• The weather in Delhi is of extremes so please have a close look at temperature predictions before you make your travel plans, and pack clothes accordingly. Summers, light cottons. Winters, winter jackets no less than what you would pack for winters in Northern Europe.

• If you’re going to old Delhi and any religious areas, avoid clothes that might reveal the shoulders, legs and deep necklines.

• In general, Delhi is perceived as unsafe for women, and this is not for no reason.

• It is best to avoid street food if one has a sensitive stomach.

• Hats, sunglasses, sun-cream, small foldable umbrellas. and mosquito repellent is advised.

• Shoes should be easy to wear on and take off, easy to walk, and not expensive. Carry many pairs of cheap socks which you might feel tempted to throw.

• Before taking pictures of people, always ask their permission.

• Be careful of the helpful taxi or rickshaw driver who wants to take you shopping to his uncle’s store!

• Carry your own medication.

• Carry bottled water.

• Ask for an air-conditioned car unless you’re happy to rough it out.