India: Visa Requirement

 

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose.

Tourists can apply for Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) at least 4 days prior to their arrival instead  of applying for a tourist visa at an Indian embassy or consulate.

 

Eligibility for TVoA:

  • Travelers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sightseeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  • Travelers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket.

 

How it works:

Step 1. Apply online (upload photo & passport page)

Step 2. Pay visa fee online (using credit / debit card)

Step 3. Receive ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) online. (ETA will be sent to your email)

Step 4. Fly to India (print ETA & carry at the time of travel)

 

Notes:

– Passport must be valid for 6 months from date of arrival. 

– We strongly recommend your passport has at least 2 blank visa pages for entry stamp.

 

 

Updated: June 2015

 

House boat in backwaters near palms at dramatic sunset sky in alappuzha Kerala India

ENCHANTING SOUTH INDIA

Experience the exciting and enchanting South India tour that takes you around historic towns, temples and scenic coastlines. Discover the famous backwaters, where you will stay at a lakeside resort in the village of Kumarakom. Then spend 24 hrs on board a luxury houseboat traversing the tranquil canals of this wonderful area. There are many more to explore around southern region of incredible India.

 

We start our enchanting South India Tour after your arrival at Chennai International Airport followed by next day sightseeing around cultural center of Tamil Nadu, where we visit St. George fort, museum, Kapalesswar Temple and Siva Temple in Mylapore built in Pure Dravidian style. Next, we visit the golden city of thousand temples alofn with Coromandel Coast at Mahabalipuram, which is an UNESCO world heritage site. In the similar way, Pondicherry reflects the French culture and being near to Tamil Nadu, Tamilian culture is also witnessed. Further visit to Aurobindo Ashram, Auroville gives us spiritual insights. Tanjore, is another place where we get excellent opportunity to get blessings from numerous temples, Chidambaram, Kumbakonam, Bhihadeshwara and many more.  We will then, proceed towards Trichy excursion  located at river bank of Cauvery river. In the similar way, we explore the architectural temples, forts, palaces, museums, streets and marvels at Chettinad, Madurai, Periyar, Kumarakom, Alleppy, and Kochi before we get back to Mumbai which concludes our enchanting South India Tour.

 

Join enchanting south India Tour with Himalayan Treasures and Travels during any time of the year. We ensure you will be offered with professional travel services so that you can have the vacation of lifetime. If you need any further information, contact us now. We are always ready to help you.

Cultural Heritage of India Tour

CULTURAL HERITAGE OF INDIA TOUR

Cultural Heritage of India Tour is an extended version of popular golden triangle tour. Along with visit to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, we also explore further around Gwalior, Khajuraho, and Vanarasi that offers a great chance to get insights into diversified Indian culture.  And while visiting these heritage sites, local markets and attractions, we surely get captivated with its amazing highlights.

 

Our cultural heritage of India tour starts after you arrive at Delhi followed by full day guided sightseeing tour around major attractions. Visit around the Jama Masjid, the popular and royal mosque with rickshaw ride to Old Delhi’s Chaadani Chowk with sightseeing at Red fort and Raj Ghat, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and tall Qutum Minar. Our Cultural Heritage of India Tour continues towards Pink city of Jaipur with lots of cultural sites, palaces and forts exploration opportunities. It takes you 5 to 6 century behind and gives you an essence of their ancient lifestyle and traditions. Agra will be our next destination we visit after exploration of Fatehpur sikri en route. The Agra fort and Taj Mahal being the major attractions, there will be plenty of other sightseeing experiences.

 

Then arrive at the city of Rajput, Gwalior and visit the temples, palaces and fort with interesting ancient stories. Gwalior fort, Jai Vilas Palace and Scinda Museum remains as a highlights. Further we explore the Jhansi, Khajuraho and arrive at popular pilgrimage site of Vanarasi. It is the city of temples, intersected by holy river Ganges where we get a chance to get insight into Hindu rituals, prayers and enjoy the blissful atmosphere. Next day, after early morning boat ride, we board a domestic flight to return Delhi which concludes our amazing ten days of cultural heritage of India tour.

 

Cultural Heritage of India Tour is an exclusive opportunity for all travel lovers regardless their age and fitness level. Join this highly recommended India Tour during any time of the year with Himalayan Treasures and Travels. Contact us for booking and further information.

 

Gulmarg mustard field

KASHMIR – THE PARADISE ON EARTH

Kashmir is often compared to paradise because of its magical beauty that captivates every visitor. An amazing beauty, grand mountains with nearby snow capped peaks and happening valleys makes Kashmir the must visit site while visiting India. Kashmir tour is a short and easy trip at north western India recommended for every traveler.

