Visas are required by all visitors except those from Bhutan and Nepal. Visas are available for the following durations:-
03 month visa
06 month visa
01 year visa
05 year visa
Each passport should be accompanied by the completed application form and three passport photographs.
There should be at least three clear pages on the passport before the visa is issued.
When applying for the visa at the Indian Embassy/High Commission, payment should be made in cash or postal order (cheques are normally not accepted) and a stamped self addressed envelope should be included. One month should be allowed for postal applications
Certain parts of India (mainly in the North East) are “restricted areas” and require special permits.
Personal applications may be made to the Indian Embassy/High Commission.
Yellow Fever - Vaccination Certificate is required if arriving from an infected area.
Cholera/Typhoid - Inoculation recommended.
Malaria - No certificate required, but advisable to have a course of pills.
Medical treatment in India is comparatively inexpensive, though India has a pool of some of the best doctors in the world. Most hotels have a doctor on call.
Strong sunshine, heat, digestive upsets and insect bites can spoil one’s trip, so it is a good idea to take a few basic precautions:
Avoid eating ice creams sold by roadside vendors, undercooked meat, unpeelable fruit or vegetable, drinking tap water or having un bottled drinks or even ice in drinks outside the hotel.
Carry a kit containing sunscreens and other lotions for protection from the sun, insect repellents and sting relief creams, water sterilising tablets and medicines for possible stomach upsets or indigestion.
Be careful about mosquitoes when outside in the evenings - use an insect repellent, socks and a long sleeve shirts are good deterrents.
Rupee (Re.) Rs.1 = 100 Paise
Coins are in denominations of 50 Paise and 1,2,5 and 10 rupees.
Notes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2000 rupees.
Exchange Rate: US$1 = Indian Rupees 46.00 approx
Exchange Rate: EUR €1 = Indian Rupees 65.00 approx
There are no restrictions on the importation of foreign currency by tourists, provided a Declaration Form is completed on arrival. The import and export of the Rupee is, however, prohibited and may not be spent in Duty Free Shops or on board aircrafts. Receipts of all currency must be kept, as it may be reconverted on departure.
It is advisable to carry money in the form of travellers’ cheques preferably in US Dollars as it is widely recognised and accepted.
Changing money through unauthorised persons is illegal as well as risky in respect of receiving counterfeit money
Government Offices/Shops : Monday - Friday 1000 - 1700 hrs