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What is the best time to travel to India?

The diverse topography of India comprises mountains, beaches, and deserts. The large size of the country also blesses it with different climatic conditions, which means that, while some places in India may have the mercury rising in the summers, there are some, where the weather is cool and pleasant. Therefore, the best time to travel to India depends on the places a tourist would like to visit in the country. However, it is also safe to say that the winter season (October - March) is mostly preferred by the tourists while visiting India.

For wildlife sightings, both summer (March-mid June) and winter seasons are favourable. While the winter season is best for sighting animals basking in the sun during the day time, summer is the time when they can be seen frequently paying a visit to the water holes.

What kind of clothes do I need to carry while traveling to India ?

1. Season : Since India experiences hot summers (in most of the parts) and chilly winters, travellers should pack according to the month they are planning a visit in. If the trip is planned in the months between March and September, carrying light woolens (in the hills) and cotton clothes (in other areas) will be enough. On the other hand, if the trip is scheduled between October and February, carrying heavy woollens for North India and light woollens for South India is advisable.

2. Special Interest Tour : If you have booked your tour for trekking in India or wildlife safari or any other specific activity, then the clothing has to be carried accordingly. For wildlife safari, camouflage clothing, or clothes of green and brown shades are recommended. For trekking, clothing varies according to the place, altitude, season and difficulty grade. Though carrying clothes for layering; a down jacket; a good pair or trekking shoes; a sun hat; a woollen cap, muffler; socks; and a pair of gloves are required.

Is India a safe place to travel with kids?

Yes, it is safe to travel to India with kids. While you can travel with kids almost anywhere in the country, there are some places that make for better family travel destinations, with their good hotels, plenty of activities for kids, clean air and safer environs.

Is payment through credit card accepted in India widely?

Yes, in all major cities and towns in India, credit card payments are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops. Visa and Master Cards are widely accepted around the country, while some places also accept American Express, besides other types of cards.

What currency should I carry while traveling in India?

India's currency is Indian Rupees; it is advisable to exchange your currency at the airport or any foreign currency exchange before travelling to India.

I don't know English, how to deal with it while traveling to India?

While English is spoken and understood by a large number of people in India, it isn’t an absolute necessity. Instead, focus on learning some Hindi words that come in use in daily lives. You can also book a tour with Tour My India that offers tour guides who are proficient in different languages and can be mediators between you and other people you encounter in the country.

Is the Internet easily available in India?

Yes, the internet is easily available in India. All the major cities and towns, hotels, restaurants, and cafes in the popular destinations in India offer free Wi-Fi to their guests.

Do I need to take any medical precautions before going on a tour to India?

The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for India: Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.

While most of the vaccines mentioned are optional and depend upon the country you are visiting from and your personal health status, it is recommended to get Hepatitis A and typhoid vaccinations along with Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies, and Yellow Fever as precaution.

Do I need a Visa to go to India?

All nationals, except nationals from Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives need a valid visa to enter in India. Maldives National need an Indian visa only when stay in India is longer than 90 days and Nepali nationals only require it, if they are entering India from china.

Can I get an Indian Visa on arrival?

The Visa on Arrival facility is only for the nationals of Japan, South Korea and UAE (only for such UAE nationals who had earlier obtained e-Visa or regular/paper visa for India).

How can get Indian Visa?

You can either apply for E-visa or you need to apply for it through the nearest Indian consulate/embassy in your country.

Who is eligible for E-Visa?

The following are the eligibility conditions for availing e-Visa services:

I. Nationals of countries listed on the e-Visa website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/ are eligible to apply for e-Visa Services.

II .Foreigners whose sole objective for visiting India is:

  • Recreation and sightseeing
  • Casual visit to meet friends and relatives
  • Attending short term yoga programme or short term courses on local languages, music, dance, arts & crafts, cooking, medicine etc. which should not be a formal or structured course/programme (courses not exceeding 6 months duration and not issuing a qualifying certificate/diploma etc. to the participants)
  • Voluntary work of short duration (for a maximum period of one month, which do not involve any monetary payment or consideration of any kind in return)
  • Medical treatment, including treatment under Indian systems of medicine
  • As attendant to e-Medical visa holder
  • Business purpose
  • Attending a conference/ seminar/ workshop.

III. Passport should have at least six months validity at the time of making application for grant of e-Visa and a re-entry permit, if that is required under the law of the country of nationality of the applicant. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.

