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  1. Emily Ricosta
    12/28

    Your post is great and even the comments are informative. Thanks!

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  2. Jennifer (Dr. J)
    07/10

    Great post! I’ve been to India a number of times (mostly for work). I love visiting although all that chaos can exhausting. Here are a few tips from my experiences there:

    1. If you’re there for work, bring a local with you if you go shopping at an open air market. You’ll get better deals as a result with less tourist mark-up.

    2. Consider going vegetarian while you’re in India. The dishes are amazing and you’re less likely to get ‘Delhi Belly’ if you only eat cooked veg dishes.

    3. Don’t every drink the water. Even brush your teeth with bottled water and close your eyes and mouth in the shower.

    4. Flights from Europe tend to arrive in the middle of the night. I used to travel to Hyderabad so I’d take a flight with a layover in Delhi, spend the night at the transit hotel in the airport, and then catch my Air India flight to Hyderabad in the morning. Always made me feel safer than the thought of arriving at 3 am at my destination.

    5. Think carefully about the timing of your trip. I’ve visited in February, March, May, and November. The regional monsoons can wreak a bit of havoc and make exploring less fun. May was always *very* hot in Hyderabad. November and February were perfect.

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    • Christine Kaaloa
      07/10

      Great Tips and thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Ashutosh Mittal
    07/09

    That’s quite well summed up!

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    • GRRRL TRAVELER
      07/11

      Thank you Ashutosh!

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  4. Patricia Crystal
    07/09

    Great advice

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    • GRRRL TRAVELER
      07/11

      Thank you Patricia! =D

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  5. raushangullivant
    07/08

    Read the story of Solitary Wanderer. Horrible Incident. Can’t even imagine how that German girl would have felt; getting groped in front of Police Officers in broad Daylight! But that is the way it is in the developing nations. It is the mindset and something to do with the society and upbringing; I think.

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    • Christine Kaaloa
      07/10

      @Raushan: Those are both unfortunate cases, I agree. I hear it gets pretty rowdy and drunken during Holi,such that not even Indian women go out, much. But that’s something our travel guidebooks don’t always mention. It’s sad that bad apples can spoil a barrel. =(

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