Jaipur Hotels, Heritage Hotels in Jaipur

Travel to India : FAQ

Indo Vacations intend to provide to the visitors of India the information which is useful from the tourist point of view. You may always contact us for more information regarding the hotel bookings or tours to India - Nepal and Bhutan.
  1. How to book a tour to India ?
  2. If I do not want the tour as mentioned in the website how do I make my own tour ?
  3. I am visiting India for the first time how should I prepare myself ?
  4. How advance should be my travel booking ?
  5. How to experience India at it's best ?
  6. Can I buy an Air Ticket through you also ?
  7. How will I be picked up from the Airport ?
  8. Can I book the hotels only with you and the complete tour ?
  9. Can you provide more details about the hotels ?
  10. If I want to stay with an Indian family during my tour in Jaipur. What will be the total cost ?
  11. Do people understand English and other foreign languages ?
  12. How can I come in contact with local people during our travel in India ?
  13. What is advisable to eat and drink in India ?
  14. What type of information is required in order to confirm the booking ?
  15. What is the guarantee that I would be provided the services which I asked for during my tour? Or how safe is my tour with Indo Vacations ?
  16. Should I give some money to the beggars who are sometimes on the streets of India ?
  17. How safe is India ?
  18. Shopping in India ?
  19. How much should I give as tipping while traveling in India ?
  20. Which currency is used in India ?
  21. Can I pay in Euro, US $ or through credit cards in India ?
  22. What are the timings of the post office and other administrative offices in India ?
  23. Where is the office of Indo Vacations located ?
  24. If I only want to take the vehicle during my tour and not the complete tour, then what do you suggest ?
  25. I want to know more about Indo Vacations ! Why should I book my tour through Indo Vacations ?
  26. How do we settle the payment ? Is there an advance deposit required ?
  27. What are the General Terms and Conditions of Indo Vacations for traveling in India ?
  28. How can I make the payment ?
  29. Does your company provide any sort of insurance ?
  30. Tell me something about the people who had traveled with the Indo Vacations ?
1. How to book a tour to India ?

Firstly we suggest you that you go to "
Tours in India" Page on the website, which include many tours that are being taken by most of the tourists coming to India. If you intend to make any changes like having a day more or less according to your own flight in that case you need to inform us so that we make your itinerary accordingly. You can use our online query form or send us an e mail at: info@indovacations.net
2. If I do not want the tour as mentioned in the website how do I make my own tour ?

If you don’t want the tours which are not mentioned on the website then in such a case you need to fill up the “Enquiry Form” mentioned on our website. In this form you have to specify the places you want to visit, date of arrival and departure, number of people who are traveling, the hotel category and any other special choice. After having these details from your end we will plan a tour for you and contact you very next day with all the details. Besides this you can also refer to the link “Make your Own Tour on our website. This is an online tour making tool. With the help of this tool you can make your own tour with the details you like and also make the online payment. 
3.  I am visiting India for the first time how should I prepare myself ?

For the general information please visit our website link “about India”. You may put up your questions to us regarding any matter if you do not find the answers on our website. Apart from that we suggest you to do some background reading before visiting India, so that your visit becomes a great experience, you may ask us to provide you a tourist Guide in the language of your choice who will accompany you during your tour to India and take care of every thing related to your tour. 
4. How advance should be my travel booking ?

Your travel bookings should be made 8 months well in advance, especially if you are traveling between October- March (high tourist season) and May - June, the Indian holiday season. As Travel infrastructure in India has its limitation in comparison to the high season demand therefore we highly recommend to book your tour in advance.
5.  How to experience India at it's best ?

We suggest you to consider rural India while planning your trip, ask us to combine your trip during an Indian Festival which will make your trip a great experience. On our website you find the dates of the Indian festivals taking place and which journey can be combined to them. For any further query on festivals visit our information on
Festivals. At each city you visit our guides will tell you about the cultural activities taking place that might be interesting.
6.  Can I buy an Air Ticket through you also ?

Yes, you can but to be fair we advice you to book your air ticket in your country as air tickets are normally expensive if booked in India to be sent to your country. However even it Air tickets are cheaper here and you happen to change you schedule in that case it is better to have to tickets issued at the port of departure After having booked your Air tickets you can inform us the arrival time and the flight Nr. to enable us to pick you up from the airport to start with the tour.
7.  How will I be picked up from the Airport ?

You will be picked up from the airport or railway station where ever you arrive by the Indo Vacations representative. Our representative will be holding a name board with your name written on it at the arrival hall of the airport or railway station. If you are coming as a group then the name of the group will be mentioned on the name board. On that name board the arrival date, time, place and flight number will also be mentioned. You are requested not to leave the airport or
railway station until you meet our representative. If by chance you were not able to find each other then you would also be provided the mobile telephone number of the representative so that you can find each other at the particular location at the airport. For more information about the name board please refer to the
Welcome Board Document.
8. Can I book the hotels only with you and not the complete tour ?

