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Guidelines for Tourists

Guidelines for Tourists

Delhi, a city with great culture and modernity calls for every tourist to visit a new place and gain a new experience. Though pleasant it may be to visit Delhi but there is always a possibility for a newcomer to get confused. Tourists planning a visit to Delhi must follow these guidelines:

  • 1. Being a step further in making certain arrangements is a beneficial idea. Tourists must make it a point to make reservations for accommodation and transport facilities well in advance.
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  • 2. And if you don’t like seeing yourself scorching in the extreme heat, then the best months for visiting Delhi are Feb-March and Sep-Nov. During this time the weather is quite pleasant. However, if someone is planning a visit between April-September, then a bottle of mineral water and a sunscreen lotion should be kept handy.
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  • 3.It is always a better idea to keep the local currency in fair amount to avoid paying of extra at any point.
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  • 4.When it comes to shopping, its always better to believe only yourself and be aware from the fake touts and agents. One could bargain during shopping as its quite prevalent here and should also know prevailing rates before starting the actual shopping.
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  • 5. It’s a better idea to contact the traffic policemen or any other police officer present nearby if you feel lost or confused.
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  • 6. It would be better not to take much charitable approach and keeping away from beggars and mendicants or anybody who approaches you for alms or any kind of donations.
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  • 7. Better to stay away from so called ‘’ Tourist Information Centres’’ located near New Delhi Railway Station’’ as they are not tourist offices but have been set up to fleece the tourists.
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  • 8. Indians relish sports and for them Cricket is like religion.
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  • 9. And those who want to indulge in some sporting activities, there is a beautiful golf course at Delhi Golf Club and various cricketing pitches for cricket lovers.
     
  • 10. Delhi boasts of availability of food from all over the world. For those who want to have a delicious Indian taste experience Indian food is always available with regional specialties including Tandoors and Biryani.
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  • 11. It’s always a great idea to keep a phrase book in handy to overcome the problem regarding the language. And trying a bit extra to learn the local language will only be an added benefit. And always better to learn the phrase’’ Your child is beautiful’’ as this would get you some warm smiles.
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  • 12. Keeping the most valuable things closest to you is always a smart idea. And never remove your security belt when you are out somewhere and this is the place where you are going to keep your money, passport, tickets, medical prescriptions and the like.
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Health

Health during your travel in India is dependant on 3 things namely:

  • 1. Precautions taken before arriving in India
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  • 2. Day-to-day health care facilities taken
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  • 3. Efficiency in managing emergency matters
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If you are planning a visit to India, no special vaccination is required. But, those visiting from countries like Africa, South America and Papua New Guinea are advised to bring valid yellow fever vaccination certificates even if they are on transit. They will be quarantined for 6 days if these certificates are found to be missing.

It would be highly appreciated if tourists get themselves vaccinated against diseases like diarrhea, dysentery and malaria. And it would be much better thing to use a mosquito repellent ointment. Those who are not vaccinated against Hepatitis B, get it done before traveling. Usually, many foreign tourists complain of stomach problems while in India due to severe changing conditions in India and for this you need to seek qualified medical advice before traveling and carry your own first-aid kit.

So as to keep sound and safe, trust yourself the most. Always check out what you are eating or drinking. Never buy mineral water from local vendors but purchase it from some established café or restaurant. Never consume contaminated drinking water as it may lead to stomach-related diseases like Diarrhea. If diagnosed with this disease, take a 3 or 5-day course of anti-diarrhea tablets but prescribed by a doctor. Drink a lot of water with salt and sugar as diarrhea leads to dehydration. Avoid meat, milk, alcohol, fried and spicy foods. Porridge, stew and local khichdi are easily digestible and so are recommended.

During summer season, the scorching heat may cause dehydration in your body so you should take care of this and guard yourself against sunstroke. While moving outdoors, make it a point to wear hat and dark glasses. Consume lots of liquid things like juices, water and sherbets. Avoid wearing tight-fitted clothes and instead choose to wear loose cotton clothes. Let the sweat evaporate. Using sunscreen lotions and talcum powder is also recommended as a precaution against prickly heat rashes.

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