India Tours & Holidays

A tour through India gives you the opportunity to visit mighty monuments and forts, experience the colourful and chaotic streets of Delhi, discover Jaipur; a beguiling ancient city and doorway to India’s utmost flamboyant state, visit Fatehpur Sikri a magnificent fortified historical city and see the jewel of Muslim art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the grand Taj Mahal. Wander through the captivating streets of Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Deogarh, where the colors of Rajasthan’s past and present blend seamlessly to create a visual feast for every traveler. An India tour takes you on a voyage through a delightfully diverse country that offers a remarkable fusion of people, traditions, landscape, culture and history, ideal for any thrill-seeking travellers who want to get off the beaten track and experience a country like no other.

An India and Nepal tour takes you to the most exciting and intriguing attractions that bring together an enchanting blend of unique places, chaotic cities, diverse cultures, incomparable landscapes and amazing history. From visiting the manic streets of Delhi to the majestic Taj Mahal, to marvelling at the amazing wildlife in Nepal and trekking through its natural beauty, a tour through India and Nepal offers travellers a glimpse into two enthralling countries that give plenty of adventure, contrasts and mind-blowing experiences.

A tour through India gives you the opportunity to visit mighty monuments and forts, experience the colourful and chaotic streets of Delhi, discover Jaipur; a beguiling ancient city and doorway to India’s utmost flamboyant state, visit Fatehpur Sikri a magnificent fortified historical city and see the jewel of Muslim art and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the grand Taj Mahal. An India tour takes you on a voyage through a delightfully diverse country that offers a remarkable fusion of people, traditions, landscape, culture and history, ideal for any thrill-seeking travellers who want to get off the beaten track and experience a country like no other.

Our India Trips

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India Accommodation

Please find below the 4 Star hotels used on our India trips. All accommodation is carefully hand-selected to satisfy our standards in terms of quality, authenticity and location for you to enjoy a comfortable and unforgettable holiday.

PARK PLAZA
Delhi
4 Star

The modern design hotel located in the Eastern Delhi offers an outdoor swimming pool, fitness & SPA centre and an on-site restaurant.

HOWARD PLAZA HOTEL
Agra
4 Star

Located at the centre of Agra's touristic zone, Hotel Howard Plaza is a comfortable 4-star hotel with the famed Taj Mahal at its backdrop.

THE SHER GARH RESORT
Ranthambore
4 Star

The contemporary-design hotel located in Ranthambore offers rooms equipped with air condition, electric kettle, toiletries and flat-screen TV.

THE FERN RESIDENCY
Varanasi
4 Star

The stylish Varanasi hotel offers its guests an on-site restaurant, bar and an indoor swimming pool.

THE FERN RESIDENCY
Jaipur
4 Star

The fancy accommodation in Jaipur offers its guests an outdoor swimming pool, SPA & wellness centre and an on-site restaurant.

THE FERN RESIDENCY
Jodhpur
4 Star

The services in this modern-design hotel include 2 restaurants with different varieties, a bar and a fitness center.

THE FERN RESIDENCY
Udaipur
4 Star

A contemporary hotel equipped with comfortable rooms, an on-site vegetarian restaurant and a bar.

ITC WELCOMHOTEL
Dwarka / New Delhi
5 Star

A modern-design and elegant hotel located in Dwarka - New Delhi, offering its guests 2 restaurants with different varieties and a bar.

KHAJURO RAMADA BY WYNDHAM
Khajuraho
5 Star

A zen hotel nestled in the middle of woods, equipped with a wellness center, an outdoor pool and an on-site restaurant & bar.

ORCHHA PALACE
Orchha
4 Star

Surrounded by 5 hectares of gardens, this upscale hotel in an airy collection of buildings is 4 km from Orchha railway station and 2 km from Jahangir Mahal citadel and Raja Ram Temple.

CLARKS SAFARI
Pushkar
4 Star

A stylish hotel, offering the guests an outdoor pool, fitness center, an on-site restaurant and free bikes.

DEOGARH MAHAL
Deogarh
4 Star

A palace like hotel with sophisticated interiors offers its guests an unforgettable stay.

KANTIPUR VILLAGE
Kathmandu
4 Star

The charming Kathmandu hotel offers rooms equipped with tea-coffee maker, flat-screen TV and minibar.

