“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover….” Mark Twain
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Such words from famous writers are inspirational enough to pack your bags and set to explore new places, meet unknown people and live their cultures. And it is great if you have a reason behind your travel. And nothing can be more inspiring than World Tourism Day to keep your itchy feet in rest. This time you have a rightful reason to explore one of the astounding tourist destinations.
Yes, we are talking about India, the host country of World Tourism Day 2019
United Nations World Tourism Organisation has chosen India to organise World Tourism Day. The event will be held on September 27, 2019 in New Delhi. So, it is the time to have some “incredible India’ moments and cheer it for a lifetime. But before you embark on your journey consider our tips as well!
On the eve of this tourism day, we have some tips to share. Let’s celebrate the uniqueness of India and make travelling to this place as one of the greatest experiences of your life.
India is home to many breathtaking places, some are even unexplored yet! Every year, the country welcomes hordes of travellers from the different corners of the world. And this year there is a reason for its witnessing many footfalls as New Delhi will be hosting World Tourism Day. So, if you are travelling for the first time to India, you may find these travelling tips useful!
Utterly beautiful, diverse cultural, colossal, spiritual and fascinating: all these define India. It is not just a destination but an experience of its kind to be cherished for the lifetime. Let’s make your stay convenient with these-easy-to-go tips:
To visit India, foreign nations would require proper Passport along with an Indian Visa. Those who are not a resident of India or don’t have an occupation in India, can acquire tourist visa. Nationals from 168 different countries can avail E-Visa facility. The delegates who are visiting India for attending the event of World Tourism Day can visit the https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html and choose e conference visa. The guests and spouses can apply for e-tourist visa. Als, if you are travelling under a tourist visa and your stay duration is not more than 30 days, apply for ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) online.
The second most important thing is to convert the currency into Indian Rupee. Major foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks or various centres of Western Money Transfer. The currency in India comes in the denomination of 2000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and coins. Make sure you have converted the currency as per your convenience.
Travellers using international credit cards can get cash at Indian ATMs in the local currency. A fee will be charged depending on the ATM and bank that issued the credit card. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and other major international credit cards are easily acceptable in most of the establishments or can be used to get cash from Indian ATMs.
India is too vast to explore in a single trip. From the snow-capped mountains of Himalayas in the North to the mesmerizing view of a backwater in the South to the amazing coastal countryside in the East to arid deserts in the West, this country is brimming with jaw-dropping places to be explored. And it is not possible to cover all its beauty in a single trip; explore it bit-by-bit. Moreover, if you are travelling to attend World Tourism Day in Delhi, it will be recommended to start with the ‘Golden Triangle’ that includes Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. If you are willing to extend your stay, follow your interest then. For example to experience spirituality, you can visit Varanasi, to unleash the adventure, go to Himachal Pradesh or for ultimate shopping and to treat your taste buds, explore the locals in Delhi.
India is popular for having extreme weather, especially in Delhi. It is extreme hot is summers and one of the coldest cities in the winter. So, plan your trip accordingly. The best time to visit some of the popular hill stations such as Shimla, Ladakh, Sikkim, Manali etc. is summer, while some of the tropical places such as Mumbai, Chennai, Rajasthan, Goa, Agra etc. are recommended to visit in winter.
With its extreme weather condition, you are more likely to get ill in during your vacation. So, it is advised to take food and water wisely. It is quite common to experience swirling stomach if you eat something unhealthy. Prefer having freshly cooked items and drink only from the sealed water bottles. Also, don’t forget to keep your fast-aid box with some of the required medicines prescribed by a physician.
Well, this might sound weird here, but not considering this piece of paper, you’re doing a mistake. A travel insurance policy comes in handy in covering those hiccups you might get while paying a hefty bill in case of an emergency. This policy covers you for medical emergency en route, along with the expenses arising out of non-medical emergencies such as flight delay, trip cancellation, evacuation etc.
Wrapping it Up!
World Tourism Day is approaching and Delhi is all set to welcome the guests coming across the world. We hope you too are done with the preparation part. Having said that, these travelling tips will help you know this place better without having something gone off the beam.
To know more about unexplored destinations near Delhi, keep reading our next article!