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India Travel Guide

If you're looking for a real adventure, then you've decided on the right place! India has everything a traveller could want, if they're looking for somewhere unlike any other - hectic and lively cities, contrasting culture, fiery cuisine, and magnificent landscapes. Take bustling railway journeys and raucous rickshaw rides across the country, snap photos of stunning monuments and inhale the exotic scents of spice and incense. Get ready for a place that will shake up your senses and have you falling in love with travelling all over again.

India Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The language most widely spoken in India is Hindi, however there are a number of other languages, such as Bengali and Telugu.

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Currency

Name: Indian Rupee
Code: INR
Symbol: โ€Žโ‚นโ€Ž
100 INR is approx R20

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Time Zones

India Standard Time (IST)
GMT/UTC+5:30h

G Adventures India tours

Check out our latest deals on small group adventure tours across India. Terms and conditions apply

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Golden Triangle

FR. R8,605SAVE R1,514
  • 1 Country | 8 DaysTop cities: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur
  • Arrival transfer in Delhi provided by the Women on Wheels project
  • Embark upon a local-led walk through the backstreets of Delhi and Visit the historic Agra Fort and the Baby Taj
  • Enjoy a tour around one of the world's most impressive and famous buildings, the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, the now-deserted former capital of the Mughals
  • Enjoy a cycling excursion around Dhula Village and get a closer look at rural life in Rajasthan
  • In Jaipur, see the Palace of the Winds and wander the organized streets of the 'Pink City'
  • T&Cs apply.

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Dehli to Kathmandu Adventure

FR. R18,295SAVE R3,224
  • 2 Countries | 15 DaysTop cities: Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Kathmandu
  • Visit the India Gate and Connaught Place in Delhi
  • In Jaipur, see the iconic Palace of the Winds and the Amber Fort
  • Enjoy a sunset tour around one of the world's most impressive and famous buildings, the Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy the peaceful rural charm of Orchha and visit the Orchha Palace complex
  • Take a walking tour and a boat tour around the holy city of Varanasi and a 4x4 safari in Chitwan National Park
  • In Nepal, enjoy an overnight homestay with the indigenous Tharu community. Visit Sarangkot for a sunrise walk
  • T&Cs apply.

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Beers

The cost of a domestic beer in India is 100INR on average (approx R20), but you can grab one for as little as 80INR.

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Meals

A meal at an inexpensive restaurant in India can range from 80-250INR, however you will get food much cheaper if you explore the street food stalls, where you can get samosas for 5INR.

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Taxis

Want to catch a cab? Taxi fares start from 50INR (approx R10), and you should always ensure you get a prepaid taxi. Or you could go for the cheaper option: a Rickshaw.

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Other Transport

The easiest and most frequent mode of transport around India is by autorickshaw (like Tuk Tuks), which start at 25INR (approx R5), or taxi. However you can also get around by bus, boats and trains.

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Hostels

Looking to stay in a hostel when you're in India? Dorm rooms start from as little as 200INR.

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Hotels

From budget to 5*, you'll be able to find a hotel room to suit your budget. The average cost for a double room is 500INR.

Flights to India

If you're flying to India from South Africa then you will most likely have a stopover and land in Mumbai. Flights from South Africa average a time of 10 hours.
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When to go to India

India has marked differences in weather depending on the time of year. The winter months see pleasant temperatures generally around the mid twenties meaning this is prime time for beach destinations. April through to June sees a steady increase in temperatures as the sizzle begins. The end of June sees in the beginning of the Monsoon season, which means heavy rain storms are prone to occur.
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