Travelling to India ...What to wear in India?


Here are some useful tips on what to wear in India.

This is one topic which has always been my favourite one while discussing it with friends.
When travelling to India, one must be respectful about country's culture and traditions. As a tourist  not to attract undue attention, be stared at by the people.


Women - Western wear

Tops- carry tops which provide decent coverage. You can wear sleeveless tops. Kindly avoid crop tops, transparent tops. One can wear tshirts should not have any offensive language written on it, shirts can be full sleeve or half sleeve, cotton material preferred.

Pants - light coloured/dark coloured, material should be cotton, soft denims, jeans, trousers.

Shorts- you can wear shorts in beach destination -Goa,India. Women may wear knee length shorts in  cities like Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Delhi during summer months. Avoid hot pants, mini shorts.

Cardigan/ sweatshirts/hoodies/jumpers-  required  if traveling to hill stations, India.

Swim wear- carry proper coverage swim wear may wear one piece swimwear, tankini in the hotel swimming pool/beach destinations.

Dresses-  one can wear midi, knee length dresses with sleeve, sleeve less but avoid deep neck, mini dresses.

Skirts - longknee length, midi skirts which are not revealing. Avoid mini skirts.

Exercise wear-  yoga pants with loose long top,  track suits, track pants with loose long top.

Shoes- carry comfortable sports shoes, flip-flops , sandals, slippers.Kindly avoid heels.

Men- western wear


Tops- Tshirts should not have any offensive language written on it. Shirts can be full sleeve or half sleeve, cotton material preferred.

Pants - light coloured/dark coloured, material should be cotton, soft denims, jeans, trousers.

Shorts- you can wear shorts in beach destination -Goa,India. Men may wear knee length shorts in  cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Goa, during summer months. Avoid hot pants, mini shorts.

Cardigan/ sweatshirts/hoodies/jumpers-  required  if traveling to hill stations, India.

Exercise wear-  yoga pants with loose long tshirt ,  track suits, track pants with loose tshirt.

Swim wear- swimming costume worn in the hotel swimming pool/beach destinations.

Shoes- carry comfortable sports shoes, flip-flops, sandals, slippers.


PLEASE NOTE -  If you want to shop any clothes in India. You must give it a try. It has some best shopping malls to buy Western wear, Indian wear. At par with the world. 

Here are some of the useful links for shopping malls in India

Hope you guys find the what to wear in India article useful :)