The best time to travel to India is between October and February. If you wish to visit the mountainous regions of the North the ideal period is October to November. Spanish citizens need a passport valid for at least 6 months and a visa to enter to India. It is not mandatory to be vaccinated but it is recommended to obtain medical advice on the types of vaccination required for region to be visited. Vaccines need to be taken about 4 or 6 weeks before travelling since they do not have an immediate effect on the body.
The difference of hour is three and a half hours ahead of Spanish hour in the summer and four and a half hours in winter. The prefix of India is +91 and to call Spain from India the prefix is +34.
In most tourist destinations of India one can communicate in English, which coexists with 22 official languages.
Many hotels, bars and restaurants have internet access. An adapter is required to charge the devices.
When meeting Indians it is advisable to avoid shaking hands and greet them with a traditional "namasté" while we press our hands against each other at breast height.
Arrange the price of a taxi ride before starting the trip.
It is recommended to scan all official documents and send them to your own mail, in addition to having a photocopy of your passport.
Wear comfortable clothes: T-shirt, cotton shorts and low trekking shoes or sandals.
There are places of prayer where you must take off your shoes or cover your head. Some religious sites do not allow entry to those who do not profess the same religion.
Do not forget to take along sunglasses, sunscreen, lip protection, mosquito repellent and a mosquito net.
It is highly recommended to drink only bottled water and when it is bought at a restaurant make sure that is served sealed. Peel the fruit and wash it well before eating. Wash teeth with bottled water.
It is advisable to carry a medical kit: analgesics, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antiseptics, soap, sticking plaster etc.
Travel insurance which includes medical assistance is also highly recommended.