Despite certain isolated cases that have recently jumped to the media, India remains a safe country. With a friendly and cordial population, all you have to do is follow the logical recommendations that we take when we visit a foreign country.

© Christian Haugen

© Christian Haugen

 

India is a country that offers its best face to the visitor, providing a warm welcome translated into necklaces of natural flowers around the neck and smiles of hands together and inclination of head. The Indian population is extraordinarily friendly and, above all, very curious , so it is normal for the Western traveler to become the center of attention wherever he arrives.

© Rajesh Pamnani

© Rajesh Pamnani

In any case, if you are thinking about making a visit to the country, it is best to contact professionals who can trace a personalized tour, which may include some of the areas with the highest tourist influx, such as Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Goa or Kerala, or some others further away from conventional circuits. In both cases, many people prefer to be carried away by a guide , who is the best one to guide on the ground.

© Alex Graves

© Alex Graves

Fulfilling certain fundamental rules to avoid risks, which are logical when visiting a foreign country and so different from ours, you will not have problems in the realization of your trip, especially when accompanied by a person who will ensure your safety at all times.

Avoid night journeys in areas with little traffic or take special care with thefts in areas with more crowds , as well as being cautious about loss or theft of passports are some of the measures to be taken. Knowing where there are more pickpockets can be useful when visiting certain places, hence the convenience of being guided by a person who knows the country.

In any case, in the most visited areas, such as Jaipur, in Rajasthan, there is a tourist police that deals with possible complaints to services or establishments that have tried to take advantage of foreign visitors by putting too high prices, for example. A situation that, with an accompanying guide, can also be avoided.

© Harini Calamur

© Harini Calamur

When traveling to India, special care must be taken with food and drinks, establishing basic rules, such as not drinking water without bottling and tasting only well-cooked foods. In the large hotel chains this problem is solved, since they usually offer buffets with international food.

© Wen-Yan King

© Wen-Yan King

On the other hand, the use of drugs is punishable by fines and jail , as well as the purchase of garments containing Tibetan antelope hair . At the time of making certain purchases, such as pashmina handkerchiefs, it is advisable to be advised to be sure that the garment we are buying has the quality with, apparently, they are selling it to us.