India travel safety

Tips, warnings and travel safety advice to make the most of your India holiday.

India is always described as hot, dirty, and where to explore oneself. A traveller once said that it’s like an onion - 'step out of one layer of heat, and you then have to deal with the dirt. Step out of that layer, and it’s the poverty’. Whilst there may be some truth to this, it is a very limited view of India. Sophisticated, organised, advanced and high tech, India is rocketing from a soul searching wanderers destination into a luxury holiday hub

The world’s largest democracy boasts a huge population where life and death live side by side. It is a country of opposites. Open hindu cremations are carried out alongside children playing cricket, and the mega rich live alongside the world’s largest slums. Where the hottest vindaloo is cooled by a splash of yoghurt, and ancient rituals are carried out next to the headquarters of tech giants.

Poverty is rife is India, and so is the lack of sanitation. Many airborne, waterborne and mosquito carried diseases thrive in India. It is important to follow health warnings, and watch where your food is being prepared. Severe gastro upsets and disease such as malaria can almost be as certain as seeing the Taj Mahal.

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