A visa is required to travel to India. You can request an electronic tourist visa online via the link below.
Personal and travel related vaccinations are depending on the duration and purpose of your trip, and your personal health situation. For specific information regarding your situation, we would like to refer you to your local GGD office. They will be able to give you custom and accurate advice. It is best to plan your visit at least 4 weeks prior to departure.
Unless you are traveling to Goa or are staying in a fancy neighborhood in Mumbai, it is best to leave your miniskirts at home. Exposed arms and legs will cause a lot of unwanted stares and turned heads. Also, it is a lot more comfortable to wear linen or cotton as much as possible because of the heat.
It is your own responsibility to be in the possession of the right and valid travel documents. Upon return home after the trip, your passport needs to be valid for at least another 6 months.
The local currency in India is the Rupee. A lot of ATMs are available in India. Exchanging currencies is often possible in the hotel where you are staying, and this is most of the times also the cheapest option. Make sure that your debit and credit cards are valid worldwide when you travel to India.
Places like hotels and restaurants often offer free wifi. If you would like to have access to internet during the entire trip, we advise you to purchase a sim card at the airport. Apart from the airport, it is not possible for tourists to purchase sim cards.
FOOD AND DRINKS
Generally, you can safely eat everything that is freshly prepared. Be cautious with street food and pre-cut (deli) meat, fruit, and salads. You cannot safely drink tap water. Bottles with safe drinking water are available for purchase, and please make sure that the cap is fully sealed before purchase.