India ranks high as an exciting tourist destination with plenty to offer its tourists. India has a vibrant and exciting culture. That is why tens of thousands of tourists always pick India as one of their vacation destinations with places to visit such as the Taj Mahal, and the beautiful Hindu temples to admire.
Regrettably, like any place elsewhere in the world, India isn’t without its problems. Unfortunately, there’s also crime, disorder, as well as ecological dangers. Therefore, these are things you should keep in mind when you are in India.
These ideas should help you keep safe and prevent injury or illness during your vacation.
Get the Proper Vaccination
The last thing anyone would want to do when they are on vacation is to fall sick, especially in a foreign country. But regrettably, there are plenty of severe ailments in India which are somewhat less frequent in other parts of the world. These diseases include dengue fever, cholera, malaria, hepatitis, typhoid and meningitis. Visitors from other countries apart from the UK, US and Canada will require producing a vaccination certificate before entry. It’s good to talk to your physician before traveling and be sure you have updated all your vaccination information.
Mosquitoes also pose a significant threat. They could spread diseases like malaria and dengue fever, and that means you need to carry mosquito spray and possibly nets for extra protection.
Watch What You Eat
In India, you need to avoid uncooked vegetables and meats like pork. Be careful of eating anything being sold by a road seller. You should also make sure you are eating food which is well prepared.
Do not drink water unless it’s bottled water. You should also avoid taking ice cubes if you don’t know where they were prepared. If you can’t avoid taking tap water, then use any water purification pills before you drink it. These contain chlorine or iodine, and you need to try not to use too many of these, though it’s much better to purify the water than to consume it as is.
Be Cautious of the Sun
India is quite hot, particularly from March to May. Maybe you intend to travel through the warmer months. In that case, then make sure to drink a lot of water (preferably bottled water), and remember to use sunscreen as often as possible. Some people even take a parasol around together, to prevent the worst effects of the sun throughout the day.
Enjoy Your Holiday
Getting sunburn or heat stroke at the beginning of your trip can actually ruin your trip altogether. That is why it is important to take precautions to make sure you are protected before you travel and during your stay in India.
Taking a couple of steps before going on your journey will make a huge impact. This will give you more time to learn about India, see some traditional landmarks, learn about the culture and the people who live there, and take pictures to save memories. Otherwise, regardless of some of the challenges above, your trip to India should be a memorable one!