Travel Guide

India

A country of enormous dimensions, where different cultures coexist together. United together also the cuisine with a thousand authentic flavors and the colors that only here you can see, India is perfect for those who want to discover new emotions and unmissable places!

Documents and Visas

Passport, visa and length of stay
To avoid any problems when you arrive in India, check to make sure you have a valid passport.
The need for a visa depends on your nationality.

Embassies and consulates.
As you prepare for your trip, take note of the contact information for your embassy and consulates outside the capital. You can go there to reprint your travel documents in case of loss and to get a series of tips (health, safety, etc.). Each embassy usually has an emergency number that can be used only if necessary. Most of the time there is also a social services office to help you, even in an emergency.
Health Councils

There are no mandatory vaccinations to visit India. We still recommend consultingyour doctor for suggested vaccinations such as: diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, tetanus booster.












Useful Info

Population of India: approximately 1,366,417,754
Language: India has several languages spoken by different groups of people. About 23 different languages and 2000 dialects have been calculated! Therefore the official languages are Hindi and English, the latter mainly used in the tourism and commercial fields.

Religion: Most of the population is Hindu.

Currency: The currency of India is the Indian rupee.

Credit cards
ATMs are not very common. Therefore in the airports and in the most popular areas of the city there are ATMs where you can withdraw at a good exchange.
Before departure, it is always advisable to contact your bank to ensure that you are entitled to withdraw abroad.

Time zone: GMT + 05: 30

Climate: The best time to travel to India is definitelybetween October and March. The summer and hottest season is between April and June which is also the most sultry and difficult to manage. The winter instead of November to March is characterized by the monsoon period.
If you are planning your trip to India, as the area is very large, we recommend checking the weather in the area.

What to eat

Indian cuisine, although very similar, varied from region to region. Spices are certainly a common ingredient! Considered almost miraculous, they are added to all dishes both sweet and savory.
Among the savory dishes, we suggest the Huderabadi Dum Biryani which consists of meat and vegetables marinated in yogurt with white rice aside. For gourmands, however, do not miss Puran Poli, special focaccia cooked in the classic tandoori.


Where stay

India has a wide choice of accommodation for all tastes. We suggest taking a look at the famous "havelis", ancient residences of the Marwari merchants, found mainly in the Shekhawati area, in the Rajasthan area. The rest of the accommodations can be chosen based on locationand on a budget: from hostels for backpackers to luxury hotels with a typical Indian character that give the traveler a thousand and one night experience.



The 5 things to do and see

A vast territory with cultural heritage to be discovered! India is one of the most colorful and characteristic countries in the world, with our suggestions you can choose the itinerary for your next trip.

New Delhi1. New Delhi
Capital of India and the starting point for most itineraries. His Jama Masjid, the largest place of worship in the country, is a unique place in the world for its architecture and its unmistakable atmosphere and scent inside. Then stroll through the Chandni Chowk Market to immerse yourself in the chaotic life of the city: meet the merchants and smell the authentic India!

Agra2. Agra
If you don't know Agra, you certainly know the Taj Mahal! One of the seven wonders of the world is located here, built by the Indian emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. With its marble walls, immense gardens and other elements, the Taj Mahal is also declared a UNESCO heritage site and is definitely worth a visit!

Mumbai3. Mumbai
Also called Bombay, it is the financial capital of India which welcomes numerous visiting tourists every day! The city that never sleeps and the cradle of cinema better known as "Bollywood" is full of monuments and corners to discover, such as the Global Pagoda, not far from Mumbai, has the meditation room considered the largest in Asia . We recommend a full day to savor the visit to the fullest!

Rajasthan4. Rajasthan
The most visited Indian territory of India, Rajasthan is known for its infinite landscapes but above all for its architectural creations! Jaipur is the first obligatory stop, where we find the Palace of Jaipur, a real pearl of the territory consisting of a complex of palaces and gardens. Another stop to do in the state of Rajasthan is Udaipur, where you can admire the majestic Udaipur palace located on the shores of Lake Pichola, a true paradise for photographers!

Goa5. Goa
Characterized above all by the beautiful golden beaches where you can practice yoga or relax while sipping a good cocktail. Among the most popular beaches we find Palolem, if you are looking for a less touristy beach you can opt for Agonda, Cola and Colva. The best period, characterized by the dry climate, is certainly from November to March.



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