vaccinations for travelling here
Destination Information for India
Goa is stunning, a great place to relax all day long! You can unwind on the beaches followed by a fantastic meal in one of the many restaurants. Nearly every visitor to the country visits the Taj Mahal; you can’t go to India without visiting this beautiful attraction. Delhi also has many beautiful places to visit including the Red Fort and the Golden Triangle.
Anyone taking a trip to India will need travel vaccinations, food and water borne diseases are common in India, therefore, Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines are strongly recommended. You need to be up to date with Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio and we would recommend Rabies vaccine and Japanese encephalitis depending upon your itinerary and the season. There is malaria in some parts of the country and Cholera outbreaks occur in some regions. There are mosquitoes that can cause diseases such as Dengue and Chikungunya, but our specialist team of nurses can advise you on the necessary precautions. Many visitors get travellers’ diarrhoea, but we have specific packs available to help treat and reduce the illness whilst abroad. Also, don’t forget travel insurance so you’re covered for medical emergencies. A flu jab should be considered as with all seasonal destinations.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Additional Health Risks Information for India
India is hot and humid during the summer months of March to June when temperatures are particularly high. You can avoid sunburn and heatstroke by wearing light clothing that covers the body and using a high SPF sunscreen. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of bottled water, and avoid being out in the direct sun at the hottest times of the day. If you’re travelling to remote regions, and areas that are generally cooler such as the Himalayas, remember to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the activity you are doing. Be aware of situations that can be dangerous to your health, and take particular care around animals, and when eating and drinking.
If possible, try to avoid the border of India with Pakistan, as the current political instability has led to a less safe situation here. Be vigilant with your possessions, as theft and pickpocketing can be a risk, particularly in crowded areas.
If you are driving in India or travelling as a passenger in a road vehicle, be aware that roads here can be dangerous, and vehicle safety and driving standards may not be the same as in the UK. Consider whether the person driving is safe to do so and whether the vehicle is roadworthy before you get in.
Highlights of India
THE RED FORT
enjoy this huge Mughal fort
explore the crowded bazaars
and learn how to haggle
take a rickshaw ride to
the spice markets
TAJ MAHAL IN AGRA
marvel at one of the wonders of the world
DARJEELING TEA PLANTATIONS JAIPUR
Pink City Palace
India attracts visitors around the world in a quest for spirituality and self discovery. Every major religion throughout the globe can be found in India, which serves to nourish its different faiths, living in relative harmony.
Main spiritual destinations include
sites of the Jagdish Temple
observing people at the Ghats
visit the magnificent Golden Temple
Wildlife and Natural World
see rare Asian lions
visit their famous Tiger reserve
enjoy the sun while relaxing on the sandy beaches
where you can see a single horned rhinoceros
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