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Safety in India

Is India a safe country?

The cities of India are as safe as most major cities anywhere in the world.

Use common sense precautions: be aware of your surroundings; secure your belongings; and carry your money in an inside pocket. Pickpockets are especially prevalent in crowded areas and on the trains.

If you’re on a group Experience then the general consensus is that there is ‘safety in numbers’. Irrespective, our team are trained to handle safety matters or concerns and if you ever feel in doubt then please do let us know.

If I encounter any problems in India who should I contact?
In the event you encounter any problems, please let any of our staff know immediately. You will be given a list of emergency contact details in your welcome pack and we recommend that you save these telephone numbers on your mobile device.

Do I need to get vaccinations before travelling to India?
We recommend you consult your doctor (ideally 6 weeks) before travelling to get vaccines you may need. Some vaccines may include Hepatitis, Polio, Typhoid, Tetanus and Japanese Encephalitis.

Should I carry a first aid kit?
Yes. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as a precautionary measure. We will carry first aid kits with us and there will be a local doctor on-site in every Experience.
This is a list of recommended supplies to have on hand in case of an emergency. These supplies may also be found in a Red Cross-approved first aid kit at your local pharmacy or medical clinic.

● 2 pairs of latex-free gloves
● Latex-free adhesive bandages with different sizes
● Sterile gauze pads with different sizes
● One roll adhesive cloth tape
● Roller bandages with different sizes
● One elastic bandage
● 3 or 4 triangular bandages
● One 36" malleable radiolucent splint
● One unit of antibiotic ointment, cream, or wound gel
● 4 sealable plastic bags
● 5 antiseptic wipe packets
● 2 packets of chewable aspirin
● One space blanket
● One CPR breathing barrier (with a one-way valve)
● One pair of utility shears or scissors
● Oral thermometer
● Tweezers

It’s important that you know how to use your kit and the supplies in it. In an emergency, it can be difficult to remember every step. Check out the First Aid app offered by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Network in each country.

I’m travelling with children. What safety tips should I consider?
The safety of any accompanying children is our highest priority. To ensure a list of what you’ll need for your children, we suggest you get in touch with us directly.

Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organisation dedicated to preventing child injuries, provides an array of resources on child safety on its website. This includes a series of simple tips on how to make a home safer for children.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first time participant, our safety tips will help you along the way so be sure to get in touch.