Whole world is a family. India is also a part of that which believes in “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (A Sanskrit phrase which means World is One Family). It is a country with a great culture and civilization and a throbbing part in the heart of all. This is the country where caste, religion, language everything is different, still everyone is respected. From East to West, North to South you will be overwhelmed with its tourist places, people, food and most importantly with its culture.
There are numerous reasons to visit India. Be it plains or mountains, wildlife or waterfalls, romantic vacations to spiritual holidays. A country where the country is considered as Mother India. I hope you will not miss a chance to visit this country at least once in your lifetime. So get ready and plan a trip to India where 1.4 billion people are waiting to make you as their family member.
When is the suitable time to visit?
India is ready to welcome you throughout the year. However, visiting between October to March will make your life much easier. April to June may not be suitable for you as the whole country tends to suffer from high temperatures and is hit by pre-monsoon rain from July to September.
So my suggestion is to make a plan in the month of January because this is the driest time when the cold is not at its peak. There are lots of best places to visit in January in India and I am sure you will not miss out on these places on your next trip. Best of Luck!
5 Most Important Tips Before your Trip to India
You are reading this article means, I believe you might be traveling to India for the first time. Don’t worry you are at the right place. So I thought of giving you a pro tip which will make your journey not only wonderful but also you will have a lot of good memories when you return to your homeland.
Do your Research Well
It is imperative to do a good research about the place before starting any journey. Good research and planning makes your journey very easy. You should know very well how many days you are traveling and how many places you are thinking of visiting. Not only the place, it is very important to check other details of the place where you are going to travel like the timing, transport facility, what is allowed or what is not. You should also research what other places you can travel around a main place. By doing this you can cover a lot of places in less time.
Don’t forget to carry enough cash
Try to carry as much cash as you can before making travel plans. Although you will find ATMs in many places in India, still your life will be a little easier if you have cash. When you have to travel short distances, then using an Auto Rickshaw can be a lot and traveling without cash can create a lot of trouble for you.
India is quite famous for its street vendors. If you want to buy something in a small shop and you do not have cash, then you will have to miss your favorite item. Apart from this, cash is often used in small towns and villages. That is why you keep a sufficient amount of cash with you.
Know about the Telecom Operators and Mobile usage
As soon as you reach India, the first thing you should do is to select a local SIM. You will get to see many popular SIMs like Airtel, Jio, Vodafone-Idea in India. 4G internet is well connected in most of the cities and you will not face any problem while using it. If you are planning for a 1 month trip then you can get 2GB/Day data for just $4 in any local shop.
Learn some commonly used words
Like I said earlier, India is famous for its culture, in the same way it is also famous for its many languages. Thousand languages are spoken here with 23 official languages. But you do not need to learn all this language. Here more than 42% of people use Hindi.
If you have planned to travel North India then Hindi is spoken mostly. Languages like Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam are used more in South India. But it is a matter of happiness that people living in the city can speak and understand English very well. If you learn the most commonly used Hindi words, then it will be easier for you to deal with most of the local shops and local transports.
Enjoy your trip with an open mind
India is the 2nd most populous country in the world. So it is a common thing to be very crowded here. You have to be mentally prepared for every unexpected thing. Whether there is traffic congestion or unexpected rain, whether it is delay in train timing or unfamiliar food.
The problem is not in which country? If you travel with an open mindset, you can not only enjoy India but also go back with a lot of good memories. With this I can recall one of the popular Bollywood dialogue of Shahrukh Khan “Badi badi desho main choti choti galtiya hoti reheti he” (Small mistakes keep happening in big countries). So I hope you will adjust to it to make your trip to India memorable.