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Safety and Security (India, Nepal & Bhutan)

All travellers should maintain a high level of personal security. Although India, Nepal and Bhutan are considered safe for travellers, please keep in mind that cash or wallets in pockets, obvious jewellery, swinging handbags etc. may attract unwanted attention. Keep your belongings with you at all times and beware of pickpockets in market areas and at train stations.

Make sure your valuables and cash are secure and inconspicuous. Do not leave any valuables unattended in your hotel room or on your coach. Lock away cash you do not need during the day/evening, credit cards, airline tickets, passports, jewellery etc. either in your room’s safe or at reception; as not all hotels will have an in-room safe deposit box.

Wearing a money belt under your clothing is strongly recommended. We advise you not to bring valuable jewellery with you to India and keep a photocopy of your passport and debit/credit card(s).

We also recommend you take taxis rather than walk at night. Taxis are inexpensive, but you may have to haggle for the fee. Make sure the driver is clear on your destination – carry a hotel card so your taxi driver knows where to take you