Do’s & Dont’s
- 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 road.
- 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 prayer.
- 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 without permission.
- Avoid visiting Kashmir in the extreme north, as well as areas in the extreme north-east.
- Never argue strongly with anybody.
- Do not involve with drugs anyhow.