Tips For Travelers

Travelling to the country in India is not less than the most mesmerizing experience one can encounter in their life. The culture, the lights and the purity of the people around will make you feel at home even when you are miles and miles away from yours. However, there are a few things one should be mindful of even if you are travelling for the tenth time to India (which you will, because it is BEA-utiful).Here is a quick guide to all the things you need to know and be mindful of while having an experience of all. We have bifurcated the points for your reference.

Summertime Happiness (April to June)

This is perhaps the only time one can find the maximum number of tourists in Rajasthan. Summer break is best enjoyed in the golden sands of time with a cold glass of lassi and your uber hot shades to beat the heat.

Since, this is the most popular time to visit the royal lands, there are a few things to be mindful of –

  • Carrying a scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen and other accessories to keep yourself covered in the heat is an absolute must, unless you want to show off some serious tan lines to everybody when you go back
  • What you would like to wear on your travels would include - Light cotton clothes, scarves and hats to protect you in the heat. Comfort clothing is the perfect way of dressing in the summer, you wouldn’t want to be stuck sweating in the middle of the golden sands of time with nylon or polyester heavy clothes, because it will be too HOT to handle!
  • Make sure to carry certain essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses and mosquito repellent (this will be extremely important specially if you are going on a dessert safari)
  • Carry comfortable footwear to make sure that you are in the best of state when you travel around the royal lands either on a horseback or on a camel or elephant safari
  • You wouldn’t need to carry a lot apart from your clothes and other essentials, because the Rajasthan markets are well equipped to handle all your smuggest needs and wants :P
  • Our time for exploration would be restricted to 9 AM to 8 PM, including the time for hogging on some sumptuous food, however, being mindful of where you are eating and what you are eating goes without saying, Rajasthani food is if anything more, spicy for sure. Hence, being mindful of what you eat while visiting a restaurant or going out is a tip to be mindful of for sure
  • In case you have a question we cannot answer (which will be rare, but least to say is still possible) the designated Tourist Information Bureaus are perhaps the best places to make inquiries (apart from us, ofcourse)
  • Although our packages take care of all the travel and logistical needs, prepaid booths and RTDC offices or reception centers are the places to hire auto rickshaws or taxis
  • Money talks and money walks, so it is advisable to change money at authorized money-changers and always take proper receipts in case of any exigencies
  • Rajasthan is a heritage and cultural capital for the country, the amount of respect for the customs and values followed out there are enormous, hence it is immensely important to dress conservatively
  • Remember to remove your footwear before entering a temple or any place of worship
  • While offering prayers to God, Parikrama i.e. walking around the sanctum sanctorum of a temple is done clockwise as it is considered more auspicious
  • Be wary of strangers that get overly friendly or locals who try to manipulate you as everyone trusts the locals as the best guides and can lead you to the best sights to see, best bargain to be had and best cuisines to eat
  • Bargaining is the golden rule to follow and adhere to. On should never settle down at the first price offered
  • Trust the state government approved souvenir shops. Be wary of street peddlers selling ‘authentic’ souvenirs in the form of handicrafts

Monsoon Moonshine (July to September)

Rajasthan is one of the extremely few regions in India that receive less rainfall. That’s the beauty of this place, while the rest of the nation is busy stuck in overflooded roads and traffic jams with humidity at its best, you would not face the same in Rajasthan. Here, even if it rains, it rains for a short time and then the water drains out fast. How best can one experience the Amber Fort on the top of an Elephant with droplets falling on your forehead, with breeze flowing all around.

