Required Travel Documents : On arrival in India you must produce a valid passport or other document satisfactory establishing your identity and nationality Indian visa from the Indian consulates in your country.
International Certificate Of Vaccination : Yes, yellow fever vaccination would be required if you' re infected or endemic areas.
Medical / Travel Insurance : It is advisable to take both to cover theft, loss or illness.
Foreign Travel Tax : Rs. 500/- (may be higher) has to be paid at the airport as foreign travel tax.
Tax Clearance Certificate : If you stay in India more then 120 days you would be required to furnish a tax clearance certificate to leave the country. This is to prove that you did not earn money while in India.
How much Money One can bring : One may bring as much money as you wish. There is no restriction on the amount of travelers cheques changed.
The Indian Money System : Though the rates keep fluctuating, one dollar is roughly equitant to Rs. 62 Indian rupees. Indian rupees are available in denomination of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,500,1000. ( the exchange rates are published everyday in national news papers).
Working Hours Of Banks and Post Offices : Opening hours for all banks are 10 am to 2 pm on weekdays. Till noon Saturday. All banks are closed on Sundays & public holidays.
Should One Tip : It is generally advisable to pay 10% to 15% of the billed amount.
The Voltage / Electricity : The standard voltage throughout the country is 220 volts. It is advised that one should carry a three pin plug to suit the same.
The Road Regulations : Unlike other countries, in India we drive on the left of the road and overtake on the right.
What To Wear ? : Light cottons if you' re here from august to November. Light to heavy woolens in December and January. For women it is advisable to be a little conservatively dressed. Long Skirts, Shirts & Jeans or dresses are practical and comfortable.
Must Carry : Sun-screen lotion, Camera, Binoculars, Hats, Trainers (Shoes).
Meals Plans : There are essentially four meal plans -
1. European Plan EP
2. Continental Plan CP Room + Breakfast
3. Modified American Plan MAP Room + Breakfast + Lunch OR Dinner
4. American Plan AP Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Duration wise | Destination wise