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Old 06-15-2017, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande
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I've been invited to visit a family in Udaipur India for a few months in the Fall. I've never traveled outside the US. I'm older and have been ill in the past year, although I am well now.
So, what do I need to consider when staying in Udaipur?
Do I need health insurance?
Can I drink the water (I will be stayin at their house and they will be serving me meals - or at least their servants will - so how do I deal with drinking the water)?
What shots do you need before you travel to India.
What is it like living with a upper middle class family in this area?
I'm a complete travel illiterate. I do not know where to begin.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I've been invited to visit a family in Udaipur India for a few months in the Fall. I've never traveled outside the US. I'm older and have been ill in the past year, although I am well now.
So, what do I need to consider when staying in Udaipur?
Do I need health insurance?
Can I drink the water (I will be stayin at their house and they will be serving me meals - or at least their servants will - so how do I deal with drinking the water)?
What shots do you need before you travel to India.
What is it like living with a upper middle class family in this area?
I'm a complete travel illiterate. I do not know where to begin.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'd start with the India Lonely Planet guide, or an India one with a narrower focus on Udaipur.

My experience with city-data, is that 99% of the people are within the U.S., and the 1% of us that aren't, unlikely one will know this very seemingly random place in India.

But a Travel Guide will help with the travel questions specific to India, and to that particular region.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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I've been invited to visit a family in Udaipur India for a few months in the Fall. I've never traveled outside the US. I'm older and have been ill in the past year, although I am well now.
So, what do I need to consider when staying in Udaipur?
Do I need health insurance?
Can I drink the water (I will be stayin at their house and they will be serving me meals - or at least their servants will - so how do I deal with drinking the water)?
What shots do you need before you travel to India.
What is it like living with a upper middle class family in this area?
I'm a complete travel illiterate. I do not know where to begin.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You probably won't need health insurance. Healthcare is really cheap in India- A bye pass surgery will cost you approximately $2000, including a weeks stay.

Nobody in India typically has health insurance.

Use bottled water. Usually the host gives bottled water.

I'm Indian, So I don't know much about the shots.

Enjoy the experience. You willbe fine with an upper middle class family in INdia
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:45 PM
 
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I've been invited to visit a family in Udaipur India for a few months in the Fall. I've never traveled outside the US. I'm older and have been ill in the past year, although I am well now.
So, what do I need to consider when staying in Udaipur?
Do I need health insurance?
Can I drink the water (I will be stayin at their house and they will be serving me meals - or at least their servants will - so how do I deal with drinking the water)?
What shots do you need before you travel to India.
What is it like living with a upper middle class family in this area?
I'm a complete travel illiterate. I do not know where to begin.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Udaipur is one of the most popular cities in India. This will be a wonderful experience for you! Rajasthan (the state where Udaipur is located) is fantastic - and most definitely on the tourist path. Udaipur is considered the most romantic city in India. The fall is an excellent time to visit - after the heat of the summer! From Udaipur you will be able to see many wonderful places.

Medical care is very inexpensive in India and you will find excellent care. Stick with bottled water when outside. Most likely your hosts will have a water purifier and you will be fine to drink that. Check with a medical travel specialist for information about shots. Here is the info from the CDC - don't get overwhelmed! - https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destina...ler/none/india. You may need to take malaria medication, which would start before your trip.

You will need to get a visa - go for a traditional visa - not one on arrival. You can google for information where you have to apply. If you choose you can use an agency. It will cost a bit more but no hassles.

India can be overwhelming especially for fist time visitors but living with an upper middle class family you will be fine. They will likely have cooks and maids and probably car and driver as well. I am sure their house will be comfortable and they will take excellent care of you.

Are you close with the family? Close enough to share your questions and concerns?

I would Google Udaipur and see photos of this beautiful city. You can find A LOT of helpful information here - https://www.tripsavvy.com/india-4138757.

Please let me know if I can be of any help.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:06 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Madonna once stayed at a palace hotel in Udaipur. Other celebrities including Richard Gere, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts have visited Rajasthan.

That should give you an indication about the appeal of the place.
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