India tips and random facts
Useful travel tips!
-Use charles schwab to withdraw money from atm in local currency- your atm fees will be returned
-Use chase reserve credit card for no international fees, priority pass card (use of various airport lounges), and more!
- download mapswithme app and the country map before leaving the country if an offline map is needed.
-Download apps/ music/ videos you may want before the trip as internet speeds may be slow
-Learn some of the top hindu gods as they show up multiple times in temples and every day life
-Bring toilet paper as not all restrooms have them
-Have small tip money for random things, tipping restroom attendant, taking pictures with local people, etc
-Cover legs and shoulders when entering a religious place
-Purchase sim card for phone to get internet 2d per day/ phone calls- $3 usd for 28 days
-Bring Student ID for discounts
-Can ship back items to home if you cannot carry them
-thali’s on the menu is a way to experience a variety of dishes.
-Hindi is the primary language with it’s roots in the ancient language of sanskrit. There are 16 official languages- listed in their bill currency. Sanskrit is the ancient language.
- Men may hold hands as sign of friendship
-As a foreigner, the locals may ask to take selfies with you.
- There are buildings with a mix of muslim and hindu architecture.
- Cows are sacred and are seen everywhere such as highways, streets and are not bothered. Their poop is dried and used for fuel and to repel insects.