India Travel tips and Safety Information For Tourists – A Comprehensive List

5. Register yourself in the USA State Department’s travel registration website so that they can use to assist you in case of an emergency. Also, read public Announcements or Travel Warnings on the travel.state.gov website.

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6. Do not wear expensive jewelry and do not put all your cash in one location. Get some US Dollars converted to Indian Currency (Rupees) before you go. Carrying some travelers’ cheques is also a good idea. If you need money in India only exchange it with authorized agents or banks. Inform your credit card company and the bank that you will be traveling to India on which dates so that your card is not blocked for suspicious activity.

7. Always drink bottled water and make sure that it’s sealed. Always eat well-cooked food. In India, do buy fruits cookies and crackers with you, Local brands like Parle and international brands like Britannia and Nestle are safe to eat.

8. If traveling in the monsoon, carry a raincoat and umbrella. Carry a flashlight and an extra set of lock and keys. If you need directions to prefer shopkeepers over pedestrians. It’s a good idea to re-verify with someone else also. Winters (December to February) can be chilly, especially in North India. Carry sweaters and jackets.

9. Be safe: Follow local laws and keep patience, Do not leave your luggage unattended in public places, beware of pickpockets and do not accept packages from strangers. Women travelers should be extra safe.

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