If you want to travel through India, you can take a lot of time for that. India is not only a large country when it comes to the area (seventh place worldwide) and inhabitants (second place after China); certainly, in terms of diversity, the South Asian country is one of the most fascinating areas in the world. First of all, you will find a huge variety of landscapes during a tour around India. Roughly there is a plateau landscape in the south, a large number of rivers in the middle, and the high mountains in North India: the Himalayas. In the west, there is a large desert, while in the east you can look up coastal areas.
With the Himalayas, one of the most important attractions in India has been mentioned, although only a relatively small part of the Himalayas is in India. Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet. The Ganges is also a world-famous natural phenomenon; this large, holy river flows through both India and Bangladesh, is 2510 kilometers long and every year draws millions of Hindus to neighboring cities that wash there in the river and ritually cleanse their souls. If you decide to travel through India, you certainly can't miss a visit to the impressive Taj Mahal. This giant mausoleum in Agra is considered the pinnacle of Mogol architecture, is one of the most famous buildings on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and is considered one of the seven new wonders of the world.
Discover the varied Indian cuisine, get in touch with the friendly and hospitable people, and be impressed by this overwhelming country in the south of Asia!
7 Days / 6 nights
Starting from: $1,620 USD per person
This tour is one of a kind. Ladakh is also known as the "land of high passes", and is a land like no other with plenty of natural attractions to visit. With dreamy and mesmerising landscapes, amazing people, and culture. Right from enchanting monasteries to the mouth-watering momo's (dumplings), you will enjoy all that Ladakh has to offer.
10 Days / 9 Nights
Starting from: $1,750 USD per person
Relive the rise and fall of kingdoms and the cultural journey of India on this 10-days journey to one of India’s most sought-after cultural & historical sites. Explore off-the-beaten-path wonders and world-renowned landmarks on this comprehensive experience of the Golden Triangle and the state of Rajasthan, a land known for its culture, heritage, and royalty.
11 Days / 10 nights
Starting from: $2,530 USD per person
When you think of traveling to India, the first things that come to your mind are – the “wonder of the world” Taj Mahal and the majestic forts & palaces. This itinerary is to cover all of them in a single go including Varanasi, the famous pilgrimage site at the river Ganges.
14 Days / 13 nights
Starting from: $3,820 USD per person
Our Himalaya Highlights tour is perfect for travellers wanting to see all of the famous highlights of the region but also searching for a spiritual connection. You will be indulged in the culture and history of the region and stunning architecture mixed with beautiful landscapes will leave you in awe.
17 Days / 16 nights
Starting from: $3,260 USD per person
If you travelling to India for the first time, this trip is perhaps the best experience in India. This trip takes you through the Golden Triangle (Delhi - Agra - Jaipur) along with a wildlife treat at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve. The second part of the trip will take you through "God's own Country" - Kerala.
Visa requirements You need a visa to enter India. You may be eligible for an eVisa for your trip, for more information, please contact your journey designer. Your passport must have six months or more validity remaining at the time of departure.
Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The contract is a general guide to the tour, region and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives to the same level and value for money. Kindly note that water scares in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.
Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call our local partner. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, we have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office. +1 757 656 3391
Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.
• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhoea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and a GoPro for those action shots; Renting a camera is not possible. Please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for different weather conditions;
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colours. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension) and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for C and D type plugs.
Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.
Insurance Travel insurance is highly recommended when travelling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com
Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitisers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.
Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.
Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure.
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is not allowed in India.
Electricity. For India, there are two associated plug types, types C and D. Plug type C is the plug that has two round pins and plug type D is the plug that has three round pins in a triangular pattern. India operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Religion Hindu is the largest religion in India.
Climate India is home to an extraordinary variety of climatic regions, ranging from tropical in the south to temperate and alpine in the Himalayan north, where elevated regions receive sustained winter snowfall. The nation's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert.
Best time to visit The best time to visit India is between October and March when the weather is more likely to be warm, sunny, and dry. During this time, the north offers clear blue skies. However, December and January are much cooler, with potential fog, while the higher Himalayas can be very cold, but with clearer mountain views. Victoria Falls is at its most spectacular when its tumbling torrent is but not producing too much spray. March, meanwhile, is a treat for birdwatchers.
Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering India. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country.
Money and currency The official currency in India is the Indian Rupee (INR or Rs). You can exchange your money into Indian Rupee at banks, authorised hotels and stores, etc. Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network.
Dress code While packing your luggage for India, it’s important to remember that the country is very conservative and deeply religious. Bare shoulders or knees will be seen as disrespectful and will make it nearly impossible to visit ancient ruins, temples, or UNESCO World Heritage sites. Many Indian women wear the traditional costumes of saris, which is a long cotton shirt worn over matching leggings. In cities, young Indian women will wear Western-style jeans with Eastern-style moderate tops.
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