This is a big question. As India is a land of different cultures, languages, customs, costumes and festivals so there is always a dilemma of which clothes will work for which region.
There is a general perception in India about women traveler that they should always cover their knees and shoulders, should wear loose clothes because they would not want unwanted attention. Even I believe that these guidelines will help you in a smoother and safer travelling. But at the same time, in cities like Bangalore, Goa or Mumbai, you can wear relaxed clothes and there you don’t really restrict yourself.
Last month, I was in Mumbai and I realized people don’t really care much what you are wearing. There people are simple and believes in wearing most comfortable clothes. For example – loose t-shirt/top paired with shorts is like there wardrobe essentials. A famous saying “When in Rome do as the Romans do”, so even I followed the same but instead of pairing shorts with top I paired it up with a loose stylish top as I was with a lot of friends so I didn’t have to worry about anything.
So my outfit was this cool funky chic top from @freepeople, and I wore spaghetti inside so that not much body part should be revealed and at the same time it was looking super cool. I wore comfortable shoes so that I shouldn’t get tired and I can walk around comfortably. Also to add my oomph factor, I decided to wear a hat. Let me know what you think?
I was wearing:
- Top: Freepeople
- Spaghetti: Zara
- Shorts: Mango
- Footwear: Soludos
- Hat: Aldo
Brain Treat: About Gateway of India
- Gateway of India is a great historical monument built during the British rule in the country. It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai.
- Gateway of India was built at Apollo Bunder, a popular meeting place.
- It was designed by the British architect, George Wittet.
- The foundation stone of the Gateway of India was laid down by the then Governor of Bombay (Mumbai) on March 31st 1913. The structure itself is quite majestic and a hybrid of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
- In the past Gateway of India used to be the arrival point for visitors from the west.
- Today this symbol of colonialism has got Indianised, drawing droves of local tourists and citizens.
- The Gateway faces the vast Arabian Sea, flanked by Mumbai’s another attraction, Marine Drive, a road running parallel to the sea.
- The majestic monument is a must-visit at night, in its pristine glory against the backdrop of the sea.