Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rajasthan Travel Information

1. Only drink bottled drinking water in clear plastic bottles. Check that the seals are intact and if the label bears a popular brand name. Most restaurants and hotels have water purification systems and provide safe drinking water.
2. Carry any essential medication that you are in the habit of using. Chemist stores are abundant in India, however your specific brand of medication may not be available. As government is very strict here, so that they can’t sell any medicine without having a look on doctor’s prescription which has been suggested to you but it will be of no use as if you will behaving then also they can’t give that special medicine because the doctor doesn’t belong to India and treatment is not been done in India too.
3. Always carry a First-Aid kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need. Especially medicines for upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc. Also, keep some band-aids, antiseptic ointments, etc with you.
4. If you are visiting India in summer time, drink lots of water, cover your head with scarves or caps or hats, wear sunglasses and use sunscreen lotion. Try to stay indoors in the afternoon.
5. The weather of Rajasthan is hot and dry. It is advisable to have three proper meals a day. Do not cut down on solid foods and live on a watery diet of fruit salads, curds, and loads of bottled drinks. It is very necessary to have solid foods like bananas, breads, biscuits etc.
6. Protect yourself from mosquito insect bites:
7. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats when outdoors.
8. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats.
9. Use insect repellents that contain DEET (N, N-diethylmethyltoluamide). For more information about insect repellents and correct use, see What You Need to Know about Mosquito Repellent on the CDC West Nile Virus site.
10. If no screening or air conditioning is available: use a parathyroid-containing spray in living and sleeping areas during evening and night-time hours; sleep under bed nets, preferably insecticide-treated ones.
11. If you are visiting friends and relatives in your home country, see additional special information about malaria prevention in Recent Immigrants to the U.S. from Malarious Countries Returning ‘Home’ to Visit Friends and Relatives on the CDC Malaria site.
Do not:
1. Never eat cut fruits sold by the roadside vendors. Always eat fruits you can peel. Wash the fruits properly with water well before eating them.
2. Avoid having juices from the roadside vendors. Don’t drink water from tap or roadside vends.
3. Do not drink beverages with ice.
4. Do not handle animals, especially monkeys, dogs, and cats, to avoid bites and serious diseases (including rabies and plague). Consider pre-exposure rabies vaccination if you might have extensive unprotected outdoor exposure in rural areas. For more information, please see Animal-Associated Hazards.

5. Do not share needles for tattoos, body piercing or injections to prevent infections such as HIV and hepatitis B.

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