India is diverse country. Diverse in culture, places, people and many more things.
The most general question asked by people is "Is India safe?".
The direct answer is - It depends in which part of India are you planning to travel.
Every country has it's good and bad side so has India.
When you come here there are few things that you need to keep in mind.
Following tips mainly apply to solo female travelers :-
- Avoid staying out at night. Though you can take bus and train journeys overnight that's safe.
- When visiting temples and monuments dress modestly. Dress casually but avoid attracting attention. It's totally fine to dress the way you want in metro cities but avoid that while traveling to smaller cities.
- Be alert of the surroundings. Avoid very crowded places. Also ask for help from people if you are in an uncomfortable situation normally Indian people are very helpful.
- In smaller cities or villages interaction with other sex is limited. So avoid being friendly to men. However if you are in any metro cities or hippie areas of the country mingle as you want.
- It's media that is hell bent on proving that India is unsafe. I don't deny that such incidents do not happen. But a little presence of mind goes along the way. Do a little research on where you want to go in India.
- There are many Facebook groups that you can join to get help with your trips. One of them is backpackers & travelers in India.
Tips to survive Motion Sickness or altitude sickness:
- Drink more water/ ginger honey lemon tea for starting days of your journey.
- Drink water with glucose, eat light and healthy, avoid alcohol, travel in day time only.
- Absolutely no trying of road-side food, no matter how tempting and how delicious.
- Use Gelucil Tablet if you feel acidic.
- If you are traveling in India you can use drinks like Dabur pudin hara or Eno for digestion.
- Try not to read anything while traveling or see your phone or look down.
- Sit in front seat if possible watching the scene helps.
- Keep window open let the air pass it won’t make you feel suffocated.
- Occupy yourself in thoughts or conversations. So, your mind feels away from the sickness.
- I have found that wearing Sea Bands is very effective. You can try that.
Tips on how to ALWAYS be healthy, not just 15 min while traveling:-
- Always keep yourself hydrated. Drink as much liquids as you can. Exclude the diary products like milk and buttermilk.
- Make time for meditation. You can do it just for 5 mins if you want but make time for it.
- Try to walk as much as you can instead of using public transport for shorter distances.
- Have fruits every day any seasonal fruit can do.
- Before getting up from bed do some stretches. And drink a glass full of Water.
- Avoid oily food. Always keep some diet biscuits and drinks with you.
- Try to have atleast 6 hours of sleep. It is important to relax your mind.
- Pamper yourself with the thing you love to do in a day. This makes you happy and excited for that day.
- Do some yoga or stretching.
Write down some tips that you have in mind or something you tried out and worked while traveling in the comment section below.
I would love to read them 🙂