AABAS
Pokhara
4 Star

The modern-design hotel offers rooms equipped with flat-screen tv, kettle and safe box.

GHANDRUK TEA HOUSE
Ghandruk
Lodge

When you need to take a break after a long day of trekking, local trekking lodges are all you need.

DHAAMPUS TEAHOUSE
Dhampus
Lodge

When you need to take a break after a long day of trekking, local trekking lodges are all you need.

GREEN MANSIONS JUNGLE RESORT
Chitwan
4 Star

Situated just next to Chitwan National Park, the resort offers a perfect location to its guests.

India Sights Map

India Tours Guidebook

Best Time to Visit India

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit India. The best time to visit India is October to March, when the monsoon season gives way to dry and enjoyable wather. During this period, you can enjoy pleasant weather, making it perfect for sightseeing, cultural festivals, and outdoor activities. However, specific regions like the Himalayas are best visited during the summer months, while coastal areas are ideal during the winter to avoid monsoon rains. Regardless of when you choose to visit, India's rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and vibrant festivals ensure a memorable and enriching experience any time of the year. Why You Should Visit India: You should visit India for its unparalleled blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. With a rich tapestry of traditions, stunning architectural wonders, and diverse landscapes ranging from the Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches, India offers an array of experiences for every traveler.
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Best Places to Visit in India

India offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best place to visit in India page to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. India boasts a wealth of incredible destinations that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. The country's diversity is reflected in its top places to visit. The first must-see destination is the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. This architectural masterpiece, often considered one of the wonders of the world, is a testament to love and artistic brilliance. Its pristine white marble, intricate carvings, and symmetrical beauty make it a symbol of India's rich heritage. India tours offer another unmissable destination: Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and known as the "Pink City." It offers a royal experience with its opulent palaces, historic forts, and vibrant bazaars. The Amer Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal are just a few of the city's enchanting attractions.
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India Travel Advice

Read through our India travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to India. When planning a trip to India, obtain an appropriate visa before your trip. India offers various visa options, including tourist, business, medical, and e-visas for certain nationalities. Check the official website of the Indian embassy or consulate in your home country for the latest visa requirements and application procedures. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure from India. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Indian Culture

Visit our Indian culture page to read about the fascinating culture of India: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Indian culture is a vibrant tapestry of traditions, customs, and diversity that has evolved over thousands of years. It is a true amalgamation of various regional, religious, and ethnic influences, making it one of the world's most multifaceted and rich cultures. At its core, Indian culture places a strong emphasis on family, community, and respect for elders. The concept of "family" extends beyond the immediate nuclear family to encompass extended relatives and often plays a central role in an individual's life. Festivals, celebrations, and religious rituals further reinforce these bonds, fostering a sense of unity and togetherness. Religion also holds a profound place in Indian culture, with Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, and various other faiths coexisting harmoniously. Each religion brings its own set of rituals, festivals, and beliefs, contributing to the country's cultural mosaic. India is known for its temples, mosques, churches, and gurudwaras, each showcasing remarkable architecture and serving as centers of spirituality and community life. Indian culture is celebrated through vibrant festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, and many more, reflecting the spirit of unity in diversity.
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Indian Food

Visit our Indian Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Indian cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Indian cuisine is a culinary journey like no other, renowned for its rich flavors, aromatic spices, and diverse regional dishes. It reflects the country's vast cultural and geographical diversity, with each region offering a unique culinary experience. At the heart of Indian food is a medley of spices, such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, and fenugreek, which infuse every dish with a symphony of tastes and aromas. From the fiery curries of the south to the fragrant biryanis of the north, Indian cuisine caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences. One of the hallmarks of Indian food is its vegetarian offerings, with a wide variety of delectable vegetarian dishes that are just as satisfying as their non-vegetarian counterparts. Classics like paneer tikka, aloo gobi, and dal makhani showcase the creativity and skill of Indian chefs in transforming humble ingredients into mouthwatering dishes.
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India Tours - FAQ

Please ensure that your passport is valid for at
least 6 months after the last day of your trip as
some countries may refuse entry if there is any
less. All foreign nationals entering India are
required to hold a national passport with a valid
visa issued by the High Commission of India. All
individual visa seekers are requested to apply for
an Indian visa online. The duly signed physical
copy of the application form is to be completed
and submitted at your nearest Indian Visa
Application Centre (IVAC) or directly to Indian
Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview
along with the required supporting documents.
All the necessary instructions for completing the
form and scheduling the appointment can be
found online.

