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You’re An Annoying Tourist If You Do Any Of These 10 Things

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Don't do any of these things or else, you might be given a hard time. Share the word, make this world a better place. HolidayIQ Travellers share what not to do as a tourist.

You’re An Annoying Tourist If You Do Any Of These 10 Things:

  1. Malana, Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Ganpatipule (Maharashtra)
  3. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  4. Lahaul and Spiti (Himachal Pradesh)
  5. Calangute Beach, Calangute (Goa)
  6. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
  7. Jim Corbett National Park, Corbett (Uttarakhand)
  8. Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh)
  9. Pune (Maharashtra)
  10. Gangtok (Sikkim)

1. Be Kind To Locals. They’re Nicer Than You Can Imagine


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HolidayIQ Traveller A S shares, “This is a lovely little village in middle of a dense mountain forest. The approach is not that great but after reaching there, it is worth every penny. The place is very refreshing and the villagers are hospitable. We played cricket with the local boys and they too had a great time because generally, tourists don't interact with locals.”

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13 Ratings | 7 Reviews | 46 Sightseeings | 7 Photos

2. Stop Littering. You’re Ruining Pristine Destinations


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HolidayIQ Traveller Kumar Abhishek shares, “Konkan region is full of pristine beaches. Ganapatipule is probably the best, the most beautiful beach destination of Konkan and a must visit for nature lovers. The Temple of Ganpati is highly revered and attracts worshipers from across Maharashtra. It is a beautiful and peaceful place and adds to the serenity of Ganapatipule.”

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2773 Ratings | 1687 Reviews | 5 Sightseeings | 226 Photos

3. Be Kind To Traditions. Start By Learning About Yours!


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HolidayIQ Traveler Meenakshi Shankar from Mumbai shares, “The city is poetry in motion. For me, I need the blanket called Varanasi simply because it is the detox that my soul needs. And I have been detoxing for the last decade or so. Benares is that puzzling city; a city of existence and continuity. Like Icarus to the sun, the lure is impossible to ignore. Everytime I go there, I discover a new layer - a layer that makes me pause and drink in the fill to satiate my soul. There is an invisible note that surrounds the city - and you don't have to have an ear - the haunting note slowly threads its magic into your soul. You are caught in the legends and the lore. Captivated, you are a mere bystander as you watch age old traditions come to life.”

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4548 Ratings | 2685 Reviews | 24 Sightseeings | 246 Photos

4. Don’t Brag About Your Hometown. Or Else, Go Back To It


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Tend to be a bit shy when it comes to speaking to strangers? Remember, don’t brag about your hometown, rest everything can work.
HolidayIQ Traveller Dr. Shekhar Verma from Jaipur shares, “The dramatic change in terrain starts the moment you are over the rohtang pass. The deep valley of chandra river on one side and snow clad mountains on the other give you a feeling of being on a different planet. The gradual absence of any form of vegetation is striking. Climbing the lofty heights of Kunzum pass (14500 ft) you feel as if you have reached the skies. The great sculptures carved by the wind and snow over hundreds of years on the side of the river & the small villages dominated by buddhist religious symbols are a sight to behold. The oldest monastery at Tabo is worth seeing. places to stay are at Losar,Kaza and Tabo. The famous mummy of a monk at Gyu is near Tabo.

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85 Ratings | 72 Reviews | 15 Sightseeings | 227 Photos

5. Leave Being Loud To The Music. That’s Not Your Role To Play


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HolidayIQ Traveller Max shares, “Calangute has a lot of beach shacks and they play loud music. You get a lot of exotic food like prawns, crabs, sharks tuna, squids. You can visit any beach shack to have fresh and hot food. Goa is famous for its feni and urrac - these are local alcoholic drinks. Feni comes in two flavours - coconut and cashew. The taste of feni is a bit weird but you must taste it.”

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589 Ratings | 372 Reviews | 6 Sightseeings | 61 Photos

6. Respect The No Smoking Sign. Next Time, You Will Be Thrown Out Of The Place


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HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay shares, “It was a nice ride. I had a great time. The journey was smooth and I had great fun. Wonderful stopover at the station en route, only to resume refreshed and to be fed by the breakfast service. Great views all along - the clouds seem to have descended just beside you. The tunnels seem to never get over in the sheer number. Nice to watch the local life go by, kids walking along the tracks to school, women carrying head loads of fodder/produce, some even squatting near the tracks and smoking bidis seemingly to feel warm in the chilly morning. Mixed feelings as you reach Shimla station - bad that the journey has come to an end. And an excitement seeps in and you look forward to explore the enchanting summer capital.”

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24202 Ratings | 13790 Reviews | 37 Sightseeings | 980 Photos

7. Limit Your Selfies. Capture The Place Instead


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HolidayIQ Traveller Tamana shares, “Pursue your passion in photography at the Jim Corbett National Park. “In search of the tiger, you must take lots of pictures at Corbett. One of the best national parks in India,”

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73 Ratings | 49 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 146 Photos

8. Respect Others’ Privacy. Don’t Be A Narcissist


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HolidayIQ Traveller Anez Azeem shares, “The property is huge and there are trees all around and the rooms and cottages are spread out enough to give you privacy. The entire atmosphere in the hotel is serene and very homely. The staff goes out of the way to make you feel comfortable.”

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3282 Ratings | 2028 Reviews | 63 Sightseeings | 326 Photos

9. No Gawking At Foreigners Please!


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HolidayIQ Traveller Rashmin Joshi shares, “Pune has a good weather, lots of hill stations nearby. The city is known for its IT Companies and it is also a manufacturing hub. Pune traffic is not so worst as other metropolis in India. People here are very educated and friendly and city is quite cosmopolitan in nature as you find people from all around India and foreigners too.” HolidayIQ Traveller Niraj Gupta from Mumbai shares, “It is such a good education centre with pure cosmopolitan in nature. People are so friendly that they are always willing to help visitors in all forms. Also it has the lowest crime rate as per my knowledge.”

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12900 Ratings | 8345 Reviews | 403 Sightseeings | 334 Photos

10. Use Public Loos Please


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HolidayIQ Traveller Cnaresh from Mumbai shares, “The capital of Sikkim is a very clean, calm and pleasant place worth for a traffic free holiday. The Sikkim government has ensured that the importance of the place is not destroyed due to unwanted traffic, hence only certain sized vehicles are allowed to pass on the roads during peak hours. Also, strict instructions of not throwing garbage on roads, use of plastic bags, or urinating on the roads are given to the tourists. Also, strict action against eve teasers is also taken.”

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20594 Ratings | 12070 Reviews | 52 Sightseeings | 1420 Photos

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