The tour operator in India makes this mysterious and distant country as close and understandable as possible for all travelers from Moscow and other regions. Why is India attractive to tourists from all over the world? Its unique combination of historical sights and a high level of service in hotels and restaurants, the uniqueness of fauna and flora, landscape color (the country has deserts and mountains, the ocean and many lakes and rivers), non-standard neighborhood of luxurious villas and thatched shacks. Holidays in India cannot be monotonous and ordinary!
Tours to India attract, first of all, connoisseurs of sights that this country very generously shares with travelers from all over the world: Ajanta and Taj Mahal caves, Jaisalmer Fort and Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), Virupaksha Temple and Itemad-ud-Daula (mausoleum), the palace on Lake Pikola and the Temple of the divine Lakshmi Narayana, Qutub Minar and the Red Fort. This is only a small fraction of the wealth of great India!
This vibrant country has the most affordable prices for luxury hotels, a rich menu of local cuisine in many restaurants and street cafes, the cleanest white sand beaches and azure-turquoise water in the bays and lagoons of the Indian Ocean. And if you add to all this the magic of the famous and loved by all Indian films, then it immediately becomes clear why this country deservedly takes the place of the favorite in the ranking of the most attractive places for tourists!
Currency: Indian rupee
Language: English, Hindi
India is located in South Asia. The country ranks seventh in the world in terms of area and second in terms of population. India borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, as well as maritime borders with the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Climate: in the south of India closer to the equatorial, in the north – to the mountainous subtropical. The change of seasons is determined by the monsoons. The hot and dry season lasts from April to June, the average temperature at this time is +38..+46°C, and from mid-June to early October the rainy season lasts (+35..+38°C).
The “high” tourist season in mainland and southern India lasts from early October to late March. The sky during this period is almost cloudless, and the air temperature during the day is +25..+30°C, at night +20..+25°C. In Delhi and to the north, it is cool in December-January, at which time the average temperature is about +13 ° C. In April, when it becomes too hot in the south and in the center of the country, favorable weather is established in the Himalayan states.
Aeroflot, together with Air India, flies daily to Delhi. Qatar Airways flies several times a week via Doha to Cochin, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Bangalore and Dabolim (Goa). Emirates Airlines operates daily flights to Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai (via Dubai), as well as 4 flights a week to Trivandrum and Kolkata (via Dubai). Etihad Airways flies daily to Delhi, Mumbai and Cochin (via Abu Dhabi) and three times a week to Trivandrum and Madras (via Abu Dhabi). Thai Airways flies to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai via Bangkok.
Citizens of Russia, as well as citizens of most other countries in the world, require a visa to enter India. A single entry visa is issued for a period of validity from one to three months. A multiple-entry tourist visa is issued for a period of 180 days, at least 2 months must elapse between trips. The validity of a visa starts from the date of issue, not from the date of first entry.
Since January 2015, citizens of the Russian Federation can obtain a visa online by registering on the relevant site, the stamp itself is placed upon arrival.
import of foreign currency (and the export of previously imported) is not limited, national – is prohibited. More than 10,000 USD in cash (or the equivalent in another currency), as well as personal computers and laptops must be declared. Duty-free importation of 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco, alcoholic beverages – up to 0.95 liters, jewelry, food, household items and items – within the limits of personal needs is allowed.
It is prohibited to import drugs and preparations containing narcotic substances, weapons and ammunition without appropriate permits. It is forbidden to export skins of tigers, wild animals and plumage of birds, skins and skin products of rare reptiles and ivory, live plants, gold and silver bars, jewelry worth more than 2000 INR (except those bought in duty free), antiques made over a hundred years ago.
India’s coastline, with a total length of nearly 6,000 kilometers, boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The most “developed” and popular beach resorts are located in the states of Goa and Kerala.
Goa – the main resort of the country, as it often happens, is completely different from the rest of India. The coast stretches here for 110 km, forming 40 beautiful beaches. The state is divided into Northern and Southern parts, the “border” between which is Fort Aguada. Hotels and guesthouses located in South Goa are considered expensive, and not only by Indian standards. They are popular among wealthy Europeans and wealthy Indians. The complete opposite is North Goa, relatively inexpensive, noisy and democratic. There, in numerous villages, mainly advanced youth from America and Europe settle, thanks to which this place has become famous throughout the world.
Kerala is the most idyllic state of India. Rest on the beaches there is combined with effective Ayurvedic treatment, rich cultural traditions are happy to “season” with exotic cuisine.