Bring clothing for wet cold

#1 Jul 21st, 2016, 10:23
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In case readers missed this fact in my rambling posts...

Unless you plan on buying here, I sugest bringing a waterproof or at least water resistent somewhat insulated but breathable jacket. I am sitting here, inside my room, with my short sleeve shirt, plus virgin (only the garment) light wool sweater, with my silk travel envelope from Vietnam and on top of that the hotel's heavy musty-smelling comforter.

When the three Indian gentlemen advised I bring a 'light jacket' I erroneously thought they meant windbreaker. No, they clearly meant exactly what they said, light JACKET.

I will be more specific - if you are coming during monsoon pack something warm and rain-proof.

But this Canadian lives near steamy Singapore. There, even in monsoon, the city heats up after dries off very quickly if it rains mid-day.

Perhaps those aclimaticized to this kind of weather can get away with less. The locals appear to not be as bundled up.
#2 Jul 21st, 2016, 13:35
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I thought Darjeeling had quite a lot of rain for a lot of the year, and this is one reason for the good tea growth?

Was caught out badly, ten years ago, on a July visit to Ooty: expected some rain, but never expected it to be so cold. was shivering sadly, thinking about my warm-and-waterproof sailing gear in the cupboard at home, which I had never really expected to wear anywhere in India.
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#3 Jul 22nd, 2016, 19:00
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I thought Darjeeling had quite a lot of rain for a lot of the year, and this is one reason for the good tea growth?

Was caught out badly, ten years ago, on a July visit to Ooty: expected some rain, but never expected it to be so cold. was shivering sadly, thinking about my warm-and-waterproof sailing gear in the cupboard at home, which I had never really expected to wear anywhere in India.
Nick, same thing happened to me last July in Ooty. Rain and cold. The locals were eating ice cream, I was drinking loads of Lemon Tea to keep warm.
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