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Travel Tips: Things to Remember

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Remember

  1. You will be subjected to the rules and regulations of the country you are visiting.
  2. All foreigners are required to get themselves registered with the Foreigner's Regional Registration Office (FRRO)
  3. There is a prepaid taxi service at the airports and it is advisable that this facility is made use of as it proves to be the most economical.
  4. Large establishments including hotels, shops, and airlines generally accept American Express, Master Card, Visa and Diners Club credit cards.
  5. Occasionally India and Pakistan engage in skirmishes across the disputed Kashmiri border. Indian armed forces also clash with Kashmiri separatists in the state. It is advisable that travellers avoid the western part of Jammu & Kashmir.
  6. Kashmiri separatist groups have targeted foreign travellers in this area and some have been kidnapped or killed.
  7. Civil unrest in the Northeastern states resulted in terrorist attacks on trains, buses and bridges, and political killings. Official sources encourage exercising caution in visiting the states of Assam, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram.
  8. Particular care should also be taken when travelling to parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar given the prevalence of local banditry.
  9. On arrival, registering with your country's mission will be a good idea
  10. Avoid public demonstrations and other civil disturbances.
  11. Beware of strangers who offer you bargain.
  12. Beware of pickpockets and petty thieves.
  13. Do not accept drinks or food from strangers.
  14. While you are travelling by car try not to pick up hitchhikers.
  15. Try not to stay in very cheap hotels
  16. Lock up your valuables in the hotel safe.
  17. Keep the hotel room locked and meet your visitors preferably in the lobby.
  18. Use only authorized guides.
  19. Try to use official taxis.