 

We initiate our Kashimir Tour after your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The tour will be followed by next whole day sightseeing around Old Delhi, visiting the Jama Masjid, built by Shah Jahan while exploring the different colors around UNESCO world heritage sites like Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar at New Delhi. In this way, we continue our Kashmir Tour by boarding a flight from Delhi to Srinagar on upcoming day. At Srinagar, we visit architectural mosques, museums, palaces that reflects centuries old lifestyle, historical significance along with insights into local traditions and culture. Houseboats are another highlights at Srinagar. Continuing our Kashmir Tour, we take a drive towards Gulmarg at an altitude of 2730 m above sea level, where the flowers blossoms magically during the spring season. Gulmarg locally means a meadows of flowers. Capturing the best of flowers, vegetation and fascinating surroundings, we return to Srinagar and fly back to Delhi which concludes our magical tour at paradise city of Kashmir in India.

 

Kashmir tour in India best recommended during the months of October to March in winter that allows you to immerse in its natural beauty along with insightful historical and cultural highlights. Regardless your age, interest and fitness level, join this Kashmir tour with Himalayan Treasures and Travels. We ensure, you will have the best of holidays in India. Contact us for further information. Happy Travelling!

Udaipur

SPLENDORS OF RAJASTHAN

Experience the splendors of Rajasthan in India that offers real exciting insightful and colorful things to do. Along with visit Taj Mahal and other popular attractions, camel ride, the shopping at local markets and exploring the local culture and traditions remains as the major highlights of this trip. Also don’t miss out varieties of Indian festivals, colors, business, and immerse in its natural beauty along cultural significances.

 

We begin our Splendors of Rajasthan tour after your arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airpot at New Delhi. Initially, we embark in for cultural as well as architectural and historical sightseeing around popular attractions and world heritage sites around Old and New Delhi. We take a morning drive to Mandawa inhabited by rajputs where we visit open art gallery, Havelis enjoying day activities. Similarly, we visit Junagarh fort at Bikaner that reflects the beauty of history, art and architecture of Rajasthan. Jaislemer is especially famous for the Havelis and Patwon ki Haweli and also we visit the sand dunes that creates stunning mirage, best seen while we are on camel ride. The magnificent Mehrangarh fort and stunning surroundings makes it an awesome place to visit. Our next destinations Udaipur and Deogarh  gives plenty of exploration opportunities of local villages, lakes, temples, palaces and forts . Likewise, Amber fort, Hawa mahal and Taj Mahal always remains as stunning attractions around Jaipur and Agra. In this way, we conclude our splendid journey of Rajasthan by taking a flight from Agra to Delhi.

 

Splendors of Rajasthan tour is recommended for all travelers regardless their age and fitness level. Join this overall Rajasthan tour with Himalayan Treasurers and Travels. We ensure you will have the best of holidays around the city of colors, forts, palaces and cultures. Happy Travelling! For further information on this trip please contact us now.

Colors of India Tour

COLORS OF INDIA TOUR

Colors of India tour takes you around the amazing destinations with rich cultural insights while visiting best of heritage sites of India. Accompanied by our professional tour guide, you will surely love to have personal travelling experience in our private tours. Enjoy the every moment of this tour while visiting Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur and Jodhpur. Discover the diversity in culture, architectural temples, shrines, palaces, forts and taste the best of Indian cuisines too during our colors of India Tour.

 

We initiate our Colors of India after your arrival at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport followed by full day sightseeing around Delhi. Initially, we visit around Old Delhi, sightseeing around the popular heritage sites, Jama Masjid mosque, Chandani Chowk, red fort along with Raj Ghat memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. Further, the Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and other attractions. Colors of India Tour continue towards Agra, witnessing the legacy of Mughal emperors Shah Jahan and Akbar. We first give a visit to heritage site of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal on next early morning. Further, the pink city of Jaipur offers rich cultural insights with plenty of sightseeing opportunity at historical places, forts and palaces. Similarly, Jodhpur and Udaipur are famous for temples, palaces and heritage sites. From Udaipur, we fly to Delhi and conclude our colors of India Tour.

 

Colors of India Tour is recommended for all travel lovers regardless their age, fitness level and interest. Join this trip with Himalayan Treasures and Travels and have a great holiday time while visiting incredible India. Contact us for booking and further information.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR

Experience the Golden Triangle Tour in India with us. Golden triangle tour is the most popular tour that introduces the best of India’s diversified culture, history and sights around Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Visit around forts, monuments and see the modern India at Delhi, whereas immerse in Rajasthani cultural colors at Jaipur with chance to photograph yourself infront of Taj Mahal at Agra. The local markets, food, and traveling around these amazing destinations will surely make your golden triangle tour the most insightful and enjoyable one ever.

