India is notorious among travellers for sickness – we’ve all heard horror stories about Delhi belly. We do not recommend ever drinking the tap water in India, and travellers should avoid drinks with ice and foods that haven’t been cooked or peeled. Salad is off the menu for now ­– let your inner-child rejoice!

What to drink in India

To help minimise your impact while travelling, try to avoid buying bottled water and fill a reusable bottle with treated water instead. Your Intrepid leader, if you’re travelling on an India tour, can help you find water that is safe for drinking.

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