If you want to make the most out of your travel in India, there are some things that you need to do and consider before traveling to India. However, once you’re through, you can enjoy a holiday in India that can make all your dreams come true.
The first thing that you have to do is conduct background reading about India. This will help in familiarizing yourself with the foreign country. The living conditions in India are also quite good. You can find five and four-star hotels that offer international standard hotels. Their foods and way of cooking can compete with the rest of the world with their delicious add of spice and flavor. Palace hotels have garnered a world status that can’t be compared to other hotels around the globe. For the budget traveler, you can check-in at three-star hotels and still feel safe. You can also find tourist bungalows, traveler’s lodges, youth hotels, holiday homes and YWCA/YMCA’s. Be sure to conduct research on which hotel you want before traveling to India.
For a worry-free travel experience, you should make arrangements in advance. The months of October until March are considered peak tourist season in India so be sure to review what time to travel. May through June is the holiday season in India, therefore a prime time to travel to India to indulge in a new culture and its traditions. If you plan to travel during these months, it is highly advisable that you book in advance because there are limited travel amenities.
If you want to be a little bit more diverse, you can also learn the local language and if not, English is used in all the tourist centers. The Indian locals are gracious and friendly, however, it’s always a good idea to take your own interpreter with you on trips as well! Now, if you find staring a bit rude, just relax if the locals stare at you because it’s natural for them. You will understand more about the locals with the help of your interpreter and tourist guide.
Indian food is much different from your usual food. Make sure that you eat only one serving of Indian dishes for each meal in the beginning. Eat peeled fresh fruits and mostly cooked foods first. This way, your body system can easily adjust to Indian food. It is also advisable that you drink only bottled drinks, water, tea, and coffee. The hotels have filtration systems, so you will not encounter any problems.
If you’re taking medications, buy it before you travel to India because you may not see the same brand of medication in India. However, the local doctors may suggest alternative medications just in case you really need immediate medical attention.
When visiting a temple or mausoleum, make sure that you remove your shoes, sandals or slippers. There are also Indian temples that will not allow non-Hindus to enter. Your tourist guide will be the one to explain these matters to you.
It is always a good idea to keep up with the news, especially in the countries that you are traveling to. However, this should not discourage you from visiting a country such as India. India is rich in culture and heritage. Traveling to India may come only once in your lifetime, so you should take advantage of it and enjoy it!
If you are seriously planning to travel to India, it will be easier if you have some guidance. Book with the right travel agency, get some culture training months before you visit and get a suitable tour package that can meet all your traveling needs. Make sure that you do this in advance. Use the internet when you’re conducting your researches so that you will find more about India and its people. Make this trip a memorable and enjoyable one with preparation!