General Travel Info

General information on travel to India.


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Packing for your Indian rendezvous can be overwhelming. This subcontinent has diverse climates and differs vastly in physical features – from frigid mountains to laidback beaches and dusty deserts to the rainiest place on Earth. Therefore, you maybe perplexed while packing apparel. Essentially, pack according to the places you will visit on the India Holiday Package which you selected. Noteworthy Points Your clothing affects the perception and mannerisms of Indians, often, what you wear back home may not be feasible in India. Here are a few ABC’s to consider before you fill those suitcases: Pack light to fit your belongings in minimal space, easing local travel. Leave room to buy some clothing and knick-knacks. Pack things that dry quickly, you can’t trust the weather or depend upon expensive laundries. Ditch more than one pair of formals, you’re not travelling for business and it gets uncomfortable. Read the pointers in the India Holiday Packages that you […]

Wardrobe Essentials for Your Trip to India


New Delhi:  Tourists travelling to India from 180 countries will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after New Delhi announced a “historic” overhaul of its strict visa regime. Most foreigners currently have to wait several weeks before learning whether they will be allowed to enter India after submitting their applications at visa processing centres, a major deterrent for potential visitors. Under the new scheme, many tourists will be allowed to apply online and then receive the green light within five days, before picking up their visa at the airport on arrival into India. “We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations,” Planning Minister Rajiv Shukla told reporters in the capital late Wednesday. “The facility will provide a major boost to the country’s tourism sector. This is historic,” Mr Shukla said. Visitors from countries which account for the bulk of India’s tourists — such as the […]

Visa-on-arrival facility extended by India to tourists from 180 nations


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The Government of India has decided that all travelers to India, children as well as adults, from the Republic of Kenya need to have completed a full course of vaccination against polio, preferably with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), and should receive an additional dose of OPV at least six (6) weeks before each international journey. The validity of a full course of vaccination will be one year. All travelers from the Republic of Kenya to India will be required to carry with them a written record of vaccination (Patient-retained record) for polio, preferable using the IHR 2005 International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis, from a hospital or centre administering OPV, authorized by Government of the Republic of Kenya. This requirement will be effective from 14th February 2014 for entry into India. Please be guided accordingly… Source:: Indian Association of Tour Operators

Requirement For Vaccination Against Polio for Travelers To India



The Aanayottam or the Elephant race at the Guruvayoor temple in Kerala will be held on 12th March 2014, it is an annual event that marks the beginning of the 10 day long temple festival.  There is a legend behind this race. Once when Guruvayoor temple did not have any elephants, it is said that elephants from the adjoining temples raced to Guruvayoor to get the idol on their heads.  The number of jumbos at the temple has since steadily increased to 62 over the years and every year this race attracts not just local devotees but also tourists from all over the globe in large numbers.

Kerala – Elephant Race at Guruvayoor on 12th March 2014


A visa is one mode of permission or certification that is issued by the immigration authority of a country to a non-citizen to enter, travel and stay on that particular country for a limited period. Travelling to a different country without prior permission from the immigration officer is considered a punishable offence. To enter India, the neighboring citizens of Nepal and Bhutan don’t need to follow this procedure as they can freely enter to this nation. There are several types of visas; our guide to Indian visas will help you to know about all types of Indian Visas and the obtaining procedure. 1. Tourist Visa: This is a special type of visa, which is only issued to the people who come to India for sightseeing and touring purpose. Tourist visa is issued for only 6 months (180 days) and it is valid from the date of issue. This visa is not transferable and non-extendable and […]

Indian Visas Guide: How to Apply for same and Get ...