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How to Prepare for Your First Big Trip

Whether you are travelling to India for your first time, or to are venturing out to a new part of the country, you will want to take the same steps to prepare. India is an incredibly beautiful country and is very diverse. You cannot treat New Dehli the same as you would Rishikesh, and each location should be planned for carefully if you want to enjoy each destination to its fullest.

Learn About Your Destination

From mega meccas to spiritual destinations, India has many incredible destinations to choose from. With each destination, however, you will want to know:

  1. Hot Spots
  2. How to Use Public Transportation
  3. What Events Are On
  4. Cultural Norms
If you want to enjoy your destination, you should try learning more about it before you go. Reading up the history of a place can give you some important contextual information that will improve your experience.

Pack for What You Will Be Doing

Packing a massive suitcase does not do you any favours. For one, it means you might have to pay extra for the checked luggage. Then you need to contend with commuting with said luggage to every destination. By packing lighter, you can reduce stress, weight, and cost, but you will want to ensure you have everything you need, so ensure your clothes and belongings support the activities you want to do.

Have Activities Planned for Low Periods

India is a massive country. Each destination has plenty to do and see, which is why you need to accommodate for your energy levels. By planning for what you will do during your downtime, you can recuperate faster and still feel like you are experiencing your trip to its fullest.

For example, if you are travelling from one area in India to another during your trip, you will want to plan ahead so that you have fun activities to enjoy on the commute. If you spend the majority of your time on your phone - either playing games or on social media - you will want to find a way to have enough data or to choose a transportation option that has WiFi. A Tourist SIM card can help you stay connected to your friends, allow you to play all your favourite games on Unibet, and of course, will enable you always to know where you are.

How to Stay Healthy

Finally, you will want to stay healthy. People visiting India for the first time are often not accustomed to the food, which is often heavily spiced. To stay healthy, you will want to read up on this guide from Times of India, and also to remember to:

  1. Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is key to health and to reducing your risk of heatstroke. You will also want to read up on the list of symptoms on Practo so that if you or a loved one suffer from heatstroke, you can immediately rectify the situation.

  2. Stay The Right Temperature

Sun is your enemy, as it can cause your body temperature to rise to dangerous levels. Instead of wearing shorts and a tank, wear loose, fully covered clothes. It might seem counterintuitive, but a light, long-sleeved linen shirt will keep you cooler than a tank top.
India is a beautiful country everyone should explore. Just prepare in advance, and take the leap!

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