For foreigners, western attire would be fine as long as it is modest. For women, your arms and legs should be covered. You may have to cover your head in some temples & leave your shoes outside the temple. There are plenty of places to buy more ‘local attire’ and your My Spiritual India Tour guide will help you with this, for example you might feel more comfortable in salwars suits or kurtis/pants once you feel more comfortable along your journey. Northern India, including Delhi, can get very cold in the winter (jackets, boots, gloves) so bring warm clothing if you are coming on your tour of India in December and January.
Many people try to cram too much into a visit to India and subsequently burn out. To get the best out of your holiday in India, we concentrate on a few places rather than trying to see as many as possible. Seeing one or two places can be much more rewarding than seeing loads of places, but not having time to appreciate any of them. We will spend a few days in one spot and you'll be less stressed, gain a deeper understanding of where you are, and have more time to get to know the people you meet – your interactions with hospitable locals will almost certainly lead to some of the most memorable moments of your trip. At My Spiritual India Tours we have designed a journey that enables you to do just that, we ensure smaller groups with a maximum of 12 people, and we focus on more intimate experiences.
Most Indians are vegetarian and the vegetarian food available in India is diverse, healthy, fresh and delicious. Many travellers choose to eat vegetarian during their visit because it reduces your risk of getting sick from badly prepared meat. We have extensive experience of the food options available on our tours of Indian and have picked some of the nicest - and our favourite, cleanest, healthiest and diverse cafe’s and restaurants for you to eat at.
In a country with 1.25 billion people, personal space is not guaranteed. When you are using public transit or walking through the streets, you might find yourself squished and crowded much more than you are used to in your home country. It feels weird at first, but just take a deep breath and go with it. On My Spiritual India Tours we spend the majority of our journey in a much less crowded area which is away from cities and major landmarks and closer to nature, mountains and a very clean part of the Ganges.
No. It is important that you drink only bottled water and ensure to wash your teeth in it as well. Unfortunately, some shop keepers will refill their bottles of water with tap water and then put the lid back on and sell them again. In order to avoid getting ill, make sure that you inspect the water before purchasing. Most types of water bottles will have a plastic seal and if it is broken you can avoid buying it. Your My Spiritual India Guide will help you with this.
You might say, it is both safe and unsafe to travel anywhere in the world, and that includes for females travelling solo or with other’s in India! Staring and unwanted attention can occur, but this is not necessarily hostile. Travel to India with an open heart and mind, do your research and adjust your expectations, be confident, carry a mobile phone and wear Indian clothes are all useful tips for female travellers. You are welcome to contact us at My Spiritual India Tours for advice on travelling in India, we would be happy to help.
The wobble is the most beautiful, wonderful tool of communication in India. It can mean yes, no, maybe, not now, later, good, bad, okay, you’ll probably begin doing it before you even understand it. Eventually you’ll be able to tell the subtle differences or wobble for what the person is saying or communicating and you’ll return one with your own answer or message.