Health Issues For Travelers in India
This time I would like to share tips and warnings with you. India is a wonderful country, but due to its huge population, some traditions and other reasons, some places are not very friendly for European tourists like me and we should be aware of several things. Ok, let’s get to details:
The first thing we European should be aware of is medical issue. Some regions have an extremely high level of some serious diseases. Mainly that’s caused by a huge number of people living within a rather small territory and having a lack of pure water, food, etc. So such regions are pretty often hit by various epidemics. If you travel with some tour company you probably will be secured from such unpleasant issues, your guides care about your safety and won’t take you to disease-dangerous places. But me and my friends were traveling alone and thus we had no idea about such risky situation. And we’re really shocked to see a hell of different trash in the most sacred Indian river. One look at it was enough for us to understand that NOTHING will force us to even get close to it. And despite all the pollution locals are absolutely ok with bathing THERE. Anyway, if you are with the local guide, you should be ok, if you are traveling alone, just stay sharp. Let’s go on with the post.
As for medicine, you should have some the most commonly used ones with you. Yeap, we all know that India is a leading manufacturer of various medicine in the world. But you would be surprised with the fact that standard medicines are accessible in all drugstores around the country. In fact, some regions don’t have drugstors at all, well, at least drugstores that we are used to. Lots of local medicine is based on “traditional methods”, you won’t find any pills there, but there will be a wide variety local medicine that looks pretty odd if you ask me :)
Ha, tourists are warned about health issue even in the airports. They are told to consume only boiled and/or filtered water and stuff like that. Speaking of airports, we used airplanes to get from one part of India to another during our trip. That’s the easiest, safest and the most convenient way to travel in India for tourists. All you need to do is to visit some website related to Indian air tickets and to choose the ones that are the most suitable for you. Taking into consideration the price and the comfort of the airplane, it’s the best transport for those, who travel independently, without any tour companies.
Well, in addition to health issues you should also we attentive to your baggage and any other valuables, just like anywhere else on Earth :) But that will be a topic for another post. For now I wish you to be attentive to your health cause that’s the most important thing we have!
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