Now in considering what to take on the journey, I am starting to value the idea of renouncing all possessions. Take nothing. Buy what I need there (of course that's not the sanyasi way either). Even so Dad and I just returned from buying gifts. It is our custome to give something to those we meet along the way.
We were given a handy scale to determine the weight of the possessions we plan to take. Oh what judgement! The challenge is to have our check-in bag be no more than 15 kg, which is the limit for most domestic flights within India. My big suitcase is 5 kg empty! So already some changes need to be made. Along with miscellaneous assundry I'm up to 11 kg.
I will be traveling and visiting India, with my Father. Our primary destination in India is Ranchi, Jharkhand. We will also visit other towns and cities in that north-eastern region as well as other places in India.