How to book a tour
to India ?
Firstly we suggest you that you go to "Tours
in India" Page on the website, which include
many tours that are being taken by most of the tourists coming to India. If you intend
to make any changes like having a day more or less according to your own flight in that case you need to inform us so that we make your itinerary accordingly.
You can use our
online query form
or send us an
If I do not want the tour as mentioned in the website how do I make my own tour ?
If you don’t want the tours which are not mentioned on the
website then in such a case you need to fill up the “Enquiry
Form” mentioned on our website. In this form you have to
specify the places you want to visit, date of arrival and
departure, number of people who are traveling, the hotel
category and any other special choice. After having these
details from your end we will plan a tour for you and contact
you very next day with all the details. Besides this you can
also refer to the link “Make
your Own Tour”
on our website. This is an online tour making tool.
With the help of this tool you can make your own tour with
the details you like and also make the online payment.
I am visiting India for the first time how should I prepare myself ?
For the general information please visit our website link
You may put up your questions to us regarding any matter if
you do not find the answers on our website. Apart from that we
suggest you to do some background reading before visiting
India, so that your visit becomes a great experience, you may
ask us to provide you a tourist Guide in the language of your
choice who will accompany you during your tour to India and
take care of every thing related to your tour.
How advance should be my travel booking ?
Your travel bookings should be made 8 months well in advance, especially if you are
traveling between October- March (high tourist season) and May - June, the Indian
holiday season. As Travel infrastructure in India has its limitation in comparison
to the high season demand therefore we highly recommend to book your tour in advance.
How to experience India at it's best ?
We suggest you to consider rural India while planning your trip, ask us to combine
your trip during an Indian Festival which will make your trip a great experience. On
our website you find the dates of the Indian festivals taking place and which journey
can be combined to them. For any further query on festivals visit our information on
At each city you visit our guides will tell you about the cultural activities taking place that might be interesting.
Can I buy an Air Ticket through you also
Yes, you can but to be
fair we advice you to book your air ticket in your country as
air tickets are normally expensive if booked in India to be sent to your country.
However even it Air tickets are cheaper here and you happen to change you schedule in
that case it is better to have to tickets issued at the port of departure After having
booked your Air tickets you can inform us the arrival time and the flight Nr. to
enable us to pick you up from the airport to start with the tour.
How will I be picked up from the Airport
You will be
picked up from the airport or railway station where ever you
arrive by the Indo Vacations representative. Our
representative will be holding a name board with your name
written on it at the arrival hall of the airport or railway
station. If you are coming as a group then the name of the
group will be mentioned on the name board. On that name board
the arrival date, time, place and flight number will also be
mentioned. You are requested not to leave the airport or
railway station until you meet our representative. If by
chance you were not able to find each other then you would
also be provided the mobile telephone number of the
representative so that you can find each other at the
particular location at the airport. For more information about
the name board please refer to the
Welcome Board Document.
Can I book the hotels only with you and
not the complete tour
Yes, Indo Vacations is having special rates with many hotels all over the Indian
Subcontinent. We are sure that we will be able to offer you the hotels for your budget
in the destination wanted by you. As for as hotels are concerned we have hotels of
every standard in India. You will find some of the world class hotels in India. Do
inform us what kind of hotels you are looking for. We also make arrangements for big conferences and incentive spa and Ayurveda Packages. You can visit our hotel site:
or send us an
provide more details about the hotels
information on the hotels you can visit our website: www.indovacation.net.
This comprehensive site provides information about
various categories of hotels available in India. All the
hotels that we use in itinerary are mentioned there. if you
want to book a particular hotel then a booking form is
supplied with the hotel details. You can fill up that
particular booking form or
If I want to stay with an Indian family during my tour in Jaipur. What will be the total cost ?
Indo Vacations offer you special accommodation with an Indian family in Jaipur. We can offer you the accommodation
with an Indian family for around USD 245
onward per person per week. The accommodation will be in a private room in excellent
condition in good location with green surrounding with private bath and WC, cold and hot water, Laundry, and Use of Internet etc.
