FAQ Stands for "Frequently Asked Questions." It is generally an amalgamation of answers to some of the frequently asked questions about a specific product or service. In the Tourism sector, FAQs are created for general awareness about the Indian Tour Packages and all the necessary information about the tour related services.

They serve as a central reference for locating answers to common questions. Since FAQs are based on user feedback, they typically evolve over time. For example, a Travel company may receive a large number of emails regarding how to improve a specific facility in their services. The company may clarify the step in their FAQ so that users can find the answer without needing to email the company. This cuts down on technical support, saving time for both the travel company and the end users.

Therefore it is our request to customers to kindly go through the same and if there is any other unanswered questions and clarifications, it would be our pleasure to address the same too.

Question 1 : Is booking possible over a phone call?

Answer : Yes, you can call us on +91 8743000333 (standard charges may apply)

Question 2 : How will I be able to know the status of my booking?

Answer : Whether a booking is made online or over the phone, a confirmation would be sent to you via e-mail with necessary travel details.

Question 3 : Can I change my Hotel/Trip/Flight booking?

Answer : You may change your hotel reservation details by requesting to us on our email. However, certain charges as per the policies might be applicable.

Question 4 : How do I amend a flight reservation?

Answer : Please contact our customer service center number

Question 5 : What are the Travel Documents required to visit India?

Answer : One must possess a passport which is valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Nationals from other than these countries, need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.

Question 6 : Do we need Medical/Travel Insurance while we plan to visiting India?

Answer : It is highly recommended that a comprehensive medical or travel insurance is bought in advance from your country itself before travelling to India.

Question 7 : What are the modes of travel locally in India?

Answer : There are various modes of travel like Flights, Train, Metro Trains in major cities, Three Wheeler Autos, Taxis, App Based Taxis (Ola & Uber), Volvo Buses for Inter State etc.

Question 8 : What are local emergency numbers?

Answer : 100 Police 102 Ambulance 101 Fire 108 Disaster management 1091 Women Helpline

Question 9 : What are dressing tips to travel locally?

Answer : India is a culture rich country and dressing in a decent way will get another level of experience. In temples or religious places, shoes and sometime open heads are not allowed. The body should be completely cover and transparent clothes are not recommended. If traveling in late night then it is recommended to travel safely. It is recommended to keep some small portion of money in your clothes at hotel and always carry your travel documents with you safely for your hassle free identification.

Question 10 : How to modify or cancel the bookings and request for refunds?

Answer : For any modifications or booking cancellation, please contact us through email or by calling us on our phone/mobile.

Question 1 : If I Come Across Any Problem During My Trip, How Would You Help Me?

Answer : We have 24 X 7 help line number to assist you at any point of time during your travel. We shall also give you mobile nos. of executives who you may call in case of any need.

Question 2 : Who Will I Meet on My Arrival in India?

Answer : On your arrival you will be received by our company representative at airport. He/she shall be holding a placard of your name for identification. We shall also provide you list of emergency 24 hours contact numbers for any emergency.

Question 3 : Do You Have Experienced Guides in Different Cities of India?

Answer : We have English speaking guides all over INDIA. At many places, we also have French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese and other language speaking guides. We can also provide accompanying foreign language speaking tourist guides for individuals and groups. The availability of foreign language speaking guides can be confirmed at the time of reservation.

Question 4 : Will I Know Which Hotels I Will Be Staying in Before I Go?

Answer : Yes, our company will provide you a detailed list of hotels at the time of confirmation of our services and before asking you for an advance payment.

Question 5 : What Star Rating Are Your Hotels?

Answer : We only deal with standard category hotels which mean 3 star hotels, superior or First class of hotels are 4 star or equivalent and deluxe hotels which are 5 star or 5 star deluxe hotels. At few places, deluxe or first class hotels are not there and in such case, we shall provide best available hotels which may not confirm to deluxe or first class category. We also include heritage / palace and charming boutique hotels in our packages and can send you special cost for tours with hotels as per your choice.

Question 6 : What Kind of Cars Do You Provide on Your All Inclusive Tours?

Answer : We normally provide air-conditioned Swift Dzire in case of 2-3 persons, Toyota Innova in case of 4 persons, Tempo Traveler for 5 – 8 persons, Mini Coach for 9 – 15 persons and Large coaches for larger groups. In case if you need a more luxurious vehicle, we can provide you the same but there may be extra cost applicable in such case.

Question 7 : What If I Have to Make Any Changes in the Tour for Any Reason?

Answer : We shall do our best to make changes as per your request and shall not charge you anything unless there is penalty charged by principal suppliers for making these changes.

Question 8 : How much would I pay upfront?

Answer : To confirm your booking you have to pay 20% - 50% of your Total Trip amount to process the reservation. The balance amount can be paid after receiving the Travel vouchers.

Question 9 : What does a Group Tour mean?

Answer : Booking tour packages for more than 10 people comes under “Group Tour” package. We ensure to offer a wide range of attractive group tour packages along with the itineraries and guide. Group tour is really fun and pleasurable too.

Question 10 : What about Payment Terms?

Answer : An advance amount is to be paid once we are able to confirm you the arrangements for the tour as per your requirement which depends on the services you may require for the tour. This can be paid through bank transfer (before arrival) credit card, traveller’s cheques or cash. We need balance payment before arrival. The exact terms will be given at the time of reservation.

Question 11 : What Is Included in Your Tour Cost?

Answer : Our tour cost usually includes hotel accommodations with breakfast, all transfers, city tours and excursions by private air-conditioned car / van / coach depending on number of persons with as per itinerary, train fare if applicable, local English speaking or other foreign language speaking guides if available for city tours, entrances fee to monuments, our assistance on arrival and during the tour, Our cost may also include some special attractions viz elephant ride, camel safari, boat ride and all taxes. We can also include lunches & dinner, domestic flights and other services on request. at supplement cost.

Question 12 : How Can I Book My Tour with You?

Answer : If you are interested in booking any of our brochure tours, you may simply send us an email giving us your details.

Question 13 : How Do I Plan My Tour?

Answer : One can get all details of well designed tour packages in our website. If want a particular tailor made tour, let us know your requirements and we can help you design your trip keeping in mind your specifications and budget.

Question 14 : Do You Provide Only All Inclusive Package Tours?

Answer : Flexibility is always there and on request, we provide particular services only viz. hotel reservation, car / coach hire with driver, flight / train tickets, etc. for those who do not want to buy entire services from us for any reason.

Question 15 : What services does your company offer?

Answer : One can get all types of travel related services under one roof where you can get all kind of travel related services for any occasion – business or pleasure or both. We organize all arrangements for conferences, trade fairs, exhibitions and events. We specialize in incentive tours, weddings and honeymoons, health tourism, pilgrimage tours, adventure tours or any special interest tours anywhere in India and also to neighboring countries.

