It is advised to carry copies of your passport, travel visas,
airline tickets and travel documents with you, while the originals can
be tucked in separately.
An International Driving Licence for identification, which can be
obtained through the automobile association, will be helpful even if you
are not driving.
Health Care :
purchasing special international health insurance and medical evaluation
plan programmes. Pharmacies or chemists abound. In case you need to see
a doctor, ask for assistance from your hotel (most have doctors on call)
or your tour operator.
What to Eat & Drink ?
Go for packaged and bottled
water from known brands like - Bisleri, Kinley, Aqua Fina, Himalaya,
etc. (check the seal). Avoid uncovered foods from street vendors.
Official currency changers abound. Just keep the currency
exchange receipts after each transaction as you will need them for
re-exchange on departure. It is always safe to keep your money in safe
deposits and use ATM cards.
Don't carry a traditional wallet with you, the
kind you put in your pocket (front or back).
Avoid keeping valuables in a purse, which can
be easily snatched off your shoulder.Consider using an "interior
wallet", the kind that is either fastened around your neck, draped
from a belt loop or worn, with a velcro fastener, around the calf.
The voltage used hare is 220 volts (the U.S. uses 120 volts). You can
purchase a converter at most hardware stores for appliances that do not
switch to 220V.
All major Credit Cards, viz. American Express, Master Card, Visa
and Diners Club credit cards are accepted by large establishments
including hotels, shops, and airlines.
Do carry sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.
Some places of worship require visitors to observe a decent
dress code or leave shoes outside.
Tipping is a matter of personal discretion. Although bills
normally include a service charge, satisfied tourists mostly leave a tip
for the attendants.
Except for some particular places like places of military
importance, railway stations, cinema halls, bridges, airports and so on,
your can take up a photography spree just anywhere. India has a lot to
still in your camera you will teasure forever.
||Whom to Contact
If ever you land in trouble, contact your Embassy and nearest
Police Station (dial 100).