India is a very industrious country, which can be a little overwhelming due to its busy and somewhat confusing nature. It takes some time for first-time travelers to adapt and learn how to maneuver safely, stay healthy, and stay sane. Although it might be a bit challenging to adjust to the new environment India has to offer, it has the most remarkable and amazing scenery that is unlike any other on the globe.
It takes pride to be considered as a country with the most charismatic people with rich cultural heritage, incredible nature, and delicious foods. For a traveler who wants to visit India someday and make the best of it, there are some crucial things to consider which are as explained below.
Crucial Documents Needed in India
India is a little over the top on matters security. Some of the territories in India require entry permits. Therefore, you are required to carry your Visa card, copies of your passport, and a driver’s license. Most often, you will need a local license to legally drive, or any other photo identity cards such as student ID.
Acquiring an Indian Supported SIM Card
Acquire a SIM Card that is supported by the local Indian Network Service Provider. Being able to use a mobile phone in India will make things easy and smooth. It will help in accessing directions on Google maps and reading reviews before visiting a restaurant. This should be at the top of your priorities.
Traveler’s Diarrhea Tablets
One of the most common unfortunate experiences travelers have is the ‘Delhi Belly.’
No matter how hygienic you may be, your body is hardly going to get used to the different varieties of bacteria found in food and water in India. The tablets will save you from the shame of diarrhea. If you may have a stomach disorder that lasts more than three days, see a doctor.
Especially for asthmatic people, there is a lot of air pollution from dust and car traffic. It is wise to have a mask around or cover yourself with a scarf. The pollution can cause breakouts.
Watch Out for Pickpockets
Be on the lookout for your personal belongings, especially when you are in public places. For safety purposes, do not carry your passport, wallet, or phone on your back or side pocket; carry them in your front pockets.
Know What to Wear for Which Occasion
India’s culture is different and calls for different values. In some cases, you have to know when to cover up. For instance, if you are visiting a shrine or other cultural spots, research on what to wear before going to the place.
Many temples will require that you take off your footwear before proceeding inside. It is advisable to wear shoes that can slip off and on with ease, like sandals. If you feel insecure leaving them outside, you can carry them around in our backpack or ask temple attendants to keep an eye on them for you.