I just landed back home in Delhi in India and it was a 19 hour trip. So I’m really tired and it’s 2 am in the morning here. Me and my wife were back home in New Zealand just catching up with my family. So in this video, I want to show you how to get through an Indian airport, where do you get sim card from and how to get home safely. This airport has won so many awards including being named ‘the best airport in the world’ twice. I can see why. It is just such a slick operation here. You can get out of the airplane and be out of the front door in 15 minutes, if it’s not busy here. So, that fast. And usually it’s like a maximum half an hour and you’ll be out of the airport here. I think tonight will be even better because it has so few people here when you land at 2 am in the morning. And this airport’s name is Indira Gandhi International Airport here in New Delhi. And it’s named after a very very well respected Prime Minister here. She was a really really loved Prime Minister. She was, in fact, the second longest serving Prime Minister here after her own father. She served two terms here in India and she was known as the Iron Woman of India because she’s known for making a lot of hard decisions. And one of these decisions, it led to her assassination. So her own bodyguards actually killed her in retaliation for Operation Blue Star and that was where she sent the army into the Golden Temple in Amritsar to take out a Sikh separatist who had made it his military base, basically. So her own bodyguards were Sikh and they assassinated her shortly after that. And then that led to the 1984 Delhi riots which was just a horrific time here in India. As we all know here in India, when there’s mob violence in such a large scale, there is never any justice. Justice never comes with these damn mobs here. So you know, that’s a short history of Indira Gandhi and.. yeah. Now this airport is named after her. The airport is really really simple and well designed. You get off the plane, you follow the signs and you end up first in immigration. And as you can see, there’s absolutely nobody here. This is awesome to me. On that side, you have a lot of Indians on the domestic side. But on the foreigners’ side, there is just nobody here at the moment. So I’m gonna get through so so quickly right now. And you can get a Visa on Arrival but only if you’re from certain countries. Not all countries can have Visa on Arrival. So you might have to apply for your visa through your local Indian Embassy. Foreigners have to fill up this little immigration form here. It’s really simple. Just all your information and where you’re staying. Alright. After immigration, you come through Duty Free. And when I got to Immigration, they know who you are. They knew who I was and you really have to have the right documents to be able to vlog here. Seriously. After you go through Duty Free, then you’re at the baggage hall which we’re at right now. Grab your bag. Then we’re gonna go through customs. And you’re just gonna walk through customs and that’s it. Then you’re out. And that’s when, you know, the hard part starts. That’s it. We’re out. No one’s waiting for me. I’m getting home the old school way. It’s 3 in the morning so I didn’t really wanna ask anybody to come pick me up. And as you can see, as you exit, the Airtel store is just there. That’s where you need to go to get your sim card, right by Gate Number 5 & Gate Number 4. And there’s the outside world out there. So once you’re outside of customs, the Airtel store is just there. You can get your sim card there and all you need to show them is your passport. You don’t need passport photos. You don’t need any kind of paperwork either. You did the first time I ever came to India. It was tons of paper just to get a sim card. Now how to get home safely and once you leave the airport, once you walk out that big red door behind me, you can’t come back in. That’s the rules here. And soon as you exit that door, that’s where the scammers are and they are gonna approach you and that’s gonna be your introduction to India. So go to indiasurvivalguide.com and get my Quick Start Safety Guide so you can travel confidently and safely here in India. indiasurvivalguide.com Right now, we’re gonna go out there. We’re gonna meet some of these guys, hopefully. Let’s see. It’s not really tourist season at the moment. Don’t know what we’ll find. You’ve got your sim now. So what you need to do is book Uber. Uber is the best and safest way to get to your hotel from this airport. I’ll take you outside. I’ll show you where the Uber stand is and I’ll show you where the prepaid taxi booth is. That’s your second point of call. Remember it’s 3:00 in the morning and the Airtel store’s still open and there will be a ton of drivers outside here. Karl: How much is it? Scammer: Paharganj? Karl: Yeah. Let go of this. I got it. Paharganj. Scammer: Pahanrganj? Karl: Yeah. Okay. No, thank you. So if you don’t take an Uber like we’re gonna do right now, you gotta come to the prepaid taxi booth and there are two of them along this street. And it’s literally right outside exit gate number 5. You gotta go there. And there’s a lot of police around here but there’s still these guys offering you these crazy crazy rates. So it’s 470 rupees for prepaid taxi. Or it’s 1500 rupees if you take it from, you know, these guys who are gonna approach you. Uber now has it’s own pick-up point at the New Delhi airport here. So just walk out of Gate 5 where the Airtel store was and just take a right and keep walking to the end. And then once you see the Chaayos sign, you’re gonna take a left. You’re gonna cross all three streets here and you’re gonna find the Uber pick-up point inside quite a safe car parking and there’s even an Uber representative there who’s gonna help you get your Uber ride. And this ride has cost me 480 rupees. Just 10 rupees more than the prepaid taxi booth over here. (to scammer) No, thank you. So here’s Chaayos. Now take a left, cross over and you’re gonna kind of go in that direction and find the Uber pick-up point at the car parking. And you can just ask anybody and they are gonna help you find the Uber pick-up point. Preferably you ask somebody who works at the airport or some kind of Security Force. They are the most helpful… I’ll ask this guy here. See he pointed in this direction. We’re going the right way. Even if he can’t speak English, he’ll help you. And he’s stopping the traffic for me. How’s that? And so if for whatever reason you can’t take an Uber and you’re gonna take a prepaid taxi, just don’t take any **** from them, okay? Those guys will still try and do their tricks on you. They might tell you that your hotel’s burnt down or that it’s closed. And then they take you to another hotel. They might try and get you to share a ride but the ride you’re paying for is not a shared ride. You have the entire taxi to yourself. They try and load up people in one taxi.. yeah. All sorts of things they might try on you. Don’t take any **** from them though. Just tell them ‘No. I want to go to that hotel’. And.. yeah, just be really firm with them. It’s something you learn here; how to be firm with people and not let them take advantage of you. You don’t have to tip them. It’s totally prepaid. Don’t let them push you for more money or anything like that. Alright, let’s get in. Driver: That door isn’t closed yet. Karl: I didn’t close the door properly. Okay? Alright guys. I’m home safely. I have to whisper because it’s like 4 in the morning and everybody is sleeping here. And there were two other taxi drivers who I didn’t film outside the airport there. So please do not go with these guys. And if you love what I do, if you love the work I do, I want you to join the Rock Army. 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