Travel Information


Traveling to India can be very exciting and fun but we expect and recommend our participants to be fully prepared. Below information help you prepare yourself and plan your trip to India.


India has world-class international airports with flights from all major destinations in the world. There are frequent flights and searching a booking a flight can be family easy. You can either approach a local travel agent in your city or book it online. Booking online gives you much more variety and the fares are very competitive. During peak travel times to India the flights fare can increase manifold its best to book you your flights well in advance. Do not worry about your time of arrival in India we would pick you up no matter what time of the day or night you arrive, flights reaching at comfortable times are generally more expensive. Some of the popular websites for booking tickets are:

Cheap flights
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You are all set to fly to India and suddenly next morning there is a snow storm and all flights get cancelled, or you land in India and there are flash floods in India, You have cancel your program and return home. Unplanned and Unforeseen events can occur at anytime and to make sure you are protected an overseas travel Insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance are relatively cheap and a good investment to safeguard your travels from financial burden arising out of emergencies.

Some of companies offering overseas travel insurance:



We suggest that you consult your doctor before leaving your country in regard to vaccinations. Although we suggest: Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, Meningococcal Meningitis, Anti-Malarias (Our program locations are not a malaria Zone, however if you plan to travel you might want to consider taking them).


You would need a Tourist Visa before you travel to India. Visa on arrival, in not available. Duration of the tourist Visa varies from country to country. For more details please consult your nearest Indian embassy.

Books on India

Start reading as much as possible on India, there is many books written on India. Some are guidebook’s for Backpackers where as some are stories of travel through India. Some of the books we recommend are:

Culture Shock! India (Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs & Etiquette) By Gitanjali Kolanad
Holy Cow by Sarah Mc Donald 
Travellers’ Tales India: True Stories

Indian news sites
Follow some of the top new sites in India which will help you keep updated with the current affairs in India (Which sometimes can be very interesting)
Time of India