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       Planning the Trip                          

 
 

Q. How do I begin planning my trip to India?

Once you have decided on the duration of your trip to India, look into which regions or cities you would like to spend your time.  This is, of course, based on the purpose of your trip and your preferences.  This website has categorized the different regions and the tour packages available in each region to help you coordinate your trip. Visit the Design My Trip Page once you are ready to plan and customize your trip or you can call/email us and speak to a live representative.

 

 

Q. Why arrange my trip through Dreamland Tours?

Dreamland Tours is a pioneer in customizing travel packages to and within India. We can arrange and manage every aspect of your trip including flight, hotel, airport pick-up, private car service, personal chef, tour guide, etc.  See the testimonials page to view comments from satisfied customers.

In addition, we have long-standing partnerships with every major airline and hotel, and thus we are able to offer bookings at rates much lower than market value to customers who book their travel plans through us.

 
 

Q. What is the best time of year to visit parts of India?

India is a vast country, with a varying geography and climate. Thus, while there is no real designated time to visit the regions in India, your decisions can be based on your preference, comfort level and on the destinations within India that you are visiting.  The general outlook for travel for within India is as follows:

North
: Delhi, Agra, Khajurao, Varanasi, Lumbini, Rajasthan etc. -- Early October to mid April.

Hilly areas (Kangra, Dharamshala, Kathmandu - Nepal) -- March to mid December Ladhak, Zanskar, Lahul & Spiti Valley - Mid June to October.


South
: Kerala - Mid November to March. Rejuvenation Season -- Mid May to August

Karnataka - Early October to mid April 

West : Goa / Bombay - November to March 

East : Sikkim & Darjeeling -End February to early May; mid September - end November

   

Q. When should I book my travel package?

In most cases, it is advisable to book your trip 60-90 days in advance. Almost all the hotels require reservations about two months in advance, at least during the peak season.

   
   

Q. Can I change the itinerary of a tour package ?

Yes, you can. Dreamland Tours gives you the flexibility to pick and choose the time you want to spend in a destination, as well as the activities during your stay. Aside from the custom tour packages, you may create your own itinerary too, using the Design your Trip Page.

 

Q. What are the VISA & Passport requirements for traveling to India?

A valid Indian Visa is required to travel to India, which can be obtained at an Indian Embassy or Consulate prior to travel.

U.S. Citizens can refer to the U.S. Department of State website for more information. If you would like us to help you with this (conditions apply), please indicate so in advance.

 

Q. How do I prepare myself if I am visiting India for the first time?

 

Dreamland Tours can help you plan and prepare for your trip once you decide on your itinerary. Depending on what regions you will be visiting and the time of year, we will suggest what items you need, including choice of clothing and other essentials. Irrespective of what you bring, or forget to bring, our staff in all the Indian cities are very helpful and friendly and will make sure you have everything you need.

Q. Do I need to take any vaccinations or medical precautions before traveling to India?

Prior to traveling to India or any foreign country, please make sure you are up to date on all routine immunizations. For most updated information on medical precautions, visit the World Health Organization or Department of Health CDC Centers for Disease and Prevention website.

Q. Is India tourist-friendly?

India has a very friendly and peaceful culture. The people staffing our offices in India have been hand picked for their customer relations abilities. In the past decade, India has opened its gates to tourism on a global level, and the government has opened offices and associations specifically to make tourism in India a more enjoyable and hassle free experience.

Q. How do I pay for goods and services in India?

India’s currency is the “rupee”. You can trade your home currency in for rupees at any bank or authorized money changer. At some locations within India, you pay with your home currency. All major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard, & American Express are accepted in India too. Visit our currency converter for current exchange rates.

Q. How common are banks and ATM’s?

You will find ATM’s and banks in every corner of the larger cities and tourist hot spots. It is advisable to check with your bank or financial institution about their presence in the regions in India.

Q. Should I obtain any type of travel insurance before visiting India?

While essential, purchasing travel or any other type of insurance for your travel is based on personal preference. We do have tie-ups with some insurers who can provide you with attractive, cost-effective and comprehensive options in this area. Please contact us for more information.

   

Q. Are the offices of Dreamland Tours reachable during my stay in India?

Yes. We have offices in both South India and North India, and the U.S. So there will be a representative to take your call at all hours and in every time zone.

Q. Do I need to speak the language of the area I am visiting?

   

It is not necessary as India has become very tourist-friendly and English is commonly spoken and understood, especially in the major cities and tourist destinations. However, if you would feel more comfortable learning a few words/phrases, we encourage you to do so.

   

Q. Can I rent cell phones in India?

Yes. Cheap cell phones and pre-paid cards are widely available throughout India. We have also partnered up with several carriers who will provide you with domestic and international cell phones to use while you are in India.

Q. How safe is drinking water in India?

   

It is advisable to drink bottled water when visiting most foreign countries. You can find bottled water to be widely available in India.

   

Q. What are the cancellation policies?

We understand that there may be last minute changes in plans and we avoid charging any cancellation fees for the tour and our services. However, airlines and hotels have their own cancellation policies and may charge a cancellation fee based on your situation. Hotels in India are usually booked months in advance and most require a 30 day advance notice of cancellation.

Q. How do I get around when I am in India?

   

We can arrange for you to have your own private car and a personal chauffeur at each destination within India.  For inter city or regional travel, we can arrange flights on one of India’s several domestic airlines. If you choose to travel by train, we can also guide you and/or you can locate railroad maps and schedules on the internet or at the railway stations in India. For distances within India which take over 24 hours of traveling via rail generally need to be booked at least 30 days in advance, due to the heavy demand for tickets.

If you need a more detailed explanation or if you have any questions not answered on this page, please feel free to email us, or call by telephone and we will respond to you.

If you do not see your question listed above, please contact us directly and would be glad to respond to your inquiry.

 
South India
 

The states in this region are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, all four of which have their own languages,     View more

 

Central India

The state of Madhya Pradesh, which literally means ‘Central State’, lies at the geographic and cultural center of India. Of all the              View more

East India

East India covers a vast and uneven terrain along the Indo-China border. Sloping down from the lower heights of the Himalayan          View more

West India
 

Western India stretches along a massive 2236 kilometer long coastline facing the Arabian Sea from the port city of Kandla,  View more

 
North India

The northern part of India is a dazzling array of cultural heritage, monuments and a living tribute to the rich and                         View more

  The Himalayas  
  Golden Triangle  
 
 
 

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