Question 16 : Do I Need Medical/travel Insurance?

Answer : Yes. It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical / travel insurance in advance from your country before travelling to India.

Question 17 : How Should I Travel Around in India?

Answer : Travelling via road is one of the best way to travel within India as one can see the glimpse of real INDIA as you can visit en-route villages and small forts at your own pace which is not possible by air or by train. But, if you are travelling to long distance, then taking a flight or trains can be more convenient and to save time.

Question 18 : What is the Best Time to Visit India?

Answer : It depends on which part of India if you wish to visit. Summer season is the best time for visiting Ladakh or other parts of Himalaya. Winter season (October till March) is ideal period to visit Rajasthan, other parts of North India or South India or during monsoon months (July – September) also as one can stay at Luxury or Palace hotels without spending a fortune during those months.

Question 19 : Do I Need an International Certificate of Vaccination?

Answer : There is no need of any vaccination except for yellow fever vaccinations for travelers coming from Africa, South America.

Question 20 : What Travel Documents Do I Need?

Answer : You should hold a passport valid for minimum 6 months from the date of entry into India. Many countries have been included in the list of countries whose citizens are provided E-Visa facility provided they apply 72 hours in advance. Other nationals need to obtain Indian visa in advance to enter India.

Question 21 : I am a bird watcher, where should I visit in India?

Answer : India has several bird sanctuaries as a treat for any bird enthusiast. You can plan to visit any of these: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary- Rajasthan, Chilika Lake Bird Sanctuary- Odisha, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary- Goa and several others. Ask us for better planning according to your preferences.

Question 22 : How do I reach the Pushkar Camel Fair?

Answer : Pushkar is approximately 145 kilometres away from Jaipur- the capital city of Rajasthan. Best way is to hire a cab from Jaipur to Pushkar. One can reach Jaipur via, flight, rail or road.

Question 23 : Can I enjoy a coracle ride anytime in Hampi?

Answer : Coracle rides are not recommended during monsoon owing to the fact that the flow of river Tungabhadra increases many folds and coracles are hard to control.

Question 24 : I am planning a trip to the north eastern states of India, which airport should I book my flights to?

Answer : Bagdogra and Guwahati are the most recommended airports for a trip to the north eastern states.

Question 25 : Is it possible to enjoy the backwaters without having to spend a night in a houseboat in Kerala?

Answer : Yes, if you are uncomfortable spending overnight in a houseboat, we recommend staying in beautiful homestays. These homestays are generally surrounded by lush greenery and have sumptuous home cooked food.

Question 26 : I have some extra time in hand in Delhi, what can I explore apart from monuments?

Answer : We highly recommend a visit to Delhi Haat. It is one stop where you can try a variety of food from different states and also a shop for local handicrafts. You can contact us for a food tour or home cooking food session. There are plenty of other activities that can be undertaken or organized.

Question 27 : Where should I go to shop when in Mumbai?

Answer : Colaba Causeway and Linking road are the hit among the locals for shopping. You should also check out Crawford Market and Fashion street for more variety if time allows.

Question 28 : When is the best time to go to explore the beaches in India?

Answer : Beaches are best to be visited during winters when the weather is pleasant and the sun bathing is a hit. Although, winter is the peak season for tourists and hence, the prices of hotels are a bit on the higher side but totally worth it. Some tourists like to visit beaches during summers and monsoon too when the prices and the number of tourists both are low.

Question 29 : What is the best way to reach Agra?

Answer : The best way to reach Agra is via Delhi. You can either board a morning train from Delhi to Agra or hire a cab for the road trip of approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Question 30 : For my South India trip, which airport should I fly into?

Answer : Chennai International Airport is located in the city of Chennai.

Question 31 : For the North India tour, which airport should I fly into?

Answer : Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Question 32 : Will it be difficult for me to communicate with others if I just speak English?

Answer : Despite the fact that India has over 400 languages and dialects, English is one of the 22 official languages, and it is widely spoken in all of the major cities, so talking with locals, hotel employees, and tour operators should be easy. If you're going to be in more remote locations where the language barrier may be a problem, it's a good idea to have a Hindi phrasebook on hand.

Question 33 : Is it possible for me to see the Taj Mahal or other historical monuments in India during Covid 19?

Answer : The Taj Mahal, as well as all the other centrally protected monuments, sites, and museums (under the ASI), are now open to the public. Even so, safety precautions such as socially appropriate separation and regular hand sanitization must be properly adhered to. To reduce overpopulation, the Taj Mahal has a daily visitor limit of 5000 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. There will be no ticket counters open.

Question 34 : What is a customized itinerary?

Answer : In a nutshell, a personalised itinerary is one that is created specifically for you. After all, as part of the customization process, you would have requested it. Our expertise of logistics and region highlights is weighed against your individual interests, preferences, and needs.

Question 35 : Are there any monuments which are accessible to disable people or senior citizens?

Answer : Yes, the infrastructure of several Indian monuments has been modified to make them accessible to all types of tourists. Ramps with railings, lifts, facility of audio guides, braille maps and information boards, guides fluent in sign language, etc. provide informative and easy visit to monuments like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Mehrangarh Fort, etc. Please check with us or your travel partner for better information.

Question 36 : Can I pay in cash to purchase tickets to the monument?

Answer : Yes, you can pay in cash for the tickets to the monument in local currency. These are valid for all unless you have booked a tour with monument entrances included.

Question 37 : Do I need a guide to visit all the monuments?

Answer : At certain monuments guides for International tourists are mandatory, it is to make sure they get the right information. However, at some places they might have audio guides, or no guides required at all. It is best to check about it with us or your travel partner beforehand.

Question 38 : Can Trip India purchase tickets for us to visit the monuments?

Answer : Yes, we can purchase tickets on your behalf while you are on tour with us which will be included as per the agreed itinerary. We cannot purchase tickets for you as a standalone service.

Question 39 : When do protected monuments open to the public?

Answer : Protected monuments under the administration of the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) are required to remain open during the hours listed on their website. Protected monuments for which an agreement has been reached between the owner and the Central Government, or for which an order has been issued, will be opened according to the terms of the agreement or the order. All other monuments will be open to the public from sunrise to sunset.

Question 40 : Are all monuments free for tourists?

Answer : Some of the monuments might have free entrance for tourists but the majority have a nominal fee applicable. It is advisable to check for the entry fee as per your nationality.

Question 41 : Is it permissible to photograph protected monuments?

Answer : Any protected monument can be photographed on payment of the charges as may be mentioned. It is forbidden to carry a camera stand, extra lighting, or any other similar device.

