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Travelling Tips to India

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Indian AirlinesIndia is a land of rich and varied culture marked by a trail of heritage and a myriad of diversified traditions, cultures, customs and rituals. India is a hot tourist destination because of its distinctiveness. While traveling in India is completely safe and enjoyable, but as we say- be safe rather be sorry, it would be better to take certain basic precautions on your fascinating India Holiday Tour. Before commencing the expedition in India some handy information would be very useful for the tourists, natives of India and foreigners alike.

Some of the traveling tips to India include:
Tips for getting In and Out: Obtaining a valid Visa and Passport is necessary for the foreigner travelers to India. Certain destinations may require inner line and outer line permits as well.

Health Tips: Before starting for the tour get your medical check up done by your family doctor. Take all precautions to avoid running nose, dizzy body temperature. It is advisable to not to embark on a trip even at the slightest indication of illness.

Train Tips: In India, trains are the best way to get around. Train travel is cheap, reasonably comfortable, and still fairly safe. Night trains offer an excellent way of moving between cities while saving on hotel costs. There are many trains that run overnight between major centers. A traveler can hop a train one evening, enjoy a (usually) peaceful night on the train, and alight early the next morning, ready for a new day in a new city. General to luxury class is available for journeying in India.

Driving Tips: Indian traffic conditions are chaotic, the drivers reckless, and the roads often in poor repair. There is a pecking order for right of way. you can enjoy the open roads and dramatic country-side, but it is not without its hazards. Your fellow drivers will probably drive very fast, and often quite recklessly.

Shopping Tips: Bargaining is the norm in local bazaars selling products without a written price. Resist the urge to buy without comparing prices from shops selling similar stuff. Beware of roadside peddlers trying to sell you semi-precious and precious gems and jewelry. Visit state emporium and the Central Cottage Industries Emporium (most major cities have one) for fixed prices and a fair idea of the cost with a regular dealer.

Tips for Women Travelers: Be friendly but don't get friendly, especially with those servicing you in hotels, trains or even your cabbie or coolie. Avoid wearing anything that attracts glances or invites cat calls. In metros like Delhi, Mumbai etc., it is normal to dress in western outfits but in smaller cities and towns, short skirts, tight pants or blouses can make you stand out in the crowd. Dress sober - loose and long clothes that neither define body shape nor expose it.

Tips for Social Decorum: Public display of affection is not appreciated and neither is public nudity unless perhaps one is at a beach. It is good to cover the head before entering a religious place such as a temple or mosque. Always seek permission before clicking pictures of women and religious complexes. Some places charge for taking pictures while it is prohibited at a few places as well.

Tips for Clothing: As in any society, how you dress affects your experiences. Your fashion choices make a statement about your interests or intentions, and these statements are subject to cultural interpretation. While visiting India the traveler must decide from which culture to approach the country. Many Western travelers rarely seem to be able to put their own culture temporarily on hold and take a clear look at the new culture around them. As a general rule, urban Indian men wear western dress - some variation of long pants and a shirt. As for women the standard advice is to cover the shoulders and the butt, and avoid showing cleavage. Wearing men's style Indian clothes will give a very confusing message as well.

Tips for Language: For most parts of India, you won't really need to mug up any local lingo. if sometime you get stuck, Hindi should help you get going. It's spoken in fair parts of north India and understood in the west too. Down south is the domain of the Dravidian languages. It's either English or a regional language that will do the trick. So, pick up some words in both Hindi and Tamil and get going.

Tips for Eating: Indian Cuisines may be hot and spicy for the foreigners' taste buds. There is no way around it. Indian food tastes best when eaten with your fingers. There is a tactile dimension added to the eating process. Besides, Indian foods are designed to be eaten by hand. Breads are to be torn and wrapped around foods. Rice is customarily blended with curries so each mouthful is unique. Eating with your fingers is a cultural experience everyone should experience while visiting India.

Tips for Tipping: In India, tips are optional in a not-so-fancy restaurant. Place only a few rupees as a tip and not a percentage of your bill. But outside restaurants and hotels, tipping or ‘baksheesh’ is commonly practiced. You should out a few rupees to people whom you photograph on the road like the snake charmer, the cart puller or the camel rider. Keep some change for people who help you with little things like those who keep your shoes outside temples/mosques etc.

Tips for Safety and Security: Do not be reckless. Rely on your senses and instincts and not so much on the local Tourist office. Remember they will always want to play it down. If you ever land in trouble then contact your Embassy and the nearby police station. Be careful and keep your eyes open. Carry your passport, travelers cheques, money, cards etc. in an inner shirt/jeans pocket. Better still, shove them in a hidden money belt against your skin.

Smart Packing Tips: Always travel light. The lighter the bag, the lesser you sag. Include the essentials but avoid carrying unnecessary stuffs. Your accessories and clothes should be limited in number.

Observing these simple rules and tips will surely make your trip to India more fascinating and you will have the memories to cherish for lifetime.

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