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Westerners Wearing Shorts Is it Wrong

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Westerners Wearing Shorts Is it Wrong

I've read somewhere men should not wear shorts in India is this true..

I will of course were trousers, shirt when visiting religious buildings etc, but for travelling on trains. exploring cities is it frowned upon to wear shorts. (combat, knee length shorts)

I will be visiting delhi, orcha, varanasi, allahbad etc, ie not beach resorts

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1. Re: Westerners Wearing Shorts Is it Wrong

This question has been answered more than 10 times on the forums, so if you type "appropriate clothing" or just the word "what to wear" or stuff like that, you'll see many, many, replies. There's a white Search box above which you can use. Let me know if you have trouble finding the past posts.

Edited: 01 August 2011, 19:05
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2. Re: Westerners Wearing Shorts Is it Wrong

You are likely to find a lot of Indians in shorts (of varying lengths) all over the country. Shorts are acceptable at all places except fine dining restaurants and nightclubs. I dont know of any religious establishments that look down upon men in shorts; women are however advised to wear full length trousers/skirts/dresses in religious sites.

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3. Re: Westerners Wearing Shorts Is it Wrong

Jain temples don't allow shorts for men and women.

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4. Re: Westerners Wearing Shorts Is it Wrong

Hi...

It is just about appropriate dressing according to the situation and place and not a "must do" affair. So, shorts are perfectly accepted for casual travel.

Regards

Prasanna

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