Welcome to Incredible India!
Nowhere else in the world will you find a rich diversity of cultures, languages, faiths, and social norms that we have in our country- India. We do hope you have an enjoyable stay and experience with us.
General Health Precautions for Travellers to India
If the country of your domicile has a policy of vaccination and medical prevention against diseases prevalent in this part of the world, please do follow them. (Eg: prevention of Malaria).
Take precautions in the summer months (April to June) with measures to prevent dehydration as the heat can be quite intense. Drink plenty of fluids: water, fruit juices, coconut water, etc. Wear light colored and preferably cotton fabrics to keep you cool while outdoors. Avoid exposure to the sun between 2 PM to 5 PM as this is generally the period of the maximum intensity of heat. Stay indoors in cool premises if possible.
The monsoon or rainy period lasts four months in India every year from June to September, both months included. There is generally an outbreak of diseases such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, Chikungunya, Viral Fevers, Typhoid, Hepatitis etc. All of these are totally preventable with a few simple measures: eat safe, drink water safely, and avoid mosquito bites. Eat in only hygienic places and try drink boiled and filtered water, available in most homes, hotels, etc. Alternatively drinking a good brand of mineral water would prevent infections. Mosquito bite prevention with barrier creams for application on exposed parts of the body, use of mosquito nets, or screens prevents a whole host of diseases spread through the mosquito bite. However, the monsoon is enjoyable and a different experience.
Ideal time of the year for visitors
The best time to visit and enjoy India is from the months of October to mid March. Weather in all parts of the country is pleasant, stable and cool. The winter months typically are from November to February and parts of north India can get pretty cold with minimum temperatures going below zero degrees centigrade Plan travel particularly air travel to the northern parts of India ahead of time and carefully as thick fog disrupts flight and train schedules in the months of December and January through February. Winter temperatures in the western, and southern parts of the country are not as low as in the north and bearable.
The months of October, November, December and January are full of colourful festivals and lots of fun. Enjoy our festivals which are unique and thoroughly enjoyable by all, including visitors from the west.
Prepared in public interest by Lotus Children´s Hospital