We Indians just love to travel. An extended weekend coming up? We'll pack our bags and leave for the hills. But whether you are travelling alone or with your family, there can always be unforeseen circumstances with the potential to ruin your well laid out plans. Here are some fantastic travel tips from Indians celebrities who have been there, done that.
- Manish Anand, VJ turned actor
- Karsh Kale, musician
You never know when you will run out of gas. Carry a jerry can. If you do run out, scout local shops who sell petrol and diesel in cans and bottles. But be prepared to pay a premium for adulterated stuff!
- Ajay Jain, travel photographer
- MadSam TinZin, designer label
- Anirban Lahiri, professional golfer
Always travel with an open mind. The more experimental you are, the more fun you will have, I guarantee. Keep a journal if you really want to experience a destination well. If something tugs at your heart and senses, write it down. Clip tickets and photos to the pages.
- Purab Kohli, actor
In-flight drinking aside, the best time to drink a good glass of wine is when you’ve reached your destination and are suffering from jet lag. It’ll knock you right out so you’ll get good sleep.
- Monica Dogra, musician
-Subi Samuel, celebrity photographer
- Satyajit Sarna, laywer turned author
Check calling card rates before you leave. Even if you pick up an Indian calling card, it can prove to be expensive especially when you’re in a group and calling each other all the time. Places like Bali and Singapore offer cheap pre-
paid calling cards.
- Hussain Kuwajerwala
-Mira Gulati, jewellery designer
Always tell someone—and not just a random outsider, but someone close—where you’re headed and when you’ll be back. NB: See 127 Hours, and you’ll know why.
- Adam Bedi, model
Looking for awesome food on a road trip? Roll down a window and ask the locals for the best eating places in their town. Their pride will fill your tummy with the best food.... Trust me, it works every time.
-Rocky Singh, TV anchor
-Nisha Millet, professional swimmer
Keep some change (currency of the place you’re traveling to) handy, because most places require coins for a luggage trolley.
- Chandru Bhojwani, author
- Gagan Ullalmath, professional swimmer
- Sanchita Ajjampur, designer
- Tulip Joshi, actress
If you don’t want to buy new sunglasses, change the frames before a tropical vacation.
- Sumer Verma, wildlife photographer
-Priyanka Bose, actress