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Tourist Travel Guide
Travellers can easily get their currency exchange needs met at all Indian airports. Though, it is always advisable that you compare two to three vendors before selecting the one that offers you the best rates.
Do remember to get yourself a travel benefit plans. There are many travel insurance companies in India offering you a number of health and travel benefits. Tata AIG Insurance, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co. Ltd and Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co Ltd are major travel insurance companies in India and they also have best tie ups with all the leading travel agents in the country.
Foreign Travel Tax at Airports
On your arrival at the Indian airports, you will need to pay an amount as foreign travel tax. An amount of Rs 150 is charged for departures to countries like Afghanistan, Butan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives. For other countries, the tax to be paid is Rs 500.
India has its embassies located all across the world. These Indian embassies assist travellers in communicating to the their respective country governments. You can have your Indian visas issued at the Indian emabassy located in the country of which your are a citizen.
Consult a doctor and get a medical check up done before your arrival in India. Travellers can also get them vaccinated to prevent getting severe sickness and ailments. Recommended vaccination for travellers include Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Measles, Mumps and Tetnus Diptheria.
Visa, baggage , duty-free list of items are the concerns of every traveler. It is better to travel light. Also check the rules for visa renewal and help in case of loss.
Maintain a diary of numbers and addresses of places you can contact in case of any emergency. Tourist information centers also can be knocked for help.
India is warm throughout the year. Light summer wear is advisable at all times.
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