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    What to pack?

    by 6aruna Updated Oct 14, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: nothing much you get everything in the cities and sometimes in the villages you may be surprised at what you find on the shelves when you least expect them.
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    The weather is hot and humid most of the time so cotton clothes and open slippers.
    During monsoon clothes may take some time to dry so clothes which dry easily.You will be surprised at the array of medicines available and supermarkets are stacked with all latest beauty products so...
    They used to say that in kerala men need only a pair of dhothies and a thorth.(a local towel)

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    Mosquito Repellent

    by scaffas Written Jul 13, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Well creams for mosquito bites, check the weather and carry an umbrella if it is rainy season,
    carry a hat or cap

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: try to get sandals and i no white shoes coz when you get back its going to be brown : )
    umbrella if it is raining.
    Dont carry thick clothes coz it might tend to get humid.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: the usual any pain killers if u have any personal brand coz you might not get them here.

    Photo Equipment: well nothing special. Make sure you have enogh memory in your stick as you will shoot 1000 pics....

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: swim suits.... shorts...dont bother about beach umbrellas or towels.
    sun tan lotions and insect bite creams if ur sensitive to any.

    Miscellaneous: A good sun glass. Come to dubai with less stuff coz you will be doing laods of shopping :)

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    Keep in your bag...

    by keralam Written May 7, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: - Keep Tourch lights, Batteries with you

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: - Light, tropical and cotton clothes. Dress light, but also resist the temptation to go scantier than local standards. Pants, bermudas, t-shirts are always acceptable.

    - Keep Cotton towels

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    Just be simple

    by cheeksy Written Jul 21, 2005

    Luggage and bags: Don't bring with you bulky bags if you plan to travel around the state a lot. A backpack or a medium-size suitcase would do.
    If you travel with infants - have their *equipment* ready. For elder kids you can find lots of things there.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are at the resort or a public beach - don't be afraid of bikinis (stay away from n00dies though) and flip-flops, shorts and tank-tops. You'd be more comfortable in cotton wear and closed shoes if you want to wonder around or take a bike ride. This state is a bit conservative, so make sure you ask where you are going once you are invited to visit some places: I wasn't warned by my friend we were going to a fishermen village and appeared there in a tank-top and low-waist jeans. Of course I felt naked and saw people being shocked to the depth of their beings.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock. Mosquito repellent. And if you are in need of special medication - do bring enough. It is not hard to find toiletries there, but just in case have an extra deodorant.

    Photo Equipment: If you are a high class photographer - be sure you have everything handy with you. You can get batteries and rolls there but it would be hard to find specific part of your equipment to replace.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: They offer you sunbeds at the beach but you can also accomodate yourself on a blanket or a towel if you wish just right on the sand.

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    Just be simple

    by cheeksy Written Jul 21, 2005

    Luggage and bags: Don't bring with you bulky bags if you plan to travel around the state a lot. A backpack or a medium-size suitcase would do

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you are at the resort or a public beach - don't be afraid of bikinis (stay away from n00dies though) and flip-flops, shorts and tank-tops. You'd be more comfortable in cotton wear and closed shoes if you want to wonder around or take a bike ride. This state is a bit conservative, so make sure you ask where you are going once you are invited to visit some places: I wasn't warned by my friend we were going to a fishermen village and appeared there in a tank-top and low-waist jeans. Of course I felt naked and saw people being shocked to the depth of their beings.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock. Mosquito repellent. And if you are in need of special medication - do bring enough. It is not hard to find toiletries there, but just in case have an extra deodorant.

    Photo Equipment: If you are a high class photographer - be sure you have everything handy with you. You can get batteries and rolls there but it would be hard to find specific part of your equipment to replace.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: They offer you sunbeds at the beach but you can also accomodate yourself on a blanket or a towel if you wish just right on the sand.

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    Always carry an umbrella too...

    by ushar Updated Oct 5, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Less luggage more comfort and that is good for your pocket too...Here the 'coolie' charges are very high.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Carry light cotton dresses since the place is very humid. Add an umbrella in ur travel kit , to protect u from sudden rainfalls as well as to protect from u the bright sun too..
    No leather foot wear.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Stay one day in a house boat ..in back waters.
    If u carry mosquito coil the stay will be more enjoyable..:):):):.

    The faith and confidence
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    Travel light!

    by suvanki Updated Jul 26, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: My holiday included a 5 day tour, so as well as my case, I packed a small holdall, to carry the stuff I needed for the tour.
    Bear in mind that your case will probably receive a severe battering during its journey.
    See my Kovalam packing tips.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfy footwear, old faithfuls rather than brand new!
    Slipon/offs if visiting museums etc, as you usually have to remove your shoes.
    Cool loose clothing in natural fibres for the heat/ humidity.
    Fleece/ jacket if travelling in the mountains/ Periyar etc.It can get quite cool at night./ early morning.
    Cool loose fitting clothing can be purchased easily, either off the peg, or have your own designs made up, cheaply and within 24 hours.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: See my Kovalam page. Most resorts, towns cities have stock of toiletries, and pharmacies/ hospitals / doctors to hand.

    Photo Equipment: Plenty of films, batteries etc....This is photographers paradise. Films can be purchased in resort, Cities and from isolated kiosks. See my Kovalam page.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If swimming in Kovalam beware of the strong undercurrents..... a swimming costume/ sports style bikini is preferable to a flimsy bikini, as you'll soon be parted from it!
    See Kovalam page.

    Miscellaneous: torch/ tea lights..for the power cuts
    wet wipes/ antiseptic hand wash/ tissues..restaurants/toilets often don't have soap or loo roll...
    See Kovalam tips

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    Click Away

    by fleetfoot Written Jan 8, 2004

    Luggage and bags: Travel light. But make sure you have a separate camera bag.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather is warm the year around, though during winters a light woollen would help. Sneakers and a windcheater/ranicoat/umbrella is a must.

    Photo Equipment: The more, the merrier.

    A Ready Camera - And A Confused Cow
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    South India Packing Tip

    by msforbes Written Jan 2, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Next time I'm in this part of the world, I'm only bringing a bike currier bag. What you need will fit in that.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Shoes, buy a pair of sandles there. Depending on where in the world you are from buy your cloths there too. Even the t shirts I had from living in Europe were too thick. You can buy a serong (spelling?), and use that as a towel, and blanket.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toilet paper there is 30 rupees a role, so when in Rome..............

    Photo Equipment: You can buy film just about anywhere.

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    Pack light

    by herzog63 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Small bags work well with the buses in the south as quite a few of the Local Buses I rode on were very small and had very small luggage racks. So if you have big bags your stuff will be stored on the roof of the bus.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It was very hot when I was here. You need clothes that are easy to wash and are comfortable when you sweat!

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