
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    Great Tips Shalu. Also need to Drink Plenty of Water. Parents should take care about Kids specially when they are planning to Travel. Thanks for sharing nice information

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  • June 3, 2015 at 4:54 pm
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    Hi Shalu,
    Yes that’s very true that we need sunglasses in india to protect from sun and dust. Without these stepping out is not safe at all.

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  • April 3, 2016 at 9:42 am
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