The Indian Rupee
Taj Mahal (Agra)
Cultural / Beach / Adventure
Hinduism, Islam, Jainism and Sikhism
Taj Mahal, Food, Colours, Religious Festivals
Curry based, regularly vegetarian or with chicken & local breads.
Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid; Rabies; Diphtheria; Hepatitis B;Japanese Encephalitis; Yellow Fever
First Aid Kit
Heavy Duty as listed here
Required - total cost in the UK £92.20 inc. handling fee
Agra, Delhi, Varanasi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Darjeeling, Amritsar
50rps/bag in hotels
Tour Leaders an av. 500rps
Waiters at 10% of the bill.
Easiest Way To Travel
Bus / Train
Yes (But PLEASE read up on advice of solo travel before going as it isn’t a western country! It’s safe as long as you follow practical precautions)
When to go
November to March
Hot with monsoon season April through October
Light and cool to cover up! Light layers for evenings with arms and legs covered.
How to Greet
A namaste is used to greet. With a namaste, bring your hands together with palms touching in front of your chest.
Don’t take offence
If turned away from temples for not dressing conservatively enough.
Events & Dates
Diwali (Nov), Pushkar Camel Fest (Nov), Holi (March)
To injury a cow as they are sacred in India
Cow, Tigers, Asian Lion, Elephant, Monkeys
Photo Credit to Travel Buddy Lucinda Smith