How Russian Treated an Indian Tourist

Questions about your India Visa

Hygiene and safety

Malaria prevention is recommended. Vaccinations for travel to India are optional. It is expressly not recommended to drink raw water. We recommend that you use mineral water in plastic bottles, wash your hands thoroughly with soap, vegetables and fruits should also be washed with water from the bottle. In hotels, it is best to use the safe as there is a risk of theft.

Interesting facts about Indian food and drinks

Before you travel you should learn the phrase for, "spicy" or "minimally spicy". Different types of rice are available to choose from, suitable for shrimp, vegetables, chicken, fish, ... It's just a shame that apart from rice, only French fries are offered. Eat seafood with drinks for 350-600 rupees, the rum is said to be fantastic. Local beer - Eisvogel and König - is quite good, the most pleasant on a hot afternoon at the beach. Delicious massala tea with spices - bring it home with you.


Products in India are very cheap and you can find a lot of interesting things in the city's markets. Fabrics such as cashmere, silk and Rajasthan cotton are very popular as souvenirs or gifts. From them they sew beautiful saris, shawls, skirts, shawls, blouses. Tea and Indian spices are mandatory: pepper, turmeric, saffron, cloves, cinnamon and many others. Don't forget to negotiate. You can also look at jewelry made of copper, brass, bronze, silver and gold that are inlaid with light enamel. And bring wonderful figures made of clay, copper, glass, sandalwood, bamboo, rosewood and walnut as a souvenir.

Transport / roads

It is faster to travel in the country by plane, cheaper - by train (for long distances) or by bus (for short distances). Since a first class ticket for a train sometimes costs a little less than a flight ticket to the same place, it is even cheaper to travel in second class with air conditioning. Such a special train with air-conditioned wagons "Taj Express" runs between Delhi and Agra: It leaves the capital in the morning and returns in the evening. The bus network in India is well developed: in every federal state there are state transport companies and a large number of private ones. The only difference is in convenience and cost. There won't be any problems with the taxi. The only thing to note is that cars that have a tourist license have yellow numbers. It is necessary to negotiate the price with the driver and do so before departure. Remember! At the main stations of the big cities and at international airports there are separate "windows" or even sales rooms for the sale of tickets to tourists.

Local diseases

Vaccinations are not required before traveling to India, but in order not to endanger your health, take certain safety measures upon arrival. Do not touch wild animals (e.g. monkeys) to avoid contracting rabies. Take "Delagil" for malaria prophylaxis, as well as mosquito repellants (for the body and for the room). To protect yourself from an intestinal infection, only eat heat-treated (boiled, fried, braised) foods. Wash raw vegetables and fruits with soap and water before use. Don't drink tap water. If you're sick, contact your local paid clinic: for a small amount, you can get quality treatment from a doctor, as well as a successful exam. Medical care in remote locations in India is well developed. bad, so if you feel uncomfortable, don't wait for the slow ambulance, take the car and come to the city hospital yourself.

On the sea

Seasonal currents are the greatest danger at sea: in Goa, for example, from June to September you are quickly carried away from the coast by strong waves. So come there in winter or go for a barefoot walk on the beach. Do not swim far from the shore (especially in the evening - at low tide). Keep in mind: many Indians are usually afraid of water and unable to swim, which means that if you drown, they will be unable to save you. Do not touch marine animals (moray eels, jellyfish, fish): they may be allergic or injured.


Tourists go to India, not just the resorts. Indian beauty attracts tourists to wild beaches and mountains. This type of recreation requires excellent physical preparation and considerable courage on the part of the traveler. There is no point in giving advice to extremist tourists. I just want to point out to you, this country is full of poisonous snakes, toads and insects. When you go camping, beware of the animals, especially in the rainy season. A lounge chair is always recommended on wild beaches where you can sunbathe.


You can exchange money at the airport (the price is not the most profitable), at a bank, in approved exchange offices (with passport) or in the offices of travel companies. When exchanging, it is better to take a receipt with you - this may make it possible to reverse the exchange when leaving the country (but not more than 25% of the officially exchanged amount). It is best to import dollars or euros, other countries' currencies are not accepted in all banks, and if they are, then at an unfavorable rate.

Norms of behavior

At the entrance to the temple, guests are asked to take off their shoes. Some temples do not allow bare shoulders, short skirts or short trousers to enter. So when going on a tour, it would be wise to inquire about the rules of the place where you are staying.


The coast of India with a total length of almost 6000 kilometers has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The most popular beach resorts are in the states of Goa and Kerala. There is also a vibrant nightlife on the beaches of Mumbai. These beaches are famous for their discos, where not only “golden youth” meet, but also wealthy tourists.

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