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Money: US dollar is more popular in India. US Dollar = approximately 62 Indian Rupee (INR). 
Rupee notes are printed in denominations of Rs 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10.
Major Credit Cards and ATM are available in most cities of India.

Foreign Exchange: One can exchange foreign currency at the international airport on arrival Delhi or it can be conveniently exchanged at the hotels where you will be staying.  Most of the hotels /restaurants in India have got foreign exchange counters to facilitate.

Clothing: August till October the climate is moderate. November month is the start of winters in Northern India. We suggest you to carry light woollen clothes which you might require in the night. During the day the temperatures are moderate and air-conditioners will run as per requirements in hotel rooms / transport vehicles. 

Fooding: Your accommodation in hotels will be generally booked on bed and breakfast basis while your stay. Lunch and Dinner can be had as per meal plan either in hotel of accommodation or at any city restaurant depending on the days’ program and routing.

Tipping: It is not mandatory. However, in good gesture for return of good services you can pay tips as per your wishes. Paying tips can be to waiters in hotels /restaurants, guides, driver, airport /railway station representatives on assistance, etc.

Still /Video camera: Still cameras are allowed inside monuments during sightseeing free of cost at almost all monuments. However video cameras are chargeable and the costs are displayed at the ticket counters at the monument gates.

Sickness: Most of the hotels in India have their own resident doctors /doctor on call services and they are available at all times for their in-house guests. However, in cases of any serious illness / accidents city hospitals are recommended. Most of the Indian cities have well known world class hospitals. Needless to say assistance in such matters of emergency will always be at hand.

Porterage: Porterage for baggage are paid to bell desk boys at hotels during check-ins and check-outs. You will also need to pay for the porterage to porters in airports /railway stations in the case you need to hire a porter.

Climate /Weather: Starting October /November we have the winters in the Northern India. Days are warm and the nights are pleasant. December till February are the coldest time of year and light to dense fog could be seen in the early mornings and in the nights. March sees the end of winter.

Hotels /Restaurants: The hotels you are booked in are well known 3star /4star category hotels in the city and have all the basic amenities like, restaurants, foreign exchange counter, safety lockers, laundry, etc. 5star /5star delux hotels can be booked depending on individual budget of clients.

Guides /Escort: We will booked English speaking tour escort /local guides while your travelling in India.

Transportation: An air-conditioned car /minivan /coach will be booked depending on size of group, for your travel to places covered by surface.

Toilets: Your hotel rooms are all provided with attached toilets. While intercity driving toilets are generally found with the midway restaurants. Midway stops are provided for such facilities.

Social Interaction: People are generally friendly, on finding people from a different country, chances are you might be stared at, especially in the smaller towns. Don’t be offended – they mean no harm, it is just curiosity. Foreign visitors are of course very regular to visiting most of the places you are going to – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jaipur, and the Buddhist places like Varanasi, Bodhgaya, Lumbini etc.

Beggars: You will find beggars at almost all places across India, do not let them hassle you, and do not encourage them by giving them money.

Luggage: All passengers on domestic airlines are limited to two items of luggage each: One suitcase or backpack with maximum weight of 15kgs.  It is essential to lock; One piece of hand luggage with maximum weight of 5kg. It is advisable that your hand luggage consist of a ‘daypack’ to carry camera, water, toilet paper, hat etc. While travelling in train and by car /coach there is no limitation of weight and number of luggage.

Electricity: There is an electricity supply of 220 volts throughout India. 240 volt appliances will work safely on this supply. The round 3 pin socket is the more common power point. Adaptors or conversion plugs can be purchased to suit your appliances.  

Sightseeing: Dress codes for religious places can include covering your head, being barefoot etc so that you don't unwittingly give offence. Some temples do not permit leather articles on their premises. Certain temples are not open to Non-Hindus. Please check with your local tourist guide /escort. 

Most museums in India are closed on Mondays and Site Museums, those near archaeological monuments, on Fridays.

The dry summer heat can drain you completely. Drink lots of water and fluids. 
The sun is strong. Remember to use sunscreen on exposed parts of the body. Wear sunglasses to screen out harmful rays. 

Photography is not always permissible, and at many places it is permitted only at a fee. There is usually a higher fee for using a video camera. 

Smoking is not allowed inside transport vehicles, trains, monuments and public areas in hotels. English is spoken at almost all tourist centres.

 

 
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