Clothing and Equipment List

 

Taj & Tigers

 

Although western standards are generally becoming more acceptable, Indians generally remain very traditional in what they wear. Out of respect please dress conservatively, no sleeveless tops, while shorts are accepted in the main tourist areas, both shorts and skirts are to be knee length or longer. Arms and legs and occasionally ladies’ heads should be covered when entering religious buildings. During the wildlife drives in open jeeps/canter (especially from October to mid March) it can be rather chilly so please pack warm clothing. It may be a good idea to take a smart casual outfit for an evening out.

Documents

·          Passport - including appropriate visas

·          Photocopies of all documents (keep separate)

·          Airline tickets

·          Additional passport photos

·          Travel insurance details

·          Emergency contact numbers

·          Trip information and itinerary

·          Cash, credit/debit cards, money security belt/pouch

 

Clothing

·          Trainers or strong sandals (all purpose wear)

·          T-shirts

·          Long sleeved shirt

·          Long casual trousers

·          Shorts/short trousers

·          Fleece or sweatshirt

·          Thick fleece (winter)

·          Warm jacket (winter)

·          Lightweight waterproof jacket

·          Warm hat and gloves (for game drives in winter)

·          Swimwear

·          Sunhat (styled to cover face, ears and neck)

 

Equipment

·          Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)

·          Lightweight daypack

·          Sunglasses

·          Camera, memory card(s)

·          Universal travel adaptor

·          Insect repellent (with high DEET content)

·          Personal first aid kit

·          Washing kit (wet wipes and dry-antibacterial hand wash)

·          Loo kit (toilet paper/tissues)

·          Sunscreen

·          Binoculars (optional)

·          Water bottle

·          Torch and batteries

·          Towel

 

 

The following items can also be useful:

 

·          Face wipes

·          Moisturising cream

·          Snacks/energy bars

·          Padlock for your bags

·          Small mirror

·          Spare glasses/contact lenses

·          Earplugs (against snorers!)

·          Cold water travel wash (preferably biodegradable)

 

These items are also useful but don’t pack them in your hand luggage – put them in your main bag only!

 

·          Penknife/small scissors

·          Safety pins

·          Small sewing/repair kit

·          Nail clippers

 

Personal First Aid Kit
Your tour leader will be first aid trained and will carry a first aid kit. However, we recommend that you carry a small first aid kit for personal use. This could contain things like plasters, sterile dressings and bandages, a blister kit, pain killers e.g. paracetamol and ibuprofen, antiseptic cream, antihistamine cream (for insect bites), sunburn cream, anti-diarrhoea pills e.g. Imodium or Lomotil and rehydration salts e.g. dioralyte.


Please ensure you carry essential personal medication in your hand luggage rather than checked in bags.
You may require a letter from your Doctor confirming this medication is for you.

 

For details regarding hand luggage restrictions please visit www.baa.com