A. Yes. India is a very safe place to travel. The people are welcoming and humble and are always ready to help out in any situation. People within India always go for solo trips and foreign travellers coming in India from outside have no problem of safety in case of travel.
A. India is a great place to travel with the kids. The colors, foods, culture and activities will be an eye opening experience for them. You can go to Manali, Rajasthan, and Kerala or somewhere in the northeast. India will incite a feeling of curiosity in their young minds.
Yes. A helicopter yatra may be expensive for many people. It can cost on an average of 1.5 to 2 lakh rupees, which is way more than char dham yatra by road package.
A. It entirely depends on what your travel plans entail. It is mainly because there is a wide range of different weather conditions in different parts of the country throughout the year. If you are looking for some Himalayan winter, then the months of September to March is ideal.
If it is the amazing summer tropics you are looking for, or experience some Indian beach life, then remember to avoid the rainy seasons and explore those places during the months of January to June. These are also the months where you can check out some impeccable wildlife.
A. Internet connection and mobile data on a local number is easily available anywhere in India, especially in the major towns and cities. However, just like in any other remote place in the world, internet connection is lost and there is no internet or even mobile phone connection in the remotest regions like on the hills or deep in some national park or a forest. This is because the hills and trees act as a barrier to the phone and internet signals.
A. It doesn’t matter if you are a girl or a boy, India is safe for everyone. You just have to dress up appropriately, stay away from shady and seedy places and not roam around at wee hours. These are some of the general rules anyone follows while travelling to a foreign country.
Char dham yatra is a difficult one because of its challenging terrain and high altitude elevation. As for the age limit on helicopter rides, kids below the age of 5 years and senior citizens over the age of 70 are advised not to challenge themselves.
A. If you are travelling to India for the first time, then you have a lot of thinking to do. The plethora of options here is magnanimous and will leave you astounded. This traveller’s delight should be on everyone’s bucket list. To start off you can divide the entire country in 4 parts and decide which you would enjoy exploring more and suits your taste.
You can go to the north for some hiking trips, spiritual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra, checking out the Himalayan way of life, or experience camping, trekking, and going to remote places tucked a way on the mountains. In the west, you can go beach hopping from Gujarat to Mumbai, Goa, and many others. You can also go to the northeast to experience the living Root Bridge, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, and Dawki River along with tea gardens exploration.
In the south you will be spoilt for choices, from the backwaters of Kerala to the iconic temples, delicious food, and amazing lakes. Central or the heart of India is home to some amazing wildlife culture like in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
A. Alcohol drinking is allowed in India. Except for Gujarat, Bihar, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep. There are wine and beer shops available if you wish to buy or you can go to one of the numerous cafes, bars and restaurants that offer this facility. Remember public drinking is prohibited.
A. English is known in India and almost everyone understands it but not a lot of them speak it. If you don’t know English then it would benefit you to learn a couple of common phrases and words that everyone understands. This would make your travels in India much easier.
If that is not possible then, it would be a good idea to book a travel package from a trusted agency that will also provide you with a guide who is good in English. This will be the best option for you if you are still unsure.