5 Tips for First-Time Travel to India

India-Golden-Triangle-Tour-globotours-netGet the Most from your Time and Budget  
India is a large country deep in culture, delicious cuisine and amazing architecture.  Think about what interests you and what you want to experience. The most popular India tour is the time-less India Golden Triangle Tour but you can always journey on the road less traveled. However if you’re pressed for time and budget this quick and fascinating introduction to three of India’s most iconic destinations will leave you feeling fulfilled yet wanting more. Most Golden triangle tours start in Delhi where you can visit Hamayun’s Tomb, the Old Fort and so much more before traveling on to Agra. In Agra you can discover the impressive Fort with its column hallways but the jewel of Agra and arguably all of India is the Taj Mahal. Tour to Jaipur also known as the “Pink City” where you can discover the Amber Fort and the Jantar Mantar complex, a collection of architectural astronomical instruments. Head back to Delhi where you can shop its wonderful bazaars and enjoy the Indian metropolitan life before heading home.

Take Advantage of Slow Time
After spending a full day touring iconic sites and getting around, the last thing you may want to do is take advantage of slow time and although a restful break back at your hotel is probably a good idea, getting out and discovering on your own without your tour group is a great way to find hidden jewels. Seeing your host city slowly is a rewarding way to experience the local culture, plus you’ll be less stressed and gain a deeper understanding of where you are and have more time to build relationships or discover off-the-map places you’ll never forget.

Try to Avoid Large Crowds
In India a traveler may find it difficult to avoid crowds, but you may want to avoid exceptionally large crowds. You can find quiet escapes in local cafes and if you’re in Delhi you can shop in the Sarojini Nagar neighborhood where you can get amazing bargains and food treats. You can also experience local restaurants and boutique shopping that can help your vacation feel more like an India luxury vacation.

Stay Full and Enjoy Local Foods
Unfortunately its common knowledge that you should try to avoid drinking the local tap water and try to avoid foods that may have been washed in it such as fruits. Also you may need to avoid having ice and most salads. You can still enjoy delicious cuisine in local restaurants that wont leave you second guessing yourself including the restaurants at your hotel and if you book your India tour with an experienced India tour company they can help set up several restaurants you can enjoy throughout your trip. Another great option is contacting your hotel’s concierge desk for suggestion on where you can eat.

Keeping Cool
Follow standard methods of keeping hydrated to make sure you enjoy India as comfortable as possible. Always have plenty of bottle water on you as you travel, you may need to carry a back-pack. Dress in clothing made of material that breaths such as cotton, and wear hats or carry a parasol to use when on location. You should also try to avoid eating highly oily foods or salty foods for breakfast or lunch as this will make you feel tired throughout the day. Remember to pay attention to how you feel so you have a good time while visiting India.

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