India Travel Guide/Destination Information


Visas granted by the Indian government’s authorities must be obtained in order to travel to India. The visa has a 60-day validity period with a few restrictions and is issued for the business, tourist, medical, and conference categories. You can apply for the visa online or in person at the Indian Mission, Indian Post, and Indian Embassy.

An easy way to obtain a visa for India is to use the E-Visa (Electronic Visa) feature of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) system. Three subcategories of the E-Visa that exist are: e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa, and e-Medical Visa.

You must apply for an eVisa at least four calendar days prior to your arrival date and up to 120 days beforehand. After the date of arrival, the approved visa is good for a full calendar year.

Any continuous stay on an e-tourist visa is limited for 90 days. The only exceptions are those with e-business visas, who can stay for a maximum of 180 days and visitors from Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and all other countries.

You are qualified for an eVisa if you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below.

S N.Countries
AAlbania- Andorra- Angola- Anguilla- Antigua & Barbuda- Argentina- Armenia- Aruba- Australia- Austria- Azerbaijan
BBahamas- Barbados- Belgium- Belize- Bolivia- Bosnia & Herzegovina- Botswana- Brazil- Brunei- Bulgaria- Burundi
CCambodia- Cameroon- Union Republic Canada- Cape Verde- Cayman Island- Chile- China- China- SAR Hongkong- China- SAR Macau- Colombia- Comoros- Cook Islands- Costa Rica- Cote d'lvoire- Croatia- Cuba- Cyprus- Czech Republic
DDenmark- Djibouti- Dominica- Dominican Republic
EEast Timor- Ecuador- El Salvador- Eritrea- Estonia- European Union Citizens
FFiji- Finland- France
GGabon- Gambia- Georgia- Germany- Ghana- Greece- Grenada- Guatemala- Guinea- Guyana
HHaiti- Honduras- Hungary
IIceland- Indonesia- Iran- Ireland- Israel- Italy
JJamaica- Japan- Jordan
KKazakhstan- Kenya- Kiribati- Kyrgyzstan
LLaos- Latvia- Lesotho- Liberia- Liechtenstein- Lithuania- Luxembourg
MMadagascar- Malawi- Malaysia- Mali- Malta- Marshall Islands- Mauritius- Mexico- Micronesia- Moldova- Monaco- Mongolia- Montenegro- Montserrat- Mozambique- Myanmar
NNamibia- Nauru- Netherlands- New Zealand- Nicaragua- Niger Republic- Niue Island- Norway
PPalau- Palestine- Panama- Papua- New Guinea- Paraguay- Peru- Philippines- Poland- Portugal
RRepublic of Korea- Republic of Macedonia- Romania- Russia- Rwanda
SSaint Christopher and Nevis- Saint Lucia- Saint Vincent & the Grenadines- Samoa- San Marino- Senegal- Serbia- Seychelles- Sierra Leone- Singapore- Slovakia- Slovenia- Solomon Islands- South Africa- Spain- Sri Lanka- Suriname- Swaziland- Sweden- Switzerland
TTaiwan- Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Tonga Trinidad & Tobago Turks & Caicos Island Tuvalu
UUAE- Uganda- Ukraine- United Kingdom- Uruguay- USA- Uzbekistan
VVanuatu- Vatican City-Holy See- Venezuela- Vietnam
ZZambia- Zimbabwe

Things to keep in mind while applying for a tourist visa upon arrival

  1. Your passport must have a minimum remaining validity of six months.
  2. You need to have confirmed tickets for your return or next destination.

E-Visa allows arrival at the following 28 airports and 5 seaports:

  1. Ahmedabad
  2. Amritsar
  3. Bagdogra
  4. Bengaluru
  5. Bhubaneswar
  6. Chandigarh
  7. Chennai
  8. Coimbatore
  9. Delhi
  10. Gaya
  11. Goa
  12. Guwahati
  13. Hyderabad
  14. Jaipur
  15. Kochi
  16. Kolkata
  17. Kozhikode
  18. Lucknow
  19. Madurai
  20. Mangaluru
  21. Mumbai
  22. Nagpur
  23. Pune
  24. Port Blair
  25. Thiruvananthapuram
  26. Tiruchirappalli
  27. Varanasi
  28. Visakhapatnam
  1. Cochin
  2. Chennai
  3. Goa
  4. Mangalore
  5. Mumbai

India Travel Guide/Destination Information

Any authorised immigration checkpoint is valid for the exit.

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All tourists whose nationality is not listed in this list of individuals eligible for an electronic visa authorization MUST get a valid visa in advance. They can do so by getting in touch with the Indian Embassy, High Commission, or Consulate in their home country before travelling to India.

 Arrival Instructions: A representative from Moustache Escapes will be waiting to meet you outside the Customs Hall if you have pre-arranged an airport arrival transfer in India. Please search for a sign that says “Moustache Escapes” and your name on it (not a hotel sign).

You might have to search diligently for your transfer Representative because the airport arrival area frequently becomes congested with many people holding placards. Please telephone the appropriate emergency contact numbers if, in the odd event, you cannot locate our airport representative using your name.

Jaipur: (+91) 8769480559

Insurance: Prior to your journey to India, we highly advise that you get a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Insurance should cover personal injury, medical costs, lost luggage, and holiday cancellation or interruption. You must have sufficient insurance to protect you in the event that you experience a medical emergency while travelling.

