Travelling to a new destination is always an exciting affair. Make sure you don’t miss out on the best parts of the city, the best eating joints, the special sightseeing spots, and the best markets for the shopaholic in you. Going on a hill holiday, don’t miss the below tips to keep in mind while travelling to a hill station.
Planning a Trip?
- Don’t go unplanned. Make an extensive itinerary of your trip — where to stay, what to do, things to pack and places not to be missed. In haste, don’t forget to miss any of your favourite activities.
- Visiting hill stations, even during summer, implies a possible drop in temperature. Be sure to carry some warm clothes to avoid the chill. If travelling with children, it is best to carry extra woollens and blankets. To use space efficiently learn how to pack like a pro.
- Carry a first aid box, with some common medicines for cold, fever, headaches, skin allergies, etc. as you don’t know when you might need them and whether you would be able to find them during an emergency or not.
- A trip to a hill station calls for adventurous activities like trekking, mountain climbing, etc. Make sure you carry a good comfortable pair of shoes that prevent sore feet and blisters. In case you are going to a destination with snow, it is advisable to carry snow boots that can prevent slipping.
- While travelling during the monsoon, it is advisable to carry extra plastic bags to cover your bags, electronic items, cash and important documents.
- Carry adequate cash, as you won’t know if there is an ATM at the place where you are going and whether it’s in working condition or not. Also, check beforehand with your bank if they have an ATM in the city you are going to, to avoid being stuck later.
- Confirm your bookings at least a month in advance before you set out for the journey. Make sure you call your hotel, and check the status of your tickets and any other bookings if made.
- Don’t forget to keep some packaged eatables like chocolates, biscuits, candies, wafers, etc. handy. This is in the case of an emergency – you get stuck at an isolated place or your vehicle breaks down. You won’t have to run around for food when hunger strikes.
- Driving on hilly terrains requires some expertise. With sharp turns and rocky edges, be sure to brush up on your driving skills. However, it would be more advisable to hire an experienced driver.
Believe it or not, these tips are going to save you a lot of trouble!! So don’t forget to keep these tips in mind while travelling to a hill station. Have a lovely and safe journey!