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All the need to know facts for India. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us!


Indian Rupee. This is a closed currency and can only be obtained upon arrival into India. We recommed you change any money back into Euro before leaving India. Whilst in the North of India US dollars are accepted. US dollars can be useful to use as tips due to the smaller denominations.


A visa is required for India. For stays under 30 days you can apply online at : https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html. You are able to apply for a visa a maximum 30 days before travel. The visa is electronic so there's no need to post your passport. Authorisation take's approx. 24 hours. The visa charge is approx. $45. A passport photo is required to be uploaded onto your visa application.


Vaccinations are required for India. Recommended vaccinations include Hepatitis A, Malaria and Typhoid. We recommend you contact your local GP.

Best time to visit India:

High season:

November to March / 23 - 35 celsius.

Low season:

April to September / 33 - 42 Celsius. April to November is the best time to visit the Himalayas.


India has three major seasons - winter, summer and the monsoon. Winter months are November to March and are bright and pleasant with snowfall in the northern hills. Summertime is April to June and is hot in most parts of India, the numerous hill resorts provide cool retreats. During the monsoon rainfall is heavy along the west coast between June and September, and along the east coast between mid-October and December. The tides are changing so swimming in the sea is unsafe and water is not the clear blue seen the rest of the year.

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