50 Basic Phrases for North India Travel

If you are planning to visit vibrant North India, these easy-to-remember, simple phrases can help you a lot. Whether you’re exploring the bustling streets of Delhi, marveling at the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, or trekking through the breathtaking landscapes of Himachal Pradesh, knowing some basic phrases in Hindi can greatly enhance your travel experience and help you connect with the locals. We have compiled a list of 50 essential phrases to help you navigate your way through North India with ease.


Namaste – Hello
Shukriya – Thank you
Kaise ho? – How are you?
Accha – Okay/good
Theek hai – It’s fine/alright
Kya hai yeh? – What is this?
Kitne ka hai? – How much does it cost?
Kahan hai? – Where is it?
Chalo – Let’s go
Aapka naam kya hai? – What is your name?
Mera naam _ hai. – My name is _.
Haan – Yes
Nahi – No
Madad – Help
Kahan jana hai? – Where do you want to go?
Bilkul – Absolutely
Kripya – Please
Dhanyavad – Thanks
Maaf kijiye – Excuse me
Yahaan – Here
Vahaan – There
Aaj – Today
Kal – Tomorrow
Kya aap angrezi bolte hain? – Do you speak English?
Kahan milega? – Where can I find it?
Kripya samjhaaye – Please explain
Kya yeh khana meetha hai? – Is this sweet?
Kya yeh vegetarian hai? – Is this vegetarian?
Paani – Water
Khana – Food
Darwaza – Door
Baathroom – Bathroom
Ticket – Ticket
Kitab – Book
Phone – Phone
Hotel – Hotel
Bas – Bus
Train – Train
Gaadi – Car
Rickshaw – Rickshaw
Hospital – Hospital
Police – Police
Doctor – Doctor
Thanda – Cold
Garam – Hot
Bazaar – Market
Mandir – Temple
Masjid – Mosque
Ghat – Riverbank
Khush raho – Stay happy

These phrases will not only help you navigate your way around North India but also show your respect for the local culture and people. Remember to speak slowly and clearly, and don’t be afraid to use gestures or points if you’re having trouble communicating. With these basic phrases in your arsenal, you’re well-equipped to embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting region of North India. Happy travels!

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