Travel Tips That Comes Handy When You Are In India

India is a 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 on 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 a 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 the bus and train journeys overnight that's safe. Also, avoid sitting in train or bus seats when no other passenger is there.
  • 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 to 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 to India.
  • There are many Facebook groups that you can join to get help with your trips. One of them is backpackers & travelers in India.
  • Always keep some emergency contact handy with you always also keep your stuff safe.

Emergency Dials In India- 

All India Railway Helpline number: 1512

Police Control Room (All over India): 100

Women's Helpline (All Over in India): 181

Medical Helpline (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh): 108

Ambulance helpline (All over India): 102

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 the daytime 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 the front seat if possible watching the scene helps.
  • Keep the window open to 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 Minute While Traveling:-

  • Always keep yourself hydrated. Drink as many liquids as you can. Exclude the dairy 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 at least 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 🙂

Written by

A Fashion Enthusiast , MCA and a web developer would easily define me - Kartika Nair, a blogger who writes about fashion , travel , food and lifestyle .

31 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I live in the U.S. and my brother travles to India for work every couple of years. After getting sick nearly every time because he has a few things he always does. He always packs medication for diarrhea, and makes sure he’s up to date on all the recommended vaccinations. Also, he does his best to avoid drinking anything that isn’t in a sealed bottle or can. Also, if he can’t resist the temptation of local street food, he’ll choose a sall with a long queue because the food will be freshly cooked. x

    1. These are some great remedies your brother uses. Yes, the street food here can be very tempting but you need to be careful as some can cause you diarrhea.

  2. These are great tips that will come in handy for anyone travelling to India. I love the dressing-modestly part. At times, you could visit a new place and dress normally like you are used to and that will be the beginning of trouble! It’s also always good to have medication around…nice read!

  3. awesome tips. This is actually a good article for all my European friends who plan a trip to India and are confused on how to survive through tier trip!

  4. I get travel sick so I will keep in mind what you said about keeping hydrated with fluids like ginger and lemon and avoiding alcohol. And I liked the advice you gave when it came to approaching the locals in the big city versus smaller villages so thank you for that.

  5. These are some great tips. But most important of them is keeping yourself hydrated at all the times. This is probably the best advice one can give to other person who is travelling. While travelling we try to cover many places in a short span of time and almost forget to keep ourselves hydrated. It should never be neglected.

  6. These are awesome tips! Doing research before travelling is a must, and not because we are guests, we can expect everything is in our plate.
    Above all, show respect 100-folds, and it will be returned to you.

  7. Wow some amazing tips on traveling to India. I’m actually been planning a trip with my friend there and I definitely need any recommendations and inside knowledge I can get. Im definitely using the ginger honey lemon tea tip.

  8. Some great tips here for those ravelling to India for the first time. Especially for the younger generation who can get lost in all of India’s beauty, safety always comes first.

  9. I would love the chance to visit India. These are some great tips if you were to travel there to give a go!

  10. Great tips, my friend is visiting India later this year, i’ll Definitely have to share this with her. I’m sure she will find it very helpful

  11. I feel you! Many times travelers think Brazil is extremely dangerous, but if they would just follow the “normal” rules of paying attention to your surroundings, etc nothing will ever happen. Media plays a big role here. Just came by to say that your post gives a great local’s insight on female traveler’s biggest question.

  12. I’m glad that you’re bringing a different perspective to traveling in India! So many people believe that the entire country is dangerous, when in fact, it’s the same as any other country.

  13. You share the alone travelling tips are really useful. I like your blog. Female solo travelling is not an easy to travel. If we pay attention to all the things while traveling, then it will be easier for us to travel solo. I am glad to find it. There are so many developers working on this part but this is one of the best innovative post ever. Thanks for such post.

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