Pick the perfect route
India packs a lot into a huge space, and you’ll never have stretch to realize it all on a single tour. Think about what comforts you, what you like doing and how much interval you have, and tailor your journey accordingly. Be accurate about how much you can apt in. Rather than trying to see the entire nation, you might get extra out of your tour if you focus on the south of the country, or on the north. However, internal air travel is bountiful and low-priced so you can hop from north to south if you want a flavor of both worlds. The itineraries segment at the facade of Lonely Planet’s guidebooks to India can be a prodigious assistance, but here are some probable itineraries to get the sphere rolling.
Many individuals try to shove too much into a visit to India. To get the finest out your tour, focus on limited places rather than trying to tick off as many as imaginable. Seeing one place unhurriedly can be much more satisfying than seeing lots of places, but not having time to appreciate any of them. Devote a few days in a place and you’ll be less strained, gain a deeper understanding of where you are and have more time to get to know the folks you meet.
Escape the crowds
With over a billion residents, many parts of India are unquestionably jam-packed. The movement and chaos can be fun, mainly if there’s a fiesta in town, but it’s easy to reach the point of overload. Luckily, India has adequate quiet retreats, so plan some calming escapes into your trip. To retain your batteries charged, spend some days or weeks in a town, followed by some days or weeks in the rural area or in a small town. For inner (and outer) peacetime, head south to the backwoods and coasts of Kerala, or north to India’s attractive hill stations or the Tibetan-influenced valleys of the Himalaya in Ladakh, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh.
No one wants to get ill, particularly if you’re on a shorter journey, so it compensations to take steps to evade a dodgy tum. At no time drink tap water, and steer clear of any diet that may have been washed in it. As a precaution, avoid ice, ice cream, and salads and fruit you haven’t just unpeeled by hand. Let your stomach adapt for a few days before introduction to street food feast, and whenever buying street food, do a mental calculation of standards of hygiene. Are the owners freshly cooking the food or has it been standing there for a while? Is the stall busy with lots of customers or only attracting the crowd?
Keep your cool
As well as its attractiveness and astonishment, India has an often deserved status for touts, cheats, and other hassles. There are methods you can reduce the chances of being swindled or cheated, but you will have a few meetings with scammers on your tour, so keep your intellects about you and remember that deals that sound too good to be true usually are. In particular, be wary of cab and rickshaw drivers who insist on taking you to specific hotels, shops or travel agencies – the charge of their commission will be added to your bill.