Question 42 : What monuments are a must see when I visit India?

Answer : India is more than just Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the World. From Red Fort to Amer Fort, from Champaner & Pavagadh to Elephanta Caves, from Sanchi Buddhist Remains to Gangaikonda & Chola Temples, there is no dearth to what you can see and be mesmerised with when visiting monuments in India. It is better to cover a certain region and the monuments there.

Question 43 : What are the best beaches to explore on West India Tours?

Answer : Some of the best beaches you can explore on different West India Tours with us are Dwarka Beach- Gujarat, Somnath Beach- Gujarat, Diu Beach- Diu & Daman, Baga Beach- Goa, Arpora Beach- Goa, Candolim Beach- Goa, Juhu Beach- Maharashtra, Versova Beach- Maharashtra, etc.

Question 44 : Are permits or special permissions required to visit places included in West India Tours?

Answer : Most of the places included in West India Tours do not require any kind of permit or special permissions to visit. Some places like Dholavira in Gujarat and other places which share borders with neighbouring country, Pakistan might have a checkpoint or any permit as the case may be. It is recommended to check with your travel operator before finalising the plan.

Question 45 : Are there any hill stations which I can explore on West India Tours?

Answer : Yes, Western Ghats and Aravallis do give us some of the beautiful hill stations to explore. These are: Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra; Lonavala, Maharashtra; Panchgani, Maharashtra; Saputara, Gujarat; Khandala, Maharashtra; etc.

Question 46 : What are the famous festivals I can witness on West India Tours?

Answer : The western area of India is recognised for hosting a plethora of festivities. Here are some of the most famous festivals one can witness on our West India Tours: - Rann Utsav- Also known as Kutch Festival or Kutch Utsav, the festival manifests the district’s colors, lifestyle, and panoramic views. Set amidst the vastly open White Sand Desert, Rann Utsav invites people to witness and live in the artificial tent city and experience the most ecological and ethnically diverse district of Gujarat. - Urs- Every year on the anniversary of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti's death, Urs is held. The celebration is an important one in Rajasthan. During the sacred six-day festival, people from all walks of life come together to pay honour. - Ganesh Chaturthi- Ganesh Chaturthi is a well-known festival. Maharashtra is soaking in a grandiose celebration of the birth of Hindu god Lord Ganesha, the state's patron deity, during this eleven-day festival. The idol is taken home and worshipped for 10 days before being immersed on the tenth day. Other festivals like Modhera Dance Festival, Kite Festival, Elephanta Festival, etc. are also included in the number of West India Tours.

Question 47 : Which are the major airports in West India?

Answer : Following are the International Airports in West India: - Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad - Goa International Airport (Civil Enclave) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai - Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur (Maharashtra)

Question 48 : How safe is it to travel to Indian States on West India Tours?

Answer : Traveling to India, be it any part of the country has been safer than it used to be earlier. Most of the time, rather than ‘where’ you travel, safety depends on ‘how’ you travel. If certain measures are taken, traveling in India becomes very easy and safe. Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, etc. are pretty safe and welcoming cities. There are helpline numbers, police booths and women special cab services are also available at many locations.

Question 49 : How many days are required for a trip through West India Tours?

Answer : Western Indian States cover approximately 508, 032 square kilometers of area, with varied landscapes and weather conditions. Typically, West India Tours durations are between 7 days to 15 days covering the highlight destinations of a particular state or two. Due to the large area to be covered, all destinations in one tour are highly unlikely to be covered hence, we offer the facility to customize the tours as per the preferences of the tourist.

Question 50 : What is the cuisine in West India like?

Answer : Indian states of western region are predominantly Hindu and vegetarian in culture. The food in cosmopolitan Maharashtra varies according to whether it is coastal or arid. Because peanuts and coconut are readily available, they are key ingredients. Goa is famed for its lush green coastline and bustling trading port, so fresh fish and seafood are plentiful. Gujarati cuisine is recognised for its subtle sweetness (almost every dish contains at least a pinch of sugar). and has always been totally vegetarian.

Question 51 : Which are the best places to visit in the states of West India?

Answer : Blessed with a plethora of options for tourists to explore. Here are some of the best places to see: Goa- Goa is the most popular tourist destination on India's West Coast, and not just because of its beautiful beaches, but also because of its tropical climate and rich Portuguese past, which can still be seen in some parts of the city; Mumbai- once known as Bombay – is a remarkable mixture of chaos and promise, splendour and poverty, modernism and tradition, old and new, with a long colonial past; Diu- a small island near the port of Veraval that was once a Portuguese colony and is now surrounded by beaches, is a small island that was once a Portuguese colony; Gir- The Asiatic Lions that are nearly a definition of this park in Gujarat, which has a lot more to offer, can only be found in Gir National Park; Kutch, which is shaped like a tortoise and is almost an island, is an erstwhile princely state of India that has retained its past splendour; These are just a few, there are other innumerable places to visit.

Question 52 : Which Indian States are part of West India Tours?

Answer : Western India cradles along the Arabian Sea and is home to some of the most renowned tourist attractions including finest beaches, forts, desert, the majestic Western Ghats and so much more. The western part of the country comprises 03 states: Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat along with 01 Union Territory: Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the gateway to tourist destinations in western India for International Tourists.

Question 53 : Can Trip India customize International Tours also?

Answer : Yes, depending on the needs of the travelers’, the tour can be customized. Special requests are also entertained depending on the availability of service in the destination country.

Question 54 : Is there a tour for corporations or institutions at Trip India?

Answer : Trip India has a dedicated division that handles corporate tours. Special tours are developed for corporations, industries, institutions, independent organizations, ad-hoc groups, or people to help them with meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions, seminars, team development, and other activities. Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibition (MICE) is another name for this section.

Question 55 : Is it necessary for me to purchase a cell phone?

Answer : It is all up to you. Many tourists find cell phones to be quite useful, while others believe they are superfluous. Without an international plan, your home country cell phone service will not work outside of the country. The majority of cell phones in other countries use prepaid SIM cards that may be loaded into any phone. You can bring your home country cell phone with you if it has a SIM-chip and dual- or tri-band settings. You will simply need to buy a new SIM-chip and prepaid minutes for it. Cell phones are generally useful while travelling, but finding the best plans usually necessitates some research.

Question 56 : Is it true that Trip India can exclusively process VISA?

Answer : Yes, we help with visa processing once we receive the visa money and service charge from the tourist, as well as the relevant documents requested by the consulate. The decision to grant a visa is made at the discretion of the respective consulate, and Trip India is not liable. The service fee is determined on the country and the type of visa requested.

Question 57 : Is my health insurance going to cover me while I'm on vacation? If not, where can I obtain one?

