Packing List

Suggested Packing List: 

Must - Haves:

Passport. Must be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date from India.
Tourist visa to visit India
Insect repellent (with at least 30% DEET)
Two refillable water bottles

Clothing:

Warm sweatshirt / fleece (nice to wear fleece under rain jacket on colder days, remember layers!)
Short-sleeved shirts (spaghetti-strap tank tops are not permitted)
Long- sleeved shirts
Gym / sportswear (for hiking / working)
Under garments, socks
Bathing suit
Shorts (knee length or longer)
Jeans / long pants 
Gloves
One pair of tennis shoes / closed toe sandals (these are for service)
One pair of boots / shoes (for safaris)
One pair of rain / rubber boots (for trips July-October)
Rain jacket / waterproof wind breaker / poncho (for trips July-October)
Service appropriate clothing: Polo or other collared shirt (no shoulders) & pants/capris (no knees showing)

Bath / Personal:

Personal medication
•      Shampoo
Glasses / contacts / contact solution / retainer, if applicable
Personal toiletries (If you have certain items that you absolutely need, bring enough to last until you return home. Don't forget to bring gender specific products)
Sunscreen
        
Other:

Books and/or magazines
Binoculars
Watch or small alarm clock
Extra batteries (for your flashlight)
Sunglasses
Personal snacks that you may need or crave (such as granola bars or power bars).  We provide 3 meals a day. However, meat will not always be served.
Disposable camera, film camera or digital camera - and film or memory card(s) for digital camera
Adapter / converter (only if you are bringing items that need to be charged)
Flashlight / headlamp
Ski hat 
Work gloves
        
Discover Corps Provides:

Linens / blankets
Pillow
Hand soap

*Laundry service is available in most hotels for a nominal charge. We advise that you should bring enough lightweight clothes to avoid having to do laundry more than once during the trip.

*Electrical outlets in India are either Type C (European) or Type D (British). Voltage is 230 volts. You will need and voltage converter and plug adapter to use U.S. appliances.
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