Tips to Prepare for Your Trip to India

India is quite possibly one of the most exciting, life changing and diverse places to travel to in the entire world. For many, travelling to India is a fantastic adventure, but it is important to ensure that you prepare accordingly. There are many ways to make sure your very first trip to India is a memorable and exciting experience for all the right reasons.

Start Researching

So many travellers prefer to stay flexible and not over plan their itinerary for their trip. India is not the place to attempt a busy and rushed itinerary. You never know when you will want to change your plans because you love somewhere and want to stay longer.

Regardless, it is a good idea to ensure that you at very least do some research in regard to when and where you will want to visit. Planning a rough itinerary with some of the main attractions, will help you to avoid wasting time on your trip.

It is also a good idea to learn as much as you can about India before your departure. Look into things like vaccinations, travel insurance and any documentation that you will have to obtain prior to your departure.

Having a travel guide with you on your trip is also a good idea and a good way to keep up with tips about the culture and any useful information that you may need.

Planning a trip to India

Decide the Where

There is a lot to see when traveling to India, but it’s a good idea to take it slow. If you have less than one month to spend on your trip, it is a good idea to concentrate on one area.

Deciding where to visit is entirely dependent on what you are interested in. Do you want to experience the nature, wildlife, history, forts and palaces or the temples, foods and beaches? India certainly does have it all, but it can take some time to experience it so stick to unique tourist destinations if you can.  Jaipur is an amazing tourist location. With rich culture, amazing attractions and many hotels in Jaipur to choose from, there are many reasons it’s a great choice when planning your trip to India.

No matter where in India you decide to visit, just remember to make sure you have enough time and don’t overload your itinerary.

Have a Budget

Believe it or not, India is one of the most affordable places to travel in the world. Backpacking can make the trip that much more budget friendly but there are so many other options too. With world class luxury hotels and many attractions to visit, it’s important that you have a budget in place before you set off on your amazing adventure.

Make sure that you are setting aside funds for food, attractions and accommodations. Don’t go overboard if you can help it.

India is an amazing place to travel to, the culture, the history and more are all great reasons to book your vacation as soon as possible. Just remember to research, plan your destination and have your budget in order and you will be enjoying an amazing and memorable experience in India, in no time.



  1. Jessica Taylor says

    I have never thought about going to India, but it seems so amazing! I think these tips would work for anyone preparing to travel

  2. I love Indian celebrations and I know that I would like to visit one day and just be able to explore and know more about the culture.

  3. Haha there’s so much amazing food in India that I swear you need a separate food budget just so you can eat all of it! Where did you go in India? I’m originally from Mumbai so I’ve travelled around that area quite a bit with my family but I’ve never been to Jaipur! The temples and scenery is absolutely gorgeous! My favourite thing to do is explore the forts and temples all over India. It’s so cool how all the temples are built into mountains!

  4. This would be an amazing trip. Lots of prep would be needed for me.

  5. I’ve always wanted to go to India, so I’ll keep these tips in mind. I know I’ll do tons of research.

  6. I have never traveled abroad, but this looks really fun! I would love to ride a camel and see all the cool buildings!

  7. Going to India sounds like it would be an amazing trip but you do need a lot of time. There are so many places to experience I will need a guide of some kind before and maybe even during the trip

  8. Peter Nyiri says

    To tell you the truth, I would be a bit scared to go to India.
    I know it has a great culture, however I am not sure how much civilization there is.

  9. India always seems like the most amazing place to go and visit and these sound like some great tips to go and prepare yourself, as I bet it is such a different experience.

  10. Wow, I will surely keep this in my mind. thank you for sharing 🙂 amazing tips 🙂

  11. I would really love to visit India. It is so rich in culture and the food would be amazing.

  12. Oh my goodness! I’ll be honest… I don’t do well in crowds so India is one place I’ve never wanted to visit. But now, after reading what you had to say, I’m ready to start planning my trip!
    Thanks so much!!

  13. India is so full of life and rich culture. I appreciate the suggestions in your article. It is always a good idea to research a country before visiting,

  14. When we are traveling, I make sure I research about that certain place and what else we can do, and eat.
    I heard India is really awesome.

  15. The architect in India has always fascinated me. So much detail and color. Tha goes for their fabrics too. Whether or not I ever make it over there I don’t know but one can wish LOL

  16. My husband went to India for the first time last year and I wish he would have read some of these tips! They had a blast, though!

  17. India is a beautiful country. I live here and i can say there is a lot of diversity you will see here. Enjoy trip here.

  18. India seems like such a wonderful place. I’d love to travel there and learn about their culture!
    Xo, Sondra

  19. I’d love to visit India, I have some friends going this year and I can’t wait to hear all about it. I’ll pass this post along to them there’s a lot of helpful info here for them, thanks!

  20. This is on my bucket list. I will be traveling the country and surrounding areas and then go from there!

  21. I really want to take my 8-year-old to India, it will be such a learning experience for her. Thank you so much for this post as it makes me want to go more. We have backpacked in Europe, so she is a seasoned backpacker.

  22. Leigh Anne Borders says

    India is a place on my bucket list. I hope to be able to get there one day. I agree that research to the place you want to go is so important.

  23. I have a friend from India. He says you need at least several months to really see everything in India. It’s always been a country I’ve wanted to go to. Indian food is my favorite cuisine.

  24. Is it bad if you’re an over planner? Is there such a thing? lol

  25. I have the curiosity about India. That is a country rich in culture and very famous by the films. I have connected with some India’s persons and they are lovely persons. And, they have enchanted faces! I will be very happy if I can visit Taj Mahal. Great pictures that you have displayed on your website.

  26. Visiting India has been a dream of mine. This serves as a serious reminder, as to why I should make it sooner. Thanks for the advice I’ll be sure to take notes.

  27. Reesa Lewandowski says

    Traveling to India is a once in the lifetime opportunity! I do not think I would ever get to go though!

  28. India is such a beautiful country. Thanks for reminding me I have to start researching soon. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Hannah Marie says

    India is one of the places I would love to visit. I agree that it is affordable and it has a rich culture and food.

  30. India is certainly on my bucket list. Hopefully I will get to go within the next few years.

  31. A trip to India would be so much fun to plan and visit. I’ve always wanted to go there and your tips will help if I ever make that dream into a reality. I always work out a budget before traveling and make myself stick to it.

  32. I Have never been to India but I heard a lot of good stories from other traveler I used to connect with. Not really on top of my list but I wont mind visiting India in the near future.

  33. India is a wonderful country and at the same time strange. I spent 30 days getting to know the main tourist spots in the country and loved practically everyone. Well worth it and I loved your tips, they are of great help!

  34. Been hearing a lot of great things about traveling to India. But what excites me most is trying on their food. Uhmmm.

  35. So much culture in India! A friend of mine went while I was in college and I was so intrigued LOL!

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