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 Rajasthan - FAQ


1. How to do booking of a tour to Rajasthan ?

2. If I do not want the tour as given in the website how do I make my customized tour ?

3. How to explore and enjoy Rajasthan at it's best ?

4. I am visiting Rajasthan for first time how should I prepare myself ?

5. How advance should be the booking of my tour ?

6. I want to know how you will organize arrival services from the airport or railway station?

7. Can I book my flights to India from you also ?

8. Which Vaccination is necessary to visit Rajasthan ?

9. Can I book only hotels with your company or the whole tour including other facilities ?

10. Do people of Rajasthan understand English and other foreign languages ?

11. How do I get medication in Rajasthan, if there is any emergency ?

12. Please let me know what should I eat and drink in Rajasthan ?.

13. How can I come in touch with local people during travel in Rajasthan ?

14. How safe is the nightlife in Rajasthan ?

15. What one should not carry while travelling to Rajasthan?

16. How much should I give as tipping while traveling in Rajasthan ?

17. Is there any restrictions for the Photography in Rajasthan ?

18. Can I give some money to the beggars who are seen on the roads and other places in Rajasthan ?

19. How safe is Rajasthan for me ?

20. Please let me know more about your company ! Why should I book my tour with you ?

21. What is the best season to visit the National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan ?

22. Can you please let me know about the currency which is used in India ?

23. In which currency can I pay in India, can I pay in Euro, US $ or through credit cards ?

24. If I wish to learn Indian Cooking in Rajasthan. What do you suggest ?

25. Please let me know about the basic formalities which are necessary to confirm the booking ?

26. How do we settle the payment for our tour ? Is there an advance deposit required for booking ?

27. I want to travel by train in Rajasthan. From where I get details about various trains running between two stations ?

28. If I wish to learn the native language of India. What do you suggest ?

29. What is the best season to visit Rajasthan and what is the climate of Rajasthan?

30. Are the passports and visas required before entering India ?

31. Is it possible that you provide more details about the hotels to be used during the tour?

32. What are the expenses if I wish to stay with an Indian family during my tour in Jaipur ?

33. What is the guarantee that I would be provided the services which I require and book with you during my tour ?

34. Where is your office located in Rajasthan?

35. If I only want to take the car rental during my tour and not full package, then what do you advice ?

36. What are the basic topics for talking with Indians ?

37. How can I make the payment of my tour to you?

38. Does your company also provide insurance of any kind ?

39. Let me know about the people who had traveled with your company ?

40. Is it possible to travel in a group, From where I could get information about group departures ?

41. Where are the offices of High Commission, Indian embassies, diplomatic and foreign missions situated ?.

42. How should I visit religious places in Rajasthan ?

43. What should I remember while talking with an Indian ?

44. What is good to wear during my tour to Rajasthan ?

45. What about the basic public facilities which are provided in Rajasthan ?

46. Can I drive without any driver in Rajasthan ?

47. Can you please tell me about Sari and how to wear it ?

48. How can I introduce myself to people of Rajasthan ?

49. Please let me know about the pattern of holidays in Rajasthan ?

50. Please let me know the manner in which Indians greet their guests ?

51. How can I recognize people from different religions ? 

52. What you advise about hotel reservations. What should I keep in mind while staying at the hotels in Rajasthan ?

53. Give me some basic information about local transport available in Rajasthan ?

54. Tell me about food which is prepared in Indian homes as I want to stay with an Indian family during my tour ?

55. Can you please tell me about shopping in Rajasthan ?

56. What caution should a tourist take for legal issues, health and safety ?.

57. What is the Basic meal plan in Rajasthan ?
 

 

1.
How to do booking of a tour to Rajasthan ?
First of all we advise you to visit our website "rajasthanvisit.com" which include various tours of Rajasthan. Then choose one of the tour  from all the tours. If you wish to make any changes in the tours then please inform us so that we prepare your customized itinerary as per your wishes. You can use our online query form or send us an email at: indovacations@gmail.com.

2. If I do not want the tour as given in the website how do I make my customized tour ?
If you don’t want those tours which are given on our website then in that case you need to fill up the “Query Form” mentioned on our website. In this form you have to mention the areas you wish to visit, date of arrival and departure, number of people who are traveling, the hotel category and any other thing which you require. After having these details from you we will plan a tour for you as per your wishes and contact you with all the details. In addition to this you can also go through the link “Make your Own Tour” on our website. This is an online tour making tool. With the help of this tool you can make your own tour with as per your wishes and also make the online payment.

