Food is everything in India. From street food to fine dining, you can find it all. Service in restaurants can be a bit slow, but the wait is worth it.
North India is a vegetarian and vegan paradise, and your guide will be able to point you towards restaurants with better hygiene.
Delhi Belly is a thing. It is common for tourists to get sick in India, as food tends to be on the heavy side. If you enjoy Indian food, you’re going to LOVE this trip. You’re going to discover all kinds of foods that you never even thought existed.
My best piece of advice is – avoid western food at all cost if you don’t want to get sick.
Please refer to your GP for information on vaccines, and I highly recommend taking probiotics to help your body fight illness.
Things to remember to try to avoid getting sick:
- Often, Western-style food is not safe and should be treated with care.
- Water is not safe to drink, not even to brush your teeth.
- Skip the ice. It’s usually made from tap water.
- Always choose the hot and fresh food options. Street food is delicious and should not be avoided, but always choose to go where there’s a lot of people.
- Avoid buffets.
- Avoid salads and cut fruit.
- Take it slowly. Don’t overeat, specially when you arrive, as it might take your body a little while to get used to it.
- Take probiotics and stay hydrated.
If you get sick, have some Imodium and drink plenty of water. If the problem persists, let your guide know.
Medical assistance is good in India, I tell you from personal experience. But don’t worry, the problem usually goes away in a day or two.
The most important thing to remember is, enjoy it, but don’t let your guard down. India is a food paradise, and you’ll most likely put on a few kilos.