Bear these tips in mind when planning any travel

travel essentials

Every journey is treasure chest of valuable experiences. One has to keep travelling to keep acquiring experiences. There are certain things you may need to take care of before undertaking your next journey. Here's what to keep in mind.

Hygiene is primary

The journey may be short or long but the moment you are out of home, you cannot be sure of the standards of hygiene. You may need to use common toilets of uncertain hygienic standards. Considering the health risks involved, it may be worthwhile to always carry a stock of tissue papers and antibacterial hand sanitizers.

'Excuse me, could you please help?'

What if some stranger comes to you requesting for the use of your phone for an urgent call or for taking care of his/her bag till he/she comes back. It is always better to reject such requests point blank.

Unless you are sure of your own safety and security, never deal with such persons or such requests. Never think that the world is full of honest and straightforward people.

If you feel pity or kindness, you may be stepping into the deep ditches of deception. Even if you feel such requests are honest and genuine, it is always better to involve the police or the security personnel around.

Your attention please!

There are many mobile phone based applications which facilitate information on the train timings and provide help while undertaking train journeys. One such application is RailYatri. This application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free. Availability of seats, information concerning the PNR, the current status of the train, information on delays etc can be obtained through this application.

Charging problems

There are many gadgets which make up the list of essential items to be carried while travelling. These will need to be recharged from time to time. Most hotels provide only one charging point and if you were to charge the gadgets one by one, a lot of time will be lost and your itinerary will very likely go haywire. To avoid such situations, carry a power bank and an adaptor.

Train journeys

If you are travelling by train, it is a good idea to book a train that reaches the destination in the daylight hours. Such an arrangement will save you a lot of time besides giving you the opportunity to visit the place during the daytime. If you don't like this idea because of the perceived dangers of a night journey, think again. Trust the Railway Police and see what happens!

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