Entry Requirements—For U.S. citizens, a valid passport and a visa for travel to India are required. All visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, must obtain visas at an Indian Embassy or Consulate prior to entering the country. At this writing there are no provisions for visas upon arrival. For further entry information and the required forms, the traveler may contact the Embassy of India at 2536 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 939-9849 or 939-9806 or the Indian Consulates in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, or Houston. Outside the United States, inquiries should be made at the nearest Indian embassy or consulate.
Immunizations and Health—No immunizations are required, but the U.S. Center for Disease Control strongly recommends the following inoculations: tetanus, hepatitis A & B, typhoid, and Japanese encephalitis. Please check out their website at:http://www.cdc.gov/travel/indianrg.htm for complete details. You should only drink boiled or bottled water in India. Avoid cut salads, raw vegetables and fruits without skin everywhere except in hotel restaurants.
Exit Requirements—No airport tax is currently charged upon departure from India, nor is one anticipated. However, any such taxes or fees instituted after publication of this itinerary will be the responsibility of the clients to pay directly to the appropriate airport authorities.
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to get your international air to/from Delhi, India (airport code DEL0. We encourage you to work with Steven Goldberg at Frosch Travel in Chicago, who knows the best flights to get you to India.
One internal flight within India is included in the price of this trip.
You will need to arrive in Delhi by afternoon or evening on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Late night departure is from Delhi on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
Steven Goldberg / Frosch Travel
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International guests, please call +1-312-371-9686
When calling, please identify yourself as a Toto Tours participant. If you leave a message on Steven’s voice mail, he will return your call promptly. He will be happy to discuss your travel plans and help you decide when to purchase your ticket for the best rate.
NOTE: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible we often must turn away last minute registrants because we relinquish hotel space and air reservations 8 – 12 weeks prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.
From mid-February to early March, the weather will still be very warm in Rajasthan India, with temperatures ranging between mid-50s to the mid-70s in Delhi, and slightly warmer in the desert regions. Laundry can be done at some of the places where we stay for two or more nights. You will be happier if you pack half of the clothes you think you need, do laundry along the way, and save room in your suitcases for fantastic purchases!
The currency unit in India is the Rupee (INR). As of March 20, 2017, the interbank exchange rate was 64.8 INR to the U.S. $1.00. ATMs are readily available in the major cities, and offer the best exchange rate for obtaining local currency. Credit cards are also widely accepted in establishments catering to tourists.
Tipping Guidelines:—Virtually everyone in India expects to receive a tip. In tourist restaurants or hotels a 10% service charge is often added to bills. We will make collective tips to our drivers and guides, and a suggested tip amount will be provided prior to departure.
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