India greets you with a warm welcome. You have arrived rightly at what the
world calls Incredible India- a land where oodles of culture
oozes , and is fringed with tradition. The multi-hued soil of India offers
its guests a delightful diversity mixed with enthralling beauty.
Thronged every year by thousands of local and foreign nationals, India has
always been the choice of every soul that is on the journey to sublimation.
Touring down to India is like a cake walk. India offers a hassle free trip
with minimum possible facsimile requirement.
So all you need to do is follow up minimum requirement procedures, before
you are through the itinerary for India. Bump into this exhilarating
Delhi India's soul
Dotted with beautiful sights and places, India' heart and soul is centered
in Delhi, the jazzy city, that is also used as common entry point in Delhi.
Encircled by ruins of seven cities, Delhi is a super mix n match of ancient
past and the throbbing present of the country. The maximum temperature of
Delhi is Max.41.2, Min.21.4 in summers and max temp winters are Max.33.7,
Min.6.8. Drop all that makes you worried to reach Delhi because the city is
well connected with major cities in India by Indian Airlines. Other private
Airlines like Damania Airlines, East West Airlinesa and City Link Airlines
also connect Delhi with Kolkata, Mumbai etc. Now meandering across the
country is all the more easy as Delhi is the headquarters of the Northern
Railway and is the most well connected railhead both on broad guage (New
Delhi) and meter guage (Delhi Main) railway line with all of the major
places in India. Thanks to the state government that has enhanced the
commuting in and out of city a child's play. Delhi at the intersection of
several national highways is well connected by regular bus services from
Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT).
Climate In India
The climate in India is noticed to thrive on the varying degrees. If you
are travelling during the summer months, the extreme northern part i.e. the
Himalays is pleasant and adjoining areas are pleasant as compared to the
other areas in southern India. India has three major season folds that
unfurl to bring - winter - summer and the monsoon. Winter months
(November-March) are bright and pleasant, with snowfall in the northern
hills. Summer time (April-June) is hot in most parts of India. Meanwhile the
monsoon knocks to cool out that hot effect. Rainfall is heavy along the west
coast between June and September, and along the east coast between
mid-October and December.
All foreign nationals excluding those residents of Nepal and Bhutan, are
mandatorily required to obtain passport and visa from Indian Embassy/High
Commission/Consulate Office in their respective country for visiting India.
The tourists visas are valid for six months to ten months, irrespective of
stay validity. Especially the ten years visa is valid for US citizen under
the bilateral arrangement.
Currency Issue and Money exchange
The Indian currency is Rupees and Paisa. India also provides with the
facility of money exchange facility. Tourists should take extreme care to
recognize money changing agents or banks or at the hotel counters before
exchanging the money. Money changing facilities can also be availed at the
international airports. Take precaution to keep money changing certificate
safely as an evidence for your money exchanging. You are allowed to convert
your money back to your currency on final departure at the bank counter at
A fixed amount of tax is levied on the baggage of the tourist coming to
India. For this purpose of customs clearance of arriving passengers, a two
channel system has been adopted like Green Channel for passengers without
any dutiable good and Red Channel for passengers having dutiable goods.
Green channel passengers must deposit the customs portion of the
disembarkation card to the custom official at the gate before leaving the
terminal. Never the less all the passengers shall ensure to file correct
declaration of their baggage.
Indian customs and Excise
An Inland Air Travel Tax is levied at 10 per cent of the basic fare, on all
passengers embarking on an inland air journey. However, those passengers
paying their Airfare in foreign exchange will be exempted from payment of
this tax. In addition, infants, cancer patients, blind persons and invalids
(those on stretchers) are also exempted from payment of this tax after
fulfilling certain conditions, stipulated in the relevant notifications.
India's currency is the Rupee, abbreviated as Rs. One Rupee, which is equal
to 100 Paise. Tourist from outside India should carry cash and travellers
cheques to guard themselves against any odd situation. Other hard currencies
such as Yen, French Francs, Deutsche Mark can also be changed in tourist
areas and big cities. Any money in the form of travelers' cheques, drafts,
bills, cheques, etc. which tourists wish to convert into Indian currency
should be exchanged only through authorized money changers. All Credit cards
(like Master, VISA, Diners, American Express & others ) are widely
accepted in India.
Transport and Guides
For, sightseeing, transfers and expedition all types of luxury transports
are available on demand. Sightseeing and excursion include transport without
entrance fees at places of visit and English speaking local guide charges.
Exchange money only through authorized banks or moneychangers.
Shop only at Government Emporia and shops mentioned on the list of the
Department of Tourism.
If you wish to visit any prohibited or restricted area, check with the
nearest Government of India Tourist Office to ascertain details of the
Check with the nearest Government of India Tourist Office the rules
regarding photography at archaeological monuments.
In case of any difficulty contact the nearest tourist office or police
Concessionary tickets such as Indrail Pass on Railways, Youth Fare,
Discover India Fare and Air Fare (Indian Airlines)should be purchased in
foreign exchange only.