Need-To-Knows Before Traveling To India

by - 5/31/2017 11:23:00 PM

So you're planning a trip to India? - You're in for a real treat! The country if known for its bright colors, busy streets and stunning sights to see. But before you start packing, there are some things you need to know.

Prepare yourself for the culture shock
Once you get to India, it's very normal to get overwhelmed and feel very disoriented because there's just so much going on all the time. But it's important to embrace it, as this is part of the whole experience.

Have what you need
Don't expect to be able to enter the country without an Indian Visa though. These are relatively easy enough to get your hands on, but you just need to make sure you sort it out well in advance as they can take a month to process. You can do them online just by filling in the necessary information so make sure you do this before anything else.

Forget about looking at a map
Because of how busy it gets in India with a constant flow of traffic, a map isn't going to help you. Even if you see the perfect route to where you need to get to, it could take you hours to get there. So ask the locals instead. They may know some very useful shortcuts.

Time isn't what it seems
If someone gives you a time that they'll meet you at, it's wise to add a few hours onto it. This is all down to the traffic, especially in the big cities, but unfortunately, nothing can be done about this. So bear this in mind when planning a day out.

Food and family go hand in hand
If you ever get invited out to eat by a local, don't assume it will just be with them, because it won't be. You can expect to meet the whole family! Eating together is very important, and is valued by a lot of people, so make sure to be on your best behavior.

Tourist attractions
Even if you've booked something in advance, it's still a good idea to call before you arrive at the location because it may running late, or could even be closed. So to save disappointment, ring up and make sure they're open.

See one place properly
There are so many places in India, that unfortunately you probably won't be able to see them all in one holiday. So choose what's on the top of your list and make sure you experience it to the fullest so you know at least you've really explored one area. But remember you can always go back again, so don't let this disappoint you, instead, see it as something to look forward to.

Now you know what to keep in mind when going away; you can enjoy your trip without having to worry about anything.
Just remember to have a camera so you can document your travels and show everyone when you get back home. - It's going to be a memorable one.

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