Taking a trip to India can be a huge undertaking. There are so many different locations and activities to fill your time with. Don’t let the array of options and possibilities overwhelm you though. There are some top tips that will prepare you properly for what India will throw at you. It’s best to be aware of all these things before you start your trip.
Be Aware of Scams and Touts
It’s a known fact that there are plenty of scammers and touts on the streets of India. And it’s also quite clear that they make tourists their targets. So, if someone approaches you on the street offering you something that seems too good to be true, it probably is. You should stay aware of these scams and touts, and educate yourself on their methods before you visit. Your entire visit can be ruined if you fall victim to a scam.
Get Used to the Noise
When you’re in an Indian city, you’ll just have to accept the fact that it’s going to be noisy. If you’re anywhere near a street, the noise can be overwhelming. India’s cities are hugely overpopulated, and they can be full of people almost 24 hours a day. So, this is something that you will just have to get used to when you are visiting India. There are options that allow you to get out of the city. We’ll discuss those below.
Use Online Resources
There are lots of online resources that can really help you out when you are visiting India. You should make the most of these if you’ve never been to the country before. The more you know, and the more advice you get, the smoother your trip will be. This India travel forum could be useful if you want to learn more or ask a question. Your GPS app on your phone can also help you out when trying to navigate the busy cities.
Be Careful About What You Eat and Drink
It’s not uncommon for people to get a little sick when they go to India for the first time. Minor stomach troubles are usually caused by people not being careful about what they eat and drink. To avoid this problem, you should make sure that you eat food that has been properly fried or boiled. This gets rid of bacteria. You should also peel the skin off fruit before eating it. And drink bottled water rather than tap water, and avoid the ice.
Don’t Stick to the Big Cities
One of the mistakes that many people make when they visit India for the first time is sticking to the cities. This might seem like it’s a good idea, but it really isn’t. Yes, the cities of India are fascinating, and you should see and experience as many of them as possible. But they can also tire you out. And if you spend all your time in them, you’ll miss the delights of the country. The villages, mountains and rivers of rural India can be just as interesting as the main cities.
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