When planning your trip to India not only the itinerary is important but also what to pack and the items you can’t forget to bring with you.
When it comes down to dressing as a woman in India and packing accordingly I will give you some of my best tips:
- Avoid short dresses – Indian men will always stare but they will do so even more if your clothes are too short. So your best bet is to choose clothes that go from a little above the knee to maxi dresses. Mini skirts and shorts are best to be avoided.
- Showing of your mid riff is actually very common so a crop top with some linen trousers are always a good idea!
Some Maxi dresses that will look amazing and are perfect for India!
Want to show of a little more leg? These are some of my personal favourites!
Once a while you will have to escape the heat and take a dip in a swimming pool. These are the cutest swimsuits and cover ups that I selected for you!
For walking around you’ll definitely won’t need high heels. All you need is a pair of sandals and a good pair of sneakers cause you will be walking a lot!
When travelling through India one of the things you’ll definitely be doing is visiting temples. Some of them require you to wear a headscarf. As I am sure you neither are a fan of getting lice (cause how many people wore these headscarves before you??!!) so make sure you bring at least one cute headscarf or turban with you!
Don’t forget to bring some cute sunglasses with you cause believe me you will need them! When the sun hits some of these fortresses the walls actually become blinding!
Some of the beauty essentials that I can’t live without in this heat and after a long flight.
- Hydrating shampoo and hair mask: I swear by the products from Moroccan Oil. They smell absolutely amazing and you only need a little bit of shampoo to achieve maximum result! I also love using their voluminizing shampoo since my hair is naturally really thin and flat.
- Hydrating face mask to apply prior and during your flight. I love all of Glamglows’ products and their hydrating mud is the absolute best. They also come in small sizes which makes them perfect for taking with you on the plane.
- Hairbrush and comb: believe me you’ll want to put these in your bag when you’re travelling around with a Tuk Tuk. Either that or looking like you just performed in The Lion King.
- Hand Sanitizer: make sure it’s travel size friendly so you can take it with you in your handbag
- Facial wipes: I find these way more convenient to travel with instead of a bottle or tube of lotion. On a side note, they also come in handy for wiping of your sweat during the day :p
- CC-cream with SPF in it: I don’t like to wear heavy make up especially in this heat I prefer to let my skin breath a little.
- A setting spray or cream for your make up: otherwise your lovely eye make up will end up on your cheeks, believe me.
- Baby powder: my thighs always get burned when I have to walk a lot and especially in this heat it can be very tricky and actually ruin your day. A little baby powder helps a lot and will take care of the pain. Also baby powder is the perfect replacement for dry shampoo for blondes!
- Sunscreen and after sun will be your best friend for a day of sun bathing here.
I listed all of my favourite products below!
I guess one of the main reasons why you visit my blog is that you also love travel photography! So here are my go to items to I simply can’t go without when travelling to create content.
- My camera (duhu): I always use my Canon 6D Mark II: it was an investment but I am soooo happy I bought it and haven’t regretted spending this amount for a second!
- SD cards: I have a 64GB and a 128GB that I always have with me
- Spare camera battery
- My backpack: ever since I started focussing on travel photography I can’t live without my backpack. It’s perfect for holding my camera and also to put in spare clothes/shoes so you can changes outfits during the day (yes to make it seem like you spend more time in an actual place than you actual do :p)
- Hard Drive: every time I come back to my room I immediately put my photos on my Hard Drive through Lightroom, this way I can already pick out my favourites and my photos are already safely stored in 2 places.
- Tripod: when you travel solo a good tripod is a must. As my friend Katie says: “It’s not because I travel alone that I don’t have the right to have amazing photos too!” And she is so right! Even when you are travelling with someone it’s so much nicer if you can set up the camera to your liking than asking a complete stranger to take it.
- Remote control: I always use this when shooting with a Tripod, this way I don’t need a self-timer and run to get in the photo in time!