Now that you have decided to go for a trip from Bangalore to Goa, it is time to sit back and make a list of all the necessary items that you need to pack in order to make your trip to Goa more enjoyable. There is a lot to do in Goa and you must prepare your bags in accordance with your itinerary. If you are planning a solo trip, a bike trip or a budget trip, your bags will have a different feel to them in comparison to the people who are travelling by car or with a family.
It is therefore necessary to keep your travel needs in mind before you pack your bags. You also need to keep in mind the time of the year you’re visiting Goa in when deciding what you need to carry.
This list aims to give you a comprehensive list of items that you can carry when heading over to Goa. You can modify the list according to your preferences but keep it handy so that when you’re packing, you do not have to rush about clutching your hair while you try to think of what you have forgotten to pack.
Regardless of when and how you are visiting Goa, there are some things you always need to carry with you.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Hand Sanitizer and paper soap
- A travel sized shampoo and face wash bottle
- First aid box with essential medicines
- Good walking shoes
- Beach sandals
- Clean towels
If you are visiting Goa in the summer months, always carry the following items with you:
- A wide- brimmed hat
- A large water-bottle
- Light summer clothes
- Swimming Costume
- Light sandals
If you are visiting in the winter, carry the following items along:
- Light clothes
- A warm jacket in case the nights get chilly
- Swimming costume
Visitors heading over to Goa during the monsoon season should definitely carry:
- Mosquito Repellents
- Good sturdy shoes
Some additional items that will serve you well on your Goa trip by adding to your convenience include:
- A fanny pack (or a small sling back that you can carry everywhere)
- Loose change (especially if you plan on using public transportation)
- Power Banks
- Ladies who are travelling alone or in small groups should also carry some safety ensuring items like:
- Small nail cutter with a file or a sharp pen
- Pepper Spray
If you are travelling by public transport or are taking the children along, carry entertainment items along too: These include but are not limited to:
- Reading material of your choice
- Board Games
- Music pods and headphones
If you are a solo traveller or a budget traveller, you will need to keep the list of things you carry with you to a minimal. The best way to ensure that you take everything that you need without taking up too much space in your bag is to carry smaller versions of most items. For example, carry shampoo sachets, transfer some of your facewash to a small container or carry a small soap.
Similarly, pack a small, foldable umbrella. Pack the lightest clothes possible because light clothes are easy to roll up tightly. When you roll your clothes tight, they take up less space as compared to when you lay them out flat one upon the other.