Meals can be provided as wished on extra cost basis The stay with an Indian family will enable you to experience the Indian
culture and the way of living. Please do have
a look at our Home Stays in
Do people understand English and other foreign languages
English is widely spoken and understood at almost all tourist centers. But we highly
recommend you to take qualified and government recognized guides during your
sightseeing in India. We are associated with Guides in India who also speak German,
French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Russian. Tour guides will help you not only in
your sightseeing, but also help you understand India better and give you useful tips
for your Journey to India!
How can I come in contact with local people during our travel in India
Indians are hospitable and friendly people, Do not consider starring at you as
unfriendly. Most of the Indian have not been abroad and therefore foreigners are for
them a subject of curiosity. Most of the people you talk to you will find friendly.
Follow the golden rule in India (especially for Women, when traveling in India):
Always speak to the people you feel like taking too. Avoid people who are too eager to help you or want you to buy something from them. If you want to enrich your visit to
India by visiting an Indian Family or want to stay in an Indian Family, ask us. We
will be happy to make these arrangements for you.
What is advisable to eat and drink in India
We advice our guest to drink bottled water, bottled drinks. Coffee Tea should be taken
hot. As hotels have their own water filter functions the water in the hotels can be
used for cleaning the tooth and body but avoid drinking this water. Avoid eating spicy
at least at the start of your journey to India. If you are traveling without a guide
in India you may ask the waiter not to put any chilies to the ordered dish. It is suggested to stick to only cooked foods and to eat fresh fruits after removing their
skin. After taking the above precautions you will realize that India has a wonderful
cuisine and rarely any other place meet the verities of the vegetable as in India.
What type of information is required in order to confirm the
order to confirm the booking with us we require some of the
a. Passport no.
b. Date of passport issue
c. Validity of passport
d. Passport issued at
e. Date of Birth
f. Your complete name as in the passport
g. Complete address
h. Your Nationality
i. Your Visa Number, if you already have the visa
j. Your telephone Number
k. Your mobile number if any
l. Your arrival Date, Airline number and time
m. Your departure date, Airline number and time
With the help of such information, we can ensure your hotel
booking. At the time of check in at the hotel, you need to
please handover a copy of such details at the hotel reception
so that you do not have to fill up the information forms of
the hotel and it also saves the time.
What is the guarantee that I would be provided the
services which I asked for during my tour? Or how safe is my
tour with Indo Vacations ?
Indo Vacations provide you a guarantee in the form of
certificate that your traveling is safe with Indo Vacations.
The certificate is attested by the Notary Public. In that
certificate it is specified that Indo Vacations undertakes the
guarantee that it would provide all the services as decided
according to the mutual agreement between you and them. For a
specimen copy of the guarantee please refer to the following
Should I give
some money to the beggars who are sometimes on the streets of India
At most of the places organizations and homes are run for poor people to protect
them. Yet, it is lucrative for some of the beggars family to earn handsome amount
through begging the foreigners. Unfortunately Indian government has not been
successful to stop begging on the street from organized and professional beggars.
If you want to do something good there are many serious institutes in every city where you can help the people who need them actually. Do not forget, by having given
money to small children with your good intention to help, you have made them beggars of
future as they get something without doing anything !
How safe is India
India is comparatively a safe country to travel. Crime rate against foreigners remain
low. However specially to our female guests we recommend not be alone on the road
after late evening just to be on the safer side. In case help needed you can call the
police at 100 and Ambulance at 102.
Shopping in India
India is a shoppers paradise. Shopping is recommended from Government Emporiums. We
can forward you the details for that. Most of the large stores will ship your
purchases for you, though, for convenience and to avoid postal delays, it is advisable
to carry your shopping with you or to book it as baggage. If you have any specific
items you want you many contact us we will provide you the needed information.
How much should I give as tipping while traveling in India
Tipping is expected by most of the people involved in the tourism in India.
In big hotels services charges are included in the bills so tipping is not necessary
otherwise 10% of the amount of the billing is normal as tipping. If traveling with a
group the tipping can be reduced to 5% of the total bill. For the porters in the
hotels Rs.50 for a single baggage and in the case of a group Rs.30 per baggage is
customary. For tour guides and escorts we recommend
3 to 5 USD per day per person and
same is also for the driver accompanying you during your India tour. However the
mentioned amounts are just to give travelers an idea. There is no “must” or
“compulsion” of tipping in India. We advice you to measure the quality of services of
particular person or establishment before thinking of tipping !