IV. The foreigner should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.

V. Foreigners of Pakistani origin or having Pakistani Passport are not eligible for e-Visa. Foreigners who are not Pakistani nationals, but whose parents or grandparents (either paternal or maternal) was born in, or was permanently resident in Pakistan, are also not eligible for e-Visa. They may apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.

VI. Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer/ international travel document holders.

VII. Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent's/Spouse's Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.

How can I apply for Indian E-visa?

For details regarding procedure for applying, please visit our website: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/

When should I apply for E-visa?

I. For e-Tourist Visa (01 year / 05 years), e-Business Visa, e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference visa, applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival. Such application can be made 120 days in advance from proposed date of travel.

II. For e-Tourist Visa (30 days), applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online minimum 4 days in advance of the date of arrival. Such application can be made 30 days in advance from proposed date of travel.

For updated information please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/

Do Infants need E-visa?

Yes, all the children need E-visa and a separate application must be filled for each passport. Please ensure that your child?s passport is valid at-least for next 06 (six) months from the date of arrival in India.

If I have valid Indian E-visa, Can I enter India from any of the entry point?

No, you can enter in India through below airports and sea ports:

28 designated Airports i.e. Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur,Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Visakhapatnam,

05 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Chennai and Mumbai seaports). You may depart from any of the Indian Immigration Check Posts (ICPs).

For updated list please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/

What is the validity of Indian E-visa?

The validity of e-Visa would be according to the e-Visa service you have requested in the application form as -

For e-Tourist Visa (01 year / 05 years), the validity would be 365 days / 05 years from the date of grant of ETA with Multiple entries and continuous stay during each visit which shall not exceed 90 days except nationals of USA, UK, Canada and Japan. In case of nationals of USA, UK, Canada and Japan, continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.

For e-Tourist Visa (30 days), the validity would be 30 days from the date of your first arrival in India. Double entries will be granted within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your Passport. Your first arrival must be between the date of issue and expiry of ETA.

For updated list please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/

Which is the most suitable time to visit Leh Ladakh?

The best season when you can pay a visit to Leh Ladakh is during the months of May to Mid-October that is the summer to Autumn seasons., The temperature dips significantly and the weather conditions are not good for travel.

How many days are sufficient for a tour to Leh Ladakh?

If you want to plan a vacation at Leh Ladakh, then 5- 8 days are sufficient to explore the sightseeing places, NTP India Tourism can customize an itinerary schedule according to your specific requirements.

Why is Leh Ladakh, one of the most sought tourist destinations?

The beauty of the natural landscape depicting the calmness and serenity of both the place and people make it one of the most sought after destinations in the world , Leh Ladakh is extremely popular both with the families and solo travelers, has a lot to offer for adventure seekers.

What can I buy when I am in Ladakh?

When you are in Leh Ladakh, you can shop a large number of items like, Tibetan Handicrafts & Wares, Pashmina Shawls And Woolens, Silver and Stone Jewellery, Rugs And Kashmiri Carpets.

Which is the popular food in Leh Ladakh?

There are many items that are popularly available in Leh Ladakh

Thukpa, that is known as the staple food

Dumplings or momos

Veggie/ Pork/ Beef soup

Lotus Stem

and many others

Which are the places to explore in Leh Ladakh?

The top major attractions in Leh Ladakh are as follows:

Zanskar Valley.

Pangong Tso Lake.

Kargil.

Khardung-la Pass.

Nubra Valley.

Magnetic Hill.

Spituk Gompa.

Hemis National Park.

What are top the things to do in Leh Ladakh?

There are a plethora of things that you experience in Leh Ladakh. Some of them are,

Explore the Zanskar Valley

Visit the Pangong-Tso lake

Explore the The Tso Moriri lake

River rafting in the mountain rivers

Trekking in the Chadar

Drive to the Khardung La Pass

Visit the Thiksay and Hemis monasteries.

Why Should You Choose Swan Tours?

Commencing from the booking of travel tickets to booking accommodation facilitations for your stay, NTP India Tourism keeps your needs and interests in prior along with prime hands over security throughout the trip, and transfer. Taking the responsibility of your transfer from one place to another, booking the top-notch services, and letting you enjoy the vacation without any obstacle coming in the way is the grand quality of NTP India Tourism, in a nutshell. Apart from the same, the holiday packages are customized with the top-notch services making it stand apart from others.

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