An American survey done in 2006 showed that about 36 percent of Americans do not have any plans of spending their pad vacation time. But there are studies showing that having a vacation could actually make workers more productive. If you are one of that 36 percent and would like to experience an international vacation for the first time, then an Indian vacation would be great for you.
India is very much diverse and offers a lot for a first-time international traveller. Its varied geography offers a first-time visitor different options, whether it is the white sand beaches, rolling hills, snow-capped peaks, and plush forests and wildlife. There are too many sights to see, too many things to do, but so little time. In any vacation, even if it is not in India, it is important to incorporate planning. This would help you save time and at the same ensure that everybody would be having a good time.
Research and Planning
The first thing that should be done is to identify which facet of India you and your co-travellers are interested in. This would give you time to identify the activities that you want and the places that would suit your interests. You can already make or plan the itinerary based on this and even start looking for inexpensive and travel deals.
When planning a vacation, research is important. The internet has many information about travelling agencies and guides that have sufficient knowledge about Indian vacation and hot spots. Aside from that, there are also different travelling websites that have a forum for travellers and vacationers where you can exchange information about the places you would like to visit and some travelling tips. You can even have an idea of the places you would like to go to by checking pictures and videos.
When doing the planning, it is very important to plan even the details: the departure, the return and preparing for different situations. You can even have a family meeting before the vacation, to discuss different situations and how to handle them. This would prepare you and your family and at the same ensure that everybody would be having a great time.
When planning a vacation, you don’t just plan about the places you would like to visit. Estimation of the total cost of the vacation is important. Budget would also include food costs, transportation while on the vacation, accommodations and other activities. This is why it is important to also get the costs when doing your research.
Another thing to remember is that India has a diverse geography, climate is also diverse. If you are planning to experience the northern part of India after swimming in Goa, then you would have to be prepared not only for India’s subtropical climate but also for its cold climate in the north.
On the Road
If everything is already planned and the everybody is prepared to embark on the trip, then start packing your essentials and get ready to spend your vacation. When travelling in India it is important to travel in clothes that you are comfortable with. Although India has telephones and internet connections even in the remote villages, it would still be great to make sure that you have your cellular phone and charger with you.
This would help you contact in case of emergencies. It is also important to carry you travelling papers with you, but you would have to make sure that it is kept in a secure place. You do not want to have another problem by losing your travelling papers.
Some vacationers find it a great experience to have an Indian tourist guide that would accompany them throughout the trip. Having a local tourist guide would help you and your companions to see a spectacular scenery and at the same time, take you different celebrations and festivals which would give you a taste of the local culture. Of course, it would depend on your budget and at the same time your preference and would make your Indian vacation memorable.