Mahabaleshwar, India travel tips

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Anything made of leather is usually not allowed in Jain and Hindu temples.

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If you visit the gurudwara, do not let your feet point to the Holy book.

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Not everyone is comfortable with you taking their photograph so do ask instead of taking the risk of offending someone.

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You can use credit cards just about anywhere and also to get a Rupee advance.

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You are not limited as to how much money you can bring into the country but you are required to declare it.

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Only use the bank or authorized Foreign Exchange Dealers to exchange currency or it will be considered an offence under the Foreign Exchange Regulations Act.

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It is illegal to import or export the Rupee which is the Indian currency.

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If you get to meet a Lama, please do not turn your back when leaving, it is disrespectful.

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When in the presence of a Lama, remove your hat and if you are using an umbrella, lower it to show respect.

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You cannot leave the country with artifacts more than a century old without obtaining a permit from the Archaeological Survey located all the way in Delhi.

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Other than crocodile leather goods, you cannot export the skin of protected wildlife.

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You cannot drink alcohol or raise your voice when visiting a shrine.

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You cannot enter a shrine without removing your shoes.

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You can explore the marine life as well by booking a snorkeling trip with Konkan Diving Dreams.

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Years after the Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church was built, it is still a sight to behold with its beautiful stained glass windows.

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You can have a day packed with activities at Venna Lake, where do boat rides,go fishing or just ride ponies.

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Strawberries and raspberries can be found in abundance therefore you can imagine all the things they make from these fruits. They are usually really tasty.

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The locals are known for their skill in making handcrafted leather footwear. Don't leave without one.

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Indulge your sweet tooth by visiting one of the many places that make , honey, Jams, crushes and chikki that are really enjoyable.

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Don't worry, English is one of the three languages spoken there so you won't face much communication hassle.

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