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Mission possible: travelling in India with a handicap

Ready to accept the challenge? Travelling in India with a handicapwill not be an easy task because the country doesn't have all the infrastructures for easy access to different sites, but it's a challenge that is definitely worth attempting?

India in general

Contemplate the daily spectacle As soon as you arrive in the country you will be captivated by the beauty, the crowds, the noise, the saris and the smells which characterise this country. Once you've arrived, and even before you begin your trip, you will be in another world. This dramatic change is worth a trip itself.

Some pieces of advice to be taken into consideration: be aware of the crowds. There are a lot of people in India, so the crowds are numerous and compact, it could be difficult to wander around there, particularly if you are in a wheelchair.

In India, several tourists resort to hire car services and a driver for the duration of their trip. The driver will pick you up from the airport and take you back there on your final day. By informing the company of your reduced mobility, there shouldn't be a problem in providing you with an attentive driver who can meet your requirements. It's an excellent way to avoid the crowds, particularly in train stations, to enjoy the landscape and choose your tailor-made itinerary.

Visiting the great classics

You must visit this world's wonder, the Taj Mahal must be on the agenda. In addition, visiting the mausoleum shouldn't pose too many problems, the ground is flat. Go there at the end of the day. When the sun is setting, the light reflects on the white marble of this famous monument, and the effect is amazing. In Delhi, the site of Qutub Minar is also superb and easily accessible. The Lotus Temple, Gandhi Smriti and India Gate are other accessible sites from Delhi.  

They are not the only examples of sites easily accessible from Delhi and Agra, for reduced mobility travellers, proof that you don't need to bury your head in the sand because there are many others to see all over the country!

Taj Mahal, Agra

Emilie Couillard
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Updated 24 November 2015
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