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How is kaimur Holidays different from a typical Indian tour operator? There are some crucial areas in which kaimur Holidays differs from other tour operators in India. In the planning stages of your trip, through your initial arrival and transfers, your transport and travel arrangements and the way we deal with any problems you may encounter, we offer an unparalleled level of service and professionalism at every stage.
All of our itineraries can be customised to whatever degree you wish, indeed this is where our knowledge and experience help us to stand apart.
The pre-designed itineraries we offer are found on the Our Tours page. These are all tried and tested over more than a decade of operations in India. If one of these programmes looks right for you, all you need to do is contact us and once we have your arrival dates and a little more information, we can proceed with a booking straight away.
You may find however that with the vast array of travel options in India you would like to visit other centres, take a little more time in one place or less in another, or indulge in another area of interest altogether. In this case please contact us to discuss the ideas you have.
One of the ways in which kaimur Holidays will help make your trip to India easier is to have our representatives assist you to make all your transfers. You will be met at the airport by one of our professional team who will be carrying a placard bearing your name. The same standard of care will be afforded you whenever you make an internal connection by air or rail and again on your final departure from India.
There are many ways to get around in this vast country. We use whichever combination of travel modes best suits your itinerary. Some of these are listed below:
All visitors to India require a Visa which MUST be obtained before arrival in the country. The usual visa is valid for 6 months from the time of issue and is good for multiple entries to the country. Visas are issued by all Indian embassies and consulates and can take up to 2 weeks to process.
Check with your doctor - recommended vaccinations for travel to India include Hepatitis A/B and Tetanus. We do not recommend taking malaria medication - the disease is now virtually non-existent in areas tourists will visit - sadly, the same cannot be said for mosquitoes which are still widespread.
India has a vast range of climatic conditions from tropical in the south to alpine in the north. Most of the country outside the Himalaya region is at its best for travel between October and March. At this time, days are mild to warm, nights comfortable and rain (expect in the south east) is very rare. From April onwards the humidity level rises with the temperatures and with the onset of the monsoon in June travel can be difficult in places. The advantages of travel outside the peak season are reduced tariffs, and fewer tourists. At virtually any time of the year, some part of India or other will be suitable to visit.
No. India is justly famous for some of the world's best food and here you can enjoy it in all its glory. Food hygiene standards in hotels and resorts are now near world class and a few sensible precautions will minimise any chance of getting sick. As you travel around you can safely eat at small local restaurants along the way. If you wish to eat Chinese or Continental style cuisine, this is available at mid range to deluxe hotels throughout the country.
We try to make our tour prices as 'inclusive' as possible so you will not be surprised with extra 'hidden' costs as you go along. A meal can cost anything from Rs50 in a roadside eatery to Rs1,500+ in a luxury hotel. How much you will spend depends on your own tastes of course, but if you allow Rs150 per person for lunches and Rs300 for dinners you will eat very well. Shopping in India is legendary and with good reason. Beautiful and unique handicrafts and art works can be purchased from a few hundred rupees upwards, with virtually no upper limit provided you are willing to pay for items to be shipped back to your home address.
From the moment you arrive you will see that India runs on tipping, from the person who carries your bag, delivers your food or drives your vehicle. Wages are generally very low and most people in service industries make the bulk of their living by tips. For a room boy who carries your bags to the room a 10–20 Rupee tip is fine. A similar amount is OK for the boys who come and clean your room. In restaurants work on 10% and the tip will be reasonable. There is no set amount as is the case in other countries.
Staying healthy in India is really just a matter of common sense. Some people may find that their body takes a few days to adjust to the different foods but generally if you observe a few simple rules like only drinking bottled water and eating freshly cooked foods you will probably find that after a short time in India you feel better than you have in years!
The safest way to carry your tickets, passport and travellers cheques is in a money belt worn under your clothing. India is generally a safe place and you would be extremely unlucky to have anything stolen. It is wise to take precautions and always be alert. Small amounts of money can be carried in a bumbag or shoulder purse. This ensures you do not need to pull out a pile of 100Rs notes for a 10Rs purchase. All hotel rooms have secure locks and some people prefer to leave their suitcase locked inside the room. For air and train travel your bag should be securely locked. It is a good idea to carry a photocopy of your passport, visa and tickets and the serial numbers of your Traveller's Cheques. If you are unlucky enough to lose any of these valuable items it will greatly assist in replacement.