Money/Currency: India uses the rupee as its official currency (INR).

It is advisable that you bring both cash and travellers checks, preferable in US dollars outside of the major cities. Most large hotels allow you to exchange traveller’s checks. Keep the exchange receipts; you might need them if you decide to exchange the Indian rupees back into your own currency at the end of your trip. In big cities, practically all hotels, as well as most businesses and eateries, take credit cards; however, credit cards are less commonly accepted in more rural locations.

Among credit and charge cards, Visa and MasterCard are the most widely used. With these cards and your passport, you can get cash advances at the majority of Bank branches. Nearly every city has access to ATMs.

Climate: India majorly has 3 main seasons – winter, summer and monsoon. Winter, summer, and monsoon are India’s three primary seasons. The winter season, from November to March, is often pleasant throughout India. The daytime temperature in North India ranges from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.

In Northern India, especially in Rajasthan, the desert region, and Delhi, December and January can get very chilly. During the winter, the night-time temperatures would typically range between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius. During this time, it can be important to wear lightweight, warm clothing or jackets. There is frequent fog during the Christmas season in Northern India, which can cause some flight or train schedules to be affected.

April through June are the country’s sweltering summer months, with temperatures rising practically nationwide. The average daily temperature in May and June is up to 40 degrees Celsius.

With the exception of some areas of South East India, the South West monsoon begins around the beginning of June. The majority of India’s rainfall falls during the months of June and September.

The climate is temperate and evenings can get chilly year-round in the mountainous regions of Southern India, such Munnar and Periyar National Park. It’s not required to bring air conditioning, and it can also be a good idea to pack a few pieces of lightweight warm clothing.

The cooler months of October through April are when most tourists visit India. However, summer travel to India has the benefits of reduced prices, less tourists, and better wildlife sightings in national parks.

Baggage & Clothing: Indian domestic flights allow for 15 Kg (33 Pounds) of checked baggage for Economy class passengers and 30 kg (66 Pounds) for Business Class. All domestic flight sectors demand an additional fee for checked bags of about USD 5 per kg.

In tropical and semi-tropical conditions, cotton-based casual clothing is best. Laundry services are accessible all around the nation. Although, hotel laundry fees can be expensive.

Electricity: All electronic appliances in India, operates on 220 Volts. The most commonly used electric plugs comes in two sizes. The rounded two pin or three pin plug is most commonly used.

Food & Water: One of the things to enjoy when on vacation in India is the cuisine. Well-known throughout the world, the cuisine of India is specialised by location. You can get a list of the best restaurants in each city from one of our reps without a problem. Majority of our tours, usually includes breakfast each day and consists of a buffet with both Western and Indian dishes.

It is NOT advised to drink the tap water. Bottled water is affordable and widely accessible throughout India, therefore we advise using it for brushing as well.

Tipping: Giving your local guides and drivers a gratuity is appropriate if you are pleased with their services. While it may not be typical in your country, tipping encourages excellent service and is a well-established part of the Indian Subcontinent’s tourism sector. If you are satisfied with the services received, as a general rule, you should tip your driver between USD 4-5 every day and your local guides similarly. Of course, you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on how well you feel the service was provided and how far you travelled.

Please let us know right immediately if you are unhappy with the assistance you received from your local guide, driver, or tour guide so that we may take immediate corrective action.

Safety & Security: These are now crucial components of travelling to India. Travellers frequently want to know about safety and security while visiting here. In general, India is typically a safe country. However, petty street crime does happen occasionally, especially in some cities. In larger cities, we advise you to wear as little jewellery as possible and to keep your cash near to your body in a safe area. We also advise you to avoid walking on own at night; instead, use taxis. Carry a hotel card with you in the cab so the driver will know where to take you. Taxis are typically metered and reasonably priced, but make sure the driver engages the metre and is clear on your destination.

On the streets, only bring what is absolutely necessary. If available, place valuables (such as a passport, credit cards, extra cash, and jewellery) in hotel safe deposit boxes.

Additionally, it would be a good idea to make copies of your credit card information, plane tickets, and passport as well as to keep track of your traveller’s checks. These records ought to be stored separately from the originals in a secure location.

Customers may want to use money belts as an added measure of security when riding trains. We advise you to use particular caution when travelling alone as a woman or in a party of only female travellers, and to only use transportation booked through a Moustache Escapes office or a trustworthy hotel.

Mail & Communication: Most hotels offer international direct dial, however it might be quite pricey. International calls from hotels can cost as much as INR 200 per minute. Local businesses with an STD/PCO/ISD sign on the outside can be used to make inexpensive international calls. The majority of hotels also provide convenient email and internet services. The majority of popular tourist destinations now have internet cafés.

Excellent GSM phone coverage means that your phone will work practically everywhere in India if you have international roaming enabled. Additionally, tourists have the option of buying a local SIM card that operates on GSM networks, available practically everywhere in the nation. These can be bought at a number of city places as well as at the majority of significant airports. Because a passengers ID is necessary for security purposes, we are unable to arrange with a SIM Card before your arrival.

Other Information: If you need any additional information on travelling to India, feel free to contact us by email at