Delhi, the capital city of India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in whole country. This is because of its historical and present importance. Plus the market places make it one fun place to explore. Therefore due to the fame that Delhi carries with itself, following are some Do's and Don’ts in Delhi that need to kept in mind while travelling this beautiful city always bustling with colourful crowd:
1. Advance Booking
This is the first thing that you should ensure you are done with before coming to Delhi. Due to the popularity of this city, the hotels are pre-booked therefore you also need to do that well in advance. Checking the confirmation of booking is advised to be done when you have completed all the formalities.
2. Beware of Pickpockets
We strictly advise you to keep your wallets and purses with utmost care. You need to take adequate safety measures while in a public place or while travelling through public transport as there are people on a look out for an opportunity to steal your wallet taking advantage of the maddening crowd. It is also advised to keep your passport, identification papers and other important documents in a place other than your purse.
3. Select the Appropriate Time to Travel Delhi
The most appropriate time to travel Delhi is either from Mid February-March or from September-Mid December. This is because of the extreme weather conditions prevailing in the city during the rest part of the year which take away the kind of enjoyment that you could have got when coming otherwise.
4. Keep a Hindi Phrase Book and Map Handy
Every time you venture out, you should keep a Hindi Phrase book handy with yourself as local people might not be able to interact with you in your native language. Along with this, it is also advisable to keep a map of Delhi so that you can easily roam around without being lost.
5. Bargain while Shopping
It is advisable that you bargain in the flea markets and street markets as the vendors here inflate the prices much above the actual worth of the product. One example is the Sarojini Nagar Market where heavy bargaining is prevalent due to the inflated prices and low cost of the export surplus and rejected garments.
6. Beware of Agents
Agents roam here and there in the markets watching out for an opportunity to dupe around with the non-locals. So we advise you to beware of these kinds of people and touts who offer you lucrative buying options. Judge wisely and then make any buying decision.
7. Contact the Police in an Emergency or when lost
It is wise to contact the police immediately if you sense something fishy/ in the case of an emergency. Also in the case you feel that you have lost your way you can either report to the nearby police station or go the PCR vans patrolling through the streets. For reporting loss of any personal belonging, a report should be lodged with the police station.
8. Dressing Sense Matters
Dressing sense matters a lot in Delhi as in some areas like most of the South Delhi, people are quite cool with shorts and ganjis but on the flip side people from areas like North Delhi are not so cool with it and here the situation demands you to be dressed in a kurta or something that’s ethnic Indian.