Onset of monsoon gives you a break from the scorching heat, especially in India. Rains surely call for a trip!! Also, it is most likely that the places are less chaotic and less crowded as majority of people plan trips during summer vacations. If you are going for a vacation in this season then be prepared for waterlogging, potholes, muddy walkways, incessant rains, thunder, and lightening. But fret not!! Here are some quintessential travel tips for monsoon. To make your trip a little bit more enjoyable, follow the checklist given below before heading onto the destination.
Pack synthetic clothes
You’ll be on a safer side if you will carry synthetic stuff more as it dries up quickly. During rainy season, clothes tend to remain damp and smell if wet for long. So while going for vacay this time, forget your signature tees and classic denim. Go for synthetic fabric clothes that are not only light and breathable but also occupy less space in your bag.
Check weather forecast
India is a land of diverse terrain and climate. If you are planning a trip in hilly areas and that too in rainy season then, there are chances of landslides, cloudburst, torrential rains or storms. So, it is advisable to keep a tab on weather forecast from time to time. Check the weather updates not only for the present location but also to destination where you are heading too.
Carry Medicines and repellents
We’ve often heard that prevention is better than cure. So, to be at a safer side, do not forget to carry medicine, mosquito repellents, and first aid kit. As rain is enjoyed not only by humans but also by insects and mosquitoes. During this season, diseases often widespread at a faster pace. Thus, it is important to carry repellents and medicines in case you fall sick.
Avoid street food
Monsoon season calls waterborne diseases no doubt!! So one must not eat outside food or junk food. There are high chances that food is contaminated in the rainy season. Although, it is difficult to refrain from the delectable street food and that too in such amazing weather. But it can have an abundance of germs which gives rise to diseases eventually.
Drink Packaged water
It is not specifically for monsoon but goes for all seasons. Drinking water from any other unreliable source is a big NO as you might fall sick. But especially during the rainy season diseases are quite rampant and contamination of water is likely to happen. Stay safe and always have packaged drinking water. Carry bottled water or if possible boil the water before drinking it.
Carry suitable footwear
The terrain can be slippery so, ditch your fancy footwear at home and carrying a comfortable pair of shoes is crucial for a smooth and comfortable trip. We often neglect the type of footwear which needs to be carried during rains. A comfy pair of shoes can be a blessing in disguise for a traveller. It is best that you go for Waterproof shoes, boots or sandals.
Plastic bags to rescue
Rains are unpredictable, especially in monsoon. Carry sturdy plastic bags in case, you want to stash your phone or camera in it. In the 21st-century gadgets have become an integral part and our life is incomplete without social media platforms. By carrying a waterproof bag, none of your electronic devices are going to get damaged for sure.
It might seem quite obvious but we often forget to carry the most important things which are umbrella and raincoat. The utmost mandatory things while going on a vacation in monsoons.
Now, you’re all set to go for a kickass trip by following the safety tips. Even if there is a heavy downpour then, there is no need to worry as you are prepared for unforeseen circumstances. Book your tickets through the Trainman app. Download Trainman App and check PNR Status of the booked ticket, Running Status of your train, Seat Availability, Train inquiry and much more.