3. How to explore and enjoy Rajasthan at it's best ?
While planning your tour we advice you to consider the festivals which take place in Rajasthan during your tour. If you wish to plan your tour during Indian Festivals then let us know in advance, we will organize your tour with an Indian Festival so that you can enjoy your visit to India with the glory of Indian festivals which be a memorable experience for you.  For more information on Festivals please visit our Festivals page. On this page you find the dates on which of the festivals are celebrated in Rajasthan. Our tourist guides will let you know about the cultural activities that take place at the time of festivals.

4. I am visiting Rajasthan for first time how should I prepare myself ?
For the basic details please visit the page “Rajasthan”. You may enquire from us on any questions on any matter if not mention on our website. In addition to this we advice you to do some background reading before visiting India, so that your visit becomes a wonderful and memorable experience. During the tour we will a Tourist Guide is also provided to you by us who will provide you all the information about India which you require.  

5. How advance should be the booking of my tour ?
Booking of your tour should be done 8 months well in advance, especially if you are traveling during the months of October to March (high tourist season) and May to June, (Holiday Season of India). As Travel infrastructure in India has its limitation in comparison to the high season demand therefore we advice you to book your tour well in advance.

6. I want to know how you will organize arrival services from the airport or railway station ?
You will be picked up from the airport or railway station from the city in which you arrive by the Rajasthan Visit representative. Our representative will wait for you, taking name board of your name at the arrival hall of the airport or railway station. If you are coming with a group then the name of the group will be mentioned on the name board. On that name board all the basic details are mentioned like your arrival date, time, place and flight number.  You are requested not to depart the airport or railway station until you meet our representative. We will give you given the mobile telephone number of the representative well in advance before your arrival in India so that in any case if you were not able to find our representative at the airport, then you can call him and find him at the airport. For more information about the name board please refer to the Welcome Board Document.

7. Can I book my flights to India from you also ?
Yes, you can book your flight Ticket through us but to be we suggest you to book your flights in your country as air tickets are generally costly if booked in India to be sent to your country. However even if Air tickets are cheaper here and you wish to amend your program in that case it is better to have to tickets issued at the port of departure. After booking your Air tickets, let us know the arrival time and the flight Number, so that we pick you up from the airport to begin with the tour.

8. Which Vaccination is necessary to visit Rajasthan ?
Before coming to India, the Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is necessary if a tourist is coming from the Yellow Fever endemic countries. This certificate complies to the International Health Regulation. For the travelers coming from United Kingdom, Canada and United States, vaccination certificate is not necessary. It is advised to get a precautionary measure vaccination against Hepatitis B, should you plan to stay longer in India. To keep away from Dengue and Malaria, carry mosquito repellents, nets or take a course of anti Malaria tablets.

9. Can I book only hotels with your company or the whole tour including other facilities ?
Yes, we provide you special rates of many hotels of Rajasthan. Surely we will be able to offer you the hotels as per your wishes and budget.
We have hotels of every standard in Rajasthan. You will find some of the world class hotels in Rajasthan. Please inform us what class of hotels you are looking for. In addition to hotels we also provide you other facilities like transportation, Tourist Guides. In fact we provide you complete tour packages with best rates. We also make arrangements for conferences and incentive spa and Ayurveda Packages. You can visit our hotel site: www.indovacation.net or send us an email at indovacations@gmail.com.

10. Do people of Rajasthan understand English and other foreign languages ?
English is generally spoken and understood at almost all the cities of Rajasthan, India. But it is advisable to you to take qualified and government approved tourist guides during your sightseeing in Rajasthan, India. We are associated with Guides in India who also speak German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Russian and Italian. Tour guides will guide you not only in your sightseeing, but also provide you more information about Rajasthan and its culture and give you essential tips for your Journey to India !

11. How do I get medication in Rajasthan, if there is any emergency ?
It is recommended that you bring your own medicines with you while coming to India. Most of the medications are available in Rajasthan but these are not available under the same brand name as in your own country. We will provide you full support and assistance if you want to consult a doctor in case of any emergency. Private hospitals of high standard and well-qualified doctors are available in Rajasthan, India.

