Useful tips for Indian travel

  1. Traditional advice – Drink only bottled water (for India, it is extremely important).
  2. Negotiate the price with taxi drivers and rickshaws beforehand, because there is no counters in the machines.
  3. Taj Mahal closed on Fridays, so do not plan to visit it that day.
  4. Take care of your valuable things, especially while traveling by train.
  5. Trains are late all the time, it is extremely dangerous to take tickets back to back on to the next mode of transport.
  6. India – a paradise for shoppers. Excellent silk, gorgeous silverware, delicious tea, hand-embroidered pillows and articles of wood and bronze will be a wonderful souvenir. Don’t forget to buy great cosmetics from the Himalaya – toothpaste, creams, shampoos.