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Traveling to India for the first time? Tips for Canadians

January 15, 2019 • Sponsored

Traveling to India for the first time? Tips for Canadians

Being a Canadian, you know that there are a number of advantages you enjoy. Even when traveling, you can enjoy certain privileges that are not enjoyed by others across the world. With this though, if you have plans to visit India for the first time in your life, here are some tips for you.

1. Visa application

Getting an India visa for Canadians is not a difficult task. However, it is important that the applicant learns about the different types of Indian visas that can be applied for. Depending on your purpose of visit, you can choose the type of visa you’d like to apply for. For example, if you wish to visit India for business purposes, you can opt for a business visa. If you’re planning to visit India with the intention of attending a wedding or sightseeing, you can opt for a tourist visa. Specify the purpose of your visit and things will get easy for you. Along with this, you should make it a point to learn about the other details such as photo requirements, fees, letter of invitation (if any), and so on.

2. Necessities and arrangements

India is a beautiful country, but there are certain differences, especially when we talk about the necessities. For example, in Canada, you’ll find toilet paper in public toilets even, while in India you might not find toilet paper in some of the most popular and globally recognized hotels. The case is same with air conditioners; you might not find it in some hotels in India. So, get an idea about the same before booking your hotel rooms.

On similar lines, Canadians are used to open spaces and an organized system followed by the citizens throughout the country. You might not notice the same in India.

With this, we know that the population is an issue for India, but you need to know about it and get some details about the same before booking your flight for India. This will only help you in enjoying your time in India.

3. Mode of transportation

India is a country where you’ll find different modes of transport everywhere. When we talk about a rickshaw, you’ll notice that even the size of the rickshaw varies from place to place. In rural areas, you’ll find animal-powered rickshaws too. This is quite common in rural areas and even in some urban areas in India.

4. Getting in the festive mood

India is a place where people are always in a festive mood. This is because Indians celebrate every festival in this world. They do not mind being a part of a new tradition or occasion. Also, they would love to involve tourists in their celebrations and events. So, don’t shy away and enjoy your time by being a part of the festivals in India. Get in the festive mood, and you’ll make it a point to enjoy your time thoroughly.

5. Keep your belongings secured

Pickpockets in India are common, especially if you’re in a crowded area. With this, you need to make constant efforts to make sure that you do not end up being pickpocketed when moving from one place to another. While the authorities can help you in tracing your belongings, if lost, to a certain extent, you shouldn’t be dependent on them because you might lose your data. Also, the time and energy spent in looking for the lost belongings will make your experience bitter. If you do not want this to happen, you should make it a point to take care of your belongings all by yourself. Taking care of your belongings will not be difficult for you if you try not to carry unnecessary gadgets and jewelry all the time when traveling.

Staff Writer

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