If you just need to relax for a while and take a small break from your daily chores, you could opt for a cool destination located near your house. This will help you save your time and energy required for traveling long distances.
While preparing for a joy trip with family and friends, you can opt for a destination package, which promises variety of leisure and entertainment facilities.
When your travel involves long distance journey, it is advisable to plan two or three months in advance for easy ticketing and probably to avail discounted fare facilities, which are promoted time and again by the respective authorities.
Confirm the Schedule:
Ensure your journey tickets and hotel reservations well in advance.
In case of onward journey, do confirm all the connecting reservations.
This will ensure safe, carefree, enjoyable tour through out.
Collect your Tickets and Vouchers:
Remember to collect all your travel tickets and other receipts or vouchers with all the essential details well in advance.
All your Booking vouchers (Hotel Reservation Voucher, Travel Reservation Voucher, Vehicle Reservation Voucher) will be available for you to access and print online once you receive your login Username and Password.
In addition, speak to the hotel's information desk to confirm about the assured facilities, pick up arrangements and other services you have availed of before you begin your journey.
Insist on providing a vehicle identity number, incase you have opted for a pickup service from the hotel.
Copy of Travel tickets and booking receipts:
Keep a photocopy of all the tickets, receipts, vouchers, etc. along with you.
Also ensure that the originals and its photocopy are kept in separate baggage or along with your tour partner.
It is advisable to scan and mail the same on your personal email account to procure them at anyplace in case of emergencies.
You can also leave behind a copy of your tour schedule with your friends or relatives to reach you incase of emergency.
Make a check-list of all the things which you will carry.
Less number of baggage ensures relaxed and carefree enjoyment throughout the tour. When you want to keep all you worries behind, why carry even this!!!
Ensure that you pack all the prescribed medicines and first aid requirements sufficient for the tour.
Your first aid kit should essentially include band-aid, anti-pyretic (for Fever), Anti-cold, Anti-inflammatory and Analgesics (For Pain), Anti-emetic (for nausea and vomiting), Anti-Diarrheal drugs.
If you are traveling by train, keep an additional lock along with the usual chain and lock, which you carry by default.
Ensure that you have some drinking water when you begin your journey. Depend only on a sealed and authentic drinking mineral water bottle during your travel.
Things such as a penknife, small torch, etc. have always proved useful while traveling.
Carry minimum essential cash while traveling. Today, you can easily rely on plastic money (Credit / Debit / ATM cards).
As a friendly note, do not forget to switch off all your electric appliances and cooking gas connection before you move out of your house.
Do not accept eatables from strangers or open your wallet when they are around.
If your partners are traveling in separate vehicles, keep a note of their vehicles license / registration number. This will always be useful.
While you enquire for directions, ensure that you do so either with local police or shopkeepers and do not forget to re-confirm. Avoid enquiring with any passerby.
Remember to count your baggage whenever you have to load or unload from a vehicle.
Keep the contact details of a local resident whom you or your friends know just incase you require a reliable help.