Answer : Don't count on your insurance to cover you when you're on vacation. Please consult with your current health insurance provider beforehand. Most of the countries do insist on purchasing a separate health insurance or insurance for any other subject as may apply for the duration of travel. Contact us/your travel partner for more details.

Question 58 : Can Trip India book only airline tickets?

Answer : Yes, once a traveler has paid in full and confirmed the airfare, flight, and itinerary, we purchase air tickets for them. A small service charge per person per ticket will be applied to the stand-alone service of air ticket booking.

Question 59 : What currency is used at my destination? How much cash/credit cards should I take? Is it possible for me to use my credit card throughout my trip?

Answer : Travelers' cheques are no longer widely accepted, so bringing a credit card and ATM card, or a bank-issued 'cash card' expressly for travel, is a good idea. Having multiple solutions ensures that you are covered in the event that one fails. If you can withdraw money in certain nations, it's a game of chance. It'll work one day and not the next, but it'll work for your pal... What a strange coincidence! Visa cards are more generally accepted than Mastercard cards, especially in Cuba, where Visa cards are the only ones accepted. It is wise to check with us/your travel partner beforehand about how much cash in hand in local currency should be carried before you leave for the destination country, else exchange at authorized counters at the arrival airport.

Question 60 : Is it necessary for me to get any special shots, medications, or take any other health measures before travelling abroad?

Answer : You may need vaccinations against hepatitis A and B, chickenpox, pneumonia, typhoid fever, yellow fever, meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, or rabies depending on where you're going (especially in less-developed areas). Malaria medicine is offered in a variety of forms. You may also need to be cautious about what you eat and drink. For further information, consult your family doctor or contact us/your travel partner.

Question 61 : What kinds of tours and packages does Trip India provide?

Answer : Trip India is well-known for its trips and packages all over the world. You name it, and we have it, from Antarctica to Alaska, from Scandinavia to Serbia, from Australia to America, and Africa and Asia. We are also a significant tour operator in India, and we show Indians, non-residents, and foreigners about the country. Every family and every member of the family can take a tour with us.

Question 62 : Is it necessary for me to have a passport and/or a visa in order to travel abroad?

Answer : Traveling internationally requires a passport and, in many cases, a visa. A passport is an internationally recognised ID issued by your native country's national government. It is required for both entry into a foreign country and readmission back into one's own country. For entry into many countries, a visa (issued by the country to which you are travelling) is required. Individuals studying or working abroad, vacationers, and those who are not local to the nation of travel will have different entry criteria. Check the Indian Consulate website and the visa page for your destination country for the most up-to-date information, or contact us/your travel partner.

Question 63 : Can I witness any UNESCO World Heritage sites on Central India Tours?

Answer : Yes, we have tours that will give you an opportunity to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like: Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka.

Question 64 : What are the famous festivals I can witness on Central India Tours?

Answer : The area that reeks of kings' conquests and heirlooms is known for celebrating life in the most spectacular way. The Malwa Utsav, held in Madhya Pradesh, is one of central India's largest and most important celebrations. The Khajuraho Dance Festival is often regarded as India's most popular cultural festival. This is a week-long event conducted between February and March in which some of the country's top dancers perform a variety of Indian traditional dances. At the Tansen Music Festival, India's greatest vocalists and musicians perform a variety of classical, fusion, and folk styles. The Chethiyagiri Vihara Festival is a Buddhist festival that takes place in the ancient city of Chethiyagiri. The Kumbh Mela is an ancient Hindu festival that has been celebrated in India for many years. It is well recognised for bringing individuals of various ideologies, castes, and religions together. Apart from these, many other festivals attract tourists and can be included on a trip as per the travelers' choice.

Question 65 : What is the type of transport used to explore on Central India Tours?

Answer : Bhopal has an International Airport with just a few number of International flights operational. This part of India largely depends on rail and road or domestic airlines for tourist arrivals.

Question 66 : What is the best time to visit places on Central India Tours?

Answer : Located in the middle of the nation, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are accessible at any time of year, depending on the purpose of the visit. In different regions and seasons, the state's wide expanse experiences varying temperatures. As a result, some regions may be suitable for summers, while others may be suitable for monsoons and winters. Tourists, on the other hand, prefer to visit during the winter (October-March) and monsoon (July-September) seasons, when the weather remains nice throughout the day (with generally light rainfall during monsoons), allowing them to fully explore the tourist sites. Summers, on the other hand, are not generally suggested because the state experiences blistering heat, Monsoons are not highly recommended although places like Pachmarhi and other sites with waterfalls and lush greenery especially in Chhattisgarh become a visual treat during this season.

Question 67 : Which are the major airports in Central India?

Answer : Central India has been made accessible through air by these airports: - Raja Bhoj International Airport, Bhopal. - Raigarh Domestic Airport, Raigarh. - Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore.

Question 68 : How safe is it to travel to Indian States on Central India Tours?

Answer : Traveling to India, in any part of the country, is safer than it was previously. Most of the time, rather than 'where' you go, 'how' you travel is more important. Traveling in India becomes quite easy and safe if certain precautions are taken. Central Indian states are moderately safe but it is essential to remain cautious. At numerous areas, there are helpline numbers, police booths, and women's specific cab services.

Question 69 : How many days are required for a trip through Central India Tours?

Answer : Central India offers a variety of places to see, from wildlife to intricately constructed temples and majestic forts. The tours vary from 7 to 15 days and provide an extensive experience. Although, we love to customize trips as per the choice of our customers.

Question 70 : What is the cuisine in Central India like?

Answer : The 'Diversity of Cuisine' is an excellent description of Central Indian cuisine. It's known for its rich, spicy, and creamy cuisine. However, the spices used are determined by the region's season. Madhya Pradesh's cooking style varies from north to west of the state. Wheat-and-meat-based cuisine is popular in some parts of the state, while rice and fish dishes are popular in the south and east. Milk and milk-based recipes abound in places like Gwalior and Indore. Furthermore, Bhopal makes delectable meat and seafood dishes. Spicy rogan josh, delectable korma, luscious keema, favourite biryani pilaf, and juicy kebabs are just a few of the legendary dishes. Another intriguing regional food is bafla (wheat cakes), which are dipped in ghee and served with dal (a pungent lentil broth).

Question 71 : Which are the best places to visit on Central India Tours?

