Travelling Tips
Carry your voter id, passport, traveller's cheque, money, driving licence, pan card and cards etc. According to your safety please keep it in safer way to face any inconvinience during the travelling or trekking or other entertainig moments.Money does matter for tavelling and other activities when you totally out of station from your home town. You have to aware also from any unknown traveller or other friendly nature person. The worst thing to do is to carry your all important data in a zippy bag hung over the shoulders. You will never know when someone just slips it out. The fanny bags or waist packs spell 'money' to pickpockets and make you an easy prey to swoop on. You cannot escape their nimble fingers and sharp razors. You can travel through many modes of transport available- cycle rickshaws, Tongas, buses, trains, cars, planes but always confirm the rate to be charged or ask them the fare conversion tariff card. Never buy rail/air tickets and hotel rooms through touts, they maight cheat you.Get you domestic tickets and hotel room booked well in advance as in the peak season there is a great rush, so you may not face any discomfort later. Beware of pickpockets at crowded haunts like airports, railway station, markets and tourist spots.


Clothes & Skin Care


Carry all your essentials in the bag, but try keeping it lighter. Wear cotton clothes in
summer, avoiding synthetic ones as they will keep you breathless. Wear sun glasses
in summers, sweaters & light jackets in winters and rain coat & umbrellas in rainy season. Sun screen lotions to be must in your bag. Also carry a sewing kit, pocket knife, torch, spare batteries, neck pillow, eye patches and a good first aid kit. Carrying delicate fabrics is not a good option if you are staying in a budget class hotel.



Language


Most parts of India, use local language to speak, but you need not to worry English is now a days commonly spoken and understood language in cities and towns. And main thing is that never trust any one if the person also speaking in english, because they can cheat you easily.


Religion & Temples


Religion is a sensitive topic for most Indians. It is nice to keep your rational / logical self under wraps and follow the harmless norms. Just be sober and friendly in any holy places and remember some must-dos that should keep everyone happy. Remove your shoes, sandals, sneakers, slippers etc before entering into the temple or other holy places. That is necessary. This is done to keep God's place clean. If you hate walking barefoot and other mendatory formalities please avoid to go into temples and others holy places. Alcohol is a strict no-no inside the temples. An Indian attire like a Sari, salwar-suit is ideal while visiting a temple. Since Hindus and Jains are veggies, the leather products like shoes, belts, handbags, camera cases etc. are prohibited. Do not point your feet and back towards the Holy Book / the idol / altar. In a Hindu or Sikh temple, sit cross-legged or tuck your feet away.


Health


While travelling take all precautions that will keep you from that running nose (or tummy !), dizzy body temperatures, giddy hangovers etc. Make sure you carry the first aid kit with all the medicines. If you believe in taking precautions, take all the vaccinations one needs. If you can bear the heat, wear clothes that cover most of the body. Be extra careful about food and water.


Shopping


The Indian bazaar - a place that puts your temptation resistance skills at test. They are stuffed with bright and beautiful things, handicrafts, silks, ethnic jewellery, etc. Always look around an go to other shopkeepers to know the right prices and for better quality and then buy. Exporting items like ivory, fur, animal skins, antiquities etc. is illegal. If you must have it, obtain a certificate of legitimate sale and permission for export before leaving the country. Visit the various state emporia and the Central Cottage
Industries Emporia (most major cities have one like Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc.) The prices here are fixed and will give you a fair idea of the cost with a regular dealer. Never believe the touts who promise to take you to the best shop around and get you the best bargain. They usually have their handsome commissions built into the cost.

More Tips...


People tend to be generally friendly and helpful, but please take extra caution to recognize them. Never leave an unlocked suitcase in a hotel room or an unattended one at airports/railway stations. Hindus do not eat beef and Muslims don't eat pork. Don't upset them by offering what they cannot eat. Photography could be an issue at some places. For places of military importance like railway stations, bridges, airports, defense installations and sensitive border regions, you would require to seek permission from the authorities concerned.