I show you how to arrive at an Indian airport for the first time, how to get a SIM card, and how to avoid scammers and get to your hotel safely.
If you want to travel safely and confidently in India, get my Quick-Start Safety Guide at https://indiasurvivalguide.com. Read it on the plane before you arrive in India.
We start as I land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India. I landed at 2AM in the morning after a long 19-hour journey from my home of New Zealand. I've arrived at the Delhi International Airport countless times, same with Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
The first step after you exit the plane is to head to Immigration where they'll check you have the correct VISA. Some travellers to India can get a VISA on Arrival and others will need to get their VISA in advance from their country of residence. Then I go through Duty-Free Shopping, pick up my bags, then finally through Indian Customs.
After this, I show you how to get an Indian SIM card in India at the airport. Then I show you how to get to your hotel safely from the airport with Uber or the Pre-Paid Taxi Stand outside the airport.
While we travel throughout the New Delhi International Airport, I give you the history behind the famous name, Indira Gandhi, that the airport is named after.