Answer : Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are well-known throughout the country for their rich historical heritage, and they have a lot to offer in terms of tourism. Here is a list of the top towns and cities in the two states that you must visit to get a sense of the central region's culture and lifestyle. Orchha- On the banks of the river Betwa, Orchha is a city with a lot of historical significance and a photographers' paradise, known for its majestic palaces, beautifully carved temples, and spectacular forts; Khajuraho- It is well known for the Western Group of Temples, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Bandhavgarh National Park- once a hunting site for the Maharajas of Rewa, is today a world-renowned tiger reserve; Ujjain- Also known as Madhya Pradesh's temple town, is a perfect spiritual retreat for those seeking peace; Kanha National Park- a lovely hamlet in the Mandla area, is home to a diverse range of wild creatures, including the majestic tiger; Indore- known as Madhya Pradesh's commercial capital, is another key city to see during your tour to the central area; Gwalior, a historic city built by King Surajesan, is brimming with spectacular monuments, palaces, and temples, lending it a majestic aura that says volumes about its great past. And many more are to explore.

Question 72 : Which Indian States are part of Central India Tours?

Answer : Dry, arid land with rich cultural history of Madhya Pradesh along with the Natural beauty and tribal culture of Chhattisgarh attract a lot of tourists. Together these two states make up the Central part of India.

Question 73 : What are the best beaches to explore on South India Tours?

Answer : Some of the best beaches you can explore on different South India Tours with us are Promenade Beach, Puducherry; Marina Beach, Chennai- Tamil Nadu; Auroville Beach, Puducherry; Varkala Beach, Varkala- Kerala; Gokarna Beach, Gokarna, Gokarna- Karnataka, Kanyakumari Beach, Kanyakumari- Tamil Nadu, etc.

Question 74 : Which are the most famous temples worth visiting on South India Tours?

Answer : Some of the most visited and beautiful temples here are: - Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram - Venkateshwara Temple, Tirupati - Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur - Meenakshi Temple, Madurai - Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram - Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram - Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram - Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna - Murudeshwara Temple, Murdeshwar...and many more.

Question 75 : Are there any hill stations which I can explore on South India Tours?

Answer : When it comes to enchanting people with the grandeur of its amazing hill stations, South India has its own appeal. Many tourists plan a trip to South India in order to experience the tranquilly and unsurpassed beauty of the numerous hill stations. Some of the alluring hill stations are: Ooty, Coonoor, Coorg, Munnar, Yercaud, Kodaikanal, Kudremukh, Wayanad, Chikmagalur, etc.

Question 76 : What are the famous festivals I can witness on South India Tours?

Answer : The diversity of southern culture is enhanced by each state's distinct flavour. These festivals are distinguished by their distinct histories and tales, as well as the various ways in which they are commemorated: - Onam- Onam, Kerala's harvest festival, is celebrated with equal zeal by people of all faiths and groups. Onam's carnival lasts anything from four to ten days. - Mysuru Dussehra- In Mysuru, the ten-day Dussehra festival is celebrated in magnificent style. The festival's origins can be traced back to the Vijayanagar kingdom's kings in the 15th century. - Pongal- Pongal means 'to boil,' and is related with the image of milk boiling in a clay pot, which is a symbol of prosperity in Tamil Nadu. It is a type of thankfulness to nature observed in Tamil Nadu during the month of Thai. - Ugadi- Ugadi means "the beginning of a new age." The Telugu New Year, which marks the start of the Hindu lunar calendar, is celebrated during the holiday. Other festivals like Thrissur Pooram, Kerala Boat Race Festival, etc. are also included in the number of South India Tours and are a great attraction for International Tourists.

Question 77 : Which are the major airports in South India?

Answer : Below mentioned are the Major Airports in South India: - Chennai International Airport, Tamil Nadu. - Coimbatore International Airport, Tamil Nadu. - Madurai International Airport, Tamil Nadu. - Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Tamil Nadu. - Puducherry Airport, Puducherry. - Cochin International Airport, Kerala. - Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, Kerala. - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Telangana/Andhra Pradesh.

Question 78 : How safe is it to travel to Indian States on South India Tours?

Answer : Traveling to India, in any part of the country, is safer than it was previously. Most of the time, rather than 'where' you go, 'how' you travel is more important. Traveling in India becomes quite easy and safe if certain precautions are taken. South Indian states are thought to be much safer than the country's northern states. At numerous areas, there are helpline numbers, police booths, and women's specific cab services.

Question 79 : How many days are required for a trip through South India Tours?

Answer : South Indian states comprise eastern and western ghats with the peninsular coastline and varied landscape. Typically, South India Tours durations are between 7 days to 15 days covering the highlight destinations of a particular state or two. As the tourist destinations are scattered throughout the region, all destinations in one tour are highly unlikely to be covered hence, we offer the facility to customize the tours as per the preferences of the tourist.

Question 80 : What is the cuisine in South India like?

Answer : South Indian cuisine is well-known over the world, especially for delectable delicacies like Dosa, Vada, Idli, Uttapam, and Sambar. Each state has its own individuality and eating patterns, therefore the area offers a vast selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Chakra Pongal, Sambar, and Vadai from Tamil Nadu; Rava Idli from Karnataka; Kadala Curry and Appam from Kerala; and Kebabs and Biryanis from Andhra Pradesh are some authentic and popular South Indian foods that are sure to please taste buds. South India's climate is hot and humid, and all of its states are coastal. The quantity of fresh fruit, vegetables, and rice is plentiful, as is the rainfall. Andhra Pradesh is known for its hot Andhra cuisine, which is mostly vegetarian but includes a wide variety of seafood in its coastal locations. Chettinad cuisine, possibly the most fiery of all Indian cuisines, is found in Tamilnadu. This style is mostly vegetarian as well. Malabari cookery hails from Kerala, and it's known for its delectable seafood dishes. Hyderabad is home to the Nizams (rulers of Hyderabad), who are known for their regal Nizami cuisine, which is rich and savoury, with flavours ranging from spicy to sour to sweet. Nuts, dried fruits, and expensive spices like saffron abound in Hyderabadi cuisine.

Question 81 : Which are the best places to visit in the states of South India?

Answer : There's a lot more to South India than beaches and spice plantations. Here are some of the best places to see: Bengaluru- It is commonly referred to as India's "Silicon Valley" because it is the centre of IT development. Waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, and brooks and rivers abound in the lush greenery surrounding Bangalore, just waiting to be discovered. Coorg- Coorg is a nature lover's delight, surrounded by majestic mountains and enveloped in mist. Ooty- Ooty is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in South India because of the lovely bungalows from the British Raj era. Chennai- The state capital of Tamil Nadu is a mix of ancient and new. It is frequently referred to as the keeper of South Indian customs. Hampi- With its majestic remains, the world heritage site transports tourists to the 15th and 16th centuries. With relics of temples, monuments, and havelis, it brings everyone's imagination to life. Mahabalipuram- Mahabalipuram is brimming with architectural marvels, from carved relief work on stone to subterranean temples. The warm glow of the setting sun adds to the charm of these landmarks, making sunsets even more memorable. Madurai- Madurai is a celebration of Tamil culture and tradition as one of India's oldest cities. The temples in this area are both religiously significant and architecturally stunning. Puducherry- Puducherry is one of the few places in India that represents French culture's contribution to our heritage. Munnar- Munnar is widely referred to as one of South India's most scenic hill stations, thanks to its foggy clouds and rolling green hills. Tirupati- Tirupati is one of South India's most important religious centres. Alleppey- The best way to see this city is to take a houseboat ride along the backwaters. These are just a few gems on the crown of Southern India states, a traveller can get tired of exploring the places but still there is a lot to see.

