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#136 Oct 25th, 2015, 03:44
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I'll be travelling trough Dehli-Jaipur-Agra in November and I would like to now how is the weather

I've seen some videos of the train stations and etc to get a bit familiar and i've seen many with people using coats, hoodies and bonnets.

Been thinking on carrying ony one hoddie and one pair of jeans, as i'll travel with a rucksak (travelling light) and going to spend only a few days. Should i pack something more?
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Originally Posted by DiegoTM View Post I'll be travelling trough Dehli-Jaipur-Agra in November and I would like to now how is the weather

I've seen some videos of the train stations and etc to get a bit familiar and i've seen many with people using coats, hoodies and bonnets.

Been thinking on carrying ony one hoddie and one pair of jeans, as i'll travel with a rucksak (travelling light) and going to spend only a few days. Should i pack something more?
It should be fine (but I am used to a bit of cold) check weatherbase.com for historical data on temperatures for the cities you will be traveling.
#138 Nov 19th, 2015, 11:34
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Skyroll

I used to use something called a Skyroll. Not practical for everyone but useful for 3 - 4 day trip. Since I am a guy, what I used is a bit less practical for women. Here is what I did.

1. One pair of jeans. I wore one pair of jeans and packed one pair of jeans. You can wash a pair if necessary. You probably do not need dress pants unless it is a wedding.

2. Pack layers for tops. I usually wear black or white solid shirts because I can interchange them. Maybe one shirt a day. Add one button shirt and one or two long sleep shirts that are comfortable, look good for casual wear.

3. If you need to bring dress shoes pack those. Wear tennis shoes on the plane.

4. If you are going to cold area I would wear the jacket on the plan. I have this Mountain hardware down jacket that is light but warm, especially if you use one of the long shirts.

5. Toiletries - Buy the travel size options for contact lenses and toothpaste. If you have smaller objects you can use an old container such as a men's pomade container to store the items.

6. I think the real trick is to imagine trying to fit everything into a carry-on case. Pack less than capacity, this allows you to add things you pick up during your travels.

7. For women it is a bit harder because of packing things like hair dryers, hair irons, different shoes and different combinations of clothes and a purse.

8. I brought a backpack onto the plane. I would carry board shorts, a pair of socks, and a change of underwear in case I got stuck somewhere and my luggage was lost (happened to me twice). I also had a small thing of toothpaste, contact lens solution, and hair gel. Backpack held my chargers and electronics. I would not carry a laptop unless absolutely necessary. One book and a notebook.
#139 Feb 27th, 2016, 23:39
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I want to buy a rucksack for general travel purpose; I'm not into mountaineering or serious trekking. But, I could hike.
Duckback and Outlander are the brands I've chosen because of low budget. Particularly, Outlander Extreme 80 (70+10 ltr.) has caught my attention. It's a bit heavy but very attractive. Should I go for it or choose Duckback which can save 25% of the cost of the Outlander?
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Originally Posted by Souvik Sarkar View Post I want to buy a rucksack for general travel purpose; I'm not into mountaineering or serious trekking. But, I could hike.
Duckback and Outlander are the brands I've chosen because of low budget. Particularly, Outlander Extreme 80 (70+10 ltr.) has caught my attention. It's a bit heavy but very attractive. Should I go for it or choose Duckback which can save 25% of the cost of the Outlander?
Why waste hard earned money? I am pasting details of some very good equipment manufacturers

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Originally Posted by iamsomnath View Post Why waste hard earned money? I am pasting details of some very good equipment manufacturers

source :http://trekkinggearsinkolkata.blogspot.in
What is the price range?
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Visited quite a few places around College Street. Visited the Ubac store. They were offering 30l Rucksack @1950. We backed out. I finally bought the Outlander Extreme 80 or as it seemed so. It's heavy. Hard bargain allowed me to buy this @2k. I will post the picture later.
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Hi I'm new

Planning a trip to north India. So my first question would be (perhaps alittle dumb but please bare with me): do I need a mosquito net in uttarakhand region (rishikesh and north of rishikesh)?
And also what are your opinions on moneybelts (if it is well hidden under clothes)? If you find them unuseful, then what should I use instead? Where to keep an extra stash of money, passport and important documents while on the road?

Thanks
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Ok, nevermind!
I found the answers to my questions by using the search option.
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#146 Mar 21st, 2017, 08:41
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Sorry, I am a little late.

I arrived the 22nd of February in Rishikesh and I did not use my mosquito net. I don't like to take riks on this subject but some repellent around 6pm looks enoug till now. I have seen one mosquito since my arrival (but I am not looking for each second).

I think maybe it depends of the season.

I was using moneybelt when I begun my travels. Now I feel more comfortable with a neck pouch. For the travels in train or bus I have only bags I can clause one one point with combination padlock and short bike cables.

I wish you a safe trip.
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