If you are planning a holiday trip to one of the world’s most famous tourist destinations – Agra, you should be sure what to carry in your travel bag. This includes clothing for different weather conditions, accessories and footwear for men and women. When you do not take the right clothing along it would not only spoil your trip but even keep you from enjoying to the fullest. So it is very important to know what clothing to carry along during travel. Read the clothing tips based on weather conditions, places you visit, etc.
India is a land of various cultures. If you holiday in major cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi north-eastern states & the tiny state of Goa, you can be more relaxed about dressing. People are conservative in northern regions like Jaipur & Agra that house monumental tourist attraction spots. The below clothing tips will help make your trip to Agra comfortable, confident & memorable. Skin show attracts unwanted stares. So make sure to cover knees & shoulders while in Agra.
Clothing for Religious Places
There are lots of spiritual places / places of workship to visit in Agra. While visiting temples people take off footwear, so wear sandals that you can easily take off and put back on fast while visiting temples. It is advisable for girls to carry a scarf to cover shoulders head etc.
During Summers (March to May)
Agra is a dry and arid land. Summers are extremely hot and dry. It is advisable to fill your travel wardrobe with mostly Cottons.
Men : Tees, Jeans, cotton trousers, kurtas, long trousers and full sleeved shirts.
Women : Knee length trousers, Capri’s, long shirts preferably cotton, kurtis, loose tops.
Footwear & Other Accessories
Women & Men must wear strong shoes or sports shoes to protect from dust, insect bites. Select strong footwear for lengthy sightseeing walks. Sneakers are a great option for girls. Wearing heels will mess up your travel trip for the day and may even leave you with sprains, so avoid wearing heels.
During Winter (October to Mid- February)
As there is extreme weather conditions in Agra temperatures dip as low as 2 degrees centigrade. Carry warm clothing like sweaters, hooded jerseys, woolen scarves, etc. take clothing that keeps you the warmest. Avoid synthetics though it keeps you warm. Thick cottons are also good.
During Monsoons (June to Early October)
Mild to moderate showers wet the dry and arid landscape of Agra. Avoid cottons as they are easy to get drenched in. Avoid Jeans too as it takes longer to dry and you can get wet inside. Always step out in water proof clothing like jeans that slides water, water proof hooded jerseys and raincoats / rain caps too.
Footwear & Other Accessories
While a waterproof hooded jersey is great clothing for men and women, it is also advisable to carry a compact umbrella to keep safe in case of sudden showers. If not water resistant, Make sure to keep your watches and Smartphone inside a waterproof backpack or handbag. Wear shoes to cover and protect your feet from rain & mud like sports shoes or sneakers. They are comfortable to walk in, durable for rough terrain and lengthy walks for sightseeing.