Tours in India - Peace Travels
Peace Holidays in India
Frequently Asked Questions

When you are are planning travel to India

How should I plan my itinerary?
It is always better to plan your Itineraries well in advance preferably 6 months before. It is also advisable to Plan an itinerary for the first few days in India, including tours and guides.

Hotels and Sleeping Arrangements
The 5 and 4 star hotels are pretty much like any high quality western hotel, and many of them are western chains. It's good to start your stay in India with a higher class hotel

Transportation Questions

Should I use auto and bicycle rickshaws?
For traveling within a city, the auto rickshaws are very cheap way to go, and bicycle rickshaws are even more cheapers. One major drawback for auto rickshaws, however, is the pollution - these little two-cycle engines spew enormous amounts of particulate pollution that often ends up right in your face, in addition to the toxic emissions of all the other vehicles on the road.

Should I take buses?
Traveling in Buses are very very cheaper but we strongly recommend to avoid buses if you can, unless you're on extremely tight budget.

Should I use the train system?
Absolutely. You should take trains between cities at least a couple of times during your visit in India. The Indian rail system is an amazing feat of organization, employing something like two million people, the largest single employer in the world. Taking the train gives you quality time with the locals like no other venue. You can make some wonderful connections with the folks, gain valuable information that you can't get elsewhere, and open the door for some interesting opportunities and adventures.

How should I travel between cities?
For a few inter-city journeys take the train, just to get the experience of the Indian countryside, meeting the locals on the train. You can make several good connections on the train. In case you have less time and money is not the issue then go for flights between cities. Mostly all domestic airlines are reliable and on schedule

Money matters

When should I exchange my money?
Definitely take the time to exchange the money at the airport when you arrive. It will accustom you to how things work in India, standing in long lines, etc., and prepare you for stepping out into the real world of India, cash in hand.

How should I carry my money around?
In a money belt or in a passport pouch that is carried around the neck. This way it is always in front of you, in your sight.

Are ATMs available in India?
Yes, easily available in all the Cities.

What is an encashment certificate?
It's a certificate that allows you to exchange your rupees back into local currency. When you leave India, you can change money back at the airport. They will ask to see your encashment certificates, so save them. If you don't have a certificate, you cannot change money back.

Drinking Water

Should I drink the water?
No! It is strongly recommended to avoid the tap water.

Is the bottled water safe?
Yes But check the bottom of the bottle for holes and broken seals around the cap. It is advisable to keep two bottles with you at all times, one open and its replacement. You will invariably find yourself in situation where you cannot purcahse water for some time.