India Travel Tips

Travellers will no doubt have a gala time if they visit India any season of the year. There are so many things in this world's biggest democratic nation to unravel. Whether you love trekking, rafting, mountain or rock climbing, basking in the sun on beaches, visiting temples and digging out the past glory of the historical forts, you will be left breathless after finding so many tourist destinations in this bewitching nation.

Travel Tips for India

India has everything to inspire, baffle and excite tourists. Home and outside tourists will encounter both pleasant and rough experiences on their voyage. At one point, they will see extravagance and on another point they will notice extreme poverty. Some part will also be filled with smelly and polluted water while another will offer clean and sparkling water. At one end, you will be troubled by the strong and sharp bad smell rising from overflowing or choked sewage, and in another you will enjoy the fragrances of burning incense sticks and spices of export quality.

So be ready to explore the mountains that wear a thick white blanket of snow during the winter, the shining and clean beaches, the tranquil temples, the bustling bazaars, the rural areas where light is yet to reach, and the cities with offices of the software giants. With such contrasting features in the regions, you must be prepared to meet your share of joy and sorrow. To make your trip full of memorable experiences, you must go through these India travel tips.

Safety:

All home and foreign tourists must take care of the safety of their personal belongings. Being the second largest populated country, states in India are heavily inhabited and the conditions of transport facilities are that organized. The state transport services are usually crowded. Pick pocketing incidences are common in busy and crowded places. So, while travelling on a bus, train or public buses, watch your pockets. Do not go out in the dark or visit lonely places. If case you find that something missing, register FIR at the nearby local police station. Foreign tourists can also lodge an FIR and report the missing of their passport to the embassy or consulate. It is also necessary to beware of the beggars. If you encourage and show your generosity to one, the mob will follow and frustrate you unless you repeat the act for them.

Climate of India:

Exploring any state of India will depend on the climate. Since the country has a tropical monsoon climate, it is better to avoid monsoon and the summer in some parts where the temperature touches 50 degree centigrade. If you want to enjoy the climate even during summer, you must visit the northern hill stations. If you have listed the southern region in your itinerary list, then you can head to Ooty Hill Station.

The best time to visit anywhere in the country is from November to March. It is better to avoid Jammu and Kashmir and the Himachal Pradesh during the winter unless you are skiing enthusiastic. The temperature in these parts drops to below zero degree centigrade. Monsoon, winter and summer are the three seasons in India. The winter season starts from November to February. Summer from March to June. The monsoon period is from June to October.

Accommodations:

Finding lodging facilities in places of interest is not a problem. Whether you are with your friends, family or on a business trip, there are many hotels waiting for you. If you want to spend the least and are only concerned about a place where you could wake up and have a bath, then you have many lodges and budget hotels. If you want to have the best services and hospitality, you can book a room in any three or five-star hotels. There is even guest house that is operated by the state's tourism department. Booking the guest house will solve your problem as they are reasonable and have facilities that could meet your budget. However, these restrooms are usually booked and you have to make reservation in advance.

Food:

Most of the hotels and lodges have restaurants. If you are staying in a small hotel, you will be served only Indian foods. You can taste continental dishes only in star hotels. If you step out, you will find many small eateries adjacent to the street. However, the taste and the style of cooking will depend on the area. For example, if you are visiting the south, you will get to eat food that is made with coconut oil. In the northern region, foods are cooked in sunflower or mustard oil. Equally important is to check the hygienic condition of the kitchen where you are trying the meal. While on travel, it is necessary to avoid non-veg dishes as they are mostly spicy and take more time to digest.

How to Travel?

All the historical places, hill stations, and beaches in the country are well-connected with rail and road. If you want to explore the city by road, there are National and State Highways. You can fetch a state transport bus from the bus stand in your city, or call a tour operation and book a taxi or minibus.

India's rain network is the second largest in the world. The rail route is well laid out and connected to all the major cities in the country. You can get down to the nearest railway station if there is no railway station in the town or village you want to visit. You will also not find airports in all the cities you want to visit. You can reach the nearest airport and take a taxi from there to reach the place of interest.

The last thing to add in the India travel tips is to buy a guide with a map of the place you want to visit. This will help you in finding the lodging facilities, the climate of the city, acceptance of credit cards in the hotel you are planning to stay, and the telephone services for communication.