Himachal Pradesh is amongst those places in India
that impress visitors with their natural beauty and geographical
diversity. Add to this the pleasant climatic conditions offered by the
state almost throughout the year and you know why such a large number of
tourists visit it every year. However, whenever we go to a new place,
whether in our own country or somewhere abroad, it is always advisable
to keep a few travel tips in mind. Following them not only ensure our
health and safety, but also helps make our trip hassle free. Keeping
this in mind, we have provided a number of travel tips for Himachal
Pradesh travelers in the following lines.
Always stay at a safe distance from people like tourist guides,
taxi drivers, bus conductors, etc. Do not be rude with them, but
don't be too friendly either.
Never ever venture alone at night, especially if you are a
female. It is always advisable to stay with your group wherever you
Always keep the emergency number of the place you are visiting
handy. It is better to be safe than sorry.
When moving in a public vehicle, it is better to avoid eating
anything offered by strangers.
While roaming around in a city, keep all the valuables in the
safety vault at your hotel room. At the same time, do not carry too
much cash also.
Always keep loose change with you at all times. Never ever take
out too much money in a busy street.
Try to stay away from public displays of affection.
Always make use of the services of an authorized tourist guide,
the one who is registered with the government.
Wear decent clothes, especially when visiting places like
temples, gurdwaras, shrines, etc.
Stick to bottled water for drinking purposes. The water sold in
glasses, at the roadside vends, is not pure.
Try to avoid eating anything from the roadside vends and too
small restaurants. You might end up getting a stomach infection.
Whenever you eat outside, try to avoid having salad and cut
fruits. Cooked and fried food is what works the best.
If you are coming in summers, always keep a bottle of water
handy. At the same time, make sure to apply sunscreen and wear
sunglasses and hats/caps, when under the naked sun.