Indian summer can be killing for first-time travelers. Sometimes the temperature reaches 45 degrees Celsius and if you are traveling in India for the first time, this heat may even kill you. Here is how to survive the Indian summer.
How to survive the Indian summer
- Drink lots of water. It keeps you aerated so you don’t fall ill.
- If possible, keep a bottle of lime-water with you. You can add salt or a little bit of sugar to it to make the solution tasty.
- Before venturing out in the sun, eat something. Exposure to hard sunlight, while you are hungry, may make you dangerously ill.
- Have you heard about Bael Sherbet? It is a juice extracted from the Bael fruit. Drinking it cools down your system and lets you beat the Indian summer.
- How about having some sugarcane juice while on the go? I know it is hard to get it these days but you must have it if you spot a sugarcane juice seller.
- Cover yourself completely while walking in the sun. Make sure that your head, ears, and abdomen are completely covered. Walking exposed in the sunlight is dangerous because the Indian loo might get you.
- Eat lots of salad. You must have a plateful of cucumber, onion, radish, and carrot in your meals. Onion especially works wonders for your body system.
- Wear light fitting clothes. Avoid putting on tight jeans and t-shirts. Cotton and linen clothes keep your skin dry.
- Avoid exercising too vigorously in the mornings. Even if you are staying in a hotel and using its gym, don’t exercise too hard.
- Don’t have too much coffee, tea or cigarettes during the summer season. Having hot fluids frequently dries up our internal organs and makes us sick.
- Avoid walking too much in the sun. Take a rickshaw, auto or a can to reach your destination.
- If you have a baby with you, don’t roll it up in a tight blanket. The sweat glands of babies aren’t as well-developed as those of the adults. Babies need loose clothing so that they feel comfortable.
- Devote at least 30 minutes every day to Pranayam, an ancient Hindu breathing exercise. If you want to learn it, I will be happy to help.
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I hope these tips will help you in coping with the Indian summer.