Question 82 : Which Indian States are part of South India Tours?

Answer : Southern India enjoys a vast coastline with Arabian Sea flowing through south western coastline, Indian Ocean in south and Bay of Bengal towards the south eastern coastline. The Western and Eastern Ghats mountain ranges are located in South India, which is part of the Peninsular Deccan Plateau. Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Puducherry make up the region, which covers 635,780 square kilometres.

Question 83 : What is the type of transport used to explore on East India Tours?

Answer : Kolkata has International Airport while Ranchi, Bhubaneswar and Patna serve majorly to domestic airlines, International flights maybe none or rare. These cities are very well connected with Indian Railways routes and have accessibility through roads too. Due to terrain of certain areas, i.e., Darjeeling or Sundarbans getting around is possible either through road or ferry.

Question 84 : Are there any UNESCO World Heritage sites covered on East India Tours?

Answer : Our East India tours covers following UNESCO World Heritage Sites: - Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), Bihar - Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar - Sun Temple, Konârak, Odisha - Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal - Mountain Railways of India, Darjeeling, West Bengal. Apart from these many other iconic sites are covered.

Question 85 : Is there a possibility to explore some wildlife on East India Tours?

Answer : East India Tours do not only take you through the cultural and historical lane of the region but provide with umpteen experience of daily life and natural beauty too. Here are some places where you can relax and simultaneously experience the thrill of wildlife: Sundarbans National Park- West Bengal, Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary- West Bengal, Hazaribagh National Park- Jharkhand, Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary- Odisha, Simlipal National Park- Odisha, Chilika Lake- Odisha, Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary- Bihar, and so many more.

Question 86 : What are the famous festivals I can witness on East India Tours?

Answer : Diverse topography and neighbourhood with other countries along with reminiscences of the past bring together a vibrat festive culture into picture when we talk about eastern India. Here are few one can enjoy: - Durga Puja- When the entire country celebrates Navaratri, West Bengal celebrates Durga Puja for the last four days. The Goddess is worshipped with all the ceremonies throughout the entire four days. - Jaggannath Puri Rathyatra- Jaggannath Puri is one of India's four holy pilgrimages. The most well-known religious event is the Rath Yatra, which takes place here every June-July. Lord Jaggannath, his brother Balbhadra, and his sister Subhadra are carried in a chariot parade to their summer temple for a week. - Chhath- The festival honours the Sun God. During the sunrise and sunset, women fast and worship the Sun God. The prayers are mostly for their children's safety. Other festivals like Buddha Purnima, Kali Puja, Sarhaul, Saraswati Puja, etc. are also included in the number of East India Tours and are a great attraction for International Tourists.

Question 87 : Which are the major airports in East India?

Answer : Below mentioned are the Major Airports in East India: - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata. - Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar. - Jayprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna. - Birsa Munda Domestic Airport, Ranchi.

Question 88 : How safe is it to travel to Indian States on East India Tours?

Answer : Traveling to India, in any part of the country, is safer than it was previously. Most of the time, rather than 'where' you go, 'how' you travel is more important. Traveling in India becomes quite easy and safe if certain precautions are taken. East Indian states are moderately safe but it is essential to remain cautious. At numerous areas, there are helpline numbers, police booths, and women's specific cab services.

Question 89 : How many days are required for a trip through East India Tours?

Answer : Typically, East India Tours durations are between 7 days to 15 days covering the highlight destinations of a particular state or two. As the tourist destinations are scattered throughout the region, all destinations in one tour are highly unlikely to be covered hence, we offer the facility to customize the tours as per the preferences of the tourist.

Question 90 : What is the cuisine in East India like?

Answer : Eastern India produces a lot of rice due to the climate! Green veggies and fruit are plentiful, as are the cuisines that use them. People, on the other hand, are a mixed bag of vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Cooking methods such as steaming and frying are common. In coastal areas, fish is the preferred food, while inland, pig takes the top spot on the plate. No other Indian area can match the Eastern Indians' passion for sweets and pastries. Here you will find some of India's most popular and well-known sweets. Litti Chokha, Momos (steamed meat or vegetable-filled wontons) and Thukpa are two popular dishes (a clear soup). Menu items include tomato achaar (tomato pickle), Macher Jhol (fish curry), and Jhaal-Muri (a spicy snack made with puffed rice and mustard oil).

Question 91 : Which are the best places to visit in the states of East India?

Answer : East India Tours take you through the beautiful and varied landscapes that this region has to offer. From a National Park with mangrove trees to the historical lanes of the British era, from the Buddhist Heritage to much revered Jagannath Temple, there is no dearth what treasure you can find here. Listing here a few: Darjeeling- Darjeeling is one of India's most attractive hill stations, located in the eastern section of the country. Darjeeling, hidden between acres of beautiful green tea estates on a high Himalayan crest, rises at a height of 2,050 metres above sea level, providing cool temperatures all year, Sundarbans National Park- Sundarbans National Park is a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife, vegetation, and fauna, making it ideal for environment lovers to visit, Nalanda- The ancient grounds, which date back to the fifth century, today feature an archaeological museum and memorial hall where visitors may learn about the monastery's history and view some of the works created during its glory, Kolkata- The cultural and commercial capital, formerly known as Calcutta, is India's second largest city and embodies a perfect fusion of modernity with its colonial past, Konark- The Konark Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is regarded as one of the most beautiful architectural wonders in the world, Puri- Puri is a delightful city steeped in traditional art and culture; just walk around town and you'll see villagers selling amazing appliqué art goods or artists sculpting sand art on the beautiful coasts, Bodhgaya- Bodhgaya is a village in Bihar, India. Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment here, under the Bodhi tree.

Question 92 : Which Indian States are part of East India Tours?

Answer : East India includes states of Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Located alongside the coastline with Bay of Bengal, states of Odisha and West Bengal are blessed with some of the attractive beaches whereas states of Bihar and Jharkhand are landlocked. Most of these states are within the Chhota Nagpur Plateau region. This region receives a comparatively lesser number of tourists than the rest of other regions.

