India is filled with variations of landscapes and cultures as well as weather. The weather pattern is not constant in the vast stretches terrain of India. The constantly peak cold season, especially in the North part of India, is a favourite environment that attract numerous travellers. Despite the cold weather, there are a lot of attractions and activities that inviting to both of domestic as well as international coming to explore.
If you are thinking of visiting any colder region of the nation on a holiday, no matter long or short, these tips might come in handy:
1 – Be weather ready: Temperatures during winters time might drop down to as low as 5 degrees Celsius in many cities, especially during the night time. Occasionally, it’s might even to less than 0 degrees Celsius in extremely cold regions like Kashmir and Ladakh. It is recommended to prepare in advance for the extreme cold weather with sufficiently warm clothes and accessories. If you has any health conditions related to high altitudes, remember to pack your medicines or anti-allergens. Better yet, contact your doctor prior to your travel and keep emergency contact of the local doctor at hand.
2-Prepare for delayed transportation: Typically, cold temperatures are going along with heavy fog, especially during morning and evening which will cause delay or cancel of transportations such as flights, trains etc.
3-Have extra time: Any kind of a delay or cancellation in transport will impact the whole day’s plan. Hence, Ensure you have a flexible itinerary with extra time to accommodate anh delays.
4-Stay updated: Again, regarding to the transport delays, it is recommended to carry your devices, essential portable charging devices ready and handy so you won’t run out of battery for latest information.
5- Bring sunscreen/moisturisers: You should know that the ultraviolet rays are also harmful even during winters time, especially at higher altitudes. Remember to carry sunscreen and moisturiser to hydrate your skin and avoid possible tanning.