India is one of the most visited travel destinations in the world and known for the best enjoyable vacation destination. India is full of wonders & surprises and famous for its natural and cultural diversity. In addition, India is world renowned for its culture and history. Thousands of tourists from all around the world visit this exceptionally beautiful and culturally superb country every year and return back with sweet memories.
Holiday in India is completely safe and secure but tourists should take following basic precautions during their tour to India.
- Indian Standard Time (IST) is UTC+05:30 and India does not observe any seasonal adjustments or daylight saving.
- Make copies of your passport, visa and other important documents and keep them separate from the originals. As a precautionary measure carry the originals with you at all times.
- Consult your doctor before you start for India to ensure that you have had any required vaccinations or shots.
- All international credit cards such as Diners, American Express, MasterCard and Visa Card are accepted in hotels, shops and other commercial establishments including the tour operators.
- The summers can be severely hot and humid at some places in India. Don’t forget to carry sunscreen, goggles, and a hat or scarf.
- Water sold in sealed plastic bottles is perfectly safe to drink. Look for established brand names such as Bisleri, Aquafina, etc. and check the seals of bottles before drinking.
- Standard electric voltage supply in India is 220 Volts. Bring an adapter plug with you, or you can easily buy one from any electric store.
- Be careful of con men or people posing as guides.
- Cyber cafes with Internet and phone facilities can be found all over India, so communication is not a problem. Besides, all hotels have communication facilities.
- Never forget to carry your essential medication with you. Though doctors and chemists stores are easily available in India, the brand names can differ and your specific brand of medication may not be available.
- Exchange your money only from authorized money changers or registered Indian Banks offering this facility.
- Certain places of worship may not allow foreign tourists to enter. Others may allow entry with certain codes of conduct. Removing footwear, covering the head etc. If you wish to enter religious shrines, dress modestly and respect local customs.
- There are certain areas such as military sites, bridges and airports where photography is prohibited. Don’t break the rules.
- In case of any trouble, immediately contact the nearest police station (Dial 112) or your embassy.