Delhi Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. General Warnings

    1. Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors. 2. Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room. Use room safes where available. 3. Keep daily cash in separate pockets. 4. Don't...

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  • 2. Tap water

    I would avoid drinking any tap water during a visit to Delhi. When dining outside the hotel, make sure you get the bottle in which the water comes, i.e. Aquafina or Bisleri. If you go on a road trip,...

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  • 3. Traffic

    Well, travelling trought Delhi traffic is experiance! It seems everything which has weels will find it's way on Delhi streets! Sitting in the front passanger seat in a taxi is ceternly experiance, as...

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  • 4. Beggars

    When visiting Karol Bagh, one should be aware of certain things. Because of the fact that it is the largest market in the entire city, it gets a good deal of customer traffic. Which means plenty of...

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  • 5. Climate

    When I first arrived in Delhi in early November, it was hazy with a kind of smokey, misty, polluted atmosphere. It was fine and dry, mind, but as you can see by the photo's of Connaught Place, when I...

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  • 6. Shoe cleaners

    You may just laugh on the tip when you read it in your guide books, that be careful with some of the shoe-cleaners, those nasty ones, who have not got big and heavy stuffs to carry (so that they can...

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  • 7. Pickpocketers

    As we were walking along a street just off the western end of Chandni Chowk, we noticed a couple of youths following us. They managed to slip in between us in the crowd, and I saw one of them try to...

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  • 8. Comissions

    Once you would need the service of an agency, for example to book a train ticket or whatever, before to agree for somehting, ask them which is the % or value of their services. So, before to confirm...

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  • 9. ELECTRICAL PLUGS.... AND PLUGS AND PLUGS

    India uses 230V and 50 Hz for their household electrical supply. That's the easy bit. India uses 3 kinds of plugs and sockets. They use types C, D and M. The...

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  • 10. The Risky Rickshaws

    Public transport in India can be unreliable, slow, unpredictable and sometimes dangerous.... I used to travel frequently from the Crown Hotel, in the old city...

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  • 11. Inefficiency Everywhere!! Drinking Water in Street

    Hello Travelers,Well in summer temperature rise to above 40 degree celsius and public has to drink water because of thirst. The cost is 1 Rupees (About 2.5...

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  • 12. Be Careful while Taking Food and Water in Delhi,

    Hi travelers,Well to start with I should say there is no efficient system of monitoring food handlers in the small shops in Delhi. Absolutely there is no sense...

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  • 13. Inefficiency Everywhere!! Public Parks)

    Well, at the moment I live in New Delhi and I am very disappointed with everything I see in this beautiful city. First let me clear myself, I love India and the...

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  • 14. Sleeping at New Delhi Airport

    You cannot sleep in New Delhi Airport. The arrivals hall has no place for one to rest -- no chairs or benches and the cops will move you to the outside. There...

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  • 15. Tuc-Tuc Tactics

    If you look like a tourist, 50% of the tuc-tucs you get in will try and take you via a 'shopping centre' or 'government travel agent'. Be clear before you get...

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  • 16. SAFETY 101

    Many first time travelers to India find themselves falling victim to scams and touts, and unfortunately Delhi has lots of both. Be on guard for anybody trying...

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  • 17. Make sure you get the right train station!

    We were due to leave Delhi for Kalka on our way up to Shimla. We got to New Delhi train station to find that there was no sign of our train. We were at the...

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  • 18. Public inconveniences

    Delhi was my first port of call during my 4 month tour around India and so everywhere and everything was a novelty during my week long stay in the city. Its...

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  • 19. Security

    I have to say that for a large capital city, Delhi has to be one of the safest places I've ever visited. There's no malice directed at you and I never once felt...

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  • 20. Safety

    Like everywhere in India, you have to watch where you're walking in Delhi, especially in Old Delhi. Pavements, (when they exist), are particularly dodgy and if...

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  • 21. Health

    When I first arrived in India, Delhi was my first port of call. For the first few days, I was paranoid at everything I was eating and drinking and wandering...

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  • 22. Fake snake sadhus

    one terrible terrible practice in delhi is that a bunch of guys dressed up in saffron clothes approach you innocuously and when close enough, they pull out a...

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  • 23. Airport

    Be aware that international passengers are not allowed to enter the airport terminal until 3 hours before their flight departure time. I tried to do so and was...

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  • 24. Safety

    I was warned prior to my trip to Delhi not to wander around by myself especially in the Connaught Rd area and generally told Delhi was unsafe for women...

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  • 25. Pollution

    Pollution is high in Delhi because of the huge traffic congestion at times even though all public transport vehicles have been ordered to use compressed natural...

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