Travel Tips

India offers its excursionist a blend of different cultures from Mountains to Deserts to Beaches to chaotic streets-shops; intoxicating cultural-Scenic beauty; Luxury trains and much more.

And experiencing this could be more fun if travel is safe and healthy, how can you possibly prepare yourself?
Start with our tips for taking the extravagant journey for the first time to India.

Have a Blue print of your Travel

Before beginning the journey be sure of place you would want to visit, it would be better if one reads about the places he/she has identified for visit this will make your travel smooth and less chaotic.

If you are admirer of scenic beauty & peace you could go to

  • Kashmir (Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Yousmarg, DalLake).
  • Himachal Pradesh (Shimla , Manali, DharamSala-Mac-Leodganj ).
  • If a beach lover then:
  • Goa: Famous worldwide, Goa has some of the finest beaches in India.
  • Lakshadweep Islands: Quite and uninhabited beach-one of the best in india.
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Stunningly beautiful beaches with crystal clear water.
  • Daman: Beautiful and unspoilt beaches.
  • Pondicherry: Totally Exotic & colourful-Fantastic blend of French and Indian culture.

Or the Royal Palaces

The entire Rajasthan is colourful and intoxicating each palace - place tells its own story, very good place for shopping as well.

  • Ajmer/Pushkar: India’s most splendid camel fair takes place here, attended by thousands of local flashing jewellery and exuding colour.
  • Bikaner: Magnificent forts and palaces, undulating lanes, colourful bazaars and bright and cheerful folks make Bikaner an interesting experience.
  • Jaipur: Popularly known as “The pink city” is worldwide famous for unique Architecture, Forts, Monuments, Palaces, Art and Craft, Culture and last but not least for unique Food and a  good Shopping destination .
  • Jaisalmer –The Golden City: The yellow city lying in the heart of the desert is surrounded by sand dunes with an imposing and impregnable sand coloured forts and palaces.
  • Udaipur: Studded with extravagant forts and palaces, hilltops, awe-inspiring temples, beautiful gardens, this “City of Dreams” is , not surprisingly a favourite with travellers both India and foreign.

Pack Light, Pack Smart

Carry the light-right clothes, types of clothing are crucial to light ,smart packing -all-purpose or multi-purpose clothing means less space in a bag,do carry a torch, First Aid kit and don’t forget to carry your most comfortable sport shoes for the long travel ahead.

Eat and Drink Healthy

Avoid street food, eat where the locals eat and eat light while travelling and stick to sealed Mineral water bottles, preferably try being vegetarian as its light and easily digestible, one can find lot of good vegetarian joints in India which offer a large variety from south Indian to Punjabi thali. Eat non-vegetarian food only in good restaurants since the hygiene factor may not be good in street shops.  Drink lot of yogurt to keep your stomach balanced. Do always carry your hand sanitizer with you.

Avoid the crowd

Don’t talk to strangers you don’t find comfortable, try always moving in groups, avoid strangers who try getting more interactive and personal. While using cabs make sure that you note its number and text the same to your concerned. While moving in busy streets be carefull of your wallets and purse.

Shopping

While shopping be careful of the local vendors who can act tricky and charge the tourists more, street shops are a good option for cheap economical shopping, bargaining can be done. Delhi is a shoppers delight. Places in Delhi like Janpat, Khan Market, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi haat offers you a large variety of stuff at reasonable rates.