India has a well established infrastructure for western travellers. You need just a little extra patience and consideration to have a wonderful experience. The transport and the range of hotels in some ways eclipse those you will find at home and you will comfortably get by with English in any established tourist town or city.
What to Wear (Clothes)
Winter months (October – February) in the North and the highlands in the South do get quite cold at night, but at all other times light weight cotton is best.
Email / Internet
Email and internet is widely available in hospitals, hotels and internet cafes in major tourist cities and towns. A good tip is to duplicate records of Travellers Cheque numbers, passport, flight details, etc. to your Yahoo/Hotmail accounts.
General Visitors Tips
MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club credit cards are generally accepted by large establishments including hotels, shops, and airlines.
ATMs are available in most cities where you can withdraw the required amount of cash. Keep a close watch when using ATM that no one is observing you.
GMT + 5 1/2 hours.
The standard time for India is calculated from Allahabad and is common to all cities i.e. only one time zone for India.
Below you will find a checklist of documents that you may need prior to departure.
Please ensure that your passport is valid and will not expire within the next 6 months.
Please ensure you have a valid visa for travel.
Air Tickets If you need to re-confirm your return flight, please do this in good time. Any requests for a wheelchair or particular dietary requirement should be made at the time of booking your ticket.
Travelers Cheque's, Money, Credit Cards
Ensure that you have enough cash for your trip and it is always a good idea to have access for extra funds in case of any emergency.
If you have any medical information or reports please bring these along with you on the trip.
Copies of the above documentation
It is advisable to take copies of your passport, visa, air tickets, traveler's cheque information and keep this information separate from the originals. Why not e-mail this information to a web account as well.
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