Monsoon is a unique season with its own pleasures and discomfort. The air gets filled with newness; the ambiance gets excited and the echoing music of the raindrops rejuvenate senses. But when it comes to travelling in train during rains, it can be irksome with so many difficulties a traveler has to face which absolutely spoil the reason for travelling.
We don’t have control over the unprecedented weather but we can definitely make the best of the monsoon without much hassle. Follow these tips and tricks to enjoy the tip-tap rains while on a train.
Clothes and shoes that you DON’T care about: Try not to wear white clothes for your journey. Rainy season means mud, dirt and other such stuff. Your clothes and shoes might get in a mess during your journey, so try to ignore white or light colored clothes while you are travelling.
Bug Spray, Bug Spray, and Bug Spray: Monsoon gives an invitation to many bugs, insects, and mosquitoes. Don’t forget to pack bug spray or disinfectant scrubs along with your journey.
Book your tickets in advance: Though rainy season means off from the travel season, it is always advised to make all the bookings in advance. While booking train tickets one must check the reliability of the train as well to avoid any further inconveniences.
Check window panes, before-hand: While travelling in trains during monsoon, do check the Window panes of your train seat. There might be some leakages, or it may not be coming down or going up before the TTE comes for the round.
No No to cut fruits: Monsoon is the time we get many seasonal fruits, even on the train. Say a big no to the fruits sold in the trains. While you may be tempted to taste them it is a good idea to resist your temptation. The water used to keep the fruits fresh may not be free from contamination.
Colorful flip flops for vibrant monsoon: Carry those vibrant flip flops along with you during your journey. If your shoes get wet along with the shocks, just put on the slippers and relax.
DON’T forget your Rain-shade or Rain coat: Oh by rain-shade, I mean don’t forget to carry your umbrella or Rain coat to anywhere you travel.
Think before you Drink: Try not to drink water from a source that you are not sure. It is better to carry your own bottled water. Enough of it for your entire journey. You can also carry water purifying tablets and dissolve them in water before drinking them. They may taste weird but will definitely save you from falling sick.
First-Aid Kit: Your first aid kit must be your best friend while travelling during the monsoon. It should include antiseptic cream, bandages, some painkillers and medicines for stomach problem.
Carry enough of Zip-lock bags: During monsoon there is moisture in the air. You can definitely keep your electronic items like Camera, Chargers, and Batteries in the air tight bags. Wet Clothes can also be stored in these bags easily.
Avoid Station-side food options: Monsoon is the peak time for many uninvited diseases like upset stomach, diarrhea and others. So try to carry your own home made food items. You can also carry as many of the dry food items which can retain for the entire journey. If you are buying it from outside, purchase only from reputed brands. They are safe to eat as well as hygienic.
RailYatri Tip: Book tasty and hygienic food from RailYatri.in and avail the best food en-route.
So, now you that you know to make the best of this beautiful season even on trains. Get ready to enjoy the magical rains without much pain.