Do I need a visa?
Yes, you’ll need to apply for a visa to India and it’s really easy to do so. If your trip doesn’t exceed 30 days in India and you only need a single entry visa, you can now apply online. For longer trips you’ll still need to apply for your visa through the Application Centre in the UK. Visit our Visa and Passport page for more information.
What's the baggage allowance for domestic flights?
As a general rule, Indian airlines allow you to bring a piece of check in luggage weighing up to 15 kg per person. You can pay for excess luggage at check-in, the average rate is £3-£5 per kg.
When do we receive our domestic flight/train tickets?
You’ll receive information about your domestic flights and trains in the detailed itinerary which we’ll send when your booking gets confirmed. The hard copies and the actual tickets will be waiting for you at your first hotel in India in your “welcome pack”. If you’re starting with your own arrangements, we will send your first flight/train ticket to you prior to departure.
What are the trains like?
A train journey is one of the ‘must do’s in India if you’re feeling adventurous, and it’s a great way to see the country whilst travelling between destinations. We book a/c chair class on day trains and 2nd class sleeper trains for overnight journeys. What train travel in India lacks in terms of comfort, it definitely makes up for in terms of experience. Families will share their home-cooked meals, and everyone wants to chat.
Who do I contact in case of emergency?
After you’ve booked your trip, we’ll email you a package of travel documents with details about our local partners with offices in India. This will include an emergency contact number and the addresses of each office. Our local agents will be on hand 24/7 to lend a hand with anything that you need during your trip. Being located within India, they are in a stronger position to help with any issues that arise.
by Friends of Rickshaw