Few things to keep in mind:
Let’s be real, Indian food is so delicious but it will be hard to know which one is good or bad. If you can avoid meat at all, a lot of places lose electricity and you won’t know how old the meat is.
Don’t ever drink tap water or anything with ice.
Respect the culture and dress appropriately for the women. Shoulders always covered and legs.
Keep an eye on your belongings especially hold on tight to your purse. Bag-snatching is a real thing.
Even though your rickshaw or taxi driver might be so nice, he will still try to take you to shops to have a look. That’s because he gets a commission from the shop owner.
It’s a dirty place, no doubt. Have tissues and wet napkins with you all the time.
Touts are everywhere. They all start with the same thing: Hello my friend, what’s your name, where are you from etc. You will learn to ignore them.
Learn to politely say NO, thank you.
There’s no such thing as personal space, be prepared.
With all that being said, the rest is to enjoy your time and truly experience it all.
You can’t come to India and not see Taj Mahal.
We all have seen beautiful buildings around the world but honestly, there’s nothing like the Taj Mahal. We were surprised how much we loved this remarkable architectural works of mankind.
Everyone recommends getting there early in the morning to beat the crowd. That’s the time though when there’s more likely to be foggy with bad visibility. To get in you will go through serious security checkpoints, one for women and one for men. There you will experience the true definition of no personal space especially for the men.
India is one unforgettable place to visit. We learned a lot about traveling during our adventures there. It opened our eyes and hearts in so many ways. It was a bittersweet love, that will stay with us forever.
Coming up next is our crazy experience in Jaipur and the Holy city Varanasi.
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