The type of luggage best suited for travelling in India really depends on your itinerary.
Where will you be travelling — any particular location (beach, mountains, city, etc), what season are you travelling, what is the occasion, etc.
However while travelling most passengers prefer a trolley suitcase; which includes major part of their packing along with a bag-pack.
A bag-pack is a must have in all trips short or long distance or be it overnight trips or couple of days trip. A bag pack is carried by everyone which includes all small stuffs to carry and required in handy while travelling.
Also for long trip, a bag-pack is very useful wherein the main suitcase is kept in hotel room and bag-pack is filled in with all sorts of essentials to carry for the entire day travel and taken along the tour.
Also solo travelers, trekkers prefer only carrying a bag-pack & nothing else for hands free travelling.
Backpacking alone is a unique experience and you can expect to be challenged in many ways. Being prepared can make a huge difference, so I’m putting together this backpacking list throughout travelling in India..!
There are many travelling & holidaying list available on the web; must-haves on the go kind of list which you can refer but below is the mandatory basic essentials you definitely need to include in your list & after all your packing these will make their way to the bag-pack only.
o Folder of Important Documents — Tickets , Identity Proof, Passport & Visa, Insurance
o India Guidebook — This can be stored even on Kindle, EBook but having a book is still preferred
o Lock & chain — Must have for locking the luggage in trains, guesthouses, etc
o Money Belt–This is a travel security belt with a hidden inner security pocket where you can hide your money and passport under your clothes.
o Small Torch — Though torches are available in all cell phones but still in case of emergency it is always handy to carry a torch
o Eye Masks and Ear Plugs — Essential for getting some sleep on overnight bus and train rides and in hostel dorms or noisy hotel rooms
o Mesh Bag — All-purpose bag for keeping wet clothes, etc
o Small coin pocket / Money Wallet — For keeping your travel money, ATM card, Debit & Credit Card
o Travel First Aid Kit and Band Aids — There are drug stores (chemists) all over India but it’s nice to come prepared with basic, lightweight, high quality first aid equipment
o Headphones & Phone Charger & Power bank — Must have in today’s gadget world
o Scarf / Stole / Cap — To cover you from scorching heat and protecting from pollution, dust
o Toiletries Kit — Including Hand Sanitizer, Tooth Paste &Tooth brush, Sunscreen & Moisturizer
o Wet Wipes & Tissues — Keep this handy for anytime use.
o Pen & Dairy — We all have cell phones now-a-days for any use of writing some important information or taking contact no. or anything else but whenever you are on a tour a small pocket dairy & a pen is the mandate requirement.
A Good Tip:
Never pack your bag full…because you’ll want to save space for picking up souvenirs and cheap clothing.
But also remember to take enough good quality stuff; because the cheap stuff you buy in case of emergency may often not be of great quality.
Hence, keep in mind all the essentials & safety requirements while packing a bag-pack.