India is known as wonderful and mysterious destinations for visiting, but it is also Muslim country, so there are a lot of things which you should know before traveling to the country to avoid bad situation, especially women if traveling alone in India. It is the reason why the post will introduce useful tips for traveling in India which will help you have safe and unforgettable trip in the amazing country.
1 Foods and drinks
If it is the first time visiting India, you should be careful with foods in there which can make you get digestive disorder because the food of India is quite different with other countries, so you should visit supermarket to buy some fast-food which will help you easy to get with cuisine in there. Furthermore, the way to eat of local people is using hand, so you should pay attention. However, you should not miss out delicious and special street foods in the country such as peeled fruit and cooked food. Furthermore, you should only drink bottled water and do not drink ice.
2 Bargain when shopping
India is a shopping paradise with a myriad of handicrafts, gems, jeweler, etc. However, foreigners are often said to be above average, so you need to know how to bargain. Therefore, when you offer low price, incremental and discretionary rates if found unreasonable. Most likely you will be invited back. In addition, if you want to visit around to buy something, especially market, you don’t forget bring pence which will help you easy to shop. Moreover, if you do not plan to buy on the street, you should definitely because the tourist rowing here is very popular. Just with your eyes on their merchandise, the seller will cling to you until your car is closed and accelerated, no matter how much time it takes.
The weather in India is quite hot and humid, but it does not mean that you are allowed to wear too revealing. Due to Muslim country, so the country has strict regulations about dress. You have to wear pants over the knees, shoulders and arms are a way of showing respect to Indian culture. Long clothes and a towel will help you fight the sun that fires here. In addition, visitors must leave their shoes before entering the temple or the sacred place. However, you should wear socks because of the background under the hot sun can burn feet.
4 Body language
Unlike the West countries, a friendly smile, a gaze or a saying can be seen as a flirt in Indian culture. Furthermore, women should avoid talking with strange men. If you feel “staring” or paying attention, you should try to stay away and move to crowded places. In addition, in order to make sure your safe, you should travel with a group of people from 2-3 person especially women because rapping situation is becoming more popular and dangerous in the country, so you should pay attention more to avoid bad situation.
5 The scams
If someone approaches you and asks you to go to “official government travel offices” to book tickets, hotel or exchange money, you should beware of scams. In fact, there are many visitors say that they pay a lot of money for a package tour, but that agent does not exist and they have to accept to lose money. Therefore, if you want to book tour to travel around with guide, you should refer to reputable agency or check is careful before booking. You should check out famous websites and refer your friend before booking tour.
6 Confident, assertive instead of trying to be polite
This is very necessary thing because if you are too polite, it will be considered a sign of weakness in India. In case you are teased, you do not be afraid to scream for help. In addition, you should show no interest in the offers as well as do not pay attention to a certain target.
Although India is considered as “not-safe” country in the world, there are a lot of tourists are attracted by especially culture and stunning landscapes in there. Therefore, if you want to visit the beautiful country, don’t be wait. The only thing which you have to do is prepare carefully before traveling including tips and avoiding things. Furthermore, you don’t forget to travel with your friends which will help you have a safe and unforgettable trip. You do not travel to the country if you are women.