Question 93 : Can I make changes to my India Tour Packages?

Answer : Yes, Trip India offer a variety of tour packages which can be customised and made according to your choice of transport, accommodation, guide and sightseeing which suits your taste and comfort but, the itinerary of a group tour or fixed departures cannot be altered. Such itineraries are designed with fixed travel dates, and all services are on a sharing basis.

Question 94 : How do I know if my booking is confirmed?

Answer : Once the booking is confirmed you will receive a confirmation message via email. We will also release all your travel vouchers once all the arrangements are made and will include your booking/reservation number and travel details. You can also check your booking status online on the website by filling the details of your booking reference number and your email id or mobile number.

Question 95 : Can I place a tour booking on hold?

Answer : Yes, you can hold a booking by paying a certain amount as token advance payment based on the nature of the service and the time left for the service. The rest of the amount can be paid once all the services are confirmed as per the itinerary and the vouchers are released.

Question 96 : Do I need to book my flight tickets separately?

Answer : No, you need not to book the flight tickets separately as it will be included in your India tour package itself. However, there might be some packages on website which display 'airfare/flight optional' or 'airfare/flight inclusive'. With airfare/flight optional packages, you can decide if you want to take a package with or without airfare.

Question 97 : Is everything included in the cost of the tour package?

Answer : Generally, an Inbound tour package includes your breakfast, transport, hotels, flights, sightseeing, monument entry, etc. But if you want to pursue any other activity other than the inclusions then it has to be borne by you. In other words, anything which is not mentioned under the 'Package Inclusions' will incur an additional cost.

Question 98 : What can I expect arriving into Delhi Airport?

Answer : Once you arrive at the airport and clear immigration and customs, you'll be greeted by Trip India Representative holding a placard of your name. From there he will transfer you to your pre booked hotel. Indian airport officials don't quite seem to have fully grasped the concept of an e-ticket. You will need to provide evidence of your flight by way of a printed itinerary, or you may not be allowed entry to some airports, even for internal flights. So be sure to have this at hand along with your passport.

Question 99 : What is the duty free allowance for India?

Answer : One can bring up to two liters of alcohol or wine, 100 cigarettes and a reasonable quantity of perfume into the country for personal use.

Question 100 : Is India a suitable family holiday destination?

Answer : Yes, it certainly is, but we do recommend that children be aged over 10 to appreciate the experience of travelling to India. India has so much to interest teenagers and young adults, from tigers and temples to the Taj Mahal and holy rituals at the ghats on the Ganges Varanasi, a family holiday to India will be very educational too. On all of our group tours, we welcome teenagers aged 16 years or older, accompanied by a parent/guardian if under 18. We also offer an India with Teens tour, for families with children aged 12 and over, which follows the same itinerary as our ever popular Taj Express tour. On tailor-made holidays, there is no minimum age for children. If you are travelling as a family, we will also try and arrange adjoining rooms for your convenience.

Question 101 : What etiquette should I follow at temples in India?

Answer : One must always follow the tradition and customs of the religious places in order to avoid offense when visiting religious sites, and one must keep in mind to dress and behave appropriately. They should always wear long trousers or skirts or shorts that reach below the knee and shirts with sleeves. It's advisable that women travel with a simple shawl to cover their shoulders if needed. When entering temples shoes and hats/caps must be removed and there will usually be a shoe rack where you can leave your footwear while you wander around the temple grounds. One must refrain oneself from touching icons, carvings or statues of deities. Photography might be prohibited in certain sections of sacred sites and hence one must follow the rules. Whenever you have any doubt doubt, it is advisable to ask your local guide or tour leader for further information. Many temples may have ‘off-limit’ sections that prevent entry to tourists so please be aware of this. Part of the beauty of travel is discovering different cultures and traditions from around the world and respecting the local culture will always stand you in good stead. Note that at some sights an additional fee is charged for the privilege of taking photographs or video footage.

Question 102 : Is it safe for a single woman to travel in India?

Answer : Yes, it is always safe for a solo woman to travel in India, but it is always said “Prevention is better than cure”. Therefore, you should avoid travelling alone by yourself at night just like travelling anywhere else in the world, It is always advisable to dress covering your shoulders and legs at all times. Most of the foreign female travellers now a day prefer to wear salwar kameez, which is a local dress of India which is very comfortable, perfect when travelling in the hotter parts of India, very affordable and comes in a staggering variety of patterns and colours - a unique and practical outfit for travelling around India that will demonstrate an appreciation for the local culture. Always be respectful of the local culture, have an open-mind and you'll have a top time away in India. Indians are very friendly people who openly welcome travellers and you'll be touched by the warmth of the culture.

Question 103 : Is it okay to bargain at the markets in India?

Answer : Yes, you can always bargain when you are shopping through the local markets of India, but if you think the price is reasonable then it's fine to pay that price, because that’s the only way of living for the local traders. But when you are shopping in a branded show room of state run craft emporiums there you need not to bargain as they offer a reasonable idea of what is acceptable in terms of price and quality. One can find various carpets of quality equal to those of Persian origin, Rajasthani pottery and metalwork, embellished slippers known as jootis, jewellery in breath-taking designs. Likewise leatherwork, woodcarvings, silks and saris in spectacularly colourful designs, paintings and clothing are well priced and make excellent souvenirs

Question 104 : Is it safe to drink tap water in India?

Answer : It is always advisable to not to drink tap water in India and should only drink packed mineral water which is easily available in hotels, shops and restaurants. One must also avoid salads which may be washed in unhygienic water.

Question 105 : Why should I trust you?

Answer : It is one the leading inbound travel company operating since 2010, and the reviews of our company is excellent (Refer to the testimonials). If you are booking a tour with us, there is a flexibility of payment and only a token advance is to be paid to process the reservation, and the rest of the amount can be paid once we dispatch all your travel vouchers.

Question 1 : How come your flight prices are cheaper than other OTA websites?

Answer : Trip India don’t charge any mark-ups or fee for using our services.

Question 2 : Am I guaranteed the lowest fares?

Answer : The air fare displayed by the airlines and we don’t include any additional fees payable for using Trip India services. As such, you are assured of the lowest and best deals as applicable at the time of booking.

Question 3 : Can I book by calling your call centre?

Answer : No, we don’t provide the option of booking tickets by calling our call centre. You would be able to book tickets only on the individual airline website. For any booking-related queries, please contact the airline you booked with.

Question 4 : Why am I being redirected to another website?

Answer : You would be redirected to the airline website for booking your flight directly on them. This is how we ensure you get the cheapest “web fares” that airlines promote.

Question 5 : What do you mean by "show combinations"?

