India : India Travel Tips
India Travel Tips
Clothes to Wear - If you are traveling in summers, carry cotton clothes and if traveling in winters don't forget to pack some woolens. Do not wear anything revealing or too tight, especially women, as India is a conservative country.
Modes of Communication - All kind of communication modes are available in India to help you remain connected with the rest of the world. Public Phone Booths (PCOs), Mobile Phones, Internet Cafes and Indian Postal services, all are available at competitive prices. The rural and remote areas like small villages and towns in Rajasthan are also very well connected.
Types of Food - Indian offers a wide range of cuisine to satisfy your taste buds. Every region has its own specialty. Indian food is spicy and its curries are famous all over the world. Tea is the most famous beverage followed by Coffee. The famous Indian snacks are Samosa, Pakodas, Chaat, Gol Gappas, Vadas, Dosa, etc.
Indian Money - Rupee is the national currency of India. You can change your currency into Indian money at R.B.I accredited bureaus and money changers.
India Travel Vaccinations - It is advisable to get yourself vaccine before commencing your trip to India. Few of the common vaccinations required are Hepatitis A, Typhoid vaccination, Polio vaccine and Vaccination for yellow fever.
India Domestic Airlines -Many airlines operates flights connecting one part of India to another. Some of the major airlines are Indian Airways, Jet Airways, Air Sahara, Kingfisher, Air Deccan, etc.
International Airlines - There are large number of international airlines linking India to the rest of the world. Few of them are Air India, Air Sahara, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Air Mauritius, Singapore International Airlines and Air Canada.
India Travel Documents - Passport and Indian passport are two important documents you need to carry while traveling to India. Different types of Visa are issued depending on the purpose you visit India. Ensure that you apply for correct Visa type and your passport is valid for your period of stay.
Food Precautions - You need to follow certain food precautions while traveling to India.
Geography of India - India is a land of varied topographical features. It features varies from high mountain ranges, valleys, burning deserts, fertile plains, coastal areas, tropical rain forests and plateaus. India as a country has lot to offer. India shares its border with Nepal and China in north east, Bangladesh in east, Pakistan in west and Sri Lanka in south. The Bay of Bengal lies in the east, Arabian Sea in west and Indian Ocean in south. The best time to visit India is between months of October and February.
Tourist Guides - Hire those guides who are authorized by Indian government only. Negotiate and fix the fees to be paid to the guide before hiring.
Health Precautions - There are some health precaution you should follow while traveling to India.
Indian Visa - Several kind of Visa are issues depending on the purpose of traveling to India. The different kinds of Visa are Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Student visa, Transit Visa, Entry Visa, Conference Visa, Journalist Visa, Missionaries Visa and Research Visa. Tourist Visa is valid for sixth month from the date of issuance. In case you are planning to visit restricted areas such as Arunachal Pradesh then you must procure required permit from an India tourist office.
Airports in India - India has a number of national and international airports to cater the needs of the travelers. Most of the airports are modernized at par with international standards. Some of the main Indian International airports are Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, Chennai International Airport, Chennai, etc.
Popular Indian Language - Hindi is the official Indian language spoken by 20% of Indian locals. English is another important language spoken in the country. Besides these two languages, 18 regional languages are spoken and understood in India. Some of these are Urdu, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Malayalam and Telugu.
Local Transportation - India has a very well connected network of airlines, railways and roadways. The local transport is also well developed to cater the traveling needs of the people, Buses both government and private, taxis, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws all are important mode of transport. Metro is a new entrant. Chennai already had a network of Metro. Metro is operating in major routs in Delhi and construction is on full swing to cover the whole city. Metro system in Mumbai is also under construction.
Shopping in India - India is very famous for its fabrics, spices, carpets, clothes, jewelry, handicrafts and leatherwork. India is a shopper's paradise as every region of India has its own
Tips for Women Travelers - As India by large is still a conservative country, there are some things to keep in mind while traveling to India.