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What to Wear - Palace On Wheels

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What to Wear - Palace On Wheels

We are booked on the Palace On Wheels for 7 December 2011. We are a casual couple. However, we are sensitive to the culture. For example I did not wear shorts and tank tops in Cairo. Not sure what is ok for India. Are sleeveless blouses ok? Knee length skirts? Capri pants? Are knee length shorts ok for men?

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1. Re: What to Wear - Palace On Wheels

Dear Sandie-NY,

India is not Egypt. So do not take tension. Sleeveless blouses, knee lengh skirts and capri pants are all ok in India. You will find many Indians too wear these sort of clothes. For men knee length shorts are perfect.

However, avoid extra exposure.

You will find people here as very liberal, casual, smiling and meet you with warmth and affection.

Welcome to India and have wonderful time.

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2. Re: What to Wear - Palace On Wheels

Religious monuments have some rules:

Jain temples do not allow shorts for men and women.

Mosques often ask that women be dressed modestly.

At Hindu and Jain temples you have to take off footwear before entering. Jain temples also forbid leather in any form, be it belts or wallets or purses.

Sikh gurudwaras require both men and women to cover their heads.

Other than this you will find the people on the train wearing pretty casual clothes. People dress up a bit for dinner.

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3. Re: What to Wear - Palace On Wheels

Thank you. One other question - is it ok for women to wear shorts and our tank tops?

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4. Re: What to Wear - Palace On Wheels

As Deepa has said it depends where you are visiting shorts and tank tops will not be allowed in the temples and places of worship.

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