 

We start our Golden Triangle Tour upon your arrival at New Delhi, the capital city of India with plenty of opportunities to embark in for sightseeing around popular world heritage sites like QutubMinar, redfort and Humayun’s Tomb with further exploration around Jama Masjid. Delhi is not only a country’s capital but we also prime destination to do shopping and have taste of Indian cuisines. Continuing our glorious golden triangle tour, we set out to explore the pink city of Jaipur at Rajasthan. It is an absolutely great insightful opportunity to explore culturally rich Rajasthan where we find blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture, visit to ancient historical palaces, forts and museums gives us the feel of lifestyle of royal living. And still the glorious culture and traditions are followed in today’s date. In the similar way, we also visit Fatehpur Sikri which is also known as the ghost capital, the capital of Mughal Empire under Akbar’s reign during late 15th century. After visiting Delhi and Jaipur, now it is time to complete the triangle by visiting Agra which represents the final corner of our triangular tour. We visit most popular Taj Mahal, Agra Fort with plenty of sightseeing and cultural exploration opportunities. In this passion, with lots of touring memories, we return Delhi that concludes our golden triangle tour.

 

Golden triangle tour is highly recommended for all travel lovers looking forward to visit India and get immersed in its cultural diversity and sightseeing around popular world heritage sites.  Regardless the fitness level, age and interest, it is perfect suit for every traveler. Join golden triangle tour with Himalayan Treasures and Travels. We ensure you will have the best of holiday vacation at India.

The Indian Panorama Tour

THE INDIAN PANORAMA TOUR

The Indian Panorama Tour is an exclusive opportunity to relish royalty, spirituality while visiting centuries old heritage sites and take part in enjoyable wilderness activities around national parks. Have a look at panoramic view of India from cultural, historical, religious and natural point of view. From immortal beauty of Taj to temples and wilderness of Ranthanbore to imperial splendors of Lucknow; experience it all riding on royal train of Maharaja’s Express.

 

Our Indian Panorama Tour begins from capital city of India, New Delhi. We initially go for sightseeing around spectacular monuments, forts, mosque with rich history and culture at Delhi. We then arrive at  Delhi Safdarjung Railway Station from where we head towards Jaipur on Maharajas’ Express. Experience the pure luxury on train where all of our meals and necessities are taken care of. Upon arrival at Jaipur, we visit Amber Fort, participate in Elephant Polo Match with many more enjoyable activities like visiting Sawai Mansingh II Museum, Spa treatment, private shopping, playing golf, explore Jantar Mantar, Birla Temple, Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort. We continue our Indian Panorama Tour on Maharajas’ Express towards Ranthambore. Here, we get plenty of opportunities to spot Royal Bengal Tiger along with other wilderness habitats.

 

Further, we get ourselves back to Maharaja’s express and go on for a journey towards Agra via Fathenpur Sikri enroute. Explore the Mughal city of Agra with exclusive opportunity to witness most popular Taj Mahal built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. In the similar way, we visit temples, sculptures and major attractions at Gwalior, Khauraho, Vanarasi and finally Lucknow before leaving for Delhi. Best time to go for The Indian Panorama Tour would be during the months of October to April. Join this exclusive India Tour with Himalayan Treasures and Travels. Contact us now for further information.

Tiger-in-Ranthambhore

TEMPLES & TIGERS TOUR

Temples and Tigers Tour in India introduces us to best of cultures and wildlife of incredible India. This tour is a perfect blend of exploring local cultures, traditions, history with sightseeing opportunities at Taj Mahal and other major attractions, forts, palaces, temples along with wildlife exploration activities. Gain cultural experiences during our Temples and Tigers Tour which will be a fun filled holiday with enjoyable moments.

 

We start our Temples and Tigers Tour after your arrival at New Delhi with plenty of sightseeing opportunities at capital city of India. During the initial days of our Temples and Tigers Tour, we explore the UNESCO world heritage sites like Humayaun Tomb, Red Fort including India Gate and other popular attractions. Next we head towards Pink city of Jaipur, the culturally rich city where we get an opportunity to visit around ancient forts, palaces and explore the royal city blessed with history that dates back to centuries. In the similar passion, our Temples and Tigers Tour gives us an opportunity to experience wild version of Tigers in their natural state at Ranthambore National Park. Along with Tigers, watch other wild animals like Leopards, crocodiles and hundreds of species of birds.

 

Furthermore, we head towards city of Mughals, Agra and visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal built in 17th century by Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaz. Agra fort, Itmad-Ud- Daula’s tomb and Sikandara are other major attractions at Agra. Then after we head towards Gwalior and visit Scindia Museum and Saas Bahu Temple marks as major highlights of city along with Kala Vithika museum and Gwalior fort. Likewise, we give a visit to temples and palaces at historic town of Orchha. Bandhavgarh National Park will be our next destination where we get a very high chance to spotting Tigers as this park has highest density of Tigers in the world (55 in 1200 sqkm at present). Enjoy wilderness activities and we return towards Delhi via Khajuraho’s erotic temples visit which concludes our tempting Temples and Tigers tour in India.

 

Temples and Tigers Tour can be joined during any time of the year by any travel lover regardless their fitness level and age. However, from the months of October to April is regarded as the best time for this tour. Join this Temples and Tigers tour with Himalayan Treasures and Travels. We ensure you will create the wonderful memories that lasts lifetime.