Trip to India : Travel Advice
Climate in India ( Best Time To Visit India):
- Best time to visit : Nov-March [tho' Delhi can be chilly]
- Worst: June- 1st Week of September [heat, humidity, rains]
- For Himalaya trekking try April-November.
- For southern states, such as Kerala, go January-September.
- For North East travel, such as Sikkim, go March-August.
Visas: You'll generally need a visa from your local Indian embassy/consulate and to get that you'll require a return or onward travel ticket. The visa will probably be six month multiple entry, giving you serious exploration time. Get your visa well before you intend to go!
Know your destination before you travel : Its advised that, travelers should have some basic information of the places that they are planning to visit. This will help you to understand that particular segment of country which will provide you a memorable vacation. For details on destinations you are intending to visit, please mark us an email and our representative shall revert back to you with all the relevant and latest updates.
About Consulting Lonely Planet – India : Lonley Planet - India is an amazing book. We ourself have read the book in details and also recommend the travelers to have a glance at the same but wont advise you to follow the book. Lonely Planet – India only updates itself once in a 4 year and the rates mentioned over there in book is way too low which you could not find. I personally used Lonley planet while traveling to Pushkar, couple of weeks back in the month of August 2010 and visited all the places listed in Pushkar and have experienced the difference. There are much better options available in every part of country within the same budget mentioned inLonely Planet – India.
Being listed in Lonely Planet – India is prestigious among the hoteliers, Restaurant café owners and all other service providers, therefore they quote way too low rates for them when they come for survey.
We suggest travelers to log on other online travel blogs for updated information. Feel free to drop us an email for updates and we shall get back to you with the details and suggestion.
About Currency : In India, we only accept Indian Currency (Rupees), if you have to tender cash. You can find numerous money exchanger in every corner of tourist destination in India. But finding a better deal depends upon your luck.
In India, using Credit cards, Debit cards, ATM are also very much popular. We advise the travelers to carry the cards rather than the cash, other than for daily use.
Accommodation in India : India, has seen a massive changes in its tourism and hospitality industry in last one decade. Staying in India is not a problem, you can find the budget accommodation such as guest houses / bed and breakfast to luxury hotels as per your need and budget. Almost every accommodation options are available in Internet but inorder to find the best deal, write to your travel agents asking special offers.
Transportation in India : All major tourist destination in India is either connected by Air or by Road ways or by Indian Railway. So its not that tough to go from one destination to another destination. It’s always recommended either to get these bookings done by travel agent or from the authorized booking counters of respective service providers.
Language in India : Each part of India has its own traditional language, but Hindi is the common and every one understands the same.
Note that people in Service Industry and people from all major tourist destinations as well as people from metro cities understand English, so communication should not be that difficult part for the travelers. But do not aspect the people from rural India to speak or understand English.
Health Advise : Bring adequate supplies of all medications in their original containers, clearly labeled. Carry a signed, dated letter from the primary physician describing all medical conditions and listing all medications, including generic names. If carrying syringes or needles, be sure to carry a physician's letter documenting their medical necessity. Pack all medications in hand luggage. Carry a duplicate supply in the checked luggage. If you wear glasses or contacts, bring an extra pair. If you have significant allergies or chronic medical problems, wear a medical alert bracelet. For further information on health advice Click here
Health precautions should be taken when traveling in India:
- Always drink bottled water.
- Bring chlorine tablets in case you travel to remote areas without access to clean drinking water.
- Bring a medical kit including bandages, disinfectants, diarrhea tablets (Immodium), antiseptic wipes and creams, ibuprofen, antihistamine pills, and rehydration salts.
- Bring condoms: India has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world and the quality of Indian condoms is not good.
- Bring mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.
- Women should bring their own tampons as these are difficult to find in non-urban areas.
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