Yes, Indo Vacations is having special rates with many hotels all over the Indian Subcontinent. We are sure that we will be able to offer you the hotels for your budget in the destination wanted by you. As for as hotels are concerned we have hotels of every standard in India. You will find some of the world class hotels in India. Do inform us what kind of hotels you are looking for. We also make arrangements for big conferences and incentive spa and Ayurveda Packages. You can visit our hotel site:
www.indovacation.net or send us an e mail at 
info@indovacations.net
9. Can you provide more details about the hotels ?

For more information on the hotels you can visit our website: www.indovacation.net. This comprehensive site provides information about various categories of hotels available in India. All the hotels that we use in itinerary are mentioned there. if you want to book a particular hotel then a booking form is supplied with the hotel details. You can fill up that particular booking form or email us at info@indovacations.net.
10.  If I want to stay with an Indian family during my tour in Jaipur. What will be the total cost ?

Indo Vacations offer you special accommodation with an Indian family in Jaipur. We can offer you the accommodation with an Indian family for USD 245 per person per week. The accommodation will be in a private room in excellent condition in good location with green surrounding with private bath and WC, cold and hot water, all three meals (Vegetarian), Laundry, and Use of Internet etc. The stay with an Indian family will enable you to experience the Indian culture and the way of living. Here are some of the
pictures of the House where we offer the accommodation.
11.  Do people understand English and other foreign languages ?

English is widely spoken and understood at almost all tourist centers. But we highly recommend you to take qualified and government recognized guides during your sightseeing in India. We are associated with Guides in India who also speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Russian. Tour guides will help you not only in your sightseeing, but also help you understand India better and give you useful tips for your Journey to India!
12.  How can I come in contact with local people during our travel in India ?

Indians are hospitable and friendly people, Do not consider starring at you as unfriendly. Most of the Indian have not been abroad and therefore foreigners are for them a subject of curiosity. Most of the people you talk to you will find friendly. Follow the golden rule in India (especially for Women, when traveling in India): Always speak to the people you feel like taking too. Avoid people who are too eager to help you or want you to buy something from them. If you want to enrich your visit to India by visiting an Indian Family or want to stay in an Indian Family, ask us. We will be happy to make these arrangements for you.
13.  What is advisable to eat and drink in India ?

We advice our guest to drink bottled water, bottled drinks. Coffee Tea should be taken hot. As hotels have their own water filter functions the water in the hotels can be used for cleaning the tooth and body but avoid drinking this water. Avoid eating spicy at least at the start of your journey to India. If you are traveling without a guide in India you may ask the waiter not to put any chilies to the ordered dish. It is suggested to stick to only cooked foods and to eat fresh fruits after removing their skin. After taking the above precautions you will realize that India has a wonderful cuisine and rarely any other place meet the verities of the vegetable as in India.
14. What type of information is required in order to confirm the booking ?

In order to confirm the booking with us we require some of the information like  

a. Passport no.
b. Date of passport issue
c. Validity of passport
d. Passport issued at
e. Date of Birth
f. Your complete name as in the passport
g. Complete address
h. Your Nationality
i. Your Visa Number, if you already have the visa
j. Your telephone Number
k. Your mobile number if any
l. Your arrival Date, Airline number and time
m. Your departure date, Airline number and time

With the help of such information, we can ensure your hotel booking. At the time of check in at the hotel, you need to please handover a copy of such details at the hotel reception so that you do not have to fill up the information forms of the hotel and it also saves the time.
15. What is the guarantee that I would be provided the services which I asked for during my tour? Or how safe is my tour with Indo Vacations ?

Indo Vacations provide you a guarantee in the form of certificate that your traveling is safe with Indo Vacations. The certificate is attested by the Notary Public. In that certificate it is specified that Indo Vacations undertakes the guarantee that it would provide all the services as decided according to the mutual agreement between you and them. For a specimen copy of the guarantee please refer to the following Guarantee certificate.

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16. Should I give some money to the beggars who are sometimes on the streets of India ?

At most of the places organizations and homes are run for poor people to protect them. Yet, it is lucrative for some of the beggars family to earn handsome amount through begging the foreigners. Unfortunately Indian government has not been successful to stop begging on the street from organized and professional beggars. If you want to do something good there are many serious institutes in every city where you can help the people who need them actually. Do not forget, by having given money to small children with your good intention to help, you have made them beggars of future as they get something without doing anything !
17. How safe is India ?

India is comparatively a safe country to travel. Crime rate against foreigners remain low. However specially to our female guests we recommend not be alone on the road after late evening just to be on the safer side. In case help needed you can call the police at 100 and Ambulance at 102.
18. Shopping in India ?

India is a shoppers paradise. Shopping is recommended from Government Emporiums. We can forward you the details for that. Most of the large stores will ship your purchases for you, though, for convenience and to avoid postal delays, it is advisable to carry your shopping with you or to book it as baggage. If you have any specific items you want you many contact us we will provide you the needed information.
19. How much should I give as tipping while traveling in India ?

