Packing you baggage: What to Bring to Kerala?
What to Pack in your Suitcase
Anti Bacterial soap
Anti bacterial wipes for use wherever you are
Immodium for your stomach (hopefully never needed, but...)
Anti mosquito spray for repelling insects. I love to carry a small roll-on as it is easy to use and seems to work well without making you cough!
A small medical kit to include paracetamol, a general purpose antibiotic, etc.
Small bedside torch for when both the elecricity and the generator fails
Sun glasses and a sun hat.
Sun lotion. Indians use an umbrella and so good quality sun lotion is hard to find. Definately pack some with you.
Light but strong shoes that you can easily slip off for entering buildings
Pens and paper for giving to the children you will meet in the villages.
What to carry onto the plane...
DVT Socks to ensure no problems on your flight with deep vein thrombosis
Sleeping pillow to help you sleep on long flight
Bottle of water
Books to bring to read with you-
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Kanthapura by Raja Rao
What we provide for you on arrival:
A good local guide book (there are none abroad published abroad)
A notebook for keeping a diary
For the man, a Mundu which is the local dress
An Indian umbrella to shade you from the sun and protect you from any unexpected rain.