You don’t need a reason to hit the roads, do you? Road trips are fun, cultural endeavors, where magical moments just happen. It’s one of the easiest ways to connect with nature, enjoy some fresh air and rejuvenate yourself. Your road trip could be even better when you’re prepared and well equipped for being on the road! Keep reading to learn the 5 essential items you need on any road trip.

Water Bottle/Flask

Water is the most important resource for sustaining human life, without a doubt. A person can only survive 3 days without drinking any water; it is that essential to being alive. This is why a water bottle is an essential for any road trip.

The best type of water bottle to invest in is a stainless steel water bottle. Stainless steel bottles are durable, so it will last the entire trip; they do not contain harmful chemicals, so they will not contaminate your water; and when they are insulated, you can very easily control the water’s temperature. An insulated water bottle or a thermos flask is also perfect to carry your hot beverages and cold juices which work well on road trips.

Healthy Snacks

When it comes to healthy snacks, try carrying convenient goodies like nuts, dry fruits which would last you long and would also help in providing instant energy. You can also choose to carry crisps like roasted makhanas or roasted peanuts. Make sure you pack them in insulated storage jars or food storage containers that would keep all the snacks fresh and crisp for a long time.

Also, what else works well is fried chicken, it does not have the best reputation when it comes to healthy eating. But fried chicken has been a road trip food for centuries, because it has a longer shelf life in comparison to other foods. An insulated jar filled with fried chicken can last you several days on the road, which can save you some money in the long run.

First Aid Kit

Obviously, you need to be prepared for any worst-case scenario when traveling. This means you need to be prepared to handle everything from scrapes and bruises, to allergy attacks. When you’re on the road, there could be many times when you are extremely far away from a hospital. Make sure your medical kit isn’t store-bought; take the time to customize it and make it suit your particular circumstances. Talk to your physician and plan ahead on the essential medicines you should have at hand while on the road!

Roadside KitKeeping to the theme of emergencies, you also need to be prepared if your car suffers some scrapes and bruises. After all, there is no road trip without a functioning vehicle. Make sure your service kit has flares, jumper cables, a spare tire, and a jack at the very minimum. It is also vital that you be prepared to take care of minor issues when it comes to your vehicle.

Power Cable 

Normally, we’d suggest that you get a map, but let’s be honest, hardly anyone uses paper maps these days. Instead, we have phones with apps which have all the maps you could ever want. The only thing is they could sometimes run out of power, hence keep a power cable in the car!

Whether you are a travel enthusiast or doing it for the first time, it’s entirely on you to make a road trip fun, interesting and safe. With changing views and scenes, nothing can be more exciting than a road trip in India.  Plan ahead and explore a new city while also making memories, that’s what a road trip is all about!