Airport Transfers in India
If you haven’t been to India before, then you are in for a culture shock. Extreme poverty mixed with opulence. Dirt, dust and atmosphere. Hustle and bustle, noise, and exotic smells emanating from the street food kiosks. If you don’t like it hot, hot, hot – visit between November and February.
After a long flight, then waiting for your luggage and passing through customs, the only thing you will want to do is get into your TaxiFinders.com private taxi (knowing that the driver is licensed, insured and vetted by us), be taken to your hotel, and to start exploring your surroundings. And best of all, TaxiFinders.com transport is paid for in the UK. No need to worry about changing money before you get in the taxi, or wondering how much the fare will be!
India is a relatively cheap destination. Don’t accept dirty or damaged notes when you change money. Get smaller value notes – no one has any change. £sterling is easy to change, as are US dollars. Travellers cheques mainly only accepted if drawn on Amex or Thomas Cook. Be careful using ATM machines if they are not in internal bank premises.
You must have a visa before you leave, and ensure your passport has a bit of life left before it expires! Get your MMR vaccinations up to date, as well as any others that are currently needed, and have them done in plenty of time before your trip. Get a certificate from the doctor. Start taking the malaria pills before you go, just to be on the safe side, and only drink bottled water.
→ Travel and Health insurance are a must!
→ Keep money, passports and credit cards locked up in hotel safe!
→ Take copies of passports – leave one at home, and take one with you!
→ Don’t be ripped off by taxi drivers!
Book TaxiFinders.com for all journeys. Don’t go near monkeys and stray dogs. Best to eat only cooked food. Fresh fruit is ok if it’s washed and peeled by you. Wash your hands frequently.
Main attractions are:
The Golden Triangle – Agra, Jaipur and Delhi. Tours normally begin and end in Delhi and last about a week, with accommodation and food included.
The Taj Mahal at Agra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is a sight to behold. Nearly 400 hundred years old, the mausoleum was built from marble, the colour of which changes depending on the time of day you visit.
After you’ve looked round the Hawa Mahal in the pink city of Jaipur, spend a little time looking round the shops for your souvenirs.
If you’re in Delhi, a trip to the Red Fort (in the evening – to avoid the heat) makes for a pleasant experience. Catch the light and sound show, which tells the history of the building.
The Golden Temple at Amritsar (now named Harmandir Sahib); built in the 16th Century is a sight to behold. Take off your shoes, wash your feet in the small pool, cover your head, and enter this amazing place adorned with gold, copper, and white marble.
If you’re travelling to the north, a view of the Himalayas will take your breath away.
But to get the best out of your trip to India, research the places to visit near to where you’re staying. So many places to see, and another reason to revisit!