By Pippa de Bruyn, Niloufer Venkatraman, Keith Bain
One in all Frommer's so much professional commute writers takes at the attention-grabbing international of India, a spot of amazing common beauty--pristine seashores lower than swaying palm bushes, placid backwaters in lush surrounds, mountain peaks that extend into the clouds--and a spot of architectural wonders, cosmopolitan cities, world-class inns and Ayurvedic spas, and excellent usual wildernesses the place tigers stalk their prey. because it does so good, Frommer's has performed the legwork for you, and is no longer afraid to inform it love it is, saving you money and time and placing the point of interest on ease of trip. With Frommer's India, 1st variation, you can be armed with all of the shrewdpermanent, savvy counsel you are going to need to make your journey to 1 of the main unique locations within the world a journey of a life-time.
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VACCINATIONS You will almost certainly be advised to be vaccinated against hepatitis A, cholera, tetanus, and typhoid; also make sure your polio immunization is up to date. Longer-stay visitors should consider getting the hepatitis B and meningitis vaccinations as well. qxp 32 1/23/06 8:39 PM Page 32 C H A P T E R 2 . P L A N N I N G YO U R T R I P TO I N D I A travelers arriving from yellow fever– infected areas must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate. MALARIA Most doctors will advise you to take a course of anti-malarial tablets, but as is the case elsewhere, the best prevention is not to get bitten.
Khajuraho Dance Festival, Madhya Pradesh. Get a glimpse of all of India’s great classical dance forms. Basant Festival, countrywide. The onset of spring (basant) is marked by various celebrations. Citrus-colored clothes are worn, and there is a profusion of dancing and singing coupled with great dinner spreads and feasts to mark the season of agricultural plenty. Holi, northern India. Celebrated predominantly in the North, this joyous Hindu festival is held during the full moon—expect to be bombarded with colored water and powder.
You may have to exchange at least some money at the airport upon your arrival; change just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to your hotel, since the rate will be quite unfavorable. Tip: India is one destination in which it is really worthwhile to arrange an airport transfer with your hotel so that you can avoid waiting in long lines at the airport money-changer, dealing with prepaid booths, or negotiating fees with drivers and touts. After a good night’s rest, head to the nearest bank or ATM for a cash infusion.