Passports and Visas

It really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. In much of Northern and Central India, the favored time to visit is from October – March, when the weather is most mild. In Southern and Eastern India, it is contingent on the monsoon season. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences.

  • Spring - Mid February to April
  • Summer - May to June
  • Monsoon - July to September
  • Autumn - September to mid November
  • Winters - December to mid February

Do I need a Visa to visit India?

Yes, all non-citizen Indians visiting India needs a valid tourist Visa to enter India.

Why should I visit India?

Usually we answer this question in four parts:

Affordability – India is considered one of the top 15 most affordable destinations in the world.

People – Indians are very friendly and enjoy engaging with foreigners.

Ease of Communication – Most Indians can speak at least conversational English and internet /Wi-Fi/ cell service is widely available. Something for Everyone – India offers history, culture, architecture, adventure, Yoga, Ayurveda, cuisine, beaches, Himalayas, wildlife, backwaters, shopping, festivals, music, dancing, religion and spirituality – just to name a few!

Grand Indian Tours packages include a complete detail of every finer aspects of your journey, right from accommodation, food to transport. There will be other services provided as well. They are car rentals, sightseeing, and other activities.

My local travel agent is giving the same package at much lower rate. You seem too expensive.

Quality is of foremost concern for us. We tie up with only the best hotels and vendors. As a result, our prices can be a bit higher than market sometimes. We ensure the extra spend is worth it.

What is your booking procedure?

Once we receive your confirmation mail, we will block the rooms.

We will need full payment 30 days before your travel date.

You can make the payment via CREDIT CARD or DEBIT CARD both by Visa & Master Card. You can also do ONLINE BANK TRANSFER or CHEQUE DROP at our bank account.

Once we receive the payment, we will send you the RECEIPT acknowledging the amount received and confirming the service.

We will send you all the travel documents. Please carry their printouts. We will SMS you the driver details 24 hr before your travel.

Do I need an Insurance?

We strongly recommend all travelers to India take adequate travel Insurance covering trip cancellation, interruption, medical & baggage insurance prior to travel

What documents do I need to carry during travel?

Checkin at hotels throughout India require ID proof like Passport, Driving Licence, PAN card. However for travel to North East, PAN card is NOT accepted as an identity proof - you need to carry proof having address on it. Please check with your Travel Consultant in case of any questions.

How do I get confirmation that the driver will pick us up?

We'll provide you with driver mobile number 1 day before travel. You can call him before the pickup. Usually, the driver itself will call and confirm the pickup time and location. He'll also carry a placard at the pickup point (airport / railway station / bus stop). You can also contact your Local Representative (given in vouchers) in case of any doubt.

If we make any changes or cancel your tour?

The travel arrangements are made advance and it is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements. Occasionally, we may have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. If there are any changes, we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date. We also reserve the right under any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements by assigning reasons to you. If we are unable to provide the booked travel arrangements due to reasons beyond our control (e.g. bad weather): We shall first try to offer alternative dates for the tour if the tour hasn't already commenced. In all circumstances, however, our liability shall be limited to refunding to you the price we charged as tour fees.

Any amendments received by you

After confirmation of services, if you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way (e.g. your chosen arrival date or accommodation), we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes must be in writing from the person who made the booking. All cost incurred due to amendment will be borne by you.

What Immunizations do I need to take before visiting India ?

We advise you to consult your doctor. However, we recommend vaccination for Hepatitis A/B & Tetanus before visiting India. Though Malaria is virtually non-existent in all tourist areas in India, you may carry mosquito repellant to prevent mosquito bites. An inoculation against Yellow fever is required if you have visited any infected areas within 5 days prior to your arrival in India.

Can we do other travel arrangements before or after our tour?

To help you make the most of your tour we offer a range of pre and post tour add-on options as well as extensions and stopovers. The options are endless, just ask your consultant at time of booking.

Is there Wi-Fi (wireless Internet) in my hotel room?

In some of our hotels there is Wi-Fi available in the rooms or common areas - the price will vary depending on property. We also travel to some regions where Wi-Fi may not be available e.g. on Safari.

Can you help me book Flight / Train / Bus ticket?

We book entire package. If your travel involves flight / train / bus travel, we'll take care of it. However, if you prefer to book them on your own, you are welcome to do it. Please note that we do not book standalone flights / train / bus tickets (if it if not part of the package).

Can I make part payment?

Yes, you can book your package by making advance payment as per the booking policy. However, you need to make the full payment 30 days before the date of travel. For travel during peak season, you need to pay 50% the total bill at the time of confirmation.

What does "Cab at disposal" means?

All I want is hotels and transportation?

Can I book just these?

Will your staff accompany us during the trip?

I am reaching hotel early. Will I be able to check-in early?

Does the driver takes us wherever we wish to go or is there a planned itinerary?

Grand Indian Tours (GIT) is a destination management expert company that deals in high-end tours packages at very convenient prices