This time of the year, the intense Indian summer heat is known to get the better of the travellers. It only gets worse with every passing month, until monsoons knock on the door. Which isn’t until July or August, depending on which part of the country you’re in. However, there are ways in which you can exercise caution; so as to not let the sultry summer weigh you down.

Dress modestly

Summers are unforgiving to exposed skin. Though the idea of wearing a tank top and shorts is more appealing; you wouldn’t want to end up with burnt skin. It’s better to cover up from top to toe in breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. Also, don’t underestimate the value of a cap and a sunglass; they’ll not only protect you from the UV rays but will also help in keeping heat induced headaches at bay.

Hydration is key

This one can’t be emphasised enough. Drinking water is absolutely imperative, when you’re strutting around in heat. Sipping on water throughout the day will help you not feel dehydrated. Carry your own bottle and fill it up wherever you see a drinking water dispenser. If you feel you’re sweating too much, a glass of lime water will help replenish your body. Also, eat as much fruits and salads as you can. They’re light and easy on the stomach and will help you feel buoyant.

Be mindful of sudden temperature changes

Though the idea of running into an air conditioned room after a bout with heat is natural,  it can wreck havoc on your body. If you don’t let your body temperature to adjust before subjecting it to cold right after being in stifling heat, it’ll cause you cough, cold and various other infections that you don’t want to deal with, especially when you’re travelling,

Staying clean

Don’t go to bed drenched in sweat; it’s the worst thing to do to your body. Remember to shower twice a day in summers. It will not only cool down your body temperature but also help you feel fresh. Also, remember to wear clean clothes everyday; since the sweat causes bad odour.