Want to know what to pack for your Rajasthan trip? Here’s the ultimate checklist for your Rajasthan trip during the summer in 2023.
The Indian state of Rajasthan is loved by tourists for its majestic architecture, colorful and vibrant culture, beautiful handicrafts and arts, and magnificent historical hill forts and palaces. While during the winters, most places of Rajasthan witness extreme cold, in the summer season the climate in the state gets dry and hot. If you’re amongst the one who is planning a trip to Rajasthan during summer, it’s important that you pack appropriately to stay comfortable in the hot and dry climate. Here are some of the necessary things that you must carry in your backpack.
1. Light and airy clothing
Considering the hot and dry climate of Rajasthan during summer, tourists traveling to places like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, etc. often ask – “What to wear in Rajasthan in summer?”. So, here’s the answer! You must pack breathable and lightweight clothes like cotton or linen so that you can stay cool in the heat. Loose-fitting clothing that covers your skin can also help protect you from the sun and make your travel more convenient in Rajasthan.
When you’re in Rajasthan, exploring cities like Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, etc., it is very obvious that you might have to travel during sunny or extremely hot days. Therefore, make sure that you pack a high-SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the intense sunlight. Sunscreen of 15 to 30++ can be considered for the usual travel, however, if your travel is going to be mostly outdoors, you may consider sunscreen with a 50++ or higher denomination. It is always recommended to consult a dermatologist to know a suitable sunscreen for your skin.
Imagine you go on top of a sand dune and you’re facing both sunlight and dust. That’s where you’ll need the sunglasses the most. In addition, for your optimum eyecare, even while you’re visiting a historical monument during the daytime in Rajasthan, a good pair of sunglasses can protect your eyes from the harsh sun rays.
4. Hat or cap
For additional protection from heat and sun, you can keep a hat or cap in your backpack. Besides providing extra protection from the sun and keeping you cool, a hat or cap will also enhance your style.
5. Comfortable footwear
While traveling in Rajasthan, you might have to travel by foot a lot, especially inside those gigantic forts and palaces. Hence, choose comfortable and breathable shoes that can withstand walking on hot pavement or sand. Most travelers make the mistake of wearing leather boots/shoes in the summer season while traveling in Rajasthan. So, avoid keeping hard leather footwear in your backpack for daytime travel.
6. Water bottle
Staying hydrated is crucial while traveling in Rajasthan during summer. Do remember to carry a refillable water bottle to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
If you’re on medication, make sure to carry it along with a first-aid kit with basic medicines like paracetamol, antacids, and anti-allergics.
8. Insect repellent
Rajasthan is known for mosquitoes and other insects, so it’s a good idea to carry insect repellent to avoid insect bites.
Rajasthan is a beautiful state and has cities like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Bikaner, etc. and you might want to capture your memories with a good camera at amazing places of this heritage state.
10. Power bank
To keep your electronic devices like mobile phones charged on the go, pack a portable power bank.
Overall, make sure to pack light and only carry essential items to avoid unnecessary luggage.