Mr. Jason Elliot (Australian) along with his family of 4 took the 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek as featured in our website http://www.theclassicoutdoors.com/beta/nepal/trekking/everest-base-camp-trek-15-days last year. Here is what they have to say, “We arrived Kathmandu on 20th of September...
From the moment I got in contact with Kritee, I was sure that I would go to my dream adventure with Classic Outdoors. She was professional, insightful and not forceful in any way, shape or form. He customized a trek that fit my budget and the time I wanted to stay up in the mountains. M...
This March, I went trekking for 21 days to Annapurna Circuit with a group of 8 people from my college. I was incredibly impressed by the professionalism, friendliness, and knowledge of Sadhana, and our guide Kumar. They made an already great trip in a beautiful country that much better, ensuring...
My father and I came to Nepal for our trek when we came across Classic Outdoors via online search. Every single person who we interacted with while working with this agency was fantastic, from everyone in the office, to our guide, to everyone else we met on the way through their organization. The...
I am it has been my dream to hike in the Himalayas with my son. I found this company on an online search. From the beginning, we contacted Classic Outdoors. Sadhana was very meticulous about planning our trip. She took care of each and every detail and till the last. We were greeted with utmost r...
India is located in the continent of Asia, India covers 2,973,193 square kilometers of land and 314,070 square kilometers of water, making it the 7th largest nation in the world with a total area of 3,287,263 square kilometers. India became an independent state in 1947, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of India is 1,205,073,612 (2012) and the nation has a density of 405 people per square kilometer. India shares land borders with 6 countries: China, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan, and Pakistan. New Delhi is the capital city of India.
India Standard Time ( IST ) is 5:30 hours (5 hours 30 minutes) ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+5.5).
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Tourists need to apply for e-Visa on-line before traveling to India. The process is entirely electronic for India Visa Application and can be submitted online, and eVisa approval (authority to enter India) will be sent through concern email. Travelers may obtain a Tourist e Visa for travel to India for sightseeing and holiday, visiting friends and relatives, medical treatment including Ayurveda (herbal) and yoga, or to participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performance. Usually the processing period for issuance of e-tourist visa for India can be 4 Business days, subject to the correct information submitted by applicant to this website. Processing time may be extended if applicant gave any incorrect information in the application or having any criminal convictions. To get electronically issued India e-Visa, there is no need of original passport submission or any other original documents for visa application processing. The travelers have to submit his/her application on this website, using Online Application form and paid the visa service fee. The traveler will get a confirmation by email after submission your e-Tourist Visa application processing. e-TV India Visa Facility is available for passport holder for the following countries and are eligible for a stay up to 60 days in India and the validity of visa will be 120 days. This is a Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa and can only be issued twice in a year.
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It really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. In much of Northern and Central India, the favored time to visit is from October – March, when the weather is most mild. In Southern and Eastern India, it is contingent on the monsoon season. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. Summer weather (April to June) in the south is mild and this is the perfect time for beach holiday or cultural tours in this region. Whereas in the north region, summers are an excellent time to visit the Himalayas. Although the temperature will be high, summer is considered a good time for game viewing.
India is well served by international airlines and has an excellent range of budget domestic flights.
Airports & Airlines
India has six main gateways for international flights; however, a number of other cities such as Goa, Kochi (Cochin), Lucknow, Trivandrum and Kunnar also service international carriers.
India’s national carrier is Air India, which operates international and domestic flights. Air travel in India has had a relatively decent safety record in recent years.
International airports include:
Departure tax and other charges are included in airline tickets. You are required to show a copy of your ticket and your passport in order to enter the airport, whether flying internationally or within India.
Indian cuisine has several variations, with each region famous for its own techniques, ingredients and spices. In northern regions, meat dishes are very popular, which are usually made with chicken, mutton or lamb whereas in southern part vegetarian cuisine is most favored. In addition, seafood is also readily available, particularly at the coast. While Indian cuisine tends to be spicy, most restaurants will gladly prepare a milder variation of the meals on the request of their customer. Almost all restaurants offer the western dishes in most towns and cities and large centers such as Delhi and Mumbai serve a wide selection of cuisine from Indian to Mediterranean and Chinese to even Mexican.
It’s best to avoid drinking the tap water. Bottled water are easily available, but it’s a good idea to check that the seal on the bottle is undamaged or not before you purchase it. In every area for the tourists packed bottled water is recommended.
It all depends on your destination and season of travel. Much of India has a patchy climate: warmer in the days and cooler in the evenings. A light jacket or layering is best to accommodate the varying temperatures. Also, we suggest shoes that are comfortable for walking, including sandals and tennis shoes. A head cover may be required for women and men at certain sacred sites and places of worship. In the hot Indian summers we recommend light cotton tops, shorts and trousers. If you are travelling to any of India’s national parks, remember to pack some long-sleeved cotton tops for game drives. In the cold winter months, temperature may drop drastically, therefore warm clothing would be essential. As Indian landscape is diverse we advise to include the clothes by taking care of the weather and temperature of the area on the particular season. Besides, when visiting religious monuments and shrines you may need to dress formally, so both men and women should pack some long skirts and pants.
Immunizations are not required to visit India. (Exception: if you are traveling from an area infected with Yellow Fever, you must have a certificate.) Depending on the season and region of travel, certain vaccinations and/ or medications are suggested and we will recommend preventative measures. We do encourage all travelers to be current on routine immunizations. Also, we recommend the Tetanus and Hepatitis A vaccine. For detailed information, please contact your physician or visit the CDC website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/
You are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance.
Yes, English is commonly spoken throughout India. In fact, most children, particularly in the cities, learn English first in school. It is the most important language for commercial, national, and political status. Hindi is the national language and primary tongue for 40% of Indians. However, there are 21 other official languages, including Gujarati, Tamil, Punjabi and Sanskrit.
India is as secure as any other foreign location you visit for the first time. Indians are very hospitable and helpful people. Moreover, we will be there to take care of you in every step of your way and to instruct certain basic precautions. Like it is a very good idea to lock away your spare currency, traveler’s cheques, passports and precious jewellery in the hotel safe. Moreover, be aware while walking around alone at late night, particularly in the deserted areas or small towns because everything closes early. Always make sure your purse is zipped and wallets are in sealed pockets. In the markets, be vigilant of pick-pockets and distraction scams. If possible, avoid travelling late night and never leave your luggage unattended at the airport or train station.
ATMs linked to the international networks are situated in the main cities, as well as an increasing number of the smaller towns. But, make sure that you have a four-digit PIN code for your card, as Indian ATMs require this.
Of course the most regularly used cards are Visa and MasterCard, but neither American Express nor Dinner’s Club are broadly accepted in India. While you are going out of the main cities to the small places, it is recommended that you carry enough Indian currency for purchasing and tipping purpose.
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The tipping amount depends on your budget as well as your appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips. However, it totally is upon your level of satisfaction from their work.
Remember to dress on a little more conservatively while planning to visit religious sites. Also, you may need to take off your shoes or remove all the leather items while entering any temples and monasteries. But you need not to worry as our guide will alert you when such situation arises. Moreover, confirm that photography is allowed or not before taking any snaps. Keep in mind that some sites might not admit women or might be reserved for followers of that faith.
Ultimately, what do you hope to see and experience during your trip? Our destination specialists will make recommendations based on your travel preferences. Over 65% of American travelers include a visit to the famed Taj Mahal in Agra, and many incorporate the Golden Triangle in their itinerary – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
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