Packing List: A Month in India

I don’t normally do packing lists but I think you can learn from everyone you post and read.

I’m staying in India for a month, teaching on a farm about an hour outside of New Delhi.

So with that in mind I’m posting my packing list for my trip to India and I would be interested in what you guys thought. Too much too little? What key item am I missing?

Clothes

My clothes and shoes

My clothes and shoes

Lightweight trousers x 2

Shorts

Skirt

Leggings

Tights x2

Bikini

Maxi dresses x2

Light weight tops x4

Sarong

Big floppy hat

Pac-a-mac

Shoes

Suitable Shoes?

Suitable Shoes?

Hike shoes

Puma slip ons

Sandals

Tech

Too much?

Too much?

Netbook

Camera

Adaptors

Head torch

Kindle

DS

Usb stick

Hand fan

Battery Charger

Toiletries

Anything I should ditch?

Anything I should ditch?

Toilet roll

Tea tree wipes

Razor

Solid shampoo+ conditioner

Basic make up (sorry can’t give mascara up)

Hairbrush

Travel toothbrush

Toothpaste

Medication

Malaria tablets

Suncream

Insect repellent

Travel towel

Plasters

Moon cup

Imodium

Hand sanitiser

Handbag

Passport

Purse (small amount of cash)

Cards

Journal

Eye mask and ear plugs

Pillow

Sunglasses

Locks

Crafts for the kids at the school

What do you think? What should I leave? What more should I take?

14 thoughts on “Packing List: A Month in India

  1. I’d leave the kindle if i were you and rather carry a paperback book with me. You’d need plenty of toilet roll and sunscreen although I think it’s rainy season that has started in India recently and will probably continue by the time you are there so perhaps ditch the shorts for a jacket?

    • Thanks for the advice! We have not a lot to do in our freetime on the farm so the kindle is a must also for internet, but I might chuck the DS. I’ve got my pack-a-mac for the rain. I’ve got toilet roll and sun cream, we’re staying with a western toilet so it won’t be too bad toilet wise.

  2. bottled water? my friend from india told me today that the tap water there is a no go, and even if they tell you it’s boiled you shouldn’t drink it…

  3. I will be going to New Delhi in Feb 2013. I am going to use your same packing list e crept I am bringing my IPad and not a net book. Sylvia

    • I think I probably got it about right in the end. I didn’t take my DS which I’m glad about. Also I had to use to pumps for meetings but had I not been doing business I think I would have been fine with just hike boots and flip flops. Those flip flops broke and I had to buy a new pair but they were super cheap. Have a great time in Delhi.

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