I keep getting questions on India travel FAQs and tips in my mailbox on various issues every day. Here’s a list of some of the most popular questions related to India travel.
India travel tips for first timers
Is India a safe country to travel?
India is the safest country in the world for travelers, especially women. According to a Statista study, women in India are safer than in many European and other western countries. Have a look at this statistic> https://www.statista.com/chart/11754/the-best-and-worst-countries-for-women-worldwide/
Nevertheless, we would still advise you to follow these tips for a safer and enjoyable India travel experience. http://www.indiatraveltip.com/india-travel-tips-for-worried-and-first-time-travelers/
When is the right time to visit India?
You can visit India any time during the year. This country has mountains, oceans, deserts, forests and other interesting features.
If you like mountains, you may visit India during summers (February-July). Lovers of deserts can come to India during the autumn and winter months ( September- February). Most India travelers prefer coming to the country during autumn and winter.
Which are the best travel destinations in India?
Again, the answer depends upon what are you looking for.
If you are a spiritual person looking for peace and tranquility, then Varanasi, Prayag, Dharamshala, and Macleodganj are the best places for you.
The best places to have clean fun in India are Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Northeast.
History and Culture
First time India travelers will find Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh very interesting.
I have compiled a list of interesting places in India for you to visit. It’s not an exhaustive list but you will get some interesting pointers.
Name a wild animal, and you will find it in India. Many foreign travelers come to India to see tigers and other wild animals. Ranthambore National Park and Kanha are the two most popular travel destinations for wildlife lovers.
Is India an expensive travel destination?
Not really. Unless you decide to stay in some of the costliest hotels in the world, India remains an inexpensive country for most travelers.
Most monuments charge foreign travelers just $4 which is really very pretty cheap. A rickshaw ride would cost you just $1.5 while average room rents in India during peak season are US$50. If you want to buy a mobile phone connection for making and receiving calls, you would have to pay just $4!
How can I reach Agra from Delhi or Mumbai?
It’s very simple actually. If you are traveling alone and want to take a bus, use this resource to book tickets> www.irctc.co.in This is a Government of India website and is trustworthy.
If you want to take a bus, you may book your tickets by visiting some of these websites- MakeMyTrip, ClearTrip, Yatra, etc.
You can also go to Agra by booking a Uber or a regular Taxi.
Is Indian street food healthy for me?
It depends upon your India travel duration. I would not recommend you to eat Indian street food if you are in India for just a few days. On the other hand, if you plan to stay around for a month, go ahead and gorge yourself. However, have a guide with you before you taste your street food.
Can I see cows on Indian streets?
Yes, of course! You can find them in Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, everywhere.
Is travel insurance mandatory for coming to India
Not really. However, it is better to buy a travel insurance policy while coming to India. Here are some of the travel insurance providers in India:
Is caste still present in India?
Yes, caste is still present in India. However, caste-based exploitation and violence are negligible in the country.
Is India a gay-friendly country?
Yes, India tolerates and accepts gays, transgenders, LGBTQs and bi-sexuals. But, please avoid showing your affection publicly.
Can I eat cow meat in India?
Killing and eating cows is banned in India. If you are found killing a cow, you would be jailed.
Can I consume drugs in India?
Absolutely not. Consumption and possession of drugs is illegal in India.
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