India in First Sight
|Country Full Name:
||Republic of India
|| 3,287,590 sq. km
||Hindu 80%, Muslim 14%, Christian 2.4%, Sikh 2%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jain 0.5%
|| Indian Rupee
||230-240V 50Hz (European plugs fill fit in most places)
||Although there are many dialects spoken in India, Hindi is the main language and English is spoken and understood widely
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|Weights & Measures:
||Metric & Imperial
Visa Information (the traveller is always responsible for obtaining their own Passports and Visa's)
A valid passport is needed to enter India
Any foreigner who wants to enter India must have a valid visa along side their valid passport. This can be obtained from the Indian Consulate in your country. There are diverse Visa's available so please be sure that you apply for the corrected one according to your travel requirements
Vaccinations: We at indiaauthentictours.com
always advise our customers to be vigilant when it comes to having the suitable vaccinations, each year people get sick on their travels because this point often gets ignored or forgotten, therefore please ask your Dr what you need to make your trip to Indian a safe and healthy one.
Foreign Currency and Exchange:
Foreign exchange/currency brought into India must be declared at Customs should the value of foreign currency exceed US$ 2,500 or the aggregate value of the foreign exchange including currency notes exceeds US$ 10,000 or equivalent.
You can exchange money at international airports where 24-hour exchange facilities are available through banks and approved money changers. You can also change money at nationalized banks and other banks in the country.
The Indian currency is the Rupee and it is a fully convertible currency. The Rupee notes are available in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. Coins are available in the denominations of 5, 2, 1 (rupee) and 50 paisa.
When paying by an international credit card save your invoices.
In mid-range and upper-end restaurants or hotels a service charge (usually 10%) is often added to bills, so tipping is very optional. In smaller places, where a service charge has not been added to the bill, a tip is warmly appreciated - the amount you give depends on how happy you are with the service. Anything upwards of 20.00 is the norm, but exceptional service should be rewarded with at least 50.00. A driver is generally tipped between 1000 and 1500 Rupee's per day, depending on the time spent with you and the service given, this is generally given at the end of ones tour.