This will help you when you will come quite handy and thinking of coming to India. You will have a general idea about what to expect and what not to. Go through India travel advice given below.
1. Getting some background information on India and the particular place that you are planning to visit is quite a good idea.
2. Stay in a recognized hotel. India has a number of 5 star and 4 star hotels to suit your taste and budget.
3. Travellers required to pay all their dues regarding the hotel bills in foreign currency only. Even concessional tickets like Youth fares, Discover India Fares and Air Fares are to be paid for in foreign exchange only.
3. Try to hire taxis and auto-rickshaws, from the pre-paid booths, if possible.
4. It is advisable not to hire any type of transportation from unlicensed operators.
5. Make travel arrangements well in advance, especially when you are traveling in the peak season (between October to March).
6. You may hire Government-trained and approved guides who also speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Russian. English is widely spoken at almost tourist destination in India these days.
7. Most Indians are warm people and ready to help whenever the need be. But still, exercise caution and stay away from over friendly strangers.
8. Carry your medicines and other medical requirements with yourself always. Almost all medicines in India are locally manufactured and you may not find the same brand names.
9. Avoid confronting anyone with physical violence. India is a peace loving country and violent acts can invite the fury of the Indians.
10. To visiting the religious places in India, don't forget the remove your footwear outside. Some temples in India will not even allow you to carry leather articles inside. You can deposit them in the temple cloakroom and collect it on your way out.
11. Do not carry huge sums of money with you and flash it in public.
12. In India electric current is 220/ 250 volts and 50 cycles. It is AC practically everywhere. Carry converters if you have some electric equipment with you.
13. Never ever purchase air/ rail/ bus tickets through strangers or unauthorized travel agents/ tour operators, also known as touts. They are not at all reliable. Buy tickets from the authorized centers only.
These advice will help you when you visit the India.
Travel advice For Women Travelers
India is a very warm and hospitable country. It is modern in almost aspects, India still remains traditional. The western influence is there in India, but it is not very appealing to the Indian sensibilities
1. Women can roam around in jeans and tee shirts, long cotton pants and cotton shirts. Skirts, if long are much better than the short ones.
2. Avoid to wear revealing or provocative clothes . When in India, it is best to cover up yourself so as not to attract unwanted attention.
3. Saying "Hi" or "Hello" is acceptable in cities, though with elders it is best to greet with a "Namaste".
4. Smoking by a woman is not acceptable anywhere in India, except for the metro cities. If you have to smoke, do it in your hotel room. So avoid this especially amongst the middle class.
5. Avoid talking in a friendly manner with men you meet in buses, trains, restaurants, shopping places, etc.
6. Discos, dance clubs, pubs, 5-star hotels are areas with a modern touch. You can easily head there for some entertainment or for drinks. However, having a male companion or at least another female with you is quite a good idea.
7. While roaming in beaches, it is best to be clothed. India does not allow people to be in their swim-wear even in beaches. Wear a cotton pant and a tee shirt.
8. A way to get more respect from Indians is to wear traditional Indian clothes, such as salwaar kameez or sari.
9. Do not venture in isolated places alone. It is also advised not to go outside alone after it is very late and dark.
10. In local trains, some cars reserved only for women. It is advised for you to travel in those.