Here are a few tips on how to stay healthy in India when it comes to water. Water is not drinkable in almost all parts of India.
Not even in the north near the Himalayas. The best precaution you can take is to buy bottled water. When buying water make sure it is properly closed and that the bottom of the plastic bottle is untouched. The cases are known of sellers filling up the empty bottles with water from the water pipe and selling it as drinking water.
When you finish the bottle please destroy it to prevent someone from filling it again and selling as drinking water.
When you take shower be sure that not even a drop of water reaches your mouth. Wash your toothbrush with drinking water as well.
Is drinking Chai or Tea safe in India?
Boiled water is fine so don’t worry about your tea, you’re safe drinking it.
Water in restaurants and bars
They use filtered water which is safe for drinking but you can also order mineral bottled water.