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Clear Your Doubts

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your entry date into India for all international travel.

Yes, a valid visa is required for entry into India. Two types of tourist visas are available: the e-Visa, which can be applied for online, and the regular paper visa, which can be obtained from an Indian embassy in your country.


To apply for an e-Visa online, visit:



You’ll need the following documents:


  • A valid visa
  • A machine-readable passport with at least two blank pages
  • A passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of application.



Yes, tipping is common in India. While service charges may be included in some restaurant bills, tipping around 10-15% of the bill is generally appreciated. For porters, $1-2 is sufficient, while for private drivers, $4-5 per person per day is customary. Local guides or tour escorts usually receive $5-10 per person per day. These are guidelines; adjust based on your satisfaction with the service. Ultimately, tipping reflects your appreciation for the service provided during your trip.

Group Tipping Option:

To simplify tipping logistics, we offer a group tip box for your convenience. This eliminates the need to worry about daily tip amounts or obtaining small denominations of local currency. If traveling in a group or on an organized tour, your tour guide will introduce the concept of a group tip fund on the first day. Each member contributes the same amount at the beginning of the trip, which the tour leader utilizes to tip service providers throughout the journey. Detailed records are maintained for transparency, and any surplus funds are used for a group celebration at the tour’s conclusion. Enjoy your trip with peace of mind, knowing tipping arrangements are taken care of.

India experiences diverse weather conditions throughout the year. Generally, October to March offers dry and cooler weather, most favorable time to travel to India, while April to June sees increasing heat. Monsoon arrives in July and remains till mid-September, bringing varying levels of rainfall across regions. 

 Dress Code Guidelines for Traveling in India


  1. Conservative Dressing


– Cover your shoulders, neckline, and thighs.

– Avoid thin spaghetti strap tops, miniskirts, or shorts.


  1. Opt for Loose-Fitting Attire


– Choose loose-fitting shirts, T-shirts, long dresses, knee-length or below-the-knee shorts, trousers, and skirts.

– Skinny jeans are acceptable with a long, loose top or shirt.


  1. Swimwear Etiquette


– Wear swimwear only on the beach.

– Consider wearing a loose t-shirt over swimwear in secluded locations.


  1. Fabric Choices for Hot Weather


– Opt for clothing made from linen or linen blends for comfort in hot weather.


  1. Cultural Sensitivity


– Be mindful of your surroundings and adjust your attire accordingly.

– Tourist cities like Mumbai tend to be more liberal compared to smaller towns and holy places.



  1. Modesty in Doubt


– When unsure, err on the side of modesty.

– Many travelers adopt local dress styles, such as harem pants or tunics.


  1. Preparation for Cold Weather


– Pack warm clothes for winter travel, especially during October to February.

– Hill stations, mountains, and North Indian plains experience cold evenings and low temperatures.

Tap water in India is not recommended for drinking by foreigners. Except in our hotels, it’s advisable to avoid beverages with ice and uncooked or unpeeled food. While salads are safe to consume in our hotels, caution is advised elsewhere.

While government hospitals may not offer optimal care, renowned private hospitals in India provide world-class facilities for various medical needs. It’s crucial to have valid medical insurance during your stay in India.

It’s essential to have travel insurance to cover potential medical expenses before your trip. We also recommend a comprehensive coverage for last-minute cancellations, lost baggage, etc. Your insurance document will be verified prior to your departure.


Note: If you pay by credit card, check if your credit card company offers insurance to avoid duplicate coverage.

ITB prioritizes comfortable lodging with a touch of luxury. Our programs are packed with continuous, captivating activities, leaving you exhilarated yet drained by day’s end. That’s why we ensure our accommodations offer all necessary amenities for you to rejuvenate. We opt for 3 to 4-star hotels or traditional heritage hotels, prioritizing quality over cost savings. At ITB, we believe in being the best, not the cheapest.

At ITB, we’re dedicated to ensuring accessibility for all travelers, regardless of physical or mental abilities. We strive to assist individuals with disabilities in experiencing India to the fullest by customizing programs to accommodate their needs. We welcome discussions with travelers with disabilities to tailor a program that suits them best.

Yes, you can use your mobile phone in India by activating global roaming or getting a local SIM card from providers like Airtel or Vodafone. Simply show your passport and fill out a form at the airport upon arrival. While hotels offer WIFI, vehicles typically do not have this service yet.

Public toilets in India vary widely. While hotels and tourist spots generally offer western flush toilets like those at home, many public facilities feature squat toilets. It’s advisable to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer, as these amenities may not be provided. Some upmarket restaurants, hotels, and tourist areas offer western-style facilities for added comfort.

Credit cards, particularly Mastercard and Visa, are gaining acceptance at cafes, shops, restaurants, and hotels across India. However, cash remains the predominant form of payment, particularly in rural areas.

Yes, ATMs are easily accessible across India, spanning cities and smaller towns. Visa, Mastercard, Cirrus, and Maestro cards are widely accepted, with Visa and Mastercard offering the highest success rates. Daily withdrawal limits vary by bank, typically around INR 10,000.00 (approximately $125) per transaction per day.

Absolutely! India is a safe destination for solo travelers. While it’s important to be mindful, we encourage you not to solely rely on Western media portrayals of our country. Over the past 25 years, most of our guests have found India to be safer than anticipated. Experience it firsthand and see for yourself. We’ll personally provide you with essential tips and guidance after booking, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your journey. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve never had a guest return with an unpleasant experience. Throughout your trip, we’re by your side, ensuring your safety and happiness every step of the way.