What I Packed and Wore in India

You may have seen on my socials that I recently had a wonderful opportunity to tour the "Golden Triangle" of India. My husband had a work trip come to fruition to the Delhi area, and while we were not originally planning to visit India this year we said "why not?" and planned out a one week plus weekends itinerary after his work week that included visits to Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan/Ajabgarh, and Jaipur. You can find my Delhi travel log here, my Agra travel log here, my Rajasthan/Ajabgarh travel log here, my Jaipur travel log here, and today I am sharing what I packed and wore during our late April India trip. We visited at the end of the dry season, meaning the weather in India very hot and dry, with highs of 101-105 degrees F (38-41 degrees C) but thankfully low humidity. We made the conscious decision to move every two nights to visit four different cities/regions and stay at four hotels, and packed light for ease of movement. I packed a mini capsule of pieces in neutral, tan, green, black, and white hues in my Tumi 19" Aluminum International Carry-On Case and my Tumi Voyageur Contine Weekender Laptop Bag. Please continue reading to see photos of my outfits along with links to either exact pieces or similar current alternatives.



Cutout Dress: similar here or currently loving this style and this style
Loafers: exact here
Sandals: exact here or secondhand options here, here
Crossbody Bag: same style in black here (via Rebag) or current lineup here, or similar style here
Sunglasses: exact here
Necklace: exact here
Scarf: exact design here or similar here



Dress: exact style current colors here (runs large, I am wearing an XXS)
Cashmere Silk Wrap: exact here and under $100!
Loafers: exact here
Cropped Crochet Cardigan: similar here or here
Ankle Strap Sandals: exact here or here
Clutch: exact here or here

I packed two dresses for our summer India trip: one casual olive green cutout dress and one dressier satin floral midi dress. India is a conservative country, and visitors to temples are required to cover your shoulders and knees, so I chose these dresses because of their lightweight fabric as well as their length and fit. I wore both of these dresses multiple times, changing up my footwear and accessories for day to night occasions.


Satin Shirt: exact here
Pants: similar here or here
Belt: exact here or similar here
Ankle Strap Sandals: exact here or here
Clutch: exact here or here
Necklace: exact here

Shorts: exact here or similar here
Tank: similar here or here
Sandals: exact here or secondhand options herehere
Cashmere Silk Wrap: exact here (under $100) or similar here
Sunglasses: exact here

In addition to the above dresses, I packed a pair of neutral high waist pants and a satin button up shirt for a dressier dinner outfit pairing, as well as a pair of white high waist shorts and a black tank for casual wear. The ankle strap sandals and clutch as you saw above plus my Celine Triomphe belt worked well for dressed up dinners, and the same belt plus my Hermes sandals and cashmere silk wrap rounded out a casual look for poolside lunches and more.


Muscle Tank: exact here
Crop Pants: exact here
Loafers: exact here
Cashmere Silk Wrap: exact here (under $100) or similar here
Sunglasses: exact here
Bag: similar here



Muscle Tank: exact here
Linen Ruffle Top: exact style here
Satin Jogger Pants: similar here or here
Ankle Strap Sandals: exact here
Cashmere Silk Wrap: exact here (under $100) or similar here
Sunglasses: exact here
Collar Necklace: similar here

For casual wear, I also packed two pairs of pants and a couple of tops and tanks to rotate for our daytime tours of historical sites, the Sariska Tiger Reserve game drive, and relaxing at our hotels. I packed lightweight linen blend crop pants and satin joggers that could be dressed up or down, along with a cotton muscle tank and linen blend top. These pieces were all neutral tones and so easy to mix and match with my shorts, shoe and accessory options. 




Swimsuit: exact suit similar pink here
Sweatshirt: similar here
Hat: similar here

Last but not least, I packed one of my favorite Vetchy bikinis for poolside lounging at our hotels, and also a comfy sweatshirt and hat for travel. What are your travel packing go-to pieces?

In addition to linking items throughout my post, I also have added them all to the widget below for easy browsing. Be sure to scroll through to see all of the items from my post (or similar pieces currently available):

I hope you have enjoyed my India travel log series and that my posts inspire you to think about planning your own trip to this beautiful country full of history and culture. If you have been to India, please leave me a comment below to tell me your favorite places and moments from your journey. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I am glad you enjoyed this post and hope you enjoy the holiday tomorrow!

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  2. Every single look is fabulous! I love the classic of each one. That first cut out dress is my fave.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathrine! Your compliments always make my day and I hope you enjoy your 4th tomorrow. =)

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind note!

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  4. You are a master traveler! I love your chic outfits!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Laura! I love sharing these packing posts and am so glad you enjoyed reading this one!

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  5. I need you to help me pack for my next trip! All of these outfits are gorgeous and so chic!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Jill! I am always happy to help with packing tips!

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  6. Ah it is great when you can turn a work trip into a bit of a vacation. These looks are great to visit this part of the world conservative but chic and attractive and good for the hot weather. Love both dresses and the neutral look is gorgeous. Loved this!!

    Allie of
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    1. Thank you, Allie! I am so glad you enjoyed this post and hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  7. I love how much you seem to travel! Does your work, or your husbands, often provide opportunity to travel and explore? What a gift! Your outfits are lovely as always and you are a smart and proficient packer by the looks of it. I love your simple, classy shawl. I used to have a similar one but it got misplaced along the way, years ago, and would love to replace it with something classy like the one you have. It works for everything. Happy 4th of July!

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Bo! Our travel is a mix of work and fun, we are fortunate that this particular work trip came together and gave us the opportunity to explore India!

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  8. Truly exceptional holiday pics - how stylish you looked! I've pinned some of your outfits. Thanks for linking

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    1. Thank you so much, Gail! I appreciate your kind words and that you pinned some of these looks!

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