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10 tips to know if you are visiting India for the first time

India is a beautiful, fantastic and complicated country at the same time, it has a different culture and a unique way of thinking, majestic archaeological sites, unmissable and overwhelming history, many attractions to visit, traditions to discover and much more in India .

Have you chosen India as your next holiday destination? Have you booked the suitable itinerary with the travel agency and paid the booking value? Have you packed your travel bags and read some information about India regarding culture, history, nature, religion and climate and many other things? If the answer to all these questions is No, then you must read this blog which answers all these questions and offers you 10 tips to follow before visiting India.

Here are the top 10 tips to follow when traveling to India:
How to organize a trip to India?

It is the most frequent and common question asked by most travelers who intend to travel to India and face new cultures and new traditions. The first question you need to ask. Are you ready to challenge chaotic, messy and dirty cities? Are you ready to have discussions with people who have a strange and different mentality? Are you ready to endure a harsh and annoying noise that lasts in your head? These are very important questions to take into consideration when planning a trip to India, India is an economical country and it depends on the season and the food is not too expensive and very delicious. Surely when you book your trip to India, you can ask your travel consultant about traditions, culture, transportation, etc.

Choose the right itinerary & Cultural cities of India

If you intend to plan a unique itinerary in India, you must ask to visit the city of Delhi, it is the capital of the country and one of the main attractions in India and do not miss the opportunity to visit the Red Fort, the Qutb Minar , Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid (mosque) and then pay a visit to Agra and Taj Mahal which is located in the north part of the country and famous throughout the world, Taj Mahal is considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world thanks to its construction imposing, organize a tour to discover Jaipur, the pink city located south of New Delhi which immerses you between modernity and antiquity, you must try the sacred experience of Varanasi which is located on the banks of the Ganges river, a visit in Mumbai, Calcutta, the beaches of Goa and many other attractions not to be missed the Indian Himalaya & walking tour in Rishikes & Haridwar.

Is India a safe destination or not?

Of course India is a 100 percent safe country, suitable for all categories such as families, children, newlyweds, couples, friends, solo travellers, etc. We must be careful when shopping and give our best attention to pay money, our travel bags, don’t worry, all areas in India are safe but there are some areas to preferably avoid such as Kashmir. Regarding transportation, it is highly recommended to take services with authorized transporter or travel agents and it is not preferable to take transportation during the night especially if you are alone.

What is the best time to visit India?

As we always know, before visiting a country we must be sure whether it will be the best time to spend a holiday in that destination or not. The climate and temperature are different from country to country and the vacation you have to have should be fun, unforgettable and ideal with a relaxing feeling. India is the only country you can visit at any time of the year. let’s say that to visit India you must first choose the region or city you want to visit because the best climate depends on the region. The climate is quite warm between the months of February and May and for those who love winter and snow you can visit it between the months of November and March. You can also check the website Quandoandare.info for more details on the best weather in India.

What to pack in your suitcase before visiting India?

Since India is an attractive and complicated metropolis, it includes different religions and different cultures and different traditions to study and discover before traveling to India, we recommend that you bring with you a guide or a note for all the tourist sites to visit to have an easy trip. It is very important to bring mosquito repellent that contains anti mosquito because this country is very famous for small insects spread in the air, don’t forget to bring some wet wipes and hand sanitizer and a pair of light, shoe-length trousers to avoid mosquito bites and a sunscreen and a first aid bag.

What types of vaccinations to do?

To tell the truth, the health situation in India is not stable enough and is slowly improving even though it is a country rich in history, civilization and breathtaking culture but we must be extremely careful when we decide to visit India and follow all precautions necessary to maintain our health as mosquito bites can transmit malaria, dengue and chikungunya, all these diseases are endemic pathologies and there is also a virus called “Zika Virus” and we cannot deny a flu swine flu very similar to the seasonal flu that always affects men.

The types of vaccinations recommended for travelers are:

  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus booster.
Food in India and spices

“Spicy” is the key word for food in India, a very useful tip for those who don’t like spices included in food, don’t eat these spicy dishes or order foods without spices because they will be a surprise for your stomach and could be harmful to your health. Don’t eat from street restaurants or you can choose the most famous and touristy one in India and eat with your right hand and avoid cold food. Among the most famous typical dishes to try in India:

  • SAMOSA & CHUTANEY
  • LAUKI KE KOFTE, RAJASTHAN
  • NEER DOSA AND CHICKEN CURRY, MANGALORE
  • ROGAN JOSH, KASHMIR
Things to buy in India

If you want to go shopping and buy gifts related to Indian culture and precious products, choose India as the perfect destination to accomplish this mission. If you are a jewelry lover, visit the Jaipur area where you will find the best original products with a certificate of originality. Do you love spices? Buy all types of spices used in Indian cuisine such as cinnamon, coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger and chilli and many other types of spices and I advise you to buy saffron which is available at a good price and of high quality, Chai it is a very famous type of tea in India, it has a spicy taste and is composed of black tea and milk and a large quantity of spices and for fans of natural remedies such as Ayurvedic oils which are a real panacea for some ailments such as dark circles, stress . Buy Kashimiri Fabrics.

Among the most beautiful and famous cities to visit for shopping are:

  • New Delhi
  • Jaipur
  • Mumbai
  • Calcutta
  • Varanasi (Benares)
  • Agra
General advice regarding hygiene conditions

India is among the most beautiful magical countries in the world however it has had various common and negative comments from tourists who have visited India saying that the hygienic conditions are not the best things and are completely different from the Western world so we have to do the be careful when we are inside restaurants, means of transport, even on the streets, in hotels, in bathrooms.

  • Smoking is not permitted in public places.
  • Wash your hands frequently at least every hour a day.
  • Use masks if possible in crowded places.
  • Drink from sealed water bottles.
  • Make sure you know the quality of the food you buy from the restaurants.
  • Don’t forget to bring a set of medicines in your suitcase to stay in shape,
Means of transport in India

If you have a very urgent appointment, I wanted to inform you that public transport in India is literally not punctual and you have to leave at least an hour to get to the appointment place and as far as trains are concerned they are very comfortable means of transport and you It makes for an unforgettable experience and I advise you not to use public transport at night for safety reasons and there is also a very fast and famous means of transport in India called the Tuk Tuk, it is cheaper than the other means of transport.

In conclusion, we have reached the point. Pack your bags and read this blog carefully to consult our advice before traveling to India. Be inspired by a trip to India and discover an incredible culture and history!

Customize your next tailor-made India tour now and travel afterwards with the best travel agency in India!

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