10 essential tips for traveling to India


With this guide of Tips for traveling to India We want to facilitate as far as possible the organization of a trip to one of the most magical destinations in the world. Known for being a country that «Love or hate», India is in addition to culture, landscapes and people, a set of sensations that will transmit your senses to you by surprise and unexpected gifts. If you also add one of the most exquisite cuisine in the world and the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful monument in the world built for love, what can go wrong ?.

Based on our experience of the trip to northern India, we leave you what we believe, are the 10 essential tips for traveling to India. We start!

1. What is the best time?

The first thing you should keep in mind is that the large dimensions of the country cause different climates and situations depending on the area you want to travel to. Although throughout the post we will give general nuances, in certain aspects we will rely more on our experience traveling through the north of the country, which is also one of the most visited places by travelers.

  • High season (December to March): These months are usually the most pleasant and in terms of temperatures, since they are usually warm during the day and cool at night.
  • Mid season (July to November): During this time the rains appear normally until the month of September and from October to December in the southern area of ​​Kerala. Note that if your destination is Ladakh, the ports open from July to September.
  • Low season (from April to June): These are the hottest months of the year, especially the month of June that is also much wetter when the monsoon season opens. Despite not being the best time for a trip to India, hotel prices are greatly reduced, so it can be a good option if you want to save.

2. Security

In general and always talking about a route through tourist places, we can say that traveling to India is totally safe. Regardless of this, it is true that it is advisable to have common sense and avoid showing valuables or going at night to places you do not know, especially if you are a woman and you go alone.
Unfortunately, in the latter case, the aggressions have been increasing in recent times and it is convenient to take precautions.

In the same way, news of scams have been referred to travelers who, taking a taxi, have taken them to a previous deception travel agency, explaining that there are problems in the city to propose an alternative route, this being totally false.
In any case it is important to check the information received and if at any time you see something strange, contact the hotel to corroborate any information.

In addition to the above, it is advisable to bring a copy in the cloud of your personal documentation such as passport, driver's license, travel insurance policy ... etc. so that in case of theft or loss, you can carry out the procedures in a much easier and faster way.

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More tips for traveling to India

Other of the best tips for traveling to India are:

  • Although it may sound topical: India is a country of contrasts. First of all try to go with an open mind, without trying to judge what you see, just look, enjoy and accept what you are seeing.
  • In most monuments and tourist sites, it is important to be prepared for "harassment" by vendors. It is not something general, but it usually happens.
  • Due to the culture and the economic situation, in India you will probably find that a large percentage of people see you as a coin with legs. Just accept it. Don't get "bad blood."
  • Always drink bottled water. If you do not, you will probably be one of the people who make up 90% of travelers who end up with traveler's diarrhea in India.
  • In restaurants always ask for non-spicy food. It will still be spicy, but just not to take out fire by mouth!
  • In India the voltage is 230V, the frequency 50 Hz and the plugs are of the C / D / M type.

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