Answer : ‘Show combinations’ lets you filter different possible combinations of onward and return flights across different airlines (as well as connecting flights). You can then click on the individual airline links to book your flight directly on the airline website.

Question 6 : Why do I have to book my onward and return trips differently for combination flights?

Answer : If you are selecting combination flights, you would be re-directed to the individual airlines’ site. [For eg – for a Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi trip, onward travel (Delhi-Mumbai) on Jet Airways and return travel (Mumbai-Delhi) on Air India, you would be required to book individually on Jet Airways and Air India websites.

Question 7 : Are taxes and booking fees included in the prices that you show?

Answer : Yes, all prices shown include taxes and fees.

Question 8 : How do I cancel or change my flight reservation?

Answer : Trip India search the flights for you. If you want to change your booking you need to contact the airline partner where you bought your ticket. Our partners section has a compiled list of phone numbers and addresses of all airline partners we search.

Question 9 : There are a lot of search results. How do I find the best one for me?

Answer : You can use our filter box to show results as per your preferences. You can select or de-select airlines based on your own preferences. You can also filter according to flight timings, no. of stops and price.

Question 10 : Why does the airline website give me a different price than the one shown on Trip India?

Answer : While we try to keep our prices always up to date, airline change fares frequently - for flights departing within a few days. If you find any pricing issues on our site, please let us know and we will try to fix them as soon as possible.

Question 11 : What payment modes are accepted?

Answer : The payment mode accepted depends on the airline on which you are booking. In general, all airlines accept MasterCard and Visa and some also accept American Express and Diners Club. As an enhanced security measure, some airlines require an additional verification step – either Verified By Visa or Secure by MasterCard. When you are redirected to the airline page for making your booking, please pay attention to the payment modes available for you.

Question 12 : Who will be the merchant in my credit card statement?

Answer : Your credit card statement would reflect the name of company against payments made.

Question 13 : I know a flight exists but it doesn't show up on Trip India. Why?

Answer : We try to be as comprehensive as possible but on a return flight you might have several possible combinations. Sometimes, we are unable to show you some flights due to a provider website being temporarily unavailable.

Question 14 : Can I search international flights on Trip India?

Answer : Our priority is to provide a comprehensive search for the Indian market first. However, please check back often to get updates on addition of flights on Trip India.

Question 15 : Are international credit cards accepted?

Answer : Trip India accept International credit cards for payments. Please check for the icon in the ‘filter’ column to know which airlines accept International credit cards.

Question 16 : What does metasearch mean & how do I benefit from it?

Answer : Simply put, a metasearch engine will check and display data from several airline websites simultaneously to find you the cheapest available fares. We’ve used the metasearch technology to get you the best deals and prices from all airline partners, thus enabling you to search, check & compare every possible flight combination across all airlines at one place.

Question 17 : Who powers your metasearch technology?

Answer : Trip India’s metasearch technology is provided by Zoomtra. It also searches across multiple OTA's – Travelocity, Make mytrip & Goibibo & get the best deal.

Question 18 : Why is Trip India using Metasearch technology now?

Answer : The airline industry is in a state of change. Airlines now have introduced “web fares” – a web fare is a fare that an airline sells on its website which is much lower than what is sells through travel agents. With the increased rollout of web fares by airlines, we realized that customers who booked through travel agents – whether online or offline – were paying more than if they booked on the airline website direct. Hence, we decided, in the interest of our customers, to use metasearch technology to ensure that they can book web fares on the airline website direct, hence saving costs.

Question 1 : Can I change my hotel booking?

Answer : You may change your hotel reservation details. However, certain charges as per the hotel policies might be applicable.

Question 2 : What if my hotel voucher is lost or stolen?

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Question 1 : What Kind of Cars Do You Provide on Your All Inclusive Tours?

Answer : In case of 2-3 persons air-conditioned Swift Dzire or Etios, in case of 4 persons AC Toyota Innova, AC Tempo Traveller for 5 – 8 persons, Mini Coach for 9 – 15 persons and Large coaches for larger groups. In case if you need a more luxurious vehicle, we can provide you the same but there may be extra cost applicable in such case.

Question 2 : How many hours is one rental day?

Answer : Generally, it is charged for 8 hrs 80 kms for a day and extra on above it, whichever is more.

Question 3 : Will I receive the exact vehicle that I chose?

Answer : Yes, you will get the exact vehicle that you chose, however there are very rare cases when we are not able to provide the exact vehicle due to some last moment mis-happenings like repairs or simply bad planning. In that case you will always receive a vehicle of equivalent or higher category that you have chosen.

Question 4 : What are the cancellation terms?

Answer : You need to cancel 48 hours prior your day of booking to avoid any cancellation charges, else you will be charged 30% of the remaining rental fee or one day’s rental fee or, whichever is greater.

Question 5 : What happens in case of breakdown?

Answer : It is very rare that there is a break down as we always check the vehicles before departure of any tour. But still we cannot eliminate the possibility of a breakdown and in that case we are always ready with the best possible alternative and for that you just need to dial the 24*7 helpline number and our customer friendly representatives are always there to assist you.

Question 6 : How Can I book a car rental in India?

Answer : Please visit our website www.tripindia.co.in, for any transport related booking in our transport segment which include various cars and buses that we rent in India and select the type of vehicle you want to book and fill the booking form for your tour or you can also send us an e mail at: info@tripindia.co.in.

Question 7 : How advance should be my car rental booking?

Answer : During the peak season October to March (high tourist season) and May to June, the Indian holiday season you need to book at least 8 months prior your tour. Hence it is advisable to book the tour in advance to avoid last moment hassle.

Question 8 : How will I be picked up from the Airport?

Answer : Trip India representative will be there to assist you and waiting there with a placard of your name and if you are coming as a group then the name of the group will be mentioned along with the arrival date, time, place and flight number. Until you meet our representative it advisable not to leave the airport or railway station. You will be provided the mobile and telephone number of the representative so that you can find each other at the particular location at the airport or railway station.

Question 9 : Does our driver understand English and other foreign languages in India?

Answer : Yes, most our drivers are well versed with English as it is widely spoken and understood at almost all tourist places in India. But keeping in mind the convenience of the traveller we generally provide qualified and government recognized multi lingual guides who also speak German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian or Russian during your sightseeing in India and 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 !

Question 10 : Can I pay in Euro, US Dollars or through credit cards in India?

Answer : In India we generally accept all the major currencies including Euro, US Dollars and Pounds and the major credit cards like Visa, Master Card and American Express are also accepted in the main hotels, restaurants and shopping centres in India. But it is advisable to convert your currency into INR to avoid any hassle at the last moment. There are many foreign currency exchange counters at the airport itself from where you can get them exchanged.

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