Expert Monsoon Travel Tips

As the raindrops dance upon the earth, transforming the landscape into a lush green paradise, the monsoon season beckons adventure seekers to explore its enchanting beauty. However, venturing out during this time requires careful planning and preparation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. In this blog, we will provide you with invaluable tips and advice on how to make the most of your monsoon travels, highlighting the essential do’s and don'ts in rainy season that will help you navigate the challenges and embrace the wonders of this magical season.

Below are some monsoon travel tips you must follow while travelling:

DOs while Travelling in Monsoon:

  • Carry Appropriate Rain Rear

When it comes to monsoon travel, packing the right clothing and footwear can make all the difference. One of the top DOs for rainy season adventures is to carry a variety of clothes that will keep you comfortable and dry throughout your journey. Opt for lightweight, quick-drying fabrics that won't weigh you down when wet. Moisture-wicking clothes are essential as they help regulate body temperature and prevent discomfort caused by perspiration. 

Additionally, don't forget to pack a sturdy pair of anti-slip shoes to navigate slippery terrains with ease and reduce the risk of accidents. By including these essentials in your travel gear, you'll be well-prepared to embrace the monsoon's wonders without compromising on comfort or safety. 

  • Take Waterproof Covering for Your Digital Devices

One of the most important monsoon safety tips is to carry waterproof covers for your gadgets. Your phones and cameras also need protection from rain. A non-functional cell phone or camera is the last thing you would want on your trip. So, make the arrangements so that you can keep your gizmos waterproof to prevent any malfunctions.

  • Do Carry Flashlight and An Emergency Toolkit

When it is the rainy season, there is a high chance of you getting stuck somewhere even after making a perfect plan. A flashlight on you can be handy in such a situation to help you find your way around in the dark. While you can use your phone’s flashlight, electricity outages during monsoon may not allow you to charge it back again. Also, do not forget to carry chargers, extra cables, power banks and extra batteries for flashlights on your trip. 

A toolkit with swiss knives, scissors, ropes, tapes, screwdrivers and adhesives can be of help during a trip at any time of the year.

  • Carry Dry Snacks and Ready-to-Eat Food

Traffic jams can stretch for hours during monsoon. So, it is better to keep some dry snacks, ready-to-eat food like cup noodles and water bottles on you in case the hunger pang hits. However, you must check your food for freshness before eating and refrain from eating snacks sitting out for a long time.

  • Do Complete Research of the Place you are Heading to

In case you are going to a new place, research about it and get all the necessary information before the trip. Find out the kind of rain the place receives, check weather forecast, check if any roads on the way get blocked during monsoons, figure out if you can get help in case you get stranded and note emergency contacts of the area you would be visiting. 

  • Carry your Medical Kit Along 

If there is an emergency during your travel, you might not find help easily during the rainy season. So, it is advisable to carry a medical kit for sure with you. Also, carry some handy medicines for cold, stomach infections, cough, and band-aids. 

  • Carry Waterproof Bags

When embarking on monsoon travels, one of the essential items you shouldn't forget to pack is a waterproof bag. As the rain pours down, it's crucial to protect your belongings from getting soaked. With this handy accessory, you can confidently venture out into the rain, knowing that your gear is well-protected and ready for any wet adventure that comes your way.

Don’ts While Travelling During Monsoon

  • Do not drive fast

It is easy to lose control while on the road during monsoons as the roads are slippery. You must not drive fast and be in full control of your vehicle while enjoying the ride.

  • Do not eat street food

While exploring new destinations during the monsoon season, it's important to be cautious about the food you consume. One of the key don'ts during this time is to avoid eating street food. Although street food can be tempting with its vibrant flavours and aromas, the monsoon brings with it increased risks of food contamination and waterborne diseases. 

The rainy season often leads to poor hygiene conditions, and street food stalls may not maintain the necessary sanitary standards. To safeguard your health, opt for restaurants or eateries with proper food handling practices and ensure that the food you consume is prepared in a clean and hygienic environment. By exercising this caution, you can enjoy your monsoon travels without compromising your well-being. 

  • Do not switch on or use electronic items with wet hands

Apart from the possibility of causing an electric shock, switching on electronic items with wet hands can even damage phones, computers, TVs, laptops, and other digital devices beyond repair. It is better to unplug all your electronic items immediately during rain, with dry hands.

Travelling in monsoon has its pros and cons. So, after keeping all the above monsoon travel tips in mind, remember that rains only come for a while in a year, so make the most of it. Monsoons can be fun if you plan your holiday right.  

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