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Traveller Tips

A little planning can make your Indian Tour memorable.
We are there to help you out in whatever way we can, here are some tips which can make your all Indian Moments more memorable:

India can be a little bit discomfit for the first-time visitor. The lifestyle and culture of India is totally different from the West.

We have advised a list of some important tips for hassle-free and enjoyable travel in India as follows:
  • VISA is compulsory to enter and stay in India.
  • Travelers should get properly inoculated against Yellow Fever if coming through infected regions.
  • It is advisable to cover yourself with travel insurance for thefts, loss and medi-claim.
  • Carry proper maps of the places proposed to visit in India. Try to arrive on destination during daytime if you travel independently. In any case avoid taxi-drivers at airport / stations / bus stand to help you find your hotel. Always use tourist assistance desk for proper advice.
  • If Women travel alone in certain deserted places should avoid walking at odd hours.
  • Don't enter a temple, tomb or Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) with shoes, Leather articles and scantily & black dressed. One should cover his/her head with a cloth while in a Sikh Temple. Photograph of the deity in a temple is normally not permitted.
  • If you join a social occasion or visiting a home requires conservative dress codes. Always pick up a thing and eat with your right hand. Take only as much as you can eat, do not leave anything uneaten over the dish.
  • While changing money, ask for encashment certificate.
  • Do not encourage beggars.
  • Do not checkout of the hotel in hurry. While checking out it has been noticed in some hotels, the extras are unreasonably charged which the guest hurriedly pays without cross-checking.
  • Do not leave your cash and valuables in your hotel rooms. Keep your cash divided in different pockets.
  • Take care of cultural and social sensitivities of the regions. There is no single rule for that, the best way is to observe and follow.
  • Take care of contamination of water and food problem. Always drink safe mineral water and take well-cooked food.
  • Do shopping at genuine shops only. Bargaining is a popular practice in India and necessary too. Entire transaction should be legal and transparent so that you may claim later if dissatisfied.
  • Don't eat anything offered by fellow travelers in train or on road travels. It might have sleeping pills. Always travel in reserved class in trains and chain and lock your luggage under your berth in a train. Alone woman traveler may request to be accommodated near other women travelers.
  • Don't take photograph of women without their permission.
  • Don't accept offers of visiting anyone's home unless you are confident of the person.
  • Use licensed guides for sightseeing.
  • While traveling, don't act confused. Keep a posture of a person known to the region.
  • A list of things as follows that you should get along when you come to India.
=> Clothes
Cotton trousers, A pair of shorts, Long cotton skirts for women, Light colored shirts and T-shirts (cotton), A hand towel, Good number of cotton underwear, Raincoat, A hat, A sweater for hill stations, Sandals or slippers for frequent removals while visiting temples. Cotton socks to wear when you find the floor of such sites hot. A pair of sneakers, Swimming Suits, A set of formal clothing.

=> Others
Torch, Multi-purpose knife, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotions, binoculars, Neck-rest pillow for long bus journeys, Lip balm, A small bag to carry essential things during sightseeing. Eye mask, Spare batteries, Umbrella, Toilet paper, Money belt, Medicines - For diarrhea, For cough and cold, Pain-relieving medicines, For allergy, Antibiotic ointments, bandages, Band-Aids, surgical adhesive tape, sterile gauze, cotton-wool buds, corn pads, Condoms and contraceptives.

=> Documents
• Passport and VISA. Keep separate photostat copies, Confirmed air tickets for all sectors.
• Clearly filled up vouchers of your tour operator with all service details and Contact person’s names and Phone Number.
• All confirmed hotels names and addresses.
• Spare passport-size photograph and International driving license.
• All permits, Indian rail passes and other documents if applicable.

=> Health & Medicines
• To have the most benefit, see a health-care provider at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect and to start taking medicine to prevent malaria and other medications and information about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while traveling.

• If you will be visiting a malaria risk area in India so before travel you should purchase antimalarial drugs: atovaquone/proguanil, doxycycline, or mefloquine (primaquine in special circumstances).

• Iodine tablets and portable water filters to purify water if Distilled water bottle is not available.

ANTIQUES : According Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, Antiques which include sculpture, painting, illustrative of science, art, crafts, religion of bygone ages and of historical interest which have been in existence for not less than one hundred years may not be exported out of India. Manuscripts, or documents of scientific, historical, literary in existence for not less than seventy-five years, also cannot be exported out of India.

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