For list of the countries eligible for
online visa application & up-to-date regulations,
please check the link:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html
Visas are the responsibility of each traveller, visa requirements can be changed at any time, so it is important to check the latest information.

All passengers traveling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in the tour.
Your travel insurance information will be noted by your leader before your tour.
Travel insurance is particularly important as it protects what happens during travel against sudden and unforeseen events that occur during travel.

Generally speaking India’s climate is
defined by three seasons; the hot, the wet
(monsoon) and the cool, however the
climatic conditions in the far north of India
have little relation to those in the
extreme south. The most pleasant time
to visit most of the country is during the
cooler period between November and midFebruary.
The weather in India varies depending
on region, (see the Fast Facts boxes for the
best times to visit specific regions). If
you are travelling India during the hot
summer and wet, humid monsoon season,
cool relief can be found in the northern
Himalayan region.
Please be
aware of monsoon season take place between
15th of June to 15th of September around
North of India and peak months are July and
August.

Internet access is good in India and has a relatively widespread communication infrastructure and internet usage in major cities. WiFi coverage may be limited, especially in remote areas.

Using your Cell Phone in İndia, especially if you’re going to be using your cell phone a lot, the best solution is to have an unlocked GSM phone that will accept the SIM cards of other carriers, and to put a local SIM card in it.There might be some conditions you should be aware of, so check with your phone provider.

The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; currency code: INR)is the official currency of India. A few examples of approximate prices; How much is a street food in India
On the streets of India selling cheap food, snacks and drinks.

Prices examples
Tea 0,11 – 0,13 USD = 8 – 10 INR
Coca-Cola 0,07 USD = 5 INR
Coconut – Walnut 0,13 – 0,26 USD = 10 – 20 INR per serving
Lemon drinks 0,13 – 0,20 USD = 10 – 15 )
Chicken shawarma 0,66 USD = 50 INR
Samos and other baked goods 0,08 – 0,13 USD = 6 – 10 INR
Paratha (Burrito) 0,08 – 0,11 USD = 6 – 8 INR
Tali (just food) 0,79 USD = 60 INR
Wada (donuts of lentil flour) 0,08 USD = 6 INR

Most tap water in India is not suitable for drinking. Restaurants will offer purified drinking water, but visitors are always advised to drink bottled water.

Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in India — especially in the country’s major metropolitan areas. However, not every small shop accepts cards, so you may need cash for smaller expenses.

ATMs are common in cities in India and accept major card providers.Visa and Mastercard are more likely to be used.

Displays of affection by LGBTQ+ couples may attract a negative response. Sadly, for same-sex people to display of affection in public is not an accepted. Please kindly inform us when booking, if you do not identify with the gender stated in your passport. We will adjust the room configuration accordingly. For travelers who do not want to share a room, some tours have a single supplement option.

Arrival airport transfer is included for the flights landing to Delhi on the first day of your tour from 5am to 11:30pm or if you have booked your Pre Accommodation with us. You must inform our call center or [email protected] of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 14 days prior to your arrival to arrange your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport.

Departure airport transfer is only available on the last day of the tour between 05:00 and 17:00

The welcome meeting will be with the group and your guide at 6.30pm in the hotel lobby. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail with the information before your trip.

Depending on the dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation in Delhi. Pre Accommodation includes breakfast & airport transfer and Post Tour Accommodation includes breakfast.

There are always solo travelers & like-minded passengers on our tours & we always work to provide our passengers a relaxed & sociable environment, allowing them to easily meet people & make friends.

There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, then you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.

You can contact our agents with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. For all requests you can contact [email protected] or 0208 099 9596.

Travel Talk specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, unfortunately the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking airfare to meet with the group at the starting city.

If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.

The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; currency code: INR)is the official currency of India. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.

Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage!

Tips are a common reward for service staff in India. Your tour guide and crew will be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.

You can join a tour late or miss the info meeting on the first day if you inform our Sales team prior to departure. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch the group.

