Do's & Don'ts
- While travelling in India its important to respect local communities , religious beliefs and food habits. In India covered clothing, covered head & barefoot entry in temples is important, as might lead to entry denial or hurt the religious sentiments.
- Comfortable walking shoes a must.
- During summers (March - July )we recommend light cotton or equally comfortable clothes and during winters (October to February) complete woolens with cap, gloves etc ,as sometimes the weather is unpredictable and might suddenly become harsh.For Monsoon (July- September) rain preventions stuff is must .
- Carry a Sunscreen Lotion.
- Be cautious & mindful of others while playing loud music.
- Seek permission before clicking a local.
- Tip where appropriate.
- Try learning local language,though globetrouper assist you throughout on local languages and ensure you try your hand's on them.
- Keep a check on your gestures as some might be very normal for you but not necessarily the other side.
- While travelling always keep in mind that others are also on holiday or need to use the same public resources as you, like an escalator ,hence we need to be bit accommodative.
- Try the local cuisine and with us you will certainly enjoy all the local delicacies.
- Not every destination/hotel will have an internet /Wi-Fi facility ,therefore keep calm as you are on a holiday & facebook check-ins can wait
- When we are out of our homes , we are out of our comfort zones as well, so be adjustive ,patient, calm as, that will buy you an unforgettful experience and happiness.
- India is a safe country ,but as we know few evil persons are part of every country ,so applies with India too therefore ,we recommend you to avoid late night outings alone or if required then with a known travel companion. Ensure you do not share any of your personal information with any stranger or exchange food. In case of any emergency rush for help with local police / nearby locals or any immediately available option.
- Keep important numbers and cell phone handy.
- Avoid expensive jewellery/stuff while you travel, in order to avoid unnecessary attraction.
- Do not encourage beggars.
- Be watchful on your eating style and quantity, as a good health will let you make the most out of your trip.
- Mosquito repellent is a must.
- Respect a queue and check your preparedness for less waiting time .
LOCAL TRAVEL TIPS
- The roads are generally pretty good, but local traffic and/or road damage after the monsoon ,can sometimes slow us down.
- We travel mainly on comparatively quiet roads for at least half of the journey.Though the tour is not overly demanding, but some of the days can be busy, where travelling is combined with sightseeing.Hence ,combined with the chance to explore on your feet.
- Longer travelling days should take around six to seven hours but delays are possible and journey times can increase. At times it can be quite hot and dusty (except December & January ) and the bustle of the Indian cities can be tiring. Some of our trips does involve a lot of time on the road , however, this gives you the perfect opportunity to see the diversity of one the India's most vibrant & colorful states!
- Always keep handy with you your itinerary docket, passport ,ticket copies with contact details of accommodation , globetrouper & all the other numbers and addresses involved during your travel days.
- In case you are traveling from Africa or South America ,in that case its must you are vaccinated for yellow fever and carry a certificate .Other than this are no specific vaccinations prescribed for India trip , but we don't mind recommending a few - Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A & B ,Rabies,Japenese Encephalitis.
- The risk of malaria & tropical fever like dengue , chikunguniya are known risk when travelling to India and are spread by daytime biting of mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for either, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions ,as we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health, we strongly recommend you to consult your travel health clinic / family physician for further advice.The above information can change at short notice,therefore you should contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 10 weeks prior to departure.
- You must have adequate travel insurance, for your entire trip, including the risk of high altitude coverage.
- Carry your medical history and necessary medical and first aid kit, as you might easily get the medicines here but brand and compositions might differ.
- All Foreign nationals wishing /planning to travel to India are required to possess a valid passport of their country with a valid Indian Visa. Only nationals of Nepal & Bhutan do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days.
- A separate regime exist for diplomatic/official passport holder. The Counselor passport and Visa (CPV) division of Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuing Indian visas to foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes, this facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad. Recently India has started e-visa facility , it's very easy and just a 4 Step process.
- e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for nationals of following countries/territories:
Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam.
- International Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sightseeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
- Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
- International Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
- Visa fee is nonrefundable and subject to changes without notice. The Embassy /high Commission/Consulate reserves the right on granting and deciding the type/duration of visa irrespective of fees paid during the time of making the application. Granting of visa does not confer the right to enter India and subject to the discretion of immigration authorities.
Visa, health and all other information has been sourced from below mentioned government portals for a ready handy reference purpose only, for availing the visa we would recommend you to get into deeper details .
Travel Tips & Guidance are always endless ,the more they are the better they are ,until then enjoy and we would keep updating :) Happy Journey !!