In India, monsoon is most awaited season after heating summers. Rains are refreshing as it soothes our soul naturally. The cloud showers the calmness through clouds on earth. Everyone around the world loves a good monsoon.
While planning a trip in monsoon don’t be an eager beaver. One must ensure one’s safety first followed by enjoyment.
Here are some do’s and don’ts for the monsoon travel
1. Check the weather forecast before travel
The last-minute, traveling plan sounds exciting but not on rainy days. Check the weather forecast before booking your travel tickets. The monsoon season is quite unpredictable, so it’s better to keep a check on the weather of the destination before leaving.
2. Choose your destination sensibly
The impulsive decision of selecting a location can result in disappointment. Landslides and floods are quite often in some places in the rainy season. One must select a safe destination worth traveling during rainy days.
3. Carry a mini First Aid Box
A mini first aid box is a must thing to keep with you while traveling in any season. One must carry all the regular medicines, including medicines for cough, cold, fever, etc. while traveling on rainy days.
4. Choose your clothes wisely
Synthetic clothes are best for the monsoon season. They dry faster. Carry a thin rain jacket and water-resistant footwear with you.
5. Pack smartly and stock up surplus supplies
One must pack some dry snacks in case of travel delays. Chargers and power banks should atop your list including, sources of light like a torch with extra batteries for blackouts. Carry Zip lock bags and plastic covers for the safety of your gadgets.
6. Precautions for Road Trips
Go for anti-skid suspension tires before planning for a road trip. The visibility during the rainy season is low, so try to travel in the daytime.
1. Avoid street foods
It is difficult to find hygienic food wherever you go. Avoid street foods in the rainy season. One can fall ill easily by eating unhygienic street food. Dry snacks are the savior when the hunger pangs hit.
2. Check high tides alert
In the monsoon season try to stay away from the shores as it is difficult to judge the high tides. Swimming in the light showers is quite refreshing.
3. Avoid rush hour
Avoid rush hour when you are visiting busy cities. The crowd in the rainy season will irritate you. The locals will unintentionally choke your view, so select a suitable time for your non-stop adventures.
4. Do not take adrenaline-pumping activities
Rock climbing, rafting, caving, and bouldering are risky activities on rainy days. In rainy days, accidents can happen with the adventures. Avoid such activities that can impose danger on you.
5. Avoid camping in low lying areas
One must avoid camping in low lying areas. In monsoon, the low lying areas breed mosquitoes and reptiles. Flooding tents can cause damage to your belongings.
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