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Beyond the suitcase: Travel destinations that will test your packing skills

Travel light? We don’t (need to) do that here!

Time and again, we have heard that we must pack light in order to enjoy our trips without hassle. Some destinations need you to be equipped with multiple things – not just for the photographs but to acclimatise to weather conditions and to participate in local adventures.

Get out the XXL suitcase – Enjoy the thrill of packing a LOT!

India, the home of natural beauty, wonder, and heritage, has many places that require extensive preparation, planning, and packing. A few such destinations are:

The Himalayan region

Who needs Switzerland when you can go to the Himalayas and bask in the beauty of Heaven on Earth?

The entire Himalayan region, whether you are heading to Ladakh, Gulmarg, or Himachal Pradesh, demands packing of appropriate clothing, hiking and/or snow boots, winter essentials, camping gear, and trekking gear, among other things.

P.S. Did you know that professional skiers from all over the world come to Gulmarg every winter to practice? That’s how amazing the snow is in our very own country!

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

From beach hopping to snorkelling and a plethora of water adventures, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have them all! To make the most out of this beautiful wonder down under, you must pack diving equipment, appropriate clothing for each adventure, beachwear, sun-protection items, camping gear, and light clothing.

Security Matters - Baggage Scanning and Clearance Process at Airport

After the security clears your baggage, the team will scan your boarding pass and ask you to make the payment based on the service you have availed. Next, you will receive your booking receipt, email, and phone notifications. Additionally, you will receive delivery information  against the consignee’s name, along with the delivery date and time.

An ideal trip to the islands is at least 10 days long, which means you will have to ensure that you have enough for those many days, along with specific gear for all the adventures you are interested in.

The Northeast

Northeast India is absolutely breathtaking. If you like exploring nature and if off-beat adventures are your thing, you should explore Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh. These destinations are truly out of this world!

Packing for these states will heavily revolve around rain gear, trekking gear, sturdy footwear (at least a couple of pairs), and clothing suitable for diverse weather conditions. All these can add up pretty quickly.

Strategic packing tips – The need to escape airport excess baggage charges

While packing for a vacation is a lot of fun, the nagging thought of excess baggage can bring anybody down. The main reason behind this is that domestic restrictions are very stringent, and excess baggage charges are incredibly high. This stress can force you to leave out a few essential items and spend extra money to buy them at the destination.

However, we think these tips will help you avoid this hassle:

  •   Make a list of all things to pack, priority-wise and based on whether they belong in carry-on or check-in baggage.
  •   Choose the right suitcase(s) or bag(s) based on the list.
  •   Use packing hacks such as packing cubes, the roll & fold method, and vacuum pumps, etc.
  •   Carry only travel-sized toiletries (you won’t believe how much space they end up occupying!)
  •   Try and carry an extra bag for all the souvenirs!

Sounds easy? It is.

But all this may not be enough for the aforementioned destinations. No matter how much you try and stress out, you may exceed the excess baggage limit.

Worry not, though, because you can simply pre-book excess baggage with Avaan Excess and have it sent separately at a fraction of the airline baggage cost.

We offer door-to-door excess baggage delivery, and we have kiosks in major airports across the country. So, all you have to do is to come, drop your baggage, and carry on with just your carry-on! It is an economical and reliable service that will take all your packing blues away.


Always pack for the destination, and don’t ever compromise! That’s the mantra for a happy adventure. If you are heading to a destination that requires a lot of baggage, you know where to turn to – Avaan Excess and travel handsfree!

Please call 0 8069405400 or visit our website: avaanexcess.com. We are available 24/7!

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