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Yolo Manali Sept 2022

Mistakes to avoid while planning a backpacking trip to India 

India is a country unlike any other on this planet earth. East, west, north and south the entire country has a fusion of culture, heritage, art, mouth-watering food and an experience of a life time which will leave you either wanting more to hating it. 

India is the kind of country which needs you to plan well before coming and listed below are 10 points which will help you plan your trip to India to the bone.  

1. Not planning ahead:

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One of the biggest mistakes travellers make is not planning their trip in advance. This can result in missing out on important attractions, not securing accommodation or transportation, and wasting time and money.

2. Overpacking:

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It is important to pack wisely and efficiently, as overpacking can be a burden and make it difficult to move around during your trip. Only pack what you truly need and consider the climate and activities you will be participating in.

3. Ignoring travel insurance:

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Many travellers overlook the importance of travel insurance. It is crucial to have coverage in case of any unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, trip cancellations, or lost luggage.

4. Not budgeting properly:

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Traveling can be expensive, so it is important to create a realistic budget and stick to it. Research the average costs of accommodations, food, transportation, and activities in your destination and plan accordingly.

5. Not researching local customs and etiquette:

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It is important to familiarise yourself with the local customs and etiquette of your destination to avoid any cultural misunderstandings or offensive behavior. Learn basic phrases and greetings in the local language to show respect to the locals.

6. Not informing your bank and mobile carrier:

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Before traveling, inform your bank about your trip to avoid any issues with your credit or debit cards being blocked due to suspicious activity. Additionally, check with your mobile carrier to see if you will have coverage in your destination or if you need to purchase an international plan.

7. Overbooking activities:

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While it’s important to have an itinerary, overbooking activities can result in feeling rushed and not fully enjoying each experience. Leave room for spontaneity and relaxation in your schedule.

8. Not checking visa requirements:

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Make sure to check if you need a visa to enter your destination country well in advance, as the application process can take time. Failure to do so may result in denied entry or difficulties.

9. Not taking care of your health in India:

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Prioritise your health while traveling by staying hydrated, getting enough sleep, and practicing good hygiene. Research any necessary vaccinations or medications needed for your destination and take precautions to avoid getting sick.

10. Forgetting to backup important documents:

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Before leaving, make sure to make copies or scan important documents such as your passport, visas, and travel insurance. This will come in handy if anything gets lost or stolen.

Conclusion: When deciding on a sim card in India remember that Airtel or Jio are the best options to choose from both have various plans & the best network coverage all over the county.  You can opt for any one of the sim card options and be assured to have seamless network coverage at pocket friendly cost.

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