But even then, there are a few things to be mindful of while going around dancing in the rain. Here’s a quick guide to help you be safe, be sound and experience the majestic manors in Rajasthan –

  • Carrying raincoat, easy breathable knee length pants in dark colors and rubber flip-flops absolute must, although it doesn’t rain the most, but it still rains enough
  • What you would like to wear on your travels would include - Light cotton clothes, scarves and hats. Comfort clothing is the perfect way of dressing in the humid monsoon weather,
  • Make sure to carry certain essentials like sunscreen, sunglasses and mosquito repellent (this will be extremely important specially if you are going on a dessert safari)
  • Carry comfortable footwear to make sure that you are in the best of state when you travel around the royal lands either on a horseback or on a camel or elephant safari
  • You wouldn’t need to carry a lot apart from your clothes and other essentials, because the Rajasthan markets are well equipped to handle all your smuggest needs and wants :P
  • Our time for exploration would be restricted to 9 AM to 8 PM, including the time for hogging on some sumptuous food, however, being mindful of where you are eating and what you are eating goes without saying, Rajasthani food is if anything more, spicy for sure. Hence, being mindful of what you eat while visiting a restaurant or going out is a tip to be mindful of for sure
  • In case you have a question we cannot answer (which will be rare, but least to say is still possible) the designated Tourist Information Bureaus are perhaps the best places to make inquiries (apart from us, ofcourse)
  • Although our packages take care of all the travel and logistical needs, prepaid booths and RTDC offices or reception centers are the places to hire auto rickshaws or taxis
  • Money talks and money walks, so it is advisable to change money at authorized money-changers and always take proper receipts in case of any exigencies
  • Rajasthan is a heritage and cultural capital for the country, the amount of respect for the customs and values followed out there are enormous, hence it is immensely important to dress conservatively
  • Remember to remove your footwear before entering a temple or any place of worship
  • While offering prayers to God, Parikrama i.e. walking around the sanctum sanctorum of a temple is done clockwise as it is considered more auspicious
  • Be wary of strangers that get overly friendly or locals who try to manipulate you as everyone trusts the locals as the best guides and can lead you to the best sights to see, best bargain to be had and best cuisines to eat
  • Bargaining is the golden rule to follow and adhere to. On should never settle down at the first price offered
  • Trust the state government approved souvenir shops. Be wary of street peddlers selling ‘authentic’ souvenirs in the form of handicrafts
  • Essentials such as first aid supplies, particularly disinfectant scrubs and adhesive bandages/plaster along with a small absorbent (or maybe even two) towel to dry yourself in the rain
  • A small, waterproof backpack to carry a change of clothes in (just in case you get caught in the rain!) and other emergency items
  • Most importantly, carry a waterproof bag for electronic items such as phone, camera, wallet and passport (PASSPORT!)
  • For those ladies and gents concerned about their hair and make-up….keep it water-proof. Anti frizz sprays are also used extensively

Festive Fantasy (October to December)

Being a dessert state, Rajasthan tends to get magnificently beautiful during the festive months, with lights shinning bright as diamonds and lighting up even the darkest of days, and colors to fill your soul rich. Rajasthan is one of the extremely few regions in India that receive less rainfall. But it tends to get really cold starting October and goes on till February. The nights, are wonderful to experience but for sure hella cold even for the warmest human beings. The chills sweep deep down your spine and can possibly make the faint hearted shiver.

But don’t you worry, we got you covered. Here’s a quick guide to help you be safe, be sound and experience the magic in Rajasthan –

  • Carry both light and heavy duty woolens for the rest of the months for the a cold windy night
  • What you would like to wear on your travels would include - cardigans, sweaters, jackets, coats and whatever makes you feel warm. Make sure to be comfortable in your boots
  • Winter essentials like lotion, hats, scarves and mosquito repellent (this will be extremely important specially if you are going on a dessert safari)
  • Wear comfortable shoes that can make sure to keep you warm and ensure that you are in the best of state when you travel around the royal lands either on a horseback or on a camel or elephant safari
  • You wouldn’t need to carry a lot apart from your clothes and other essentials, because the Rajasthan markets are well equipped to handle all your smuggest needs and wants :P
  • Our time for exploration would be restricted to 9 AM to 8 PM, including the time for hogging on some sumptuous food, however, being mindful of where you are eating and what you are eating goes without saying, Rajasthani food is if anything more, spicy for sure. Hence, being mindful of what you eat while visiting a restaurant or going out is a tip to be mindful of for sure
  • In case you have a question we cannot answer (which will be rare, but least to say is still possible) the designated Tourist Information Bureaus are perhaps the best places to make inquiries (apart from us, ofcourse)
  • Although our packages take care of all the travel and logistical needs, prepaid booths and RTDC offices or reception centers are the places to hire auto rickshaws or taxis
  • Money talks and money walks, so it is advisable to change money at authorized money-changers and always take proper receipts in case of any exigencies
  • Remember to remove your footwear before entering a temple or any place of worship
  • While offering prayers to God, Parikrama i.e. walking around the sanctum sanctorum of a temple is done clockwise as it is considered more auspicious
  • Be wary of strangers that get overly friendly or locals who try to manipulate you as everyone trusts the locals as the best guides and can lead you to the best sights to see, best bargain to be had and best cuisines to eat
  • Bargaining is the golden rule to follow and adhere to. On should never settle down at the first price offered
  • Trust the state government approved souvenir shops. Be wary of street peddlers selling ‘authentic’ souvenirs in the form of handicrafts

