Helpful Indian Traveling Notes

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, and the grandmother of legend.” – Mark Twain. Steeped inglorious history, India is an ancient land wrapped in myths, legends and is a mosaic of diverse cultures influenced by the Mughals, Arabs, Portuguese, French and British. Once numbered among the richest nations in the world, India’s diamonds, silk and spices attracted traders and colonisers and not long ago India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. From the etheasia Taj Mahal; the fabulous and impossibly romantic palaces as well as the timeless rural countryside of Rajasthan – the Land of Kings, the teeming jungles that inspired Kipling to write the Jungle Book; to the snow-capped mountains of the lofty Himalaya; the exquisite temples in Gujarat and the religious fervour on the banks of the sacred Ganges, there is nothing else quite like the experience of discovering India.

INDIA: Country Factsheet

Population: 1,250,000,000
Area: 3,287,263 sq. km | 1,269,219 sq. miles
Language/s: Hindi, English (English in tourist areas)
Capital: New Delhi
President: Ram Nath Kovind
Religion/s: Hinduism 81%, Islam 13%, Christianity 2.3%, Sikhs, Buddhists and others 3.7%
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR);
Time Zone: GMT + 5:30
Dialling code: +91

Passport and Visas

British and US Citizens require an e-Tourist Visa to enter India and this can be applied for via . The e-Tourist Visa costs US$ 60 per person and is valid for single entry for 30 days. The validity of the e-Tourist Visa begins from the date of arrival specified in your application and the e-Tourist Visa is allowed for a maximum of two visits in a calendar year. If you are travelling to India more than once on the same trip or planning to visit India more than once within six months, then you need to apply for a six month multiple- entry tourist visa by logging on

The six-month multiple-entry tourist visa will require submission of your passport along with the completed application form and any supporting documents to the nearest India Visa Application centre on the scheduled date of interview. The instructions for completing the form and scheduling the appointment can be found at All visitors entering India must possess a full passport with a minimum of six months validity on it and at least two blank pages for the immigration stamps. Visa on Arrival: It is NOT possible for British and US passport holders to apply for a visa on arrival in India.

Special Permits: Visitors to the Andaman Islands and Sikkim require a Restricted Area Permit; however, this is best obtained upon arrival in India.

Entry Requirements - Non British Citizens

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Travel Health Advice

Vaccination and Immunization

General Health Tips

  • Take out adequate travel insurance or you could face a huge medical bill if you fall ill and need treatment.
  • Drink plenty of water in hot climates to avoid dehydration.
  • Be safe in the sun – use a high-factor sunscreen and avoid sunbathing between 11 – 3 pm.
  • If you have a pre-existing condition inform your travel insurer about the condition and ask your doctor how the trip might affect you. Carry a copy of your prescription and ensure that your medication is legal in the country you are visiting.

Long Distance Journeys

Eat And Drink Safely

Medical Facility

Bhutan Tour

Highlights of South India


10 days / from INR 10000

Houseboat in Kerala

Bengaluru 7 Nights Tour


10 days / from INR 10000

Indian Classical Dance

Indian Culture Tour


10 days / from INR 10000


Karnataka 15 Days Tour


10 days / from INR 10000

Tour in India

Maharajas Land Tour


10 days / from INR 10000


Bengaluru 3 nights Tour


10 days / from INR 10000

Destination in India

Taj, Temple, Tiger Forts Tour


10 days / from INR 10000

Karnataka Sightseeing Tour

Top Tourists Place to visit in Karnataka


10 days / from INR 10000


A lightening Tour of Rajasthan


10 days / from INR 10000


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