Do yourself a favour before going to India: be prepared! Get into the right mindset and you’ll never forget the things you experience there. Knowing a few India travel essentials before hitting the ground will help you adjust more quickly.
Although India can be a challenging place to travel for the uninitiated, fortunately, the reward is well worth the time it takes to adjust to such a vastly busy, exciting place!
India is one of the world’s largest, most populated, and most culturally diverse countries, and one that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year. Preparing for a trip to India involves planning your itinerary (before or after the retreat), making sure you have the necessary travel documents, and possibly obtaining standard immunizations in order to protect your health during your India trip. In addition, you’ll need to know what to pack, what form of currency to bring, and what precautions you can take in order to travel safely. Here are some basic steps and some more specific tips from us who have been to India many times – and loved it more every time.
1. Planning: Your itinerary for the retreat is planned and you will be in the best hands. If you would like to explore parts of India and spend a few days travelling in order to enjoy its beauty and varied cultures, note that its infrastructure isn’t of the best quality in all regions, so you should always plan your added itinerary before you leave. Make sure you reserve any flights, boat trips, train rides, and rental cars ahead of time.