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Traveling From Abroad To India: Take Care Of These Natural Factors 

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Imtiaz Ullah
Imtiaz Ullahhttps://nomadlawyer.org/about/
Imtiaz Ullah is the founder of travel website - NomadLawyer. A Corporate Lawyer, Senior Travel Correspondent, The Traveller Trails magazine and also acts as an Advisory Member, NGO - Sarvahitey. His travel philosophy is exploring new places, meeting new people, knowing the culture, eating like a local. He always believes in the idea-“ Don't just be a traveller but a Responsible one”.

Traveling From Abroad To India

Tourism is shaped by a wide range of factors and forces, including exogenous ones that have no direct link with the tourism sector. Natural disasters and unexpected events are prime examples of such determining factors, as they have profound effects on individuals and society, and as a result have the potential to affect tourism flows considerably.

Understanding the relationship between disaster events and tourism is helpful for travelers to make a sound decision regarding travel to a  place at a particular time. 

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Through this blog, we will highlight some important natural factors to be taken into consideration while travelling to India.

Tourist Map India


Travel in India during the monsoon season can be perilous specially in some parts of India where there are severe monsoons like north east India, Goa etc . Monsoon rains cause flooding and landslides that can cut off some towns and villages for days and lead to disruption of train and roadway services. 

You should be aware that cities, including metros, can also be affected. Check access routes, monitor the local and international weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department, follow the advice of local authorities and your travel company before travelling, and take extra care.

Monsoon in Assam

Monsoon in Assam

Cyclone in the Bay Of Bengal

Cyclones and tropical storms

Cyclones and tropical storms are common, particularly off the east coast of India in some months. While travelling to such places one must be aware about the possible timings.

Cyclone in Orissa

In the Bay of Bengal, the tropical cyclone season has two peaks, April to June and September to December. In South India cyclones or storms may occur during June to November.

After Cyclone 

The effects of a tropical cyclone are as follows:

High winds, buildings can be damaged or destroyed, trees, power and telephone lines toppled, storm surge, a hurricane can provoke a temporary rise in sea level of several metres which can flood coastal areas and damage buildings on the shoreline

very heavy rainfall: this can cause localised or widespread flooding and mudslides

Tropical cyclones can seriously damage and disrupt infrastructure, including buildings, roads and communications.


You should monitor local and international weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department and follow the advice of local authorities and tour operators.

After Earthquake


Several parts of India lie on highly active fault zones. The most active are those states along the length of the Himalayas. Earth tremors are common in these regions and can cause landslides in hilly and mountainous areas. Limited emergency response vehicles, equipment, and medical facilities could increase the impact that an earthquake could have in these areas. Though there is no platform which provides an exact estimate of earthquake time, there is a page on Facebook which I find really helpful. Below is the link


Traveling From Abroad To India

Team NomadLawyer provides relief during natural Disaster

Landslides In The Himalayan Regions

Landslides are very common in the Himalayas especially during monsoon season. Himalayan landslides can be attributed to the fact that Himalayas lies at the convergence zone of two lithospheric plates, i.e., Indian plate in the south and Eurasian plate in the north.

Monsoon season is at its full swing and there are news of heavy rains all across the Himalayan region. One of the most common queries that we  receive is whether or not it is safe to be traveling to the Himalayas in Monsoon; and if yes, then what are some of things to remember to make the journey a smooth one.

Cloudburst in Dharamshala

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