CHECKLIST

ESSENTIAL ITEMS TO PACK

  • 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

Latest blogs

Indian e-tourist visa uploading PDF copy of passport

Indian e-tourist visa uploading PDF copy of passport – prepare before applying It took over 3 & 1/2 hours to complete the appliction.  Uploading photo and copy of passport in pdf format – which had to be under 300kb – was time consuming. I’m in my 50’s so thought perhaps it was just me not being very tech savvy but have asked around and it’s not just me. In hindsight I could have completed in stages – and had the photo and passport pdf ready before i started filling in the form.  Hopefully the info below in this blog will help […]

Taking and uploading the photo for Indian Visa

  Take your photo (and pdf passport copy) before applying for the Indian Visa to save time and make life easier for yourself . It took over 3 & 1/2 hours to complete the online Indian Visa application.  Taking and uploading the photo for the Indian Visa and copy of passport in pdf format was the most time consuming. In hindsight I could have completed in stages – and had both the photo and passport pdf ready before i started filling in the form. This was not advice given by the online visa website.  Follow the the info below in […]

My rucksack with detachable daypack review & how to choose rucksack tips

I love my rucksack with detachable daypack For a whole variety of reasons. But mostly it’s because I only have two arms !  It’s so much easier when your travelling to carry all your luggage loaded over your back in one go than to have to cope with a rucksack and then in addition a separate day bag/handbag over one shoulder or hanging off your arm. The only nervousness I have over the rucksack with detachable daypack system is that I cant see it and worry people could access the daypack without me knowing in a crowded environment but this […]

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