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Archive for the Clothing in India Category


White women should wear Kurtis for solo travelling in India?

If you are white then perhaps you are not right in India. This is not me saying it – this will be the ‘first’ impression you will get in India especially if you are a white woman travelling alone. Unfortunately, in light of the Delhi gang rape of an Indian student and of that of the Swiss […]

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Advice to a female student travelling to India

I received a question from a concerned grandmother about her granddaughter, a university student visiting India for a month working with poor people. Her question: My granddaughter is going to be in India for 4 weeks with a group of other college students and a few professors. It is not going to be a tourist […]

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Ideal travel pants

When you come to India, I suggest you wear combat pants. They are the best travel pants you can get. Combat pants also known as Combo or Cargo pants have numerous pockets and will keep your hands free. They are practical, lightweight, and decent looking, styled to look good and you can go almost anywhere […]

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What do Indians wear?

India is a diverse country with different cultures and religions. The customs followed by Indian people vary across length and breadth of the country. Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, and Christianity, are some of the major religions people believe and follow. Not only the religion affects the way people think, live and dress but also the region […]

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How to wear a saree

If you ever wondered what the women of India wear, then the answer is the traditional sari (saree). Majority of the Indian women wear it. Sari or Saree is worn in many different styles in India. The styles are either culture specific or region specific. A few styles are – • Nivi style and Kaccha […]

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What to wear in India

What to wear in India? What kind of clothes would be safe to wear there? What should I pack? Can I carry my shorts along? Should I carry cotton or linen or woollens or all? Should I carry flats or high heels? Are these questions in your mind too? Well then read along, as I […]

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