Foreign Tourists wishing to visit India are required to obtain a valid passport and Visa which should be valid for at least six months from the scheduled arrival date. India offers various types of visas, including tourist visas, business visas, e-visas, and medical visas, among others. The most common visa for tourism purposes is the tourist visa. Visa is not required to enter India except for nationals of Nepal and Bhutan.
There is a fee associated with the Indian visa application which varies on the type of visa, nationality and duration of stay. The Government of India has announced a scheme of granting tourist visa on arrival.
After disembarking from flight, you must proceed to the immigration counters. Have your passport, visa, and arrival form ready for inspection. The immigration officer will check your documents, stamp your passport, and issue an entry stamp. Fill out a custom declaration form if you have any valuable items to declare.
India's climate varies across different regions. The winter months (October to March) generally offer pleasant weather and are the best time to visit most parts of the country. However, if you plan to visit the Himalayas, summer months (April to June) may be more suitable.
While India is becoming more cosmopolitan, it is advisable to dress modestly, especially in religious places and rural areas. Carry lightweight, breathable clothing, and a shawl or scarf for covering shoulders and legs when necessary.
India is a democratic country with 28 states and 8 Union Territories. Each state has local governance and rules of toll tax, sightseeing fees.
India is generally a safe country to visit, but like any travel destination, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and security. Here are some tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable trip in India:
Currency of India is INR. Payments are widely accepted in cash, online money transfer. You can change your money form money changers at Airport or authorized places.
The official language is Hindi, but you will find English speaking guide at regional areas of South, East or west.
Tipping is not permissible but you can offer it with your own concern.
India gives plenty options for shopping. Form unique handicrafts to branded shopping items, you can shop from regional places.
You will find different cuisines in different region as North Indian food, South Indian, East Indian, and Himalayan food. From vegetarian to non-vegetarian, sweets to street foods will have unique taste. You can have mineral water to avoid taste changes of water at different places.
Consult with a healthcare professional before your trip to discuss any necessary vaccinations or medications. Carry a basic medical kit with essential items such as medications for common ailments, bandages, and insect repellent.
If you are carrying electrical appliances with you, just be careful to use them with proper international guide.
You can unleash your photography passion on beautiful tour of India and capture natural scenaries or views. Just prohibit from clicking pictures at restricted pilgrimage places.
There are various modes of communication available in India. Public phone booth, cyber cafes, Cell phones, wireless and Broadband internet facilities are available at most of the hotels or resorts. The dialling code for India is +91