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India is Amazing. From 21st entury modern cities and industrialized economy that conserves ancient forts palaces, sacred temples, and monumental wonders like "Taj Mahal".

The country boasts of highest mountain ranges the Himalayas, cold deserts, sand desert, dense forests, grassland ecosystems and maginifcant wetlands like Bharatpur that are best bird habitats.

Amazing India has diverse habitats are home to endemic, resident and migratory birds. The diverse topography and affinity with zoo geographical regions, diverse habitat types are home to more than 2000 species of birds almot thriteen percent of total nunber of species found on Earth.

India Travel Advice

Weather & Climate
Climatic varies widely in India. Harsh winter prevails from November to mid-March. The heat of the summers is followed by humid pre monsoon period of June. The torrential rains during monsoons birngs the country to halt on days. The hill resorts in Himalaya and Western Ghats offer much nedded relief in months of August and September. Cool breeze and pleasant Sun takes over in October followed by winters December onwards.

Entry & Visa Requirement
valid Passports / Visas: These must for visitors to India. British and Irish nationals passport should have minimum validity of 6 months prior to visa application.

Health and Medical
Vaccination is not a prerequisite for visiting India for people from UK and Ireland. Inoculation typhoid, Hepatitis and meningitis is advised. Yellow fever certification is required for visitors from Africa, South America and Papua New Guinea.

Indian Currency
Rupee is Indian currency. Rs. One Rupee = 1oo paisa. Coin denomination of 1, 2, 5, Rupees and 10, 25 & 50 Paisa are in use. Denominations of Rupees is in Rs. 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Rs. Info about exchange rates is available online . Money is changeable at International airports. It i advised to hold a mix of cash and traveler cheques.

Credit Cards
Credit cards are accpeted in small cities and hotels, restaurants, and shops. Accpeted credit cards are American Express, Master card and Visa.

Languages
Use of English widespread followed by Hindi in North and Central India. The local language are Bengali, Urdu, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi, Sindhi, Gujerati, Malayalam, Assamese, Kannada, Kashmiri, Oriya, and vaious dialects of Hindi and regional languages of the state.

Religions
India is a secular country and religiously diverse. Hinduism, Islam and Christianity ra emjor religions. Others are Buddhist, Sikhs, Jain, Zoraostrians, & Jews.

Lodging & Boarding
Hotel accommodations, B&B and Lodges are present everyhwere but not on remote ares. Indian cuisine is available in all restaurants.

Electrical Usage
Voltage is 220 AC, 50 cycles, round pin plugs and sockets are inuse. Please check voltage before using electrical appliance. It useful to carry plug adaptors.

Opening Timings
Banks: 1000 to 1400 (Mon. to Fri.), and 1000 to 1200 (Sat.). Five star hotels have twenty four hour money changing facility. Post Offices: 1000 to 1700 (Mon. to Fri.) and Saturday morning. Business offices: 0930 to 1700 (Mon. to Fri.), 0930-1300 (Sat.). Shops: 0930 to 1800 (Mon. to Sat.).

National Holiday

  • 26 - January - The Republic Day
  • 15 August - Independence Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 2 October.
For holidays contact Tourist Offices, London (Tel: 020 7437 3677)
For visitors to Taj Mahal at Agra is closed on Fridays, Ajanta Caves on Monday and Ellora Caves on Tuesday. Red Fort in New Delhi closes on Mondays.

Messaging
Internet connectivity and cafes are present in hotels and post offices. Courier service is wide spread and reeliable

 

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