Arriving in India for the first time can be overwhelming. Find out how to survive the first 24 hours in New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Varanasi and Kolkata (Calcutta).
With this guide in your pocket, you'll find many rewarding experiences across India.
What to expect at the airport or transport hub.
Nothing booked? Here are the best areas to stay.
Is this city safe, and what should you watch out for?
The fastest and best value way to get into the city.
What you should pay for a decent meal, a drink and a room.
What to see and do, where to eat and shop on your first day in the city.
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