Do`s & Don`ts:


{short description of image} All foreign nationals must pay hotel bills in foreign currency (cash or travelers’ cheques) This can be paid in Rupees if the visitor has a bank receipt as proof of currency exchange.

{short description of image} Exchange money only through authorised banks or money changers.

{short description of image} Insist on a receipt when exchanging money.

{short description of image} Retain all receipts to facilitate reconversion of unspent money on departure from India.

{short description of image} Shopping is recommended from Government Emporia and suggested shops on the list of the Department of Tourism, Information on these can be obtained from Tourist Offices in India.

{short description of image} Export of most wildlife and their products is either banned or strictly regulated. Export of the few permissible items even as passengers’ personal luggage is allowed only under an export permit.

{short description of image} Insists on getting a certificate for the legitimate sale of a particular animal product and permission for its export to avoid inconvenience on departure.

{short description of image} Taxis and auto-rickshaws in cities do not all have meters, but where they do insist on the meter being flagged in your presence. If the driver refuses to co-operate, seek the assistance of a policeman. Always use a pre-paid taxi while travelling from airport to city.

{short description of image} In addition, the above fares change from time to time and so will not always conform to readings on the metres. To avoid confusion, insist on seeing the latest fare chart and pay accordingly.

{short description of image} If you wish to visit any prohibited or restricted areas, check with the nearest Government of India Tourist Office to ascertain details of the formalities required.

{short description of image} Check with the nearest Government of India Tourist Office the rules regarding photography at archaeological monuments.

{short description of image} Avoid the touts and brokers of shopkeepers.

{short description of image} It is obligatory to cover your head before entering Sikh shrines.

{short description of image} In case of any difficulty contact the nearest tourist office or police station.

{short description of image} Concessional tickets such as Indrail Pass on Railway, Youth Fare, Discover India Fare and South India Air Fare (Indian Airlines) are to be purchased in foreign exchange only


{short description of image} Don’t get lured by shopping bargains on the street.

{short description of image} Don’t exchange money except with an authorised money changer.

{short description of image} Don’t purchase travel tickets through strangers or unauthorised travel agents or tour operaters.

{short description of image} Don’t encourage beggars by giving them money or other articles.

{short description of image} Don’t buy silver/ivory articles or peacock feathers in bulk.

{short description of image} Don’t wear any footwear inside Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Jain places of worship. Some temples do not permit leather articles to be taken in.

{short description of image} Don't wear shorts, sleeveless tops or revealing clothes in places of public worship.

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