We are planning our 6 week trip to India in Dec 2014/Jan 2015. Our plans are around northern India, the main places, Mumbai and the Goa region. We are a well travelled family with two older teenage children and have been to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand. We have only got sick once in Laos and we think it was from the water.
When I am talking to friends, etc and tell them we are going to India with our older children, they think we are crazy ! Everyone seems to know someone who got sick in India and some really bad.
A few days ago I just got Salmonella poisoining for a chicken sandwich in Melbourne ! That was scary enough but at least I was home in my own bed with my own comforts. But it made me think about all those comments from people about why on earth do we want to go to India ! The thought did cross my mind as to how horrible it would be if any of us got sick in India. And yes I know we can all get sick anywhere but is it true, are our chances higher in India ?
I would love to hear from you all with any of your own personal experiences. Have you been sick in India ? Have you had no problems ? What advice do you have to prevent or help the chance of being sick ? Any high risk foods ? Anything you have to share would be fantastic. Thanks Franji