“Don’t listen to what they say, Go See!”
If travelling is an essential part of your life then this article is perfect for you! India is a vast country and there is a lot to explore. However, safety remains the primary concern when you are going to a new city. Scroll down to know the safety tips for exploring a new city. Try them and plan your trip well as exploring a new city is scary yet adventurous.
Follow the best travel bloggers
Following Indian travel bloggers on social media is certainly of a great help while exploring a new place/city. Whenever they visit a place, they share their experiences and the things worth doing there. Also, the Dos and Don’ts that they list are realistic. Hence, one can follow the travel bloggers.
Forget luxurious hotels
The hotels that have a good ambience and provide excellent facilities can be good. Look for the hotels/homestays that provide you the essence of the city. Such hotels are less expensive and they show the beauty of a country or that particular place.
Balance your travel guides
Complete reliance on one thing is not a good idea. To be safe in a new city, taking the help of both internet and the local guides should be considered. Google Maps & local tourism websites do help to a certain extent while hiring a local tour guide can help you reach the best places in that city.
Learn a few local phrases
Knowing the local language makes your exploration easy. But, if you are completely new to the language then try to learn at least a few basic phrases in the local language. This will be a great help in talking to locals because everybody doesn’t know English.
Make your smartphone travel ready
When you are going to explore a new city, make sure that you have these essential things with you. Battery backup (power bank), dual sim with an internet connection and travel guide apps are a must. This will ensure that you do not face technical difficulties while exploring.
Local maps of the city
There are some places that Google maps cannot help you find out. Therefore, you must always have a printed coloured map. This gives you the complete view at a glance which is not possible on your screens. Having a local map ensures better planning while exploring a new city.
Self Defence devices
Self-defence is the best defence in case of emergency. And prevention is always better than cure! If you know martial arts or some self-defence techniques then exploring a new city will not be a challenge for you. If you do not know not to worry, you can always carry handy knives, pepper sprays, chilli sprays etc. in your pockets or handbags.
Make a note of these tips for exploring trip full of fun. Pack your bags and happy journey!
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