Tourist Visa Info
All Foreign visitors are required to obtain Indian visas and same can be obtained from Indian Consular Offices around the world. Maximum period for Tourist visas is 180 days. Recent passport size photographs are required. We suggest you to obtain multiple entry visa if visiting neighbouring countries of Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Yellow fever vaccination is required for tourists coming from infected areas. Guests are requested to drink mineral water during their journies. Good hospitals & dispensaries are available in most part of the country.
All visitors are required to make pre baggage declaration. There are Red and Green channels existing at all Indian International airports. Though the rules and regulations may vary from time to time, generally the free allowances include all personal belongings.
There are no restrictions on the import of foreign currency in Travellers Cheques. However, visitors in possession of more than US $10,000 (presently) or equivalent thereof in currency notes are required to obtain a Currency Declaration Form before leaving customs. This will help them on departure to take out of India the amount so declared. All money should be changed at banks or at official Money Changers. The tourists receive a currency exchange memo for each transaction. These memos should be retained as these are required for re-exchange of any Indian currency while leaving India, and for certain official purchases such as airline, rail tickets etc.
India has three major seasons: Summer, Winter and Monsoon. The summer months (April – June) are hot in most parts of India. The winter (November – March) are pleasant throughout India with bright sunny days. The monsoons break at the beginning of June on the south west coast of India, gradually breaking in all parts of the country. During the winter months, light woolens and for rest of the year tropical and cottons are recommended.
Foreign Travel Tax
Government of India Airport Tax is INR 500 on departure. For departure to neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Pakistan the Airport Tax is INR 250. If a tourist is visiting neighbouring countries, and does not return to India for final departure the airport tax levied at the time of departure to neighbouring countries would be INR 500.
Transport and Guides
For transfers, sightseeing and excursions, all types of luxury transports are availble on demand. Transfers include transport with assistance by company representative and porterages at airport and hotels . Sightseeing and excursion include transport without entrance fees at places of visit and English speaking local guide charges. Also guides are provided for day excursions by cars. French, Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian & other language speaking guides can be arranged at an additional cost, provided advance notice is given. However, the terms & conditions are negotiable in advance.
Hotels Booking in India
In packaging the tour costs hotel tariff is inclusive of presently applicable luxury tax , sales tax on food and the Hotel Expenditure Tax including service charges, wherever applicable.