Monday, 25 July 2016
Rain Ready for Holiday
Thinking for a Monsoon getaway and you are stuck at what to carry, well then here are few tips that make you rain ready for your travel. But first ask yourself if you really are ready for a holiday in Monsoon as there is difference in enjoying a cup of tea at home and walking in the heavy downpour. So First, Ask Yourself If You Really Like the Rains
Always Put Safety First
Heading to the hills? It can be a treacherous affair in the rains, with slippery roads and the possibility of landslides. Don’t try to Michael Schumacher your way to your destination. Take your time, and plenty of breaks in between. The last thing you want to do is end up going off the deep end!
If you’re planning to hit the beach, remember that swimming in the sea might be dangerous during the monsoons in some areas. Certain beaches might be off-limits during the rainy season, so make sure to do your research before planning your trip. But this shouldn’t be any reason enough to stay away! Monsoons are when the tropics flourish. Everything is green and clean and a million shades of emerald. Certainly a feast for the eyes!
Avoid the Road Less Travelled
For those who love road trips, there’s no better feeling than driving with your windows down, the breeze hitting your face and the delightful sight of dark clouds through your windscreen. But there’s also no worse feeling than being caught in such a torrential downpour that it forces you to land in a muddy ditch on the side of the road. The joys of the rain are unfortunately also accompanied by the hazards. So, always pull over when the going gets rough.
Wherever you decide to go, make sure that you stick to major highways and roads. In case you need assistance along the way, the chances of getting it will be much higher on a frequented route than on a desolate one.
Be Prepared for Occasional Delays
Flying during monsoons is not advisable for those who have queasy stomachs. As lovely as it is to look out of a tiny plane window and see a bright ray of lightning carving its way through dark clouds, turbulence is something that can get the better of any but the most experienced flyer. If the weather is exceptionally unfavorable, flights might even be cancelled. So, be prepared for a few delays. Carry a good book and your sense of humor!
If you’re going to be out and about in the rains, it is of vital importance that you pack smart. It’s not enough to just carry an umbrella, for instance, if you plan on romping through the forests in the rain, or take a hilly trek. Carry a raincoat or a waterproof jacket with a hoodie and clothes that are easy to dry (think polyester). It might also be a good idea to carry a mosquito repellent, and a few packets of silica gel for your delicate electronics, to avoid getting moisture into them. Be sure to carry rain-appropriate footwear, and carry all your belongings in a waterproof bag (or wrapped in plastic sheets).
If you keep these few things in mind, travelling in the monsoon can be an immensely rewarding experience—and will make you see your destination in an entirely different light. So what are you waiting for? Check out these top destinations that bloom in the monsoon.