10 Facts to Consider Before You Head Out for Your Monsoon Vacation

The monsoon season is in full swing and the pleasant weather sets the perfect mood for travel enthusiasts to pack their backpacks. The rainy season is the best time of the year to explore destinations with gushing waterfalls and lush greenery. Here are certain facts to consider before you head out for your monsoon vacation:

1. Check the weather report and news
Always make sure to check out the regional weather report and news before you travel. Hilly areas are prone to landslides and floods hit low lying areas, therefore do enough research before you start your journey.

2.Drive safe
If it’s a hill station, chances for slippery roads and landslides are more. Make sure to drive slow and take occasional breaks in between.

3. Be prepared for delays
Books are a good source of entertainment when you are stuck in traffic or when your flight is delayed.  Board games are also a great idea to kill your boredom.

4. Pack rain-appropriate clothes, footwear, and umbrella
Pack an umbrella, a raincoat or a hooded waterproof jacket and few quick-drying clothes. Take some rain-appropriate footwear so you can step out in the rain or hill trek confidently.

5. Carry bottled drinking water
Waterborne diseases like typhoid and cholera are common during the season. Therefore it is recommended to carry a few bottles of boiled water wherever you go.

6. Protect your gadgets
Make sure to keep your gadgets well-protected in a waterproof bag. Wrap your phones, tablets, or music devices in zip lock bags and place a few packets of silica gel to keep them dry.

7. Keep your phone fully-charged and carry a power bank
Unpredicted weather can make you stuck anywhere for hours. Therefore keep your phone fully charged or carry a power bank. Prevention is always better than cure!

8. Place a medical kit in your car
Every traveller should place a medical kit in his/her car. Keep some band-aids for bruises and medicines for headache, nausea, stomach upset, and fever.

9. Keep a small flashlight
Keep a small flashlight in your car because you never know when an emergency strikes.

10. Carry your motor insurance policy documents
Do not forget to keep your motor insurance policy documents in your car, if not, the best way to keep your documents safe is by uploading it in McXtra app. In case you face some car troubles on your way, press the red button for getting immediate roadside assistance.


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