Backpacking India: Traveler’s Diarrhea

India - Bundi
I’m pooping solid again. Never thought I’d be so happy to share that with the world. The travellers diarrhea that has plagued me since Udaipur has finally gone away, after 5 days of worrying how far he nearest toilet was.

In Bundi, I visited an aryuvedic pharmacist who gave me some mystery pills wrapped in newspaper. I also started taking psyllium, which a fellow traveler recommended. They helped a little bit but didn’t fix the underlying cause.

Yesterday, it was clear that the diarrhea wasn’t going to go away on its own and I needed to be healthy for trekking in Darjeeling in a dew days. So I took the antibiotics (Azithromycin) that our travel doctor prescribed before we left Canada. It worked like a charm.


  1. There are times when only drugs will do! Hope you are eating / drinking all the usual tummy recuperation aids like kicheri, yoghurt or lassi with toasted jeera and salt, etc.


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