Dress informally while on tour; carry lightweight clothes that can be laundered easily. For evening dinners and events, a blazer for men and appropriate evening wear for the ladies.
During winter, you will need light woolens, sweaters, a light jacket or wool wrap. Dress in layers, so that you can strip down during the warmer days. In summer, light cotton clothes will do everywhere except in the mountain regions, where it will be cold at night. Bring a warm jacket and be prepared for temperatures in the 30s F.
In South India, It is advisable to wear light cotton clothes through out the year, as the climate is hot and humid. In North India repare for hot, sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures in North India range from the 30s to the high 80s Fahrenheit. Be prepared for cooler weather in higher altitude. Temperatures in South India range from the 50s to the 90s Fahrenheit. In winter during the days the temperature is rather warm, however, at night it can get cold. Therefore, both warm and cold weather clothing is required. This is likewise for the Himalayan foothills, even though it is cold there, while hiking you will get hot and sweaty.
The Indian subcontinent is conservative, so women should avoid wearing shorts, mini-skirts and bare backed dresses. Pants are acceptable. Women should wear long pants or skirts to the ankles, Punjabi outfits, or saris. short skirts or shorts should be avoided..
Useful items to carry
· Good walking shoes with grip, and preferable ankle support for trekking.
· Slippers or sandals
· Warm jacket or coat
· Socks, preferably synthetic or wool for trekking.
· Bathing suit
· No jewelry that is indispensable.
· Large hat (preferably the fold-up kind).
· Long-sleeved shirts and long pants to wear while outside whenever possible, to prevent illnesses carried by insects (e.g., malaria, dengue, filariasis, leishmaniasis, and onchocerciasis).
· Tee shirts and sweat shirts