Visa and Immigration Procedures to India
India is a sovereign republic that requires you to have an Indian visa to enter the country. To obtain a visa you can contact the Indian Embassy in your country. You should have a valid passport and you will need to submit supporting travel documents.
Things/Items Allowed into India
When you have a ticket to India, you can bring most general use items in carry-on baggage except hazardous materials. Medications require a doctor's prescription. You can bring general electronic gadgets into India with the exception of drones/flying objects since they are banned.
Things/Items Forbidden out of India
・Livestock and Livestock Products
・Endangered Live Birds and Rare Species
・Antique Indian Coins
Things/Items Forbidden into India
・Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances
・Pornographic and Obscene Material
・Livestock and Livestock Products
Voice of Travelers to India
Bike Adventure to Leh-Ladakh, India
We had an amazing trip cycling in India. We got bikes, spare parts and tools for a nominal ticket price and the team of Indian bikers were very supportive throughout the journey. They helped to arrange local tickets for sightseeing and other ticket passes for our journey. This is a recommended tour for adventurous souls. Book tickets early; it will undoubtedly be a once in a lifetime experience. We will surely grab a ticket back to India again for more fun.
The Mesmerizing Golden Triangle Tour in India
Our Golden Triangle tour in India was a superb experience from destinations to accommodations to sightseeing.There is a ticket for entering into most places. You can purchase the Taj ticket in advance online. My daughter really enjoyed her first visit to India. Our driver gave us many suggestions and even helped us in arranging tickets at various places. We planned our own route with his guidance and it was a lovely experience completing the Triangle tour of India.
Lovely Experience in Kerala Houseboats,India
We had a wonderful experience on a houseboat in Kerala, India as we had booked the houseboat ticket well in advance. It is a "must do" when visiting India. On arrival we showed our ticket to the owner and he gave us an entry ticket for a boat on the large lake of Vembanand in India. Even though we were in a rush around our tour of India we thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay at the Indian Boat. Keep your ticket tucked away in a scrapbook so you'll remember your stay forever.
India Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best season to visit India?
You should know well about Indian weather before booking your ticket to India. India has a varied landscape so different regions of India experience various climates. Between August and November is the best time to visit and book a ticket for most places in India. Summers are hot in the northern part of India and winters are extremely cold in the Himalayas and the northern regions of India. Southern India has a more moderate climate. So before you plan and book your ticket to India, make sure to check the location-specific weather for the places you intend to visit in India and book your seasonal ticket accordingly.
Is India affordable to visit?
Yes, India is one of the most affordable countries to visit. It is easy to get a train ticket for traveling in India between states at a reasonable cost. Bus tickets are also much cheaper than in most Western countries. Flight tickets are somewhat expensive but still affordable. India accommodates tourists of all categories. Currency denominations in India are far less in comparison to most Western countries. You can buy various home-made items at a reasonable price in India.
What kind of clothes are preferable while visiting India?
It is important to understand Indian dress culture before booking a ticket to India. Dress sensibly while in India. We suggest you go for light cotton clothes since mostly it is hot. If you have a ticket for visiting Northern India in the winter you should pack some woolen clothing. Avoid wearing short skirts while visiting religious places, which are actually a popular tourist destination as they don't require an entry ticket. India is a land of diversity in climate and clothing so take note of this when booking a ticket.
What are the various modes of transportation available within India?
India has varied modes of transport, but for most forms, you need to get a ticket in advance. The most common are buses in which have a very cheap ticket fare and are the cheapest way of travel in terms of ticket price. Trains in India also have relatively low ticket prices. In India, there are auto rickshaws for travel within the cities of India, and this does not require you to purchase a ticket in advance. Taxis are also readily available in India with instant ticket purchase. Most major cities in India are also connected by air routes.
India - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights toIndira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi,INDIA・John F Kennedy, New York
・Sydney Kingsford Smith, Sydney
Airports handling direct flights toChatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai,INDIA・Narita, Tokyo
・Newark Liberty, Newark
Airports handling direct flights toKempegowda International Airport, Bangalore,INDIA・Changi, Singapore
・Dubai International Airport, Dubai
Airports handling direct flights toNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport, Kolkata,INDIA・Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Airports handling direct flights toChennai Airport, Chennai,INDIA・Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
・Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi
Flight Routes to India
There are more than 300 airports in India. From the United States, United Airlines and Air India have daily non-stop flights to Mumbai and Delhi. Direct flights are available from both Europe and North America. Gulf countries have direct access to most airports in India. There are many non-stop, direct and connecting flight choices to major cities from Europe, North America, etc.