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Travel Tips

Arrival and Departure
It is advisable to book your cab in advance through your Travel Partner especially on arrival to facilitate smooth transfer to your Homestay. Citizens of all countries (including Commonwealth) require a valid passport and an appropriate (entry, transit or tourist) visa. Tourists who are citizens of Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand or Singapore can now get visas on arrival in India. Effective from Friday January 1, 2010, the Indian government is trialing a visa on arrival facility for one year at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata airports. Single entry tourist visas, valid for 30 days, are available at a cost of $60. Citizens of the five countries listed above can get visas on arrival, irrespective of where they fly into India from. Such citizens can also apply for their Indian tourist visas through the normal channels.

Custom Clearance
Visitors who do not have any dutiable goods or 'high-valued' articles or foreign exchange in excess of US$ 2500 or unaccompanied baggage are exempted from Customs duty.

Banks & ATM
There are plenty of ATMs and Bank all over India, withdrawing money is not a problem .

Tipping
Tipping is optional, although cabbies and rickshaw drivers expect tips from foreign tourists.

Conducted Tour
To see all the places of historical interest, it is advisable to use a guided tour.

Shopping
India is a shopper's paradise. Metro city markets specialize in carpets, silk products, handicrafts, jewellery, readymade garments and leather goods

Bargaining
Asking for a discount is part of the shopping experience - you might be lucky and the shopkeepers may oblige.

Suitcase
Try to carry suitcases made of light material with wheels, or suitcases with number lock system. Keep your suitcases locked, and always carry an extra lock.

Carry only Essential
Taking cognizance of time, place and season of visit, carry only the most important things with you. Avoid unnecessary items like too much of eatables, bulky clothing, heavy items, etc.

Helpline Numbers
In case of emergencies you can always call at the following numbers:
Women Help line No: 1091
Police: 100

Food and Beverages
India has an amazing variety of non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine. All Indian food is not hot and spicy. Most dishes are only richly garnished to provide an exciting flavour.

Safety Tips
Take extra precautions while traveling in cities like Agra & Varanasi (Benares).
Be cautious of your valuables and always seek advice of your local hosts for hiring transport.

Means of communication
You can direct dial to most cities within India, and to countries overseas.
Internet cafes are widespread all across Indian cities and charge a nominal user fee

Beggars
In case you encounter beggars, give in kind but not in cash.

Etiquette
By nature, Indians are affectionate. They will go all out to make you feel at home. While visiting temples / places of worship one should always leave one's footwear outside.

Credit Cards
Most of the retail establishments generally accept American Express, Master, Visa and Diners Club credit cards.

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