Overnight bags : These are the small backpack-sized bags. You pack the clothes, toiletries and anything you think you may need for the next day, in these bags.This can often make your travel experience easier and comfortable as compare to carrying a large bag or suitcase.
Luggage weight limits & size Information in India:
1. In India luggage restriction of one Hand Luggage max weight is 8kg (18lbs) and Maximum Dimensions is 55x40x20 cm (21x16x8 in)
2. Before departure your tour please ensure that your luggage is of the correct size and weight and rules cannot be bent or broken.
3. You’ll need to make sure that your luggage doesn’t exceed the weight restrictions imposed by airlines, included flights as part of the itinerary of your tour
4. If your luggage weighs more than this than you have the option of storing your excess luggage the day or evening before the tour departs.
Items that are not permitted:
-> Indian currency exceeding the amount of Rs.1,000.
-> Any harmful drug. This includes coca leaf, cocaine, hemp, charas, opium, morphine, etc, along with their mixtures and derivatives.
-> Also restricted are plants, parts of plants, soil seeds, fruits, dry fruits, vegetables, flowers, coffee seeds, coffee beans, cottons and un-manufactured tobacco.
-> Pet animals and birds can be brought along but their number is limited.
-> Fire arms.
-> Gold or silver jewellery or any other article articles mainly consisting of gold or silver, in excess of permitted limit. The limit is Rs.20,000 for females and Rs.10,000 for males.
-> Any vulgar material that includes obscene magazines, representation, figure, books, drawing, painting, pamphlets, paper, article or objectionable literature or any other items not appealing to the Indian sensibilities.
Baggage rules in India : Baggage rules in India vary according to the duration of stay of the passenger, the country he or she is traveling from, and the passenger's age.
-> As per the usual practice, every passenger gets a duty free allowance. Within this allowance, he/she can bring various goods without paying any duty on them.
-> If the total value of the goods exceeds the duty free allowance, a flat customs duty has to be paid only on the value in excess of the duty free allowance.
-> Personal and household goods are treated as baggage and can be imported freely without any restriction regarding their value.
Suggested Carry on Luggage Packing List
Identification (Student ID, Drivers license)
Travel insurance details and documents
Local currency for your destination cities
Memory sticks/storage devices
Important Tips For Luggage for Traveling in India
-> Do not carry heavy or very large suitcases. It is a pain moving those from one place to another.
-> Suitcases and bags with wheels below are easy to be moved here and there and are definitely better than picking the luggage up and walking.
-> To lessen the chances of your bags getting lost or mixed up, put your initials on the bags at evident places. You can either mark them with a permanent marker or stick stickers of your initials.
-> Keep some empty spaces in your bags to carry gifts and souvenirs back home.
-> Make sure you have a waist belt in which your essential documents like passports, travelers' cheques, money etc. have been tucked away safely.
-> Label your suitcase inside and out with your name, your home address and attached a unique identifier to your luggage to make it easier to spot.