Do's and Dont's
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Do and Don't

While travelling to India, it is recommended that the following do's and don'ts be strictly followed..

Do's:
  • It is advisable to avail pre paid taxis/autorikshaws (three wheeler taxis) wherever available at the airports and railways stations. For metered taxis insist on paying by meter or ask for a fare chart
  • Shop at Government emporia/fixed price shops as far as possible. This ensures good quality products at reasonable prices. Insist on proper receipts/bills of purchase.
  • Keep your valuables in hotel lockers/safe deposit vaults.
  • India tourism has a system of approving travel agents/tour operators who conform to prescribed standards of service and quality. Always book your tours through such agencies. A list of approved travel agents/tour operators is available at the local India Tourism office/State Government Tourist Office..
  • For guiding services, hire a Government approved tourist guide who always carries an identity card issued by Indiatourism and Archaeological Survey of India..
  • Change money only at authorized foreign exchange outlets/banks/hotels and insist on proper receipt.
  • Contact the nearest India tourism office/State Government Tourist Office for authentic information. All these offices supply guide maps/brochures free of cost/at a nominal cost.
  • Confirm/re-confirm hotel booking yourself.
  • Buy train tickets from Railway Booking Counters or through authorized Travel Agents.
  • Always keep a Xerox copy of your passport and visa for any exigency.
Don'ts:
  • Don't fall for tempting exchange rates offered by unauthorized people.
  • Don't allow any unauthorized person to act on your behalf. Stay away from touts.
  • Don't purchase air/bus/train tickets through strangers, touts and unauthorized travel agencies.
  • Don't accept lavish hospitality extended by strangers/unknown persons especially while shopping for jewellery and expensive items.
  • Don't travel in a Taxi carrying any person other than the driver.

  • Emergency Telephone Numbers: Police-100/Ambulance-101

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