Loud horns, high-speed Hindi, and the cries of thousands of crows were emitted constantly. Mixed with the smell of incense and spices, scents that are more human. Although the Indian mother of 1.2 billion people can inspire, surprise and inspire many who tread her land, her countless challenges and chaotic madness can also overwhelm unprepared beginners.
Tourism is the principal service industry in India. The main objectives of this sector are to develop and promote tourism, maintain India’s competitiveness as a tourist destination, and improve and expand existing tourism products to ensure job creation and economic growth. In this section, we provide information on various tourist destinations, travel methods, accommodations, and approved travel agencies.
Crime and personal safety
Beware of crowded places, such as crowded buses or trains, where pickpockets are easy: it is not unheard of to cut pockets or bags with a blade in some places, and sometimes use ground powder to distract carelessness. Do not leave valuables unattended on the beach while swimming; backpacks in dormitories are also obvious targets, as are luggage on bus roofs.
Women in India
India is not a country that poses a huge obstacle to female travellers. In Raja’s days. Many upper-class women travelled alone in India, as did the females of the hippie era. Today, many women travel alone, but few can make their trip without problems, so it is good to be prepared.
Money and cost
For Western tourists, India remains one of the lowest priced countries in the world. A little bit of foreign currency can go a long way. Whether you plan to keep your budget to a minimum or enjoy the opportunity to spend more, you can be sure that your money is worth it.
The monetary unit of India is the rupee, generally abbreviated as ₹, divided into one hundred paisa. Most of the money is banknotes, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. Coins in circulation are priced at 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees, the latter two gradually replacing the paper version, plus 50 pasas (rare). Please note that it is technically illegal to carry rupees in and out of India (although they can be widely used in foreign currencies), so you may have to wait until you get there before you can exchange currency.
Exchanging currency at regular banks, especially government banks such as the State Bank of India (SBI), can be a time-consuming business because it involves filling in a large number of forms and queuing at different counters, so it is best to change at any time a large amount of money.
When planning to travel to India, keep in mind that the monsoon season typically lasts from June to November, depending on the region. The best time to visit India is from November to April, before the heat hits. If you visit India during the summer or monsoon season, the resort towns or the shores of the far north, the “hill stations”, will give you the greatest relief from the heat.