India, a country with the second largest population in the world and embodies the diverse culture and religion. It is always an honor for Indians to have a guest and especially when it’s a foreigner.
India is truly a wonderful place to visit, but every country has its strength and flaws so you have to be prepared to have this remarkable experience.
Few Tips for first-timers in India:
- Keep plenty of time to reach the airport to avoid delay due to traffic and keep your E-tickets and valid ID or you won’t get to the airport
- Indian flights have weight limits of 7kgs for carry-on bags and 15kgs for checked bags
- Cash is necessary to carry as credit cards are accepted only at exclusive brands or narrow range of hotels.
- Exchange rates at airports are usually worst so use an ATM instead.
- Be aware of the beggars and guides.
- Take good care of your personal belongings.
Famous Tourists’ Attractions in India
Delhi amazes its travelers with street food, religious places, monuments, shopping malls and many more. The famous Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Iskcon Temple, HauzKhas Village, Red Fort, India Gate, DilliHaat, Street foods of Connaught Place and Nehru Place, you will never forget.
Food you should not miss: Chaat is the real flavor that defines Delhi. You could easily a huge range of variety such as Bhallapapri, BhelPuri, etc.
Mumbai is home for thousands of people living for professional or political reasons. Bollywood is the city’s lifeline and innumerable festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri, MahaShivratri and Durga Puja Mumbai offers you with mouthwatering local cuisines. The amazing food fares accommodate Maharashtrian food, Malvani, Mughlai, Punjabi, South East Asian and European cuisines.
Food you should not miss: The city is popular for street foods such as Batata, Modak, Vada Pav, Chakli, Chivda and Dabeli.
The second largest state in Maharashtra, Pune is famous for IT, automobile and manufacturing industries. The city is popular for Parvati Temple, Chaturshringi Temple and Pataleshwar Temple
Food you should not miss: Pune’s traditional food contains mainly Pearl millet and Sorghum. City’s best serves include PuranPoli, MisalPav, Pithlabhakri and Bhelpuri.
This is a cultural city that proves a blessing for foodies. Travelers must visit Vivekananda Park, Tiretti Bazaar, Vardaan Market for such finger licking dishes.
Food you should not miss: The mouth-watering Bengali sweets, Sweetmeat flavors and the traditional Tibetan and Chinese food attract tourists.
Tourist helpline in India
The tourism ministry of India has launched a toll-free tourist helpline in 12 international languages which are Arabic, Italian, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Russia for benefiting both domestic and international tourists. The customers can avail this service using a short code 1363 or on 1800111363. It will guide the international and domestic tourists about travelling and concerned authorities.
Make a visit to India; I assure you will be leaving India with one of the most memorable trips of your life.