TRAVEL TO INDIA !!!!
India knows for it’s diverse terrain. From the Indian Ocean to the peaks of the Himalayas, from the rolling hills to the desert and everything in between, you will be impressed.
Only a few countries in the world leave such a deep, lasting impression on the traveler as India does. This is one of the reasons why many travelers visit India.
A trip to India is full of the unexpected, unknown and forgiving sights. You won’t return home quite the same after the adventure!
THESE ARE THE BOXES THAT MUST BE TICKED BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR INDIA
(1) GET A VISA FOR INDIA
You can go online and apply for this yourself. The process is long and complicated. But it is the cheapest option. Make sure you get your photo done professionally, so it is the right size. In Australia, you can get this done at the Postoffice.
(2) GET YOUR IMMUNISATIONS UP TO DATE
Visit your GP or Travel clinic to make sure you have all the updated information regarding your immunization. Make sure you tell the doctor all the destinations in India you are visiting.
(3) GET YOUR CURRENCY EXCHANGE
Indian rupees are heavily regulated. Do not exchange significant amounts of money, just enough to see you a taxi fee, food, etc. The best place I found for a good deal is Travelex.
(4) PACK SMART, INDIA IS VERY TRADITIONAL COUNTRY.
Clothes: long sleeves, long pants/ shirts, scarf. I suggest layers, to keep warm. Sun Hat, Sun Screen, Inspect repellents, first aid. Remember the best part of traveling is getting the feel of being local, so why not try some Indian outfit and have some fun.
(5) REGISTER YOUR TRAVEL PLANS ON YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT SITE
Most countries have a smart traveler site. In Australia, you can register your travel plans on this site. http://smartraveller.gov.au
(6) CHECK YOUR PASSPORT HAS SIX OR MORE MONTHS VALIDATION.
If your passport expires in less then six months before you are to leave for your travel, you need to renew your passport.
(7) INFORM YOUR BANK
If you are planning on using a credit card or bank card while traveling through India, make sure you let your bank know the dates you are away. I found the bank puts hold on your card if you fail to inform them. Best way to avoid situations, where you can not use your own money while overseas.
(8) GET TRAVEL INSURANCE
Following these simple guidelines, you will be able to get the most out of your trip to India.
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hi, thank you for the tips! that’s always useful to have a reminder. Once i have almost forgot a passport
I definitely found it useful to carry a scarf/shawl around with me at all times. India is such an amazing country and I’m so excited to be going back soon (which reminds me, I need to apply for my e-visa ASAP). Thanks for this great round-up of India travel tips!
India is on my bucket list! I am not from your country so the rules might be different with visa and registering activities. Anyway, the tips about what to wear and bring is great help!
Thank you for sharing the tips to India!
Thanks for your tips. All of them are so helpful to me. I’ll share to my friends.
India has moved up my list over the past year because of the amounts of diverse landscapes. There is truly so much to do in India. The visa was a great tip. Definitely wouldn’t want to wait until the last minute. Would they deny you entry or you have to pay more?
These are very useful tips. I myself being an Indian, can see the value of these tips instantly. Also, many of these will be applicable for traveling to other countries as well. India is so diverse, so , my two cents here would be, don’t forget to do region specific preparations, particularly with respect to climate based on where you are headed
Very good tips! Most of them could be valid on travelling to any country really, but I admit that a trip to India sounds very exotic and requires some planning. I hope to be able to visit someday.
Thanks for these useful information. I have been to India but this post is still interesting to me.
Greetings from your neighboring country Sri Lanka. Knowing that India is country with lots of natural beauty, you have summarized everything to do before visiting India. Great tips and heads up about the country. I have visited India before and time for another visit as well 🙂