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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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@example.com 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
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. You can view your arrival information from the link below. If there is any change in your arrival hotel, we will send you an e-mail with the information before your trip; https://www.traveltalktours.com/india-arrival-hotels/
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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