For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536

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Best time to visit India

Best Time to Visit India

Find our seasonal breakdown in detail for the best time to visit India. The best time to visit India is October to March, when the monsoon season gives way to dry and enjoyable wather. During this period, you can enjoy pleasant weather, making it perfect for sightseeing, cultural festivals, and outdoor activities. However, specific regions like the Himalayas are best visited during the summer months, while coastal areas are ideal during the winter to avoid monsoon rains. Regardless of when you choose to visit, India's rich cultural heritage, diverse landscapes, and vibrant festivals ensure a memorable and enriching experience any time of the year. Why You Should Visit India: You should visit India for its unparalleled blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. With a rich tapestry of traditions, stunning architectural wonders, and diverse landscapes ranging from the Himalayan peaks to tropical beaches, India offers an array of experiences for every traveler.
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Best places to visit in India

Best Places to Visit in India

India offers a wealth of remarkable destinations to explore. Visit our best place to visit in India page to read about all the fascinating places visited on our tours. India boasts a wealth of incredible destinations that cater to a wide range of interests and preferences. The country's diversity is reflected in its top places to visit. The first must-see destination is the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. This architectural masterpiece, often considered one of the wonders of the world, is a testament to love and artistic brilliance. Its pristine white marble, intricate carvings, and symmetrical beauty make it a symbol of India's rich heritage. India tours offer another unmissable destination: Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and known as the "Pink City." It offers a royal experience with its opulent palaces, historic forts, and vibrant bazaars. The Amer Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal are just a few of the city's enchanting attractions.
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Travel advice

India Travel Advice

Read through our India travel advice in detail and make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trips to India. When planning a trip to India, obtain an appropriate visa before your trip. India offers various visa options, including tourist, business, medical, and e-visas for certain nationalities. Check the official website of the Indian embassy or consulate in your home country for the latest visa requirements and application procedures. Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure from India. You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins.
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Culture

Indian Culture

Visit our Indian culture page to read about the fascinating culture of India: eating & drinking, crafts, shopping, religion, etiquette, festivals and more. Indian culture is a vibrant tapestry of traditions, customs, and diversity that has evolved over thousands of years. It is a true amalgamation of various regional, religious, and ethnic influences, making it one of the world's most multifaceted and rich cultures. At its core, Indian culture places a strong emphasis on family, community, and respect for elders. The concept of "family" extends beyond the immediate nuclear family to encompass extended relatives and often plays a central role in an individual's life. Festivals, celebrations, and religious rituals further reinforce these bonds, fostering a sense of unity and togetherness. Religion also holds a profound place in Indian culture, with Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, and various other faiths coexisting harmoniously. Each religion brings its own set of rituals, festivals, and beliefs, contributing to the country's cultural mosaic. India is known for its temples, mosques, churches, and gurudwaras, each showcasing remarkable architecture and serving as centers of spirituality and community life. Indian culture is celebrated through vibrant festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, and many more, reflecting the spirit of unity in diversity.
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Food

