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Packing for road trip and don’t want to miss out on road trip must haves, especially with the covid19 pandemic lockdown. This ultimate road trip checklist is perfect for any road trip in India, be it a short day-trip or a long drive into the countryside.
Covered in this packing list is everything from essentials to fun stuff, safety kit and more! Plan well for the coronavirus precautions before heading out, there is a whole section on it in here. Remember to print the checklist to stay worry-free so that you can have the most memorable road trip ever.
What to pack for a Road Trip in 2020 | India Road Trip
Food & Beverages Essentials for Road Trip
- Instant Noodles
- Instant Poha
- Instant Upma
- Tea bags
- Flask to fill boiling hot water for instant food and tea bags
- Fork, cups and plates
- A crate of packaged water, costs as low as Rs 240 and this can really provide a ton of ease.
- Tang or cold drinks
- Tetra pack 200ml juices
- Granola, popcorn and trail mix
- Your favorite munchies
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Travel Safety Checklist 2020 for Road Trip During COVID times
With a bit of planning, we went off on a contact-less road trip recently. Believe me, the only stop we needed to make were for restrooms or to drive through McDonalds. This list will come super handy if you need to make a pit stop.
- Toilet seat desinfectantes
- Hand santizer
- Wet wipes, a couple of packs
- Tissue paper box
- Masks, atleast 2 pcs per traveller
- Disposable gloves
- Hazmet and preferably atleast 1 PPE suit
Personal Care Essentials for Women on Road Trip
- Lip balm
- Sunglasses and sun hats
- Hand Towels
Must Haves that are usually ALWAYS present in the Car
Check for expiry and restock.
- First Aid Kit
- Spare Tyre, get the air pressure checked
- Fill the fuel tank
- Car insurance papers, driving license and tool-kit
- Rain Ponchoe
- Battery booster cables
- Phone and iPad chargers
- Blue tooth or handsfree ear plugs
- Flip Flops
- Picnic basket
- Carry on mats
- Compact foldable chairs
- Compact foldable tent
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Road Trip Packing List For Kids
Most importantly, be flexible on your plan.
- Sun block shield or shade for side windows
- Extra large pack of wipes and food supplies! Trust me you’ll come back to thank me for this one tip.
- Individual ear phones for each kid to listen to their favourite audio stories! This will end the car wars for sure, also give you some much needed ME time.
- Portable card games
- Patience, this might be the biggest thing to bring along
Best Road Trip Apps
- Google Maps
- Gaana or Prime Music
- Gaming apps
- Star Walk, when under the start lit sky. This free app lets you point your phone to the sky and discover the constellation above you
Road Trip Songs Playlist
Bollywood Road Trip Songs (Coming soon)
English Best Road Trip Songs (Coming soon)
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Solo Traveller Road Trip Essentials
- Audio books such as Harry Potter series , Crazy Rich Asians series etc
- Podcast lists
- Handsfree ear plugs
- Portable power bank
- Secret Anti theft pouch with tickets, credit cards and some cash
- First aid pouch
- Selfie stick and camera pods
- Travel Locks
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I hope this handy checklist of day trip packing essentials will help you make the most of your day out. Would you like me to add any more sections, please drop me a line in the comments below!
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This is a very useful post. As you said, skincare things are essential but now we do need to protect ourselves from the environment too. I was reading ur list and remember once we forgot to carry a torch and how needed was that! Ur tips for solo travellers are also very important one.
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This is a very apt post and its really essential to have a planned trip so that you can enjoy the trip without any hassle. Road trips need to be experienced in its very real form and if every hassle is taken care of then the fun part increases manyfold for sure.
I agree that during this time we need to be more careful and be ready with these stuffs while traveling!!
Such an informative post and you had covered it all. I agree with recent pandemic situation. we have to take extra precautions and add more items for safe road travel. loved the line being the …patience……indeed this is one of the most important thing to do a peaceful travel.
Very informative pointers to note down, no doubt that Pandemic has prepared us for being extra careful on the part of packing before any trip we start. We are planning a road trip for the weekend I must say your checklist is going to help me a lot for double check my items.
Very apt post as post COVID all people are thinking of travel is only through road trips. Thanks for sharing
This checklist is going to be super useful. It’s a resource that will make my life super easy. I just need to pack up things using this checklist. It has all the travel-related essential requirements in place.
Seems the whole boot of the car will be stuffed but can’t help it.. travel is necessary and so it safety.. have to keep this post handy..
Surprisingly no. Thats the beauty of compact items. All of this fitted into one picnic bag and an additional tote bag for rain-gear etc. The foldables chairs are so small that it looks like a bamboo stick really! Try it next time.
Some of my friends are planning to travel soon and I would definitely love to share your blog with them. You’ve got everything covered! Me and my travel plans seem very distant right now with an infant!
Detailed post with all relevant and essential items to carry on a roadtrip. Camping is the next big holiday making option that is gaining popularity and would definitely revolutionize on how the future of travel would look…
This is quite a new normal list for travelling. I have never carried those instant things so I’m sure I’m not going to travel much because I go to places mostly for the food 😍
Well covered and detailed post on what to carry while traveling. During this period we need to be extra careful and should take care of small little things. I likef the list of app you have mentioned, they are really useful.
Thank you for the detail list. I am a list person and I do have a habit to make a checklist for every travel. I like your sanitize list in which u covered almost everything.
Bang on ! I’d second for packaged food as well as the sanitisation sprays etc., they’re a must at this time.
My husband and I take a lot of road trips and I am so glad you shared this list. You have listed all the simple, but important things, one will need for a comfortable trip. Which tip did I love best?
Patience, this might be the biggest thing to bring along
That’s so amazing to know ! May you have some of the best trips ever, in the coming months.
oh yikes…. this is an amazingly detailed list! I am not so well planned, and the sanitation kit is so totally required for traveling and our sanity now! I liked the other list on apps too – helpful.
the one thing that i always carry on trips are coffee sachets – those come really handy as we only need water to make them.
A very detailed and well-planned post. This checklist is really very useful and handy for solo as well as all road trip travellers. Good one.
Never knew such kind of different needs and different travel checklists existed. Thanks for this info loaded post.
I love road trips more than any other mode of transport. Your post has the most important things to carry and that too in a minimalistic way. I always check kids essentials over anything else as every other thing can be compromised.
That is a super helpful post. Thanks for sharing about the packing essentials for a road trip. This list will come really handy.
Wow Mandavi, that was a very detailed checklist. I’m definitely going to bookmark this article.
Wow that was a very detailed checklist. I’m definitely going to bookmark this post!
Any kind of travel in these times needs extra caution and you have compiled just the list which any one of us will need in case we are planning a road trip.
This indeed is a save kind of post as we are soon planning a road trip to home town as another mode of transport scares me these days. You have very nicely listed down everything that one would need while traveling by road.
A detailed post with complete checklist for road-travel during COVID19 (and that’s not ending soon).
I’ve bookmarked your post for reference, thanks.
Great checklist for road trips during this pandemic. We all have to take some extra precautions during this time. Thank you for sharing a great checklist with us, it is very useful.
Fantastic post! One can actually take a printout of this one and tick off the stuff during travel in the New Normal. I am still wary of undertaking travel…but whenever I do, your post is going to be my number one go-to! Thank you for writing this one!
Indeed a very useful list in these times for safe travel. Having enough ready to eat food items and sanitization products is a must.