It is always better to know about a place before visiting as knowing a place helps one to have a great touring experience that will remain in their memories forever. Similarly before visiting India you should gather as much travel information and travel tips as possible about India so that your India travel gives you lifetime memories. Tourists have various miss-conceptions about India and it is quite important to clear these miss-conceptions before touring India in order to enjoy one trip to the fullest. The foremost miss-conception tourists have regarding living condition in India. India is flooded with various 5 and 4-star hotels of international repute, which are sure to provide world-class comfort and cuisine matching the standard of any reputed hotels of the world. India not only has good accommodations options for elite class of people but it also has other accommodations options for medium and lower budget tourists. Right from 3 to 2 star hotels, to lodges, to tourist bungalows, to holiday homes to hostels are good options for medium and low budget tourists.
Tourists should plan their India travel in well advance especially when travelling during peak of the tourist season. From October to March and from May to June is considered as the peak of the tourist season as there is increase in the flow of the tourists during these period due to favorable weather conditions. Thus to avoid rush in the leading and premier hotels it is always better to do the booking in advance. Tourists should always include one train trip in India tour in order to explore the ultimate charm of India. Inclusion of India fair and festival tour will provide the tourists with the opportunity of witnessing the real color and gaiety of these amazing events. To enjoy the real essence of India, tourists must enjoy the classical and folk music of every region they visit. Information about these programs can be easily availed through the office of India Tourist.
Indians are known for their hospitality and friendliness and their warm hospitality and friendly nature is well reflected in their attitude and behavior. Tourist can never be miss-guided and lost in India as people go out of their way to help foreign tourists. Tourists can easily communicate with Indian people as English is commonly spoken by most of the people and if one want can book government trained and approved tourist guides in India , who are well versed not only in Hindi and English but also in many other languages like German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russia, Italian. These tourist guides in India will not only assist in sightseeing but will provide a new perspective of experiencing India.
In order to have safe and secure travel experience in India, one should remember some necessary travel tips for touring India and try to follow these tips to avoid any inconvenience. Following India travel tips should be remembered by the tourists:
Photography - There are no restrictions on taking photograph for the tourists with a still camera or with 8mm movie camera. However places such as airports, certain temples, sensitive border regions, places of military importance are prohibited to be photographed. To photograph historical monuments one should take permission from the archaeological Survey of India.
Tipping - Tipping is not required in hotels that include service charges on their bills. Otherwise tip of 10% is customary and on high bills tips cut down to 5% of the bill. Tips to porter are paid according to the luggage as Rs 5 is paid for each luggage.
Currency - Indian currency are available in the units of Rupee and Paisa, where 100 paisa is equivalent to Rs 1. A tourist may import required amount of foreign currency and traveler's checks after completing a declaration form on the arrival. Any form of money tourists wish to convert into Indian currency should be exchanged through authorized money changers. At Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai international airports there are twenty-four hours money exchange facility available.