India is a glorious country with plenty to offer all sorts of travelers. Whether you’re looking for a cultural getaway, excellent food, or an adventurous trip, India has it all. In the last decade or so, it definitely rose through the ranks as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. So, it’s well worth planning a trip in the near future.
Bearing that in mind, I’ve put together the ultimate travel checklist to prepare you for your visit:
Before you jet off to the wonderful world of India, you should get all the vaccines needed for this country. You can find a list of vaccines for India on www.passporthealthglobal.com. My advice is to visit your doctor and ask for a list of your current vaccinations. Then, you can compare what you have with what you need. If you’re lucky, you’ll be okay to travel without any extra injections. If not, then make sure you get all the ones you don’t already have – it’ll help you stay healthy while you travel!
Unless you own an eligible passport, you’ll need a visa to enter India. The one you get depends on what you do while you’re there. Most tourists only need a travel visa for a week or so, but you may want a working one if you plan on staying there for a few months. There are places like www.evisumservice.be/ where you can apply for an Indian visa online and get everything sorted before you go. Make sure you leave plenty of time to apply for this as you need to allow for the time taken to send off your application and receive the visa.
I’m a firm believer in bringing a bit of structure to your travels. India is a big country, and there’s a lot to do. So, make things easier by creating a list of things to see and do while you’re away. This gives you things to plan mini-trips around or travel to, and you won’t leave the country without seeing some of the most iconic places or monuments. Obviously, the Taj Mahal is an absolute must! However, there are other things to do in India that belong on everyone’s bucket list.
Now, there are a couple of things to think about regarding food. Firstly, if you like Indian food, then it’s worth spending a few days eating Indian dishes at home before you go. This will prepare your stomach for the culture shock of only eating authentic Indian cuisine while you’re away! Otherwise, you run the risk of something called Delhi Belly. I’ll spare you the details, but it’s not pretty!
Alternatively, if you don’t particularly like the cuisine here – or have allergies to some of the main ingredients they use – then pack your own food supplies to stay nourished while you’re away.
These are the main things I think you should consider when planning your Indian trip. It’s genuinely one of the most unique places on earth, so I recommended visiting this country whenever you get the chance.