Which currency is used in India
The units of
Indian currency are the Rupee and Paisa (100 Paisa equal 1
Rupee). Paper money is in denominations of Rupees 1, 2, 5, 10,
20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Coins are in denominations of
Rupees 1, 2 and 5. There are no restrictions on the
amount of foreign currency or travelers’ checks that can be
brought by a tourist to India. However a Declaration form is
filled (only for the amount which is more than USD 10,000) on
the arrival at the Indian airport. By filling up this form you
can also get your money exchanged back in the original
currency without any problem. Any kind of money exchange
should be done only through authorized money- changers. You
may ask our guides and they will tell you the right center or
place to get the money exchanged. Please note that no Indian
currency can be imported or exported, except for Rupee
travelers checks. There are 24- hour exchange facilities
available at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai international
Can I pay in Euro, US $ or through credit cards in India
All the major currencies including Euro and US $ are accepted in India. Also all the
major credit cares (Visa, Masters and American Express) are accepted in the Indian
What are the timings of the post office and other administrative offices in India
From 1000 to 1630hrs Monday through Friday, 0930 to 1230hrs on Saturdays
0930 to 1700hrs Monday through Friday, 0930 to 1230 hrs on Saturdays
Where is the office of Indo Vacations
The central office of Indo Vacations is located in Jaipur, the
capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is located about 270 kms from
Delhi. The office is located in the Raja Park area of Jaipur,
which is the famous shopping area in Jaipur. For the location,
please refer to the following
If I only want to take the vehicle during my
tour and not the complete tour, then what do you suggest ?
If you want to make arrangements only for the transport then
we provide any type of vehicle you require for your tour. With
the vehicle you would be provided one experienced and reliable
English speaking driver. The car would be at your disposal
throughout the tour. The cost of the vehicle includes all the
expenses, fuel, driver’s fees, toll taxes and parking. If you
want to choose a particular vehicle for your tour then please
refer to the page
Car Rental. On this page you will
get detailed information about the various vehicles which we
hire on the basis of the different capacity of the people.
Choose the vehicle on that page and you will be provided
detailed information about that vehicle with the booking form
for that vehicle.
I want to know more about Indo Vacations ! Why should I book the tour through Indo
is a recognized tour operator and holiday planner in
Rajasthan. We organize tours through the Indian Subcontinent
including whole of India, Nepal and Bhutan. We not only
organize the tours as they are printed in the itinerary but
also work out any special tailor made itinerary in any area of
the Indian subcontinent. We also organize special Ayurveda
rejuvenation packages, Yoga training camps, Cooking courses
and Hindi Courses in India. We also organize special interest
tours for women only. Indo Vacations is associated with a team
of Tour Escorts and Guides who are fluent in different
languages having long experience and are highly qualified and
have also spent many years abroad. To know more about Indo
Vacations and its team please refer to the webpage "About
Us" or email us at
How do we settle the payment? Is there an advance deposit required
We need 10% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the tour. This
is to be sure that your booking a genuine one and we can go ahead with the
reservations. The rest of the due amount should be before your arrival in India.
On special request you can also make the payment also after your arrival. This can be
agreed upon as per the type of tour and the amount we have to pay in advance to the hotels and our other associate office for making the reservations.
To know more about the payment procedure to us please visit
What are the General Terms and Conditions of Indo Vacations for traveling in
click here to
visit the page of Terms and Condition of Indo Vacations !
How can I make the payment ?
various payment options by which you can make payment to Indo
Vacations. You can make payment by cash, bank transfer, online
credit card payment, by Paypal and by Cheque and demand draft.
If you have booked the tour through our partner offices then
you can make the payments to them and get the confirmation
from us. If you wish to use another option of payment suitable
to your country of residence we would assist you. Please send
us your queries and specify the country of your residence. For
the detailed information about various payment options please
refer to the page
Does your company provide any sort of insurance ?
No, our company does not provide any sort of medical
insurance. It is advisable that you get the insurance from
your country only.
Tell me something about the people who had traveled with the
Indo Vacations ?
There are various people from various countries who had
traveled with Indo Vacations. The experiences of such
travelers are mentioned on our website
under the link Our Testimonials and
for more testimonials you can refer to