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INDIA TRIP PLANNER  – TRAVEL IN INDIA ON A PERSONALIZED TRIP
INDIA TRIP PLANNER – TRAVEL IN INDIA ON A PERSONALIZED TRIP

India is a very exciting country to travel to, with an incredible cultural and natural richness. But it is also really vast, extremely different to the western world and can be overwhelming and draining. Even the most experienced traveler reaches its limits trying to navigate the enormous selection of places to visit, travel routes, accommodations, transport and experience options. Therefore, we offer the services of a flexible India Trip planner to provide independent travelers the opportunity to experience customized and unique holidays without giving up the entire decision process to a travel agent. Furthermore, you can leverage our extensive and knowledge of India as we have spend months travelling in this exciting country and planned more than 2000 trips.

HOW DOES OUR INDIA TRAVEL PLANING PROCESS WORK?

First we would like you to answer a few questions to make us understand how far you are into the India trip planning process. Have you decided which places to visit in India? When you would like to come? Do you already have a travel route in mind? Are you interested in backpacking or are you more into luxury travel? What are your expectations regarding transport and accommodations in India?

After your first enquiry we might have some more questions before we create a first travel plan according to your given information. Even you might have some questions or doubts before you want a detailed India trip planner.

In the first round of the India trip planner process we suggest a travel route, accommodations and transport while keeping your wishes, requirements, budget, travel dates etc. in mind. Afterwards, we can modify the trip plan according to your input until you are 100% satisfied.

The service of trip planning is non-binding and free. You only pay a small advance after you confirm the trip plan to India before we go into booking. Only when you have received all confirmations and vouchers you pay the rest including our very fair fixed fees.

So while this gives you a lot of opportunity to take part in your India travel planning process it also takes the burden of time-consuming research and bookings. See us as a personal travel guide book to India that answers your questions directly and plans a customised holiday to India.

India Trip Planner Our team of travel magicians

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR SERVICES? 

To keep your travel experience in India as unique and independent as possible we usually offer a personalized travel plan that includes only accommodation and modes of travel along the travel route planned by us. The transparent cost breakup also shows the amount of fees, taxes and transactions fees so you can see that there are no hidden costs.

We usually don’t include experiences and guided services as we believe it would restrict your freedom in the day to day travel planning. Also many monuments offer audio guides and other information material so you explore them at your own space and choose what you want to see and experience.

However, if you do want to learn more about the culture and history with the help of locals we can arrange for additional services like city guides, monument or other special tours, cooking classes, outdoor-activities or treks etc.

But our service doesn’t end with the consultation and trip planning. We are there for you before and during the trip in case you have more questions or problems on the road. We also share with you our knowledge we obtained during numerous trips through India regarding sightseeing, off-the-beaten-path places to visit and local culinary experiences. You can also read all our tips on general traveling in India on our blog.

 

WHAT DO WE NOT OFFER?

We do not offer fixed holiday packages including international flights with fixed departures. Our trips start and end in India and are not fixed but can be modified to your dates, requirements and expectations.

We also don’t offer group tours for individuals to join. However, if you are a group of friends, family or colleagues we can create and book a personalized trip plan in India for you.

Even though our service is very flexible and tailored to your needs with the freedom of decision on your side during the trip planning, we need to book and pay for the services chosen by you after you have confirmed your trip to guarantee the trip as you want it. That means that spontaneous changes during your travels in India are difficult to execute and at your own costs. We are there for you during your entire trip and cater for any kind of needs you may have but do understand we are limited in modifications of your trip while you are on already on the road.

If you are planning to come to India and need the assistance of a India trip planner, plan your trip with India Someday.


Travelling to India from the UK
Travelling to India from the UK

VISA

Congratulations! You’re from one of the lucky countries that is eligible for e-visas to India! Check out our dedicated blog post on the subject and get your documents in order in no time.  Remember, this doesn’t work like a visa-on-arrival, so you have to start working on it in advance. It also doesn’t allow for multiple entry. If you’re planning on adding Sri Lanka or Nepal to your trip, we’d recommend a regular visa.

VACCINES

The UK doesn’t enforce any immunizations or medications before leaving for India. However, they do strongly recommend carrying anitmalaria pills, especially for at-risk individuals. Visit your General Practitioner or Practice Nurse to have yourself assessed.

Make sure that your primary courses and boosters are up to date according to your regular life in Britain. Consider boosters or vaccines for Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid, Cholera; Hepatitis B Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies.

You can visit the Fit for Travel page for further information.

FLIGHTS

You can fly to Delhi, Mumbai, Goa or Chennai from most major cities in the UK for under 250 GBP. The cheapest tickets are for direct one-way flights from London to Goa in March for as low as GBP 201. Prices skyrocket in June and July so try and plan your trip between September and March. There’s not much point in settling for a longer, non-direct flight since it doesn’t save you much money.

SEASONS

The Easter weekend is a cheap time to visit, though you should be sure to stock up on sunscreen and bottled water as temperatures soar in India. Christmastime is lovely in India as the rains have left the country lush and cool. Even coastal cities are deliciously pleasant this time of year.

DIFFERENCES IN CUSTOMS

  • If you see a line of shoes outside a store, home or temple, leave yours as well.
  • Dress conservatively and be respectful of local sentiments while visiting sites of religious significance.
  • Think twice before engaging in anything more than holding hands in public, the laws on public decency are quite open to interpretation.
  • Feet are considered unclean by many, so if you step on something, or accidentally touch someone with your feet, always apologise.
  • Personal space is a myth in India, so don’t be offended if someone openly stares or brushes up against you. That said, please avoid crowded places if this makes you uncomfortable. If you feel unsafe, ask for help, preferably from a member of the police.
  • You may come to India expecting to hear English on the streets, and you will, but you probably won’t recognize it at first. Indian-English has it’s own rich flavour borrowed from local languages in each state.
  • Smoking in public is illegal, though you’ll see everyone doing it. Just be aware that the law exists in case you’re questioned.

ROUTES

We’d recommend a minimum of a 14 day stay, especially if its your first trip. You can cover one, or maybe two regions in the time since it’s such a huge country chock-full of experiences. Here are a few sample routes you can look at, and if you have something else in mind, just drop us a line and we’ll get it done!