Tipping is expected by most of the people involved in the tourism in India. In big hotels services charges are included in the bills so tipping is not necessary otherwise 10% of the amount of the billing is normal as tipping. If traveling with a group the tipping can be reduced to 5% of the total bill. For the porters in the hotels Rs.20 for a single baggage and in the case of a group Rs.10 per baggage is customary. For tour guides and escorts we recommend 1 to 2 USD per day per person and same is also for the driver accompanying you during your India tour. However the mentioned amounts are just to give travelers an idea. There is no “must” or “compulsion” of tipping in India. We advice you to measure the quality of services of particular person or establishment before thinking of tipping !
20. Which currency is used in India ?

The units of Indian currency are the Rupee and Paisa (100 Paisa equal 1 Rupee). Paper money is in denominations of Rupees 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Coins are in denominations of Rupees 1, 2 and 5. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travelers’ checks that can be brought by a tourist to India. However a Declaration form is filled (only for the amount which is more than USD 10,000) on the arrival at the Indian airport. By filling up this form you can also get your money exchanged back in the original currency without any problem. Any kind of money exchange should be done only through authorized money- changers. You may ask our guides and they will tell you the right center or place to get the money exchanged. Please note that no Indian currency can be imported or exported, except for Rupee travelers checks. There are 24- hour exchange facilities available at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Chennai international airports.
21. Can I pay in Euro, US $ or through credit cards in India ?

All the major currencies including Euro and US $ are accepted in India. Also all the major credit cares (Visa, Masters and American Express) are accepted in the Indian subcontinent.
22. What are the timings of the post office and other administrative offices in India ?

Post Office 
From 1000 to 1630hrs Monday through Friday, 0930 to 1230hrs on Saturdays

Administrative Services 
0930 to 1700hrs Monday through Friday, 0930 to 1230 hrs on Saturdays
23. Where is the office of Indo Vacations located ?

The central office of Indo Vacations is located in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is located about 270 kms from Delhi. The office is located in the Raja Park area of Jaipur, which is the famous shopping area in Jaipur. For the location, please refer to the following Location Map.
24. If I only want to take the vehicle during my tour and not the complete tour, then what do you suggest ?

If you want to make arrangements only for the transport then we provide any type of vehicle you require for your tour. With the vehicle you would be provided one experienced and reliable English speaking driver. The car would be at your disposal throughout the tour. The cost of the vehicle includes all the expenses, fuel, driver’s fees, toll taxes and parking. If you want to choose a particular vehicle for your tour then please refer to the page
Car Rental. On this page you will get detailed information about the various vehicles which we hire on the basis of the different capacity of the people. Choose the vehicle on that page and you will be provided detailed information about that vehicle with the booking form for that vehicle.
25. I want to know more about Indo Vacations ! Why should I book the tour through Indo Vacations ?

Indo Vacations is a recognized tour operator and holiday planner in Rajasthan. We organize tours through the Indian Subcontinent including whole of India, Nepal and Bhutan. We not only organize the tours as they are printed in the itinerary but also work out any special tailor made itinerary in any area of the Indian subcontinent. We also organize special Ayurveda rejuvenation packages, Yoga training camps, Cooking courses and Hindi Courses in India. We also organize special interest tours for women only. Indo Vacations is associated with a team of Tour Escorts and Guides who are fluent in different languages having long experience and are highly qualified and have also spent many years abroad. To know more about Indo Vacations and its team please refer to the webpage "
About Us" or email us at info@indovacations.net.
26. How do we settle the payment? Is there an advance deposit required ?

We need 10% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the tour. This is to be sure that your booking a genuine one and we can go ahead with the reservations. The rest of the due amount should be before your arrival in India. On special request you can also make the payment also after your arrival. This can be agreed upon as per the type of tour and the amount we have to pay in advance to the hotels and our other associate office for making the reservations. To know more about the payment procedure to us please visit our Webpage 
Terms and conditions”.
27. What are the General Terms and Conditions of Indo Vacations for traveling in India ?

Please
click here to visit the page of Terms and Condition of Indo Vacations !
   
28. How can I make the payment ?

There are various payment options by which you can make payment to Indo Vacations. You can make payment by cash, bank transfer, online credit card payment, by Paypal and by Cheque and demand draft. If you have booked the tour through our partner offices then you can make the payments to them and get the confirmation from us. If you wish to use another option of payment suitable to your country of residence we would assist you. Please send us your queries and specify the country of your residence. For the detailed information about various payment options please refer to the page Payment options.
   
29. Does your company provide any sort of insurance ?

No, our company does not provide any sort of medical insurance. It is advisable that you get the insurance from your country only.
   
30. Tell me something about the people who had traveled with the Indo Vacations ?

There are various people from various countries who had traveled with Indo Vacations. The experiences of such travelers are mentioned on our website
www.indovacations.net under the link Our Testimonials and for more testimonials you can refer to http://www.indien-reise.com/german/Empefehlungen.htm

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