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27 June 2009


Magic India Tour wish you a very safe journey please read below tips before arrival to India.

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Health Tips

Avoid drinking water from an unknown source. When in doubt ask for
"Bisleri, Kinley, Aqua Fina, Himalaya, etc" mineral water(check
the seal). As a further precaution bring water purifying tablets.

Pharmacies or chemists are available in every little town and village
and you can buy medication. In case you need to see a doctor for
a specific condition, ask for help from your hotel (most have doctors
on call) or your tour operator. The cost of visiting a doctor is
fairly low(less than a dollar) compared to western countries.

Do remember to bring some insect repellent, mosquito coils or even
an electronic repellent. Mosquitoes in India can be fierce.


Eating at small restaurants or roadside cafes can be risky because
of unhygienic cooking environments. Food poisoning is common when
eating at unreliable places. Drinking water can also be a health
hazard. It is best to carry mineral water bottles bought from a
reliable store. In summer the extreme heat can cause heat strokes
and dehydration. Taking enough fluids is an absolute must. Do not
accept any type of food from strangers while traveling by trains
or busses. Always buy water bottles from a reputable store.

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Magic India Tour | Agra Guide | An India Tours | India Tour

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Train Tips

The image of the Indian Railways is rated poor with common complaints
being making reservations is difficult or that the signage is only
in Hindi. But the screaming need is for cleaning up the place or
that it is just too dirty for comfort. Avoid traveling in the Second


There have been many cases of tricksters cheating foreign tourists
of their medical insurance. Some touts have even offered a commission
on the insurance money. It is therefore advisable only to go for
medical emergencies to the large hospitals. Tourists coming alone
should avoid late night outings and lonely places. Female tourists
should avoid befriending or going with local peoples (few bad people
spoils the name of full country but i am interested in your safety).

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The local currency is the rupee (INR), which is divided into 100

Notes are available in denominations of INR1.00, 2.00, 5.00, 10.00,
20.00, 50.00, 100.00 and 500.00. Coins come in 5, 10, 20, 25 and
50 paise, and INR1.00, 2.00 and 5.00 (although the latter is very

Be careful not to accept torn notes from anyone as no-one else will
accept them, making them quite useless. Change is often in short
supply, so try not to carry large denominations.

Visitors are not allowed to bring Indian currency into India or
take it out of the country. However, you may bring an unlimited
amount of foreign currency or traveler's cheques with you. Note
that any amount exceeding USD2,500.00 must be declared on arrival
in India. Most foreign currencies and traveler's cheques can be
changed in the big cities.

If you've been in India for more than 180 days, you must obtain
a tax clearance certificate before leaving the country.

These are available at the foreigners' section of any income tax
department in larger cities. You'll need to produce bank receipts
('encashment certificates') to show that you have changed money

An easy currency­converter is available online.

You can check the value of your money right away.

All popular credit cards are easily accepted in most metropolitans
of India.

:: Recommended Websites on Tourism in India ::

Magic India Tour | Agra Guide | An India Tours | India Tour


All travellers to India must possess a valid passport.
It is advisable to carry your passport on your person all the while
in India for possible identification requirements. Citizens of Nepal
and Bhutan can travel without passport but they have to carry some
special permits.

Visas: All foreign tourists to India must possess a valid
visas. Visas are not issued on arrival. the cost of Visa is US$
30 for up to six months. US$ 50 for up to one year and US$ 100 for
more than one year. Contact the Indian embassy or consulate in your
country for issuing of visas. A tourist visa is valid for three
to six months.

Tourist visas allow multiple entry to simplify visits to neighbouring
countries. You will be required to fill in a disembarkation card
on your way to India which will have to be submitted at the Immigration
counters at the entry airport.

:: Recommended Websites on Tourism in India ::

Magic India Tour | Agra Guide | An India Tours | India Tour

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Do’s and

Make travel arrangements well in advance, especially if you are
traveling in the peak season (between October to March).

Drink bottled or mineral water only as water related diseases may
be acquired through unhygienic intake of water or food.

Do not encourage beggars. Be careful of small time pickpockets,
chain / purse-snatchers who take advantage of the crowds.

While shopping - it is better to check with a local friend or your
hotel staff for reliable places and approximate prices - to avoid
getting fleeced.

A special police force called Tourist Police is posted at all important
places frequented by tourists for providing assistance to tourists
to prevent them from being cheated, harassed, etc. This force is
headed by a Superintendent of Police, designated as Deputy Director
Tourism (Enforcement) and is stationed in the Tourist Reception

As in any location, there are those who steal from others, so follow
the same rules of safety that you follow traveling anywhere else
with respect to using hotel lock boxes, and keeping travel documents
safe. When in public places, keep them in your hotel, or with you
all the time when moving about.

Don't carry a traditional wallet with you

Avoid keeping valuables in a purse, which can be easily snatched
off your shoulder.

Wash fruits before eating them.

Do carry sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat.

Always respect religious shrines and places of worship, Some places
require visitors to observe a decent dress code. Take care not to
violate any taboos in a mosque or a temple.

Change currency only from official moneychangers. Remember to retain
the currency Exchange receipts after each transaction. You will
need them for re-exchange on departure.

Besides the originals, a copy of your passport, travel visas, airline
tickets and travel documents. A list of any charge or credit cards
you are carrying. Remember to keep the copies separate from the

Consider purchasing special Travel insurance and medical evaluation
plan programmes.

The voltage used is 220 volts (the U.S. uses 120 volts). You can
purchase a converter at most hardware stores for appliances that
do not switch to 220V.

Current Spikes are common in india so use a spike buster

Tipping is a matter of personal discretion. Although bills normally
include a service charge, it is customary to tip in restaurants
and other places that cater to tourists.

ln case of complaints against taxi or auto rickshaw for overcharging
or cheating, note down the number of the vehicle and lodge a report
with Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic). you can get the Contact
Phone Nos in Telephone Directory.

Time Zone

India Time Standard Time is 5.5 hours (5 hours 30 minutes) ahead
of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+5.5).

:: Recommended Websites on Tourism in India ::

Magic India Tour | Agra Guide | An India Tours | India Tour


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