Indian Food

Visit our Indian Food page to read more about the delicious local cuisine, find must-try dishes and beverages on your journey. Read articles about the diverse Indian cuisine from fellow foodies and seasoned travellers. Indian cuisine is a culinary journey like no other, renowned for its rich flavors, aromatic spices, and diverse regional dishes. It reflects the country's vast cultural and geographical diversity, with each region offering a unique culinary experience. At the heart of Indian food is a medley of spices, such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, and fenugreek, which infuse every dish with a symphony of tastes and aromas. From the fiery curries of the south to the fragrant biryanis of the north, Indian cuisine caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences. One of the hallmarks of Indian food is its vegetarian offerings, with a wide variety of delectable vegetarian dishes that are just as satisfying as their non-vegetarian counterparts. Classics like paneer tikka, aloo gobi, and dal makhani showcase the creativity and skill of Indian chefs in transforming humble ingredients into mouthwatering dishes.
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HIGHLIGHTS
Delhi
Delhi, city and national capital of India. The city of Delhi actually consists of two components, Old Delhi, in the north, the historic city; and New Delhi, in the south.
HIGHLIGHTS
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.
HIGHLIGHTS
Jaipur
The capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Located 260 km from New Delhi and forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra.
HIGHLIGHTS
Agra
Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal and has three UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby.
HIGHLIGHTS
Fatenpur Sikri
The royal city at Fatehpur Sikri is situated 26 miles west of Agra and was built at the orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is now a World Heritage site.
HIGHLIGHTS
Amber Fort
Amer Fort is the best tourist attraction of Jaipur and the sprawling complex combines both immense fortifications with unexpected beauty and charm.
HIGHLIGHTS
Qutab Minar
Qutab Minar, at 72 metres, is the tallest brick minaret in the world and along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it.
HIGHLIGHTS
Ranthambore National Park
A national park in Rajasthan, famous for its tiger population, rich wildlife and the breathtaking temples around.
HIGHLIGHTS
Udaipur
The former capital of the Mewar Kingdom is the perfect place to witness the royal culture in the country.
HIGHLIGHTS
Jodhpur
A charming city in Rajasthan, famous for its blue houses, breathtaking scenery.
HIGHLIGHTS
Khajuraho
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu temples and Jain temples in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh, about 175 kilometres southeast of Jhansi.
HIGHLIGHTS
Pushkar
A fascinating city of temples & a pilgrimage route for Hindus, Pushkar is a great place to witness the country's culture.
ACCOMMODATION
Delhi
PARK PLAZA
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Agra
HOWARD PLAZA HOTEL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Ranthambore
THE SHER GARH RESORT
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Varanasi
THE FERN RESIDENCY
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Jaipur
THE FERN RESIDENCY
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Jodhpur
THE FERN RESIDENCY
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Udaipur
THE FERN RESIDENCY
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Dwarka / New Delhi
ITC WELCOMHOTEL
5 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Khajuraho
KHAJURO RAMADA BY WYNDHAM
5 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Orchha
ORCHHA PALACE
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Pushkar
CLARKS SAFARI
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Deogarh
DEOGARH MAHAL
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Kathmandu
KANTIPUR VILLAGE
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Pokhara
AABAS
4 Star
ACCOMMODATION
Ghandruk
GHANDRUK TEA HOUSE
ACCOMMODATION
Dhampus
DHAAMPUS TEAHOUSE
ACCOMMODATION
Chitwan
GREEN MANSIONS JUNGLE RESORT
4 Star
F.A.Q.
Do I need a visa to enter India?
Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip as some countries may refuse entry if there is any less. All foreign nationals entering India are required to hold a national passport with a valid visa issued by the High Commission of India. All individual visa seekers are requested to apply for an Indian visa online. The duly signed physical copy of the application form is to be completed and submitted at your nearest Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) or directly to Indian Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview along with the required supporting documents. All the necessary instructions for completing the form and scheduling the appointment can be found online. For list of the countries eligible for online visa application & up-to-date regulations, please check the link: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html Visas are the responsibility of each traveller, visa requirements can be changed at any time, so it is important to check the latest information.
F.A.Q.
Do I need to purchase travel insurance before travelling to India?
All passengers traveling with Travel Talk must have travel insurance before participating in the tour. Your travel insurance information will be noted by your leader before your tour. Travel insurance is particularly important as it protects what happens during travel against sudden and unforeseen events that occur during travel.
F.A.Q.
When is the best time to visit India?
Generally speaking India’s climate is defined by three seasons; the hot, the wet (monsoon) and the cool, however the climatic conditions in the far north of India have little relation to those in the extreme south. The most pleasant time to visit most of the country is during the cooler period between November and midFebruary. The weather in India varies depending on region, (see the Fast Facts boxes for the best times to visit specific regions). If you are travelling India during the hot summer and wet, humid monsoon season, cool relief can be found in the northern Himalayan region. Please be aware of monsoon season take place between 15th of June to 15th of September around North of India and peak months are July and August.
