Do you want to try new experiences of traveling to countries in Asia in 2020? Why don’t you just try India! This country is also suitable as a tourist destination for backpackers. With its landmarks that are already popular around the world, especially if it’s not the Taj Mahal.
This world wonder attracts the most tourists to travel to India. And besides that India is also included in the list of low-cost countries for backpacking, along with Thailand and Nepal which are always issued by several well-known blogs.
India is a large country with a population reaching 1.2 billion. And 80 percent of them are Hindus. That is what makes this country very thick with the customs and culture of its ancestors.
Apart from culture and customs, India also has trip destinations that are worth visiting such as Delhi, Agra, Benares, Jaipur, and Mumbai.
Before doing travel tours to India by backpacker, you should first consider the following tips. So that your vacation is safe and comfortable without any obstacles.
1. Make a List of Sites to Visit
India is very large, there are many cities that can be explored. The majority of tourists are very excited in visiting tourist locations there, so they unconsciously make them tired. Coupled with congestion, air pollution, and the noise of the city atmosphere, it makes the body more easily tired.
To outsmart, you can create a list of destination locations. We recommend giving priority to locations that are easily accessible and really interesting to visit.
2. Check the current season, don’t reach saltum
India is a country with a climate ranging from tropical to sub-tropical. Each state has specific climatic characteristics. For example, the tropics tend to be in the south. Meanwhile, there are extreme weather in northern India.
For reference, go out in the spring. The air there is quite cool during the day. The flowers were in full bloom and the green grass was added.
3. Bored of the urban atmosphere? Try Rural Destinations
India is indeed famous for its population density. Like Jakarta, the atmosphere of a city in India is crowded with vehicles passing by.
If you are bored with the bustling urban atmosphere, try to visit villages in India. Apart from the countryside, going to the mountains and valleys can also be an alternative, you know. Take it easy, the rural people are friendly.
4. Be careful before eating and drinking
For those who are not familiar with Indian food, maybe you will be a little surprised by the taste. In fact, not a few Indonesian tongues are less suited to Indian cuisine. In addition, many of the travelers are not careful when buying food on the side of the road.
Make it a habit to wash the fruit first and peel the skin before eating it. In addition, clean the food that is boiled or fried. We recommend that you bring your own drinking water which is more guaranteed hygienic.
5. Must be patient in dealing with traffic jams
When you use public transportation to go around the city, and there is traffic, face it casually and patiently. Maybe for those of you who live in Jakarta, things are like getting used to it. FYI, local residents there are often curious about the tourists who come.
Many of them sometimes ask private things. You don’t need to wait too much, just answer as needed.
6. Wear Polite and Covered Clothes
The dress code in India must be polite and nice. It’s as simple as possible but still covers the arms and legs. This is a form of respect for local culture and so that you are more safe.
So do not steal the eyes of criminals with evil intent Especially if you are a woman and are solo backpacking, don’t bother thinking about carrying tight clothes, just get rid of them from your backpack.
The residents there are also accustomed to removing their footwear in front of their house entrance. The shops in the city are no exception, so you have to take them off too.
7. Book Accommodations Online
This must also be considered while on vacation anywhere. It’s good if you have booked lodging such as hostels, hotels, guest houses, online. Look for the one that fits the budget on your itinerary. And it is highly recommended that you order on the spot.
To make it easier for you to determine recommended hostels, you can search for reviews on the experiences of previous visitors from several Kaskus forums and the backpackers clubs community.
Also, make sure the location of your inn is on the map, so that you don’t have trouble finding it. Or even if necessary, ask the hostels to pick you up.
8. Avoid Night Trips
If you are traveling in India, make sure that before 9pm you are in the hotel. Because the safety of Indian cities at night is not very friendly. So you have to be more aware so you don’t forget that your safety is number one.
It would be better if you traveled with your friends. So in order to further minimize the crimes that can lurk us at any time. Anyway, don’t ever walk alone at night, especially in a quiet place.
9. Don’t Hesitate To Ask
It feels like the proverb of being ashamed to ask questions in the wrong way is also true Wherever you are, if you are in doubt about the road you are going on, ask someone. But you also shouldn’t just ask questions.
You are only recommended to ask a policeman or woman. Don’t ever ask young people. Instead of being shown the right path, they might mislead you.
10. Choose the Most Comfortable and Safe Public Transportation
If you are in Delhi City, to be able to reach several tourist attractions you can use the subway or commonly called the Metro Train. The subway is quite comfortable and the speed is fast. Plus there are special carriages for women, so it’s safe.
If you wish to take a public bus, we recommend getting on and off the front side door. So for those who are trapped in a taxi, choose the prepaid one.
How about the backpacker tips just now? Then what are you waiting for, immediately plan your vacation schedule for a tour to India.