Tips for Wonder Women Flying Solo

  • Trust the designated Tourist Information Bureaus are perhaps the best places to make inquiries (apart from us, ofcourse)
  • Although our packages take care of all the travel and logistical needs, prepaid booths and RTDC offices or reception centers are the places to hire auto rickshaws or taxis
  • Money talks and money walks, so it is advisable to change money at authorized money-changers and always take proper receipts in case of any exigencies
  • Remember to remove your footwear before entering a temple or any place of worship
  • While offering prayers to God, Parikrama i.e. walking around the sanctum sanctorum of a temple is done clockwise as it is considered more auspicious
  • Be wary of strangers that get overly friendly or locals who try to manipulate you as everyone trusts the locals as the best guides and can lead you to the best sights to see, best bargain to be had and best cuisines to eat
  • Bargaining is the golden rule to follow and adhere to. On should never settle down at the first price offered
  • More importantly, its essential to remain safe, try and wrap up all travels and adventures by 8-9 PM and head back to your hotel for a comfortable night sleep and start early
  • Be confident, not polite. Its important to not let people take you for a ride
  • Watch how you to relate to men, don’t trust anyone easily
  • Use taxis or metros whenever traveling alone, make sure to be safe specially during night
  • Prefer to wear Indian clothes, this way you can conquer the Indian hearts and remain safe (and get good discount on street shopping)

Tips for Wonder Women carrying the gift of life (Pregnant)

It is all the more important for pregnant mothers to be extra cautious during their travel to India, like you would be travelling anywhere with your pertinence.

  • Consult your doctor and tell him about the Indian climate while you are traveling to get the best opinion and dos and don’ts for your travel
  • Carry extra clothes as women tend to feel cold specially during winter
  • Trust the designated Tourist Information Bureaus are perhaps the best places to make inquiries (apart from us, ofcourse)
  • Although our packages take care of all the travel and logistical needs, prepaid booths and RTDC offices or reception centers are the places to hire auto rickshaws or taxis
  • Money talks and money walks, so it is advisable to change money at authorized money-changers and always take proper receipts in case of any exigencies
  • Remember to remove your footwear before entering a temple or any place of worship
  • While offering prayers to God, Parikrama i.e. walking around the sanctum sanctorum of a temple is done clockwise as it is considered more auspicious
  • Be wary of strangers that get overly friendly or locals who try to manipulate you as everyone trusts the locals as the best guides and can lead you to the best sights to see, best bargain to be had and best cuisines to eat
  • Bargaining is the golden rule to follow and adhere to. On should never settle down at the first price offered
  • More importantly, its essential to remain safe, try and wrap up all travels and adventures by 8-9 PM and head back to your hotel for a comfortable night sleep and start early
  • Be confident, not polite. Its important to not let people take you for a ride
  • Watch how you to relate to men, don’t trust anyone easily
  • Use taxis or metros whenever traveling alone, make sure to be safe specially during night
  • Prefer to wear Indian clothes, this way you can conquer the Indian hearts and remain safe (and get good discount on street shopping)
  • Avoid taking autos and rickshaws, they can get very bumpy and uncomfortable
  • Carry all your medicinal records and prescriptions, make two copies and keep them safe in your luggage and hand-bag
  • Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration
  • Avoid eating at any unpopular place and take frequent breaks