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Travel Tips
We at Holiday To India strongly believe in turning your trip to a more comfortable and enjoyable one. We have categorized the useful information beforehand, covering the minutest details as well as the vital aspects of your trip. We offer you guaranteed assistance and friendly guidance throughout your trip.

What To Take Along?
  • Keep a copy of your passport, travel visa, airline tickets and travel documents, besides the originals. Also keep the copies separate from the originals.
  • Don't forget to take an international Driving Licence, which can be obtained through the Automobile Association. Otherwise keep your driver's licence with photo for identification even if you are not planning to drive.
  • Remember to keep an 'in case of emergency card' that should contain your blood type, allergies and special medical conditions, along with the names and numbers of your doctors.
  • Do not forget to keep an extra pair of eyeglasses and a list of your medicines in your carry-on luggage.
What To Leave Behind?
  • A copy of your passport, travel visas, airline tickets, insurance documents and a list of any charge or credit cards. 
  • A copy of the itinerary of your trip and important phone numbers
  • A copy of your Travelers Cheques serial numbers and other such details. 
Tips For A Hassle- Free Travel :--
  • Check that your passport is not approaching expiry date. 
  • Sign each Travelers Cheque in the top left corner to protect yourself in case of loss or theft. 
  • Remember to put your name, address and telephone number inside each piece of checked and carry-on luggage.
  • Don't miss locking your luggage.
  • If possible, use your Business address on your luggage.
  • Its advisable to register valuable items such as cameras, laptop computers, and jewellery with Customs, before departing. This will save you the import fees when you return.
  • Plan to travel in comfortable and sober clothing to avoid attracting any undue attention.
Precautions While On The Move :--
  • Never leave your luggage unattended. Place them between your feet or against your legs. 
  • Watch out your carry-on items closely when you go through the security clearance.
  • Try to avoid currency exchange windows or prefer exchanging only a small amount. 
  • Note down, beforehand, how many pieces of luggage and other items you have brought with you.
  • Avoid taking unauthorized taxis and buses to your destination. 
  • Make sure that your whole luggage is placed inside the taxi trunk and the lid is covered well.
  • Unless the individual is known to you, do not accept an offer to share a taxi. 
For Safe Stay At Hotel :--
  • Upon check-in, get a Safety Deposit Box for your passport, airline ticket, most of your cash, travelers' cheques, jewellery and other valuables. Carry only a passport copy. 
  • Avoid leaving your valuables in the room while you are away. Don't leave them even in locked luggage or guest room safes.
  • While leaving the room, switch on television or radio set to give the impression that the room is occupied.
  • Never use display signs like requesting for room cleaning services. It indicates that room is unoccupied hence exposed to any kind of theft. 
While On The Road :--
  • Carry only limited cash or travelers' cheque, which you plan to use during your trip, away from your hotel. 
  • Men should carry their wallets in their front pockets and women should carry their purses close to their bodies with the latch facing in. 
  • If possible carry money and identification in a separate, small wallet. 
  • Carry a small amount of money separate from the rest of your money so that you don't have to show your cash every time you make a purchase.
  • In areas where people naturally stand close to you like airports, trains, buses, elevators, escalators and open-air market, remain extra alert. 
  • Travel with a Detailed Map of the city and prominently mark the hotel. Embassy and police station. You should be well familiar with the directions of the city before leaving the hotel. 

    Carry a piece of hotel stationary with you. It comes in handy when communicating with local taxi drivers.

When Confronted With Crime :--

  • Resisting a robber from taking away your belongings may cost your life. Never oppose the robber as your safety is more important than what you are carrying. 
  • Raise a noise, you might get some help. 
  • The copy of the police report is essential for verification with insurance and in replacing stolen cards/ traveler's cheques. Make it a point to keep it. 
  • Immediately report the theft of credit or charge cards. 
  • In the event that your passport and airline tickets are lost or stolen, contact the Embassy and the appropriate airline. The extra copies can be used to expedite the replacement. 

Women Travelers Tips:

Once upon a time, women traveling alone used to be frowned upon in India, but times are a changin'. Ladies travel a lot more now - infact, there are now ladies’ queues for train tickets, ladies’ compartments in trains and even ladies’ seats in buses. So you see, it is not that bad.

Special Tips for Women Travellers and Online Air Travel Tips for India:
The 1st commandment - Be friendly but don't get friendly, especially with those servicing you in hotels, trains or even your cabbie or coolie.

Don't wear anything that attracts glances or invites cat calls. In metros like Delhi, Mumbai etc., it is ok to dress western but in smaller cities and towns, short skirts, tight pants or blouses can make you stand out in the crowd. Dress sober - loose and long clothes that neither define body shape nor expose it.

Never accept a ride to..…anywhere..…if there's someone accompanying the driver in a taxi or an auto-rickshaw.

Keep your hotel room locked while you are inside. Chain locking your hotel room door is a smart precaution.

It's a good idea to avoid eye contact. If your eyes like to look around and you cannot resist glancing, put on sun glasses while out of doors or just carry an interesting book and glue your vision there.


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