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Proper planning will be required. Below are some information that will help you have to get things prepared. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Health & Medical Precautions
There are no vaccinations legally required to visit India. However, most of the part travel clinics suggest Hepatitis A&B as well as Typhoid. If you are taking any particular medication, it is advised for you to bring it along as in different country you will get different salts.
Money & Currency Exchange
We suggest travelling with some Malaysian Ringgits or Singapore dollars to be exchanged for local currency upon arrival with tour manager. Most big cities have ATMs and larger establishments accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro etc.
What to Put in Your Backpack
Daytime clothing such as pants, shorts, trousers and half sleeved shirts are recommended. Bring fabrics that you can wear in layers to take off during the heat of the day and put back on for cool evenings. Women should pack a scarf large enough to cover bare neck and shoulders. Evening Somewhat smarter, but still casual.
Agra, Jaipur and Kashmir. Pack a few warmer clothing items including a fleece jacket, a few sweaters, long pants etc.
- Comfortable, walking shoes and during winter waterproof shoes
- Sweater or lightweight jacket
- Lightweight raincoat or poncho
- Swimming suit
- Sunglasses, sun block and a sunhat
- Mosquito repellent Charging cables for electronics. Voltage converter and adapter plugs
- Laundary services are available at all hotels on extra charges
During the winter months (November to March) temperatures in Northern India can get cold, particularly in the evenings. This includes travel to Kashmir, New Delhi, Agra, Japiur.
Visitors to national parks and wildlife reserves should wear brown colour clothing; binoculars are also highly recommended.
We suggest you to carry copies of your airline tickets. Airports of India require passengers to present a hard or soft copy of their ticket or other documentation with the name of the guest, date of departure & flight number. Please keep a copy of your itinerary handy when heading to the airport.
Most of the plugs in India are different from those in the West. Please bring your own adaptor as you may need it during your travel.
Airport Arrival & Departure
Your Discover India representative will greet you as soon as you exit restricted areas; look for the person holding Discover India signboard. You will be instructed to walk a short distance to a parking area. Later, you will be transferred to your accommodation.
If for any reason you do not connect with Discover India personnel, please go to the Tourist Information Desk and ask them to phone Discover India representative at any of the numbers listed below.
Hotels In India
Check-in time is usually 1pm. Check-out time is 12 noon. If you arrive early in the day or depart in the evening, most hotels will allow you to store your luggage in their luggage room. Ask at the front desk if the hotel can check you in earlier, or let you stay later.
Hotel Vouchers & Internal Flights
Discover India manager will meet you and handover you all the domestic flight tickets and Hotel Vouchers at your arrival hotel in Delhi.
Avoid drinking tap water while in India. Consumption of Mineral water is Highly advised. Please ensure the bottle is sealed before you purchase it, Most hotels will provide guests with two complimentary bottles of water each day.
Traveling in India is safe, Use the hotel safe to keep your valuables (passports, jewellery etc.) secure.
Clothing on Sightseeing
At religious sites you may need to cover your head and shoulders and remove shoes
as required. For womens to carry a scarf with them in case it is needed.
Private Tours: Tipping is at your discretion if you are on our private tour.
Group Tours: RM 140 per person per day must be paid in cash after your arrival in India directly to your tour director. These basic gratuities will cover tour escorts, luggage handling, porters, restaurants, drivers and other members providing services
during your tour.
Domestic flights in India is allowed to carry (15KG) per suitcase as check in baggage and 7KG of hand baggage is allowed. Excess baggage charge can be paid at the airport and is roughly about RM 16 per Kilo Gram.
Travelling By Coach
Coach allow for one piece of luggage per person and a carry-on bag.
Be prepared for inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. You may also need to climb steps or stairs.
India is a shopper’s paradise. There is a wide array of handicrafts, textiles, jewelry,carpets, art, spices and so much more to choose from. Each region in the country has its own specialty.
assortment of a few select shops that you may not find on your own. These shops have been specifically chosen for you, as they boast high-quality merchandise and provide the opportunity for you to see authentic, local handicrafts.
Some even allow you to get a glimpse behind the scenes to experience first-hand how goods such as jewelry, carpet weaving and textiles are fashioned.
- Enjoy the war memorial Known as India Gate
- Enjoy Historical experiences of India throughout the entire tour.
- Step back in time and into the last footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi as you walk through his home for the last 144 days of his fascinating life.
- Witness the breathtaking transformation of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises over the majestic Mughal structure taking it from the splendour of the night to its magical presence at daybreak.
- In Agra you will feel the passion of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz in the adaptation of their love saga in the musical play entitled Shah Jahan O-Mumtaz. Optional
- Experience the Amber Fort Palace in Jaipur built in 1592.
- Spot the elusive tigers of Rathambore National Park with the help of a Naturalist/Guide.
- International round-trip airfare
- Escorted transfers
- Meals as noted in the itinerary
- All sightseeing entrance fees including.
- Two Wildlife safari’s in Ranthambore National Park
- Air conditioned coach throughout the tour
- Mineral water on coach
- Entrance fees to all the monuments
- Elephant Safari’s
- Personal expenses, laundry, bar bills, phone bills, etc.
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned in program
- Services other than in our inclusion
- Gratuities – RM 120 per person must be paid after your arrival in India directly to your tour director. These basic gratuities will cover tour escorts, luggage handling, porters, restaurants, drivers and other members providing services during your tour.
- Camera fees.
- Taj Live Show