Safety

India's vast size necessitates careful travel, so stay informed about political unrest through local news and government websites, and choose safe backpacking routes.

Currency 

The rupee is the currency of India and cannot be brought in. Exchange pounds, euros, or dollars or withdraw from an ATM (Revolut) upon arrival.

Travel vaccines 

Vaccination is essential for protecting against diseases such as rabies, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, diphtheria, hepatitis B, and Japanese encephalitis.

Partying 

India's party scene is minimal, except in select regions like Goa, Mumbai, and Delhi, which have a significant party scene.

Sim Cards 

India offers numerous Airtel sims, priced at $8 for a 2-month plan with calls, texts, and daily data, and requiring a passport photo and visa copy.

ATMs 

India has ATMs everywhere. Many charge foreign bank cards and refuse them. Use the free Bank of Baroda with Revolut.

History 

The Indus Valley Civilization, Indo-Aryan Vedic Civilization, British India, powerful empires, European traders, and the independence movement led to Partition and the Republic of India.

Language 

English is widely spoken in India, although Hindi is the official language. Although I am not fluent, basic Hindi knowledge is beneficial. hi = namaste thank you = dhanyabad

Religion

Hinduism is the dominant religion in India, with 80% of the population following this faith, alongside Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist religions.

Religion

Hinduism is the dominant religion in India, with 80% of the population following this faith, alongside Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist religions.