Here are a few handy tips that will prove helpful while you
travel in Punjab.
:: Do pack a basic medical
kit with your luggage. Also carry adequate quinine, the anti-malarial
:: If you are travelling
in summers (April-June), carry only cotton garments, shorts,
light coloured clothing. A trip in winter season (October-February)
necessitates woollen clothing as the temperature often touches
:: Instead of carrying
too much cash you can do with traveller's cheques and get
them converted at Money changers like Thomas Cook.
:: Make it a point to
buy the maps of place you are exploring to make for easy navigation.
:: Budget travellers can
minimize their expenses by eating as often as possible at
the Langar (The Common Kitchen) in a Gurudwara.
:: When you visit a Gurudwara
particularly, make sure you leave your footwear out and cover
your head with a piece of cloth.
:: Before shooting pictures
of a Gurudwara, a historical monument, museum or a palace,
ensure beforehand if Photography is not prohibited. Otherwise
it may lead to heavy penalties and even confiscation of the
:: Specifically for foreigners,
there is usually a foreigner's helpdesk at most big Gurudwaras.
One can always go there to find out more information.
:: If you are not conversant
in the local dialect and you are using public transport like
cabs or auto rickshaws for internal commuting, make sure you
ask a few people around before you get into one. Do find out
the fare before you agree on a price with the driver to avoid
:: In case of an emergency
you can contact the nearest police station at 100, fire station
at 101 and an ambulance at 102.