A mix of various traditions, cultures, rituals, religions, casts, etc. a comprehensive of all these is what we call INDIA. Also known as BHARAT or HINDUSTAN. India is a Republic Country consisting of 28 states and seven union territories. Here are some useful tips for India travel:
WEATHER AND CLOTHING
June - Sept the weather is very hot & wet as this is the monsoon season. Don't wear synthetic stuff during these period as there is a high level of humidity. You can wear cotton clothes during your stay in India in these months.April to June are hot and dry, cooler in the evenings. Therefore, carry light clothes with you like cotton shirts, Short skirts/shorts, cotton trousers. Clothes should not be too tight or body revealing.Best time to visit is between Oct- March i.e. during Winters. These months in India are very cold. So, if you are planning to come to in the period of October to March, carry some woolen clothes, warm innerwear with you.
INDIA TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Passport and VISA along with their photocopies are the two most essential documents you must carry with you if your are planning to visit India.
Passport : A passport valid for at least six months after return is required for entry. Before the commencement of the trip kindly check that your passport is in order and will be valid for the period of your stay. Otherwise, get it renewed. Make sure to have your Passport with you all the time.
Visa: The second essential document for an Indian visit is a VISA. There are different types of visas for different travel purpose. Make sure to apply for the correct visa type, as per the purpose of your travel.
Indian currency is known as Indian Rupee (INR). Major credit cards, Travelers’ cheques, and foreign currencies are accepted at every hotel, shops, restaurants and every bank. You can get your currency exchanged at major money changers, airports and Hotels.
Electricity in India is 240 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. To adjust your device you will require a 2 round pins and three round pins pug. If your appliances plug has any other shape, you will need a plug adapter. If you plan to travel to India, it is better to get a combination voltage converter and a plug adapter.
It is highly recommended that bottled water should be used. Bottled (mineral) water is available almost everywhere. However, sometimes, cheap fake bottled water is also given. To avoid this, make sure to check that the seal of the bottle is intact. Also, see if there is anything floating in it before buying. Never drink water from roadside vendors selling water pumped up from the vend’s tank.
Before embarking on your India vacations, recommended vaccinations are Hepatitis, Meningitis, Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, TB (children only), Malaria tablets.