F.A.Q.
What is the internet access like in India?
Internet access is good in India and has a relatively widespread communication infrastructure and internet usage in major cities. WiFi coverage may be limited, especially in remote areas.
F.A.Q.
Can I use my mobile while in India?
Using your Cell Phone in İndia, especially if you're going to be using your cell phone a lot, the best solution is to have an unlocked GSM phone that will accept the SIM cards of other carriers, and to put a local SIM card in it.There might be some conditions you should be aware of, so check with your phone provider.
F.A.Q.
How much does it cost for a…?
The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; currency code: INR)is the official currency of India. A few examples of approximate prices; How much is a street food in India On the streets of India selling cheap food, snacks and drinks. Prices examples Tea 0,11 - 0,13 USD = 8 - 10 INR Coca-Cola 0,07 USD = 5 INR Coconut - Walnut 0,13 - 0,26 USD = 10 - 20 INR per serving Lemon drinks 0,13 - 0,20 USD = 10 - 15 ) Chicken shawarma 0,66 USD = 50 INR Samos and other baked goods 0,08 - 0,13 USD = 6 - 10 INR Paratha (Burrito) 0,08 - 0,11 USD = 6 - 8 INR Tali (just food) 0,79 USD = 60 INR Wada (donuts of lentil flour) 0,08 USD = 6 INR
F.A.Q.
Can I drink tap water in India?
Most tap water in India is not suitable for drinking. Restaurants will offer purified drinking water, but visitors are always advised to drink bottled water.
F.A.Q.
Are credit cards widely accepted in India?
Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in India — especially in the country's major metropolitan areas. However, not every small shop accepts cards, so you may need cash for smaller expenses.
F.A.Q.
What is ATM access like in India?
ATMs are common in cities in India and accept major card providers.Visa and Mastercard are more likely to be used.
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Is India safe for LGBTQIA+ travellers?
Displays of affection by LGBTQ+ couples may attract a negative response. Sadly, for same-sex people to display of affection in public is not an accepted. Please kindly inform us when booking, if you do not identify with the gender stated in your passport. We will adjust the room configuration accordingly. For travelers who do not want to share a room, some tours have a single supplement option.
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Are airport transfers included and how do I arrange them?
Arrival airport transfer is included for the flights landing to Delhi on the first day of your tour from 5am to 11:30pm or if you have booked your Pre Accommodation with us. You must inform our call center or [email protected] of your flight details (date of flight, flight number, arrival time and name of travelers) at least 14 days prior to your arrival to arrange your transfer. You will be picked up by a Travel Talk representative holding a Travel Talk sign at the airport. Departure airport transfer is only available on the last day of the tour between 05:00 and 17:00
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Where do we gather for the meeting on the first day?
The welcome meeting will be with the group and your guide at 6.30pm in the hotel lobby. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail with the information before your trip.
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Can I book pre or post tour accommodation?
Depending on the dates and hotel availability, we may be able to arrange pre/post-tour accommodation in Delhi. Pre Accommodation includes breakfast & airport transfer and Post Tour Accommodation includes breakfast.
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Do you have solo travellers on your tours?
There are always solo travelers & like-minded passengers on our tours & we always work to provide our passengers a relaxed & sociable environment, allowing them to easily meet people & make friends.
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I’m a solo passenger, do I need to pay single supplement?
There are always solo travelers on our tours. If you don’t mind being roomed with another single traveler of the same gender, then you do not need to pay the supplement. Single supplement is for travelers who would like to stay in a single room for the duration of their tour.
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Can I be roomed with my friends?
You can contact our agents with your request & we will do our best to arrange your room accordingly. For all requests you can contact [email protected] or 0208 099 9596.
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Do you arrange flights?
Travel Talk specializes in giving you the best tours from around the world, unfortunately the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking airfare to meet with the group at the starting city.
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Will my dietary requirements be catered for?
If you provide your dietary requirements at the time of booking, we will do our best to make the necessary arrangements where available. Please note that gluten-free & vegan options may be limited in the country.
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What currency should I bring?
The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; currency code: INR)is the official currency of India. Avoid changing the bulk of your money at the airport as the exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city. Your tour leader will be pleased to help you if you need any assistance.
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Is there any luggage restriction?
Good news, there isn’t any luggage restriction on our tours as long as you’re able to carry your own luggage!
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Do I need to tip?
Tips are a common reward for service staff in India. Your tour guide and crew will be especially appreciative and honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your tour.
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What if I join the tour late?
You can join a tour late or miss the info meeting on the first day if you inform our Sales team prior to departure. Please note that it will be your responsibility to make the necessary arrangements to catch the group. For all emergencies, you can contact +44 208 099 7536
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