India is a vast country with many different religions and cultures that can make tourists bewildered when they first visit. Here are notes to help you get a smooth ride.
Up to now the most common complaint from first-time visitors to India is fatigue, just because they try to do so many things, travel so many places in a very short time.
Large India needs a lot of time to explore.
India is a large, colorful and charismatic country, but take a realistic look at your capabilities. A well-planned trip to a few specific locations can give you a more comprehensive and insightful view of these places. And remember, India is still there, you can come back anytime.
Going out of the city
Although it may sound cliché, the only way to get a real experience of India is to visit the small suburban villages. It helps you get rid of the hustle and bustle big cities in India. Take a trip to the mountains or to the Kerala region in the south, you will feel the hospitality and friendliness of the people here.
Pay attention to what you eat and drink
Gastrointestinal disorders are quite common for first-time visitors to India. But it does not mean you have to skip the street food, just peel the fruits and even the food whether it’s boiled or fried. Only drink bottled water and avoid salads or ice drinks.
Public transport in India is always full of people during rush hour
You may end up being pinched on public transport or in an elevator. Indigenous people may ask questions that seem too intrusive in your personal life that can make you feel nervous. However, keep in mind that each country has a completely different culture and their questions are merely to show the polite care they have for you.