• Passport & Visa
  • Torch - many parts of India prone to power cuts
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Mosquito repellant & anti-malaria tablets
  • Sandals - can buy flip-flops cheaply in India
  • Phone & charger
  • Camera & memory cards
  • Imodium & Electrolyte sachets
  • Indian plug adaptor
  • Any essential medication & favourite toileteries
  • Travel size packets of tissues and baby wipes
  • Core collection of clothes - remember it's very cheap to buy there
  • Backpack or suitcase, day bag ( doubling up as flight bag)
  • Document holder & Passport pouch
  • Warm layers for return journey if winter at home
  • Money
  • Documents - copies of passport, visa, insurance, flights & boarding passes
  • Travel towel if not provided at accommodation

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