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1. Posted by S_Trebbs (Budding Member 6 posts) 8y

Slightly concerned coz read somewhere legal drinking age in india is 25 is this true and enforced and what about reast of asia im 22:(

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 8y

I'm not sure about that but it is true that some states in India are 'dry' and therefor you will find it very difficult to find any alcohol. When I was there though, even with mates who I drink a lot with normally, took it as a good thing, travelled without drinking too much and focused on other things..there's so much to see and do you won't even miss it!

As for the rest of Asia, I'm almost certain thats balls, especially for tourists, there's very little restriction on alcohol consumption...

3. Posted by rap2004 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

There is no such restriction. Evenif some states have that kind of things, nobody cares even for Indians. So as for foreigner, you are free to drink in some hotels/restaurants. But drinking thru streets,inside transportation is not much appreciated.

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

I dont think u hv any prob drinking. Most but not all Indian men hv 'Spare Tyre'
So you know how strong they drink!!!

5. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Quoting S_Trebbs

Slightly concerned coz read somewhere legal drinking age in india is 25 is this true and enforced and what about reast of asia im 22:(

At 22 ur old enough to drink. Ur considered an adult in india once u cross 18. So drink as much as u can in hotels, bars, restaurants but avoid drinkin on streets and public places

Arif