Taking some basic precautions while traveling through India is advised.
Inoculations for Cholera, Typhoid, and Hepatitis and anti-malarial pills are recommended but are not mandatory.
Bottled water which can be bought everywhere in stores, is safe to drink.
In the summer, wearing comfortable cotton clothing, using a hat or sunshade and applying sunscreen lotion is advised.
In winter, adequate warm clothing is required.
If trekking or mountaineering, specialized clothing should be worn and necessary equipment used. Take adequate precautions against Altitude Sickness
There are well-equipped doctors clinics and hospitals in all cities in India.
Always use condoms to reduce the risk of HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.
Do not share needles for injections, body piercing or tattoos.
Tourists coming to India via Africa and South America or any other yellow fever infected areas must have yellow fever vaccination certificates.
Your Travel Kit
Bringing along some basic medication in your travel kit is advised. While chemists and hospitals can be found across India, your specific medication or brand may not be available. Your travel kit should contain the following:
Any prescription medication that you usually take.
Anti-histamine for allergies
Band-aid, gauze, scissors, tape
With a few basic precautions, you'll find you can have an enjoyable tour to India.