12. Please let me know what should I eat and drink in Rajasthan ?
We recommend you to drink bottled drinks, bottled water. Tea, Coffee should be taken hot. As hotels have their own water filters the water in the hotels can be used for cleaning the body and tooth but it is not advisable to drink this water. It is also not advisable to eat spicy dishes at least at the start of your travel to India. If you are traveling without a guide in Rajasthan you may ask the waiter not to put any chilies to the dish which you have ordered. It is advisable to eat to only properly cooked foods and to eat fresh fruits after removing their skin. After taking the above safety measures you will understand that Rajasthan has an amazing cuisine and hardly any other place meet the varities of the vegetable as in India.

13. How can I come in touch with local people during travel in Rajasthan ?
Indians are very friendly and hospitable, they will talk with you in a very friendly manner. Most of people of India have not been abroad and therefore for them foreigners are a topic of very much interest. Most of the people whom you talk are very friendly and hospitable. While you are in India, always talk to only those people whom you feel that you want to talk.  Keep away from those people who want to help you or want you to buy something from them. If you want to stay in India with an Indian Family, then we will be glad to do all the arrangements for your stay with an Indian Family.

14. How safe is the nightlife in Rajasthan ?
Keeping with the demand of Indian youth for dance and music, there are various discos, floor shows and a number of cultural events which are held in the evening. Cultural performances in Rajasthan has become more popular at the time of winter season with dance performances, musical evenings plays and sometimes English plays. The Indian youth find these very peaceful and refreshing after a hectic days of work. Most the large hotels in Rajasthan offer the facility of discos, but these are very costly. Hotel guests, however, are required to pay a nominal entry fee.

15. What one should not carry while travelling to Rajasthan ?
International brands are easily available in Rajasthan apart from a large number of Indian brands available. Therefore it is not advisable to bring items like like toiletries, cosmetics, as these are available in every part of Rajasthan at most of the shops etc. It is also not advisable to bring very much clothes as the climate in the country is usually mild. Due to the devaluation of Indian rupee, India became one of the bargain center of the world. In Rajasthan the prices of silks, leather shoes and cottons are very cheaper as compared to other countries. Gold and diamond jewellery of Rajasthan are well-known all over the world. These are the major export items of India. Handicrafts and utility goods of different varities are available in various cities of Rajasthan. 

16. How much should I give as tipping while traveling in Rajasthan ?
Tipping is expected by most of the people who are engaged in the profession of tourism in India. In large hotels services charges are included in the bills so tipping is not essential otherwise 10% of the amount of the bill is usually provided as tipping.  If you are traveling in a group then instead of 10% you can give 5% of the amount of total bill as tipping. For the porters in the hotels Rs.20 for a single baggage and in the case of a group Rs.10 per baggage is usual. For tour guides, escorts and drivers accompanying you during your tour we advice 1 to 2 USD per day per person. However the above mentioned amounts are only to give travelers an idea. There is no “must” or “compulsion” of tipping in India. We recommend you to measure the quality of services of particular person or organization before giving any amount for tipping!

17. Is there any restrictions for the Photography in Rajasthan ?
Photography is a great fun in Rajasthan as you will have adequate sunlight most of the time. It is advisable to bring sufficient films with you though most of the films of international brands are also available in India. You have to pay fee for the photography in some of the monuments. Our Guide will advice you where it is worth to photograph and where not. Photography is prohibited at some of the places. So, it is not advisable to do photography at these places.

18. Can I give some money to the beggars who are seen on the roads and other places in Rajasthan ?
At most of the places, various organizations are running to help the poor people. Yet, it is profitable for some of the beggars family to earn a large sum of money by begging the foreigners. Unluckily Indian government has not been successful to stop begging on the street from trained and professional beggars. If you want to do something good to help the poor people who really need the help then there are many organizations in every city where you can help the needy people. Do not forget that by giving money to small children with the intention to help them, you are actually making them beggars as they are getting something without doing anything !

19. How safe is Rajasthan for me ?
Rajasthan is comparatively a safer place to travel. Crime rate against foreigners remain low. Especially for our female guests we advice not to alone on the road at night just to be on the safer side. In case you need any help and assistance you can call the police at 100 and Ambulance at 102.

20. Please let me know more about your company ! Why should I book my tour with you ?
Indo Vacations is a Government approved tour operator and holiday planner in the state of Rajasthan. We organize various tours of Rajasthan including Golden Triangle Tour, Trekking Tours, Cycling Tours and Heritage Walking Tours. In addition to this we also conduct special Yoga training camps, Ayurveda packages, Cooking courses and Hindi Courses in Rajasthan. We not only organize the tours as displayed on our website but also work out any special tailor made itinerary as per the wishes of the clients. We have tie up with a team of highly qualified Tour Escorts and Guides who are fluent in various languages having long experience in this field. To know more about Rajasthan Visit and its team please refer to Tour Experts in India or email us at indovacations@gmail.com.

21. What is the best season to visit the National parks and Wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan ?
Keoladeo National Park and Sariska National Park remain open throughout the year. But all the other wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Rajasthan are open between the months of October and March.

22. Can you please let me know about the currency which is used in India ?
Currency of India is Rupee and Paisa (100 Paisa equal 1 Rupee). Paper money is in values of Rupees 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Coins are in values of Rupees 1, 2 and 5. There are no limits on the amount of foreign currency or travelers’ cheque that can be brought by a tourist to India. However a Declaration form need to be filled by the traveler (only for amount exceeding USD 10,000) upon the arrival at Indian airport.  By filling this form you can also get your money exchanged back in the original currency without any difficulty. The Money should be exchanged only through approved offices. All the major credit cards- MasterCard, Barclay-card, American Express, Visa, Access, Diners Club - are accepted at most hotels, big shops and restaurants. Don’t accept large value notes, because they may be not changed easily, and don’t accept damaged or torn notes, because merchants will not accept them, especially in small towns. Keep some change with you always. Mostly taxi drivers and vendors will say that they don’t have change. Our guides will provide you every type of help and assistance on this matter and they will take you to the right place where you can exchange your money. Apart from Rupee travelers cheque, no Indian currency can be imported or exported in India. 24-hour currency exchange facilities are also available at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai international airports.

23. In which currency can I pay in India, can I pay in Euro, US $ or through credit cards ?
All the main currencies like Euro, Pounds and US Dollars are accepted in India. All the major credit cards like Master Card, American Express and Visa Card are also accepted in the Indian subcontinent.

24. If I wish to learn Indian Cooking in Rajasthan. What do you suggest ?
If you want to learn how to make delicious Rajasthani dishes, Rajasthan Visit organizes cooking classes for our individual and foreign guests in Rajasthan. There is a minimum six day course which can be taken individually as well as in a group if you intend to bring some more people with you. During these classes your will be taught to cook various Rajasthani dishes with the proper use of typical spices and how they are generally used in the kitchen. You will be having a female Professional Indian cook who has many years of cooking experience. Cooking Classes will take place at her private cooking school. During the classes we recommend you to stay with an Indian family to experience the real Indian culture and way of living. Presently we are offering cooking courses in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in India. For more information about the Cooking Course please email us at indovacations@gmail.com and refer to the page Learn Indian Cooking.

25. Please let me know about the basic formalities which are necessary to confirm the booking ?
In order to confirm the booking with us we require some of the details like
a. Full complete name as in the passport
b. Validity of passport
c. Passport no.
d. Date of issue of passport
e. Place at which the Passport is issued
f.  Validity of passport
g. Date of Birth
h. Complete address
i.  Your Nationality
j.  Your Visa Number, if you already have the visa
k. Your telephone Number
l.  Your mobile number if any
m. Your arrival Date, Airline number and time. Your departure date, Airline number and time

You can
simply send the scan copy of your passport to us so that we will confirm your booking. At the time of check in at the hotel, you need to please handover a copy of such details at the hotel reception so that you do not have to fill up the information forms of the hotel.

26. How do we settle the payment for our tour ? Is there an advance deposit required for booking ?
You have to pay 30% of the total tour cost at the time of the confirmation of the booking. This is to make sure that your booking a genuine one and we will do your further bookings in advance. You can pay the balance amount after your arrival. This can be decided as per the type of tour and the amount we have to pay in advance to the hotels and our other associate office for making the reservations. For more details about the payment procedure and various terms and conditions please visit our Webpage “Terms and conditions.

27. I want to travel by train in Rajasthan. From where I get details about various trains running between two stations ?
The best way to experience the rural Rajasthan is to travel by train and road. Some of the important trains running in Rajasthan are the Palace on Wheels, Royal Orient, Maharaja Express, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Shatabdi Express, Palace on Wheels and Rajdhani Express. You can also get more information about the train availability and fares of some of the trains running between the two stations on the page Railway Timetable.

28. If I wish to learn the native language of India. What do you suggest ?
If you want to learn Hindi which is the native language of India then we offer some special Hindi courses in Rajasthan in which you will be taught Hindi by our experienced teachers. These courses are of different time duration, that are designed especially for you as per your interest and availability of the teacher. During the course a private teacher will be with you to teach you the lessons and for any help and assistance which you may require. This course is specially designed for you individually and you are free to ask questions from the teacher, take your time and practice more and more. Our well trained teachers have experiences in teaching foreign students whose native language is not Hindi. Presently we offer Hindi language course in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan in India. Hindi language Classes are normally for five days in two parts in total for five hours every day. One session is ended before Lunch and the other after lunch. If you want to learn Hindi or any other languages and want to have more information about the course then please email us at indovacations@gmail.com. For any further information about the Hindi Course please refer to the page Learn Hindi.

29. What is the best season to visit Rajasthan and what is the climate of Rajasthan ?
The Best Season to visit Rajasthan is from September to March for North India. The summer season prevails between May and June. The winter season prevails between December to March.  You can know about the temperature of the various cities in India from the Temperature page.

30. Are the passports and visas required before entering India ?
Passport and Visa are essential to enter India for all foreign nationals, including childrens. The Costa Rica citizens also need Visa for entering India. For visiting India please consult the concerned embassies in your area. For more information about Visa please go through the link Visa.

31. Is it possible that you provide more details about the hotels to be used during the tour ?
For more details about the hotels to be used during the tour you can go through the website: www.indovacation.net. This site provides detailed information about different categories of hotels available in India. All the hotels that we use in the tour are mentioned on the website. If you want to book a particular hotel then a booking form is given below at each and every page of the hotel. You can fill up that particular booking form or email us at indovacations@gmail.com.

32. What are the expenses if I wish to stay with an Indian family during my tour in Jaipur ?
Rajasthan Visit provide you special accommodation with an Indian family in Jaipur. We can offer you the accommodation with an Indian family with different Budgets.  During you stay you would be provided a private room with batch and WC, hot and cold water, all three meals (Vegetarian), Laundry, and Use of Internet etc. You stay with an Indian family will enable you to   experience the Indian culture and the way of living. Please note you will be taken care of by the family you would stay with and we do not expect you be out of the house of the host family in the late hours without any prior permission from the host family. Here are some of the pictures of the House where we offer the accommodation.

33. What is the guarantee that I would be provided the services which I require and book with you during my    tour ?
Rajasthan Visit provide you a guarantee in the form of certificate that your traveling is safe with us. The certificate is attested by the Notary Public. On this  certificate it is clearly mentioned that Rajasthan Visit undertakes the guarantee that it would provide all the facilities and services as decided as per to the mutual agreement between you and them. For a sample copy of the guarantee please refer to the following Guarantee certificate.

34. Where is your office located in Rajasthan?
Our Office is situated in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is situated about 2650 kms from Delhi. In Jaipur our office is situated in the Raja Park area of Jaipur, which is the well-known shopping place in Jaipur. For the location, please refer to the following Location Map.

35. If I only want to take the car rental during my tour and not full package, then what do you advice ?
If you want to make arrangements only for the transport then we provide any type of vehicle you require for your tour. With the vehicle you would be provided one experienced and reliable English speaking driver. The car would be at your disposal during the tour. The cost of the vehicle includes all the expenses including fuel, driver’s fees, toll taxes and parking. If you want to choose a particular vehicle for your tour then please refer to the page Car Rental. On this page you will get detailed information about the various vehicles which we hire on the basis of the different capacity of the people. Choose the vehicle on that page and you will be provided detailed information about that vehicle with the booking form for that vehicle.

36. What are the basic topics for talking with Indians ?
Indians are known for their hospitable nature and they like to talk to foreign tourists as most of the Indians have not been to abroad and they are very curious about foreigners. Basic topics on which you can talk with Indian are movies; children; school; restaurants; movies etc.  You can also take their advice about the places which are worth to visit. Womens enjoy talking about clothes; they are pleased to talk about saris.

37. How can I make the payment of my tour to you?
There are various payment options by which you can make payment to us. You can make payment by cash, online credit card payment, bank transfer, by Paypal and by Cheque and demand draft. If you wish to use another option of payment suitable to your country of residence we would help you for that. For more information and any further assistance please send us an email. Please also specify the country of your residence. For the detailed information about various payment options please refer to the page Payment options.

38.
Does your company also provide insurance of any kind ?
No, our company does not provide any type of medical insurance. It is recommended  that you get the insurance from your country only.

39. Let me know about the people who had traveled with your company ?
There are various people from different countries who had traveled with our company. The experiences of such travelers are mentioned on our website rajasthanvisit.com  under the link Our Testimonials and for more testimonials you can refer to the Testimonials page.

40. Is it possible to travel in a group, From where I could get information about group departures ?
If you want to travel in a group, then certain group departure tours are available on our website rajasthanvisit.com. These dates have been arranged as per the festivals coming in that particular month. On the Frequent Group Departures page you come to know about various tours which can be traveled in a group. You will also come to know about the existing group members in that particular tour.

41. Where are the offices of High Commission, Indian embassies, diplomatic and foreign missions situated ?
The offices of the High Commission, Indian embassies, Diplomatic and Foreign missions are situated in abroad and India. The offices of the embassies are situated in abroad in Australia, Canada, UK, USA and in various other countries.

42. How should I visit religious places in Rajasthan ?
When visiting a holy place, remove your shoes and step over the entrance. People move through the temple to do Puja (worship), laying offerings on the sculptures of the gods to take their blessings. It’s usual to leave a small amount of money for the priest after receiving a blessing. Be aware for signs specifying that non-Hindus may not visit the inner chamber of the shrine and may visit only its outer parts. If there is no sign, ask a priest. If you are offered a piece of sweet or fresh coconut or banana, it’s prasad, which is offered to the gods, holy food. Since it’s a great honor to be offered it, never decline it. Accept it – and eat it. Remember that men and women sit in separate places in Muslim mosques and Sikh Gurudwaras. You need to cover your head while visiting the main chamber of the mosque and Sikh Gurudwaras. You have to take permission if you want to do photography at the inner chamber of the religious places. Also at some of the religious places it is restricted to take the picture of main deity
While visiting religious places, Men should wear long pants and a short-sleeved shirt, women should be covered – short or long sleeves tops and a long skirt or pants could be worn. Women should not wear sleeveless dresses or blouses. They need not cover their face or head. At the religious places it is very unpleasant if you wear items of leather like leather jackets, shoes, and belts or if you carry any leather handbags with you since cows are sacred.

43. What should I remember while talking with an Indian ?
Although Indians are very hospitable and friendly, it is recommended to you to not talk about subjects like politics; weather; beggars; poverty; widow- burning, called sati, a practice that has been banned by the government; famines; snake charmers; salaries; sex etc. Also donot ask questions about caste unless you know the person very well to whom you’re talking to. Never criticize anything you see in, no matter how much it bothers you.

44. What is good to wear during my tour to Rajasthan ?
While travelling in Rajasthan you can wear anything, as long as it isn’t very revealing (e.g., very tight jeans, low-cut blouses). It is advisable to women to keep their legs covered as much as possible by wearing longish pants or skirts. Shorts are never acceptable, except at beach resorts. You should wear a cap to protect yourself from the sun.

45. What about the basic public facilities which are provided in Rajasthan ?
The public facilities are rarely good, in almost all the major cities. Western – style toilets are there in all the standard hotels and restaurants. But in standard hotels perhaps they are not so clean as compared to your country. Indian trains generally have both Indian- style and Western-style toilets. Public Bathrooms and Toilets are there in hotels, restaurants, bus stations, railway stations, and some shops in large cities. There is a picture on the door which will specify which bathroom is for which sex. At some places, there may be a row of stalls with Indian-style “squat” toilets and also in Western – style. But in small towns or cities where the tourist crowd