"Packing List" Chennai (Madras) Packing List Tip by newsfreak
Chennai (Madras) What to Pack: 8 reviews and 1 photos
Luggage and bags: try to avoid the huge back-packs common in Europe. Thing is Madras is very Humid. it makes life miserable with heavy loads. carry a small ruck-sack or something just enough for your water bottles, change of t-shirts and other necessities.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton, Baumwolle, coton...i don't know the word cotton in other languages. the weather makes it absolutely necessary for you to wear cotton. also, avoid stuffy shoes. best for the weather, indian chappals or sandals. carry an umbrella/hat for the sun.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sun lotion, medicines for diarhhoea, dysentry and fever.
Photo Equipment: take your own camera. you can buy film rolls (Kodak and Fuji) cheap in madras itself. develop your photos here as it is much cheaper than germany (my only comparator)
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: mahabalipuram is one endless stretch of beach. thoug if you want provacy, go to a resort. india is still conservative and madras more so. so wear some appropriate beach clothes
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