It is always better to
arrive one hour before scheduled departure at the train station and
one and half hour before any domestic flight.
Always chain and lock your
luggage under your berth in a train.
Always avoid driving at
night, if you are using your private transportation.
Always drink safe mineral
water and take well-cooked food.
If driving between cities,
and your travel is long enough, have your hotel pack a lunch for the
Participating in a social
occasion or visiting a home requires conservative dress codes.
Saying "Namaste" is a
local form of greeting. It involves the joining of your palms as we
You should keep a
photocopy of your passport.
While traveling, don't act
confused. Keep a posture of a person known to the region.
Do not travel in the
trains without reservation.
Do not eat anything
offered by fellow travelers on train or road travels.
Do not visit places which
encourage orthodoxy, social injustice and inhuman practices.
Do not discuss religion.
Do not take offers of
spiritual salvation and magic remedies from saints, god men and
quacks. If you are seriously interested in these aspects of India,
take help from someone you know or visit one of the respected
spiritual organizations in India.
Do not ever enter a
temple, mosque, tomb, dargah or Gurudwara ( Sikh Temple) with shoes on
and/or scantily dressed.
Do not shake hands with
ladies. Go for the "Namaste".
Do not photograph women
Avoid visiting Kashmir in
the extreme north, as well as areas in the extreme north-east.