What Should We Pay Attention To When Traveling in India

1. Climate

India has a tropical monsoon climate,India is divided into three seasons: winter, summer and rainy season. In winter (November to March), it is sunny all over India every day,which is a very comfortable season. But the northern plains are sometimes cold, and it snows in the mountains.

2. Language

The Indian race is complex, and different races use different languages. In India,there are 17 major languages and 844 dialects.Hindi and English are the official languages,English is widely spoken throughout the country.

3. Custom

About 83% of Indians are Hindus and Hindus don't eat beef. Because cattle are considered sacred animals,Most people don't use cowhide products. Indian temples do not allow cowhide products to enter, and they need to enter barefoot. Women should dress appropriately,The top should not be too short, and the lower body should wear trousers or long skirts.

4. Currency

The currency of India is rupee, and the US dollar is not commonly used in most places,Therefore,it is best to exchange rupees at the airport when entering the country. There is a currency exchange at the international airport. Don't forget to get the voucher,This voucher is also needed to convert rupee back into other currencies. All rupees should be exchanged at the airport exchange office when leaving the country,Because the rupee is not allowed to be taken out of the country.

 1 USD ≈ 40 rupees (subject to the bank quotation on that day).

5. Clothing

In India, it is best to wear cool and breathable clothes, mainly summer clothes and autumn clothes. In order to prevent strong sunlight, it is best to wear a straw hat. If you travel for a long time, you need to carry a rain gear with you. Ladies should wear long skirts or trousers when visiting places of interest. You should dress more appropriately when traveling in Muslim areas. Women should wear long trousers and a gown.

6. Current

When traveling to India, it is best to bring a charger and adapter. Indian current is 200 volts, 50 Hertz,Sometimes 230 ~ 240 volts. Some of the sockets on the wall are two-hole sockets and some are three-hole sockets,All are cylindrical plugs.

7. Tip

In India, restaurants usually charge a 10% service charge. Bellmen, room service, restaurant attendants, and other waiters are required to tip,Tips range from Rs 20 to Rs 100.

8. Health prevention and other information

Avoid pork food and street food. Do not drink tap water directly, boil it and drink it. (many big cities in India are seriously polluted, so you should be extra careful in your diet)Smoking is forbidden in public places.

Many people are not adapted to the Indian diet and must bring their own commonly used drugs, gastrointestinal drugs are particularly important.

9. Safety prevention

Security in India is poor and pickpocketing must be guarded against at all times and personal suitcases must be kept in good care. Do not store valuables in your suitcase. Bring as little cash as possible, and $200 is enough. Do not store cash or passports in your luggage. Don't wear expensive ornaments, take only essential items. Try to wear old clothes and less gorgeous clothes. This is one of the most scientific anti-theft methods. When playing, it is best to have more than two people, so as to take care of each other. Do not act alone.

10. Taboo

In hindus' minds, cattle are the mounts of God Shiva, so beef and cowhide products are forbidden. Muslims in India don't eat pork, so tourists had better eat chicken or mutton.

In India, it is important to avoid handing things to locals with your left hand, which is considered unclean.

In India, don't  touch a child's head, because Indians believe that a person's head is sacred.

In India, you must take off your shoes when entering religious temples and historic sites. It's best to do as the Romans do.

It is best not to wear shorts and short skirt when visiting Hindu temples.

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