We Recommend: Walk with a former street kid who has now been trained as a professional local guide. Offered in the capitals of Kenya and India through our trusted NGO partners who rescue and care for street children, these tours offer an insider’s perspective of growing up on these streets.

Is India Safe?
Security in India

Is India safe? India is by and large a very safe country that will leave you mesmerized and mystified. However stimulated, inspired, awe-struck or overwhelmed you might feel while here, it is always important to remain alert. To make your trip even more memorable and hassle free, here are a few basic guidelines for staying safe in India.

  • Never discuss your travel plans with strangers. Also, do not disclose how much money you are carrying.
  • Avoid traveling alone at night. Never hand over your luggage to any unknown person except our representatives or the hotel staff.
  • All valuable items like money, passports, jewelry, etc. should be kept safely in the hotel locker or in a locked suitcase. Also, please avoid carrying or displaying large sums of money in public.
  • With ATMs available in most cities, and many shops accepting credit cards you won’t need to “stock up” and carry cash in large quantities.
  • It is best to buy a money pouch that can be strapped onto your body and worn underneath your clothing.  Also avoid keeping your wallet in the back pocket. 
  • Make copies of important documents like passports, visa, and identity proof and keep them in a safe location. If you are traveling with us, then your Trip Coordinator will be happy to keep a copy of your documents for safekeeping and be available for you around the clock. We will also brief you upon your arrival about your itinerary and discuss any potential security-related issues with you. 
  • Always watch what you eat, especially if you wish to sample something from a street food stall like the locals do. Make sure you eat food that is freshly prepared and served hot and that all the vegetables and fruits are washed before you eat them. It is best to avoid rare or under cooked meat and fish.
  • Tap water in India is generally not safe for consumption. Always buy bottled water while on the road. Your guide and chauffeur can also direct you to a source of clean drinking water.
  • Carry a good quality inset repellent or DEET. Bugs such as mosquitoes, fleas and ticks can be found in tropical and subtropical countries such as India due to the warm climate.

Please check your government’s advisory for further recommendations for USAAustralia and UK

Is India safe?

Millions of travelers visit India every year and domestic tourism is common especially during winter and in summer when school are shut. While incidents do happen, violent crimes against visitors is a rare and unusual phenomenon. Indians pride themselves on their hospitality, taking cue from the adage ‘atithi devo bhava’ which means that the guest is equivalent to God.

Safety in India on your Enchanting Travels tour

At Enchanting Travels, your safety and security are our primary concern. Whether you are traveling in a group or are a single traveler, we want to ensure that your India vacation is as safe and seamless as possible. Our Travel Consultants are happy to advise you on the best routes and recommend accommodation that have been personally reviewed by our team for both quality and safety. We work exclusively with licensed guides and qualified chauffeurs who take your safety very seriously. All our vehicles are of excellent quality and tested regularly to main international standards of safety. While you travel, your dedicated personal Trip Coordinator is available around the clock to assist you with anything you may need. With us, you are in safe hands.

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WHAT OUR GUEST’S SAY

Enchanting Travels customizes every aspect of our travel which perfectly suits our needs. The staff is knowledgeable, professional, patient, fun and personable, as well as attentive to all our needs throughout our trip. We also enjoy all the private transportation, private tours and luxury accommodation. We feel like the kings and queens when we travel with Enchanting. Enchanting offers the perfect travel experience for us!

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Alison LoveUSA

This was absolutely amazing! We spent 9 or so days traveling throughout India and Enchanting Travels was very hospitable and flexible! Our tour guides were personable and funny, as well as knowledgeable. All of the hotel accommodations were clean and beautiful. I think the real difference for me was with our Trip Coordinator and how she would reach out daily to ensure we were enjoying ourselves and making herself available if any problems arose. I would strongly recommend Enchanting Travels.

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Melissa CadenaUSA

I cannot imagine being without Enchanting Travels for my first trip to India. With new and different things to acclimate to and customs I was not privy to, ET made my journey a breeze. I was able to see and enjoy the entirety of all places visited without worrying about tickets and transfers and luggage and hotels and anything that might take me away from being “in the moment”. Usually one fourth of my trip is spent making arrangements but not so with Enchanting Travels as it is all done for you. Kudos to ET.

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