Will I get ill?
Not necessarily – most travellers will have a straightforward visit, though tummy troubles are the most likely cause of illness. The best ways to avoid getting ill are to only drink bottled water and to use it while brushing your teeth, avoid salads, ice cubes and fruit that you can’t peel yourself, and only eat food that has been boiled or fried fresh. When eating street food, always choose a stall that looks busy and is visited by locals – the best indicator of where is safe (and delicious!) to eat. Many travellers choose to go vegetarian in India, which is no bad thing as a vast number of Indians are vegetarian and the country offers a plentiful choice of meat-free dishes. Your Explore Leader is the best person to advise what and where you can eat.