Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The subsequent information is only the outline to assist and to give the necessary information to those travelers who are preparing to explore India. Though, they are not designed for the complete information.
When is the suitable period to visit India?
The suitable time to explore the India is upon your wish and where you like to visit and what you wish to do because India has varied physical and geographical sections. From November to March (winter season) the southern parts are the best to visit because the temperature is gentle and exploring the National Parks is the suitable options. Similarly, the temperatures in winter will be very cruel, but you can have bird watching because the nomadic species can find in this time. From April to June (summer season) the temperature of the south is gentle and this is an ideal period for holiday in the beach or also for the cultural trips. Similarly, in northern part summer weather is perfect to see the gigantic Himalayan Range.
Is it safe to travel in India?
India is very safe place to visit as compare to other foreign places to explore first time. Indians people are very friendly and helpful. Hospitality and culture of the people is very unique. More than that AMN representative will be with you for the instructions and information which you need. It is safe place to lock your traveler's cheque, passports and valuable jewellery in the hotel's safe. You should be conscious while walking alone at the late night mainly in the isolated lands and don’t leave your baggage unattended at the station or airport.
Do I need a visa to travel to India?
Every traveler except from the Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives need visa to enter India. Visa can be gained before arrival and we strongly advise you to get in touch with your local Indian Embassy or travel agents while scheduling your visit.
Does your travel agency have facility of airport pick up and drop up?
Of course, we have both facilities for our valuable customers who have confirmed our trip. Client's satisfaction is our main motto and we do not charge anything for these services. It is absolutely free while you booked your trip. In that case, we need your detail information including the date of arrival and time.
What does customized itinerary meant?
Customized Itinerary is a program designed as per your interests and desires. It includes your particular places, interests and preferences. While having enquiry you can add some places and programs as desired time and places. Upon your interest we can designed your trip.
What clothes should I carry while travelling to India?
Basically in the summer seasons we advise you to carry light clothes like: light shorts, trousers and cotton tops. If you are exploring the National parks or the Jungle areas then don’t forget to bring some long sleeved clothes. Similarly, in cold time temperatures falls down severely. So we advise you to carry warm clothes. However, India has varied landscape so we suggest you to bring clothes by keeping mind of the temperature of the particular area for the particular seasons. You should keep in mind that while visiting the religious sites you need to wear formal and long dress, so better to carry long skirts and pants.
What is the currency of India and where can I exchange money?
Indian people used Indian currency which is known as rupee. You can use US Dollar, Euros, and Pounds in India. And these currencies are easily exchanged in whole India. You can get many money changers in the towns, airports, Mall as well as in Hotels too.
What is the system of credit card in India?
Without any doubt you can use your credit cards. Only Master cards, Visa card can be used but you cannot broadly use Dinner's Club and American Express in India. These facilities are available in the city areas only. While you are travelling to ruler areas then it is suggested that you carry Indian currency as per your needs and desire.
Where can I find an ATM in India?
You can find many International networks ATM in small cities and big cities. For this service you must have four digit pin code of your ATM card because almost all Indians ATMs need this.
Should I need to give tip?
Tipping is optional and service charge is already included in your bill in most of the restaurants and hotels. However, if it is not included then the standard tipping is generally 10% of the bill. And moreover, it is mandatory to give to the porters, bellboys, and drivers.
Do I need to take any medical safety measures before travelling?
Yes, you need to have some medical precautions of the Malaria prophylactics and other vaccines like Polio, Typhoid, and Hepatitis and so on before you travel to India. And we advise you to consult your doctor at least four weeks earlier than the day of your departure.
What is the electricity deliver in India and what plugs are needed?
Generally, 230 -240 Volts electricity is supply in India with three round or flat pin plugs. Most travelers need adaptor to use it. If you love travelling and plan to explore a lot in the coming days then it is best to buy a combination of plug adapter and voltage converter.
What is the internet facility in India?
Yes, there are lots of cyber cafes and connections are available in the hotels rooms and cafeteria also. You can use Wi-Fi in many places like hotels rooms, restaurants and shopping malls. But you may not get the internet facilities in the small town.
Is India a fine place for family vacationer?
India is popular destination for the family travelers because of the varied landscape. You can enjoy with your family in beach, National Parks, Wildlife adventures, children's park, Fun Park and many more. For the youngsters who love to have adventurous activities they can enjoy in many outdoor actions like trekking, camel safari and many more. Also the travelling one place to another place through air and rail are generally the most suitable and comfortable means of transportation and we advise to those travelers with their young children.
How are the Hotels?
Five stars and four stars hotels are high quality and attractive too. The hotels are clean and they have good services also.
What can I eat in India?
You can get varieties of foods in India. In northern part of India you can get the meat dishes generally made up of lamb, mutton and chicken. Similarly, you can get vegetarian foods in the southern region. However, Indian foods are spicy and you can get the mild variation of the meals on the request of the customers. Almost all the hotels and restaurants serve the western dishes like Indian, continental, Chinese, Nepalese, Mediterranean and Mexican.
What type of accommodation will I get in India?
You can get the varied accommodation from relaxed home stays to ethnic houses to magnificent Heritage Mansions and Maharaja Palaces. You can also get local guest houses and government authorized bungalows to the bountiful magnificence of royal palaces and many five star luxurious suites and some western standard hotels.
Is tap water safe to drink in India?
We strongly recommend you not to use tap water for drinking. You can get seal bottled water easily available in the market. Before purchasing the water we advise you to check the expiry date and the seal of the bottle properly. You can get many local brands of drinking water but we recommend you to use the branded water like Aqua, Bisleri and Kinley for your better health.
Is it good capture photos everywhere in India?
Generally, taking photos of scenery does not need any permission but capturing the photos of people and places more importantly capturing the photos of women need permission. Better take permission before capturing the photos of religious places and ceremony or people bathing at the river. It is strongly forbidden to take the photos of the military, some bridges, airports and trains.
What should I do while visiting religious places?
While visiting the religious sites you need to dress formally like long dress. You need to take off your shoes and leather items before entering the monasteries and temples. Our AMN guide will give you the proper suggestions about these situations and areas. And you should keep in mind that in some places photography is strictly prohibited.
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