THINGS TO PACK BEFORE YOU LEAVE

Most of the Airlines allow 2x 23kg bags (Check-in luggage), 1x 7kg bag (Cabin luggage) and a personal bag (like a laptop bag). Make sure to check your airlines’ website and call their customer service for reassurance.

A check-in luggage implies that once you submit the luggage at your origin, you can collect them at your final destination. You have no access to your bag in the mid-way of your journey.

Allocate the first bag for clothes and the second bag for eatables. I didn’t carry a cabin luggage and I don’t regret it, but if you have any extra items than mentioned below, the cabin bag is helpful.

Some items repeated in the list implies that they need to be packed in more than one bag.

*** VERY IMPORTANT

** IMPORTANT

FIRST BAG

Large Trolley Suitcase with 360° wheels.

  1. Under-garments (10 pairs)
  2. 1 formal pair with shoes. If you have Business formals, pack them.
  3. Sweatshirt (1 nos)
  4. Casual shirts (2 nos)
  5. T-shirts (3 Round-neck, 3 Polo and 3 V-neck)
  6. Shorts (5 nos) ***
  7. Jeans (4 nos)
  8. Socks (7 pairs)
  9. Casual shoes (1 pair)
  10. Deodorant (2 nos)
  11. Antiperspirant (1 nos)
  12. Soaps (2 nos)
  13. Shampoo bottle (1nos- large)
  14. Shaving kit (1 nos)
  15. Paste (2 nos large – Very costly in US) **
  16. Brush (1 nos)
  17. Tongue Cleaner (2 nos)
  18. Comb (2 nos)
  19. Nail cutter
  20. Ear cleanser buds
  21. Hand Kerchiefs (5 nos)
  22. Napkin (2 nos)
  23. Turkey Towel (2 nos)
  24. Woolen Blanket (1 nos)
  25. Bed sheet (2 nos)
  26. Trimmer (Optional- You can get one here for $20)

SECOND BAG

Large Trolley Suitcase with 360° wheels. Split items among your prospective roommates.

  1. Home-made food packed in plastic bags (As much as you can). Banned items include liquids and seeds.
  2. Noodles/oats (for the first few days) ***
  3. Pressure Cooker ***
  4. Non-stick Pan
  5. Kadai
  6. Plastic Micro-oven safe containers (5 nos)
  7. Plates (2 nos)
  8. Spoons (2 nos)
  9. Forks (2 nos)
  10. Knife (1 nos)
  11. Scissors **
  12. Wooden spoons (2 nos)

PERSONAL BAG

I prefer a backpack. You have to carry this bag with you wherever you go.

  1. Documents (Passport, VISA, and eTicket)
  2. Biscuits and other ready-to-eat items (You don’t want to starve like me in the airports) ***
  3. Water Bottle (1 nos)
  4. Moisturizer (Max allowed weight 100g)
  5. Face Wash (100g)
  6. T-shirt (1 nos)
  7. Shorts (1 nos)
  8. Under-garments (1 pair)
  9. Cotton Towel (1 nos)
  10. Socks (1 pair)
  11. Flip flops (1 pair) **
  12. Blanket (Light-weight Cotton)
  13. Brush (1 nos)
  14. Paste (1 nos)
  15. Tongue Cleaner (1 nos)
  16. Deodorant (1 nos)
  17. A notebook and a pen **
  18. Laptop (Optional)
  19. Headphones (Optional)
  20. Glue/Cello-tape (Optional)

On the day of your journey, wear-

  1. T-shirt
  2. Sweater
  3. Shorts or Jeans
  4. Belt
  5. Comfortable shoes.