Rajasthan and Delhi in September - clothes

#1 Aug 19th, 2013, 04:49
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I am really sorry if this has been posted several time before (I am sure it has been)!

I am flying into Mumbai (staying about 1 or 2 days) before spending two weeks in Rajasthan and a week in Delhi/surrounding area during September. I am backpacking - no fancy hotels here; student budget!

What to pack in terms of clothes is stressing me out way more than it should - I know that it is monsoon season (although the optimist in me is hoping we've planned it so we miss the worst of the rain) but it is also very hot and so I am not sure if my original ideas of t-shirts, linen trousers, maxi skirt/dress to combat the heat is such a good idea? Personally, I think the heat will bother me more than the odd splash marks on my clothes but I could be wrong.

Also footwear - was thinking sandals because of heat? I have read a lot of 'wear covered, waterproof shoes but wellies/hiking boots will be too hot' which to me rules out A LOT of footwear. Exactly what would be the best footwear?

Sorry for the long post but any help would be appreciated
#2 Aug 19th, 2013, 07:59
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In Delhi area the most intense monsoons rains fall in July and August and yes, as far as the rains are concerned the news is good that by September the worst of monsoons is over. But due to a combination of rainy and sunny days September also has high humidity and for that reason not considered a month of most comfortable weather.

Regarding footwear, sandals will be fine and they might create some splash marks on your clothes that you are not too worried about.

Bring clothes that make you feel comfortable and pack less as less luggage will make travelling easier.
#3 Aug 19th, 2013, 10:13
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It would be a good idea to bring footwear that does not skid, meaning soles that give you good grip. Not sure if sandals would be the thing to bring.

Bring clothes so you can layer them, that way you can wear as much as the weather and comfort demand.
#4 Jan 10th, 2014, 11:53
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No warm clothes are required, but a very good idea would be to buy the soft cotton(also very cheap) full sleeves cotton short kurtas. I find they are the best way to keep cool in the Rajasthan sun and at the same keep the strong sunlight from tanning or giving you a burning.

It would be best to carry one some clothes from home and just buy some cheap cotton stuff for your trip here.

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