travel advice to India: Pack light. Then pack lighter. I could wash everything I brought with me for 200 rupees ($3.50) so bring a collapsible bag to fill with just 5 tops, one pair of shorts, 5 pairs of underwear, one pair of shoes, and one pair of flip flops, and one swanky outfit for going out in Mumbai. DO bring your favorite shirt/dress/trousers. It costs around $15 to get your favorite clothes replicated in whatever fabrics you like.