India is completely different from any other country with its diverse mix of peoples, climates, scenery, religions, and cultural influences. It can be inspiring, moving and, at times even infuriating. In order to enjoy your tour to the maximum, do go with an open mind; and perhaps without drawing comparisons with any other destination or culture. We have prepared these travel tips to help you with your pre-holiday planning, and also for after you arrive in India.

Way to go

Prepare your documents

Prepare your documents

All foreign nationals are required to hold a national passport with a valid visa for the destinations you are visiting. For…

Take health precautions

Take health precautions

Visit your doctor before you travel for all relevant vaccinations/immunizations. Medical insurance coverage is recommended an…

Be mindful of local customs

Be mindful of local customs

India, Nepal and Bhutan are secular countries where people following different faiths and religions live in harmony. There…

Try Bargaining

Try Bargaining

Local markets of the Indian subcontinent are the best platform to test your bargaining skills. Always do some research and ch…

Currency

Currency

In India, the local currency is Indian Rupee, in Bhutan – it is Ngultrum and in Nepal – it is the Nepali rupee. The Ngultrum…

Tipping

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion and not compulsory, however, on more than one occasions, the person providing you a see more ellipses…

Say “No” to pan handlers

Say “No” to pan handlers

Do not give alms to pan handlers, no matter how hard it might be. The urge to donate or feed the hungry stomachs can be…

F&B tips

F&B tips

Indian cuisine is famous worldwide for its rich taste and diversity. There is a lot to discover; from spicy snacks to rich cu…

Learn some local words

Learn some local words

English is a commonly used and understood language throughout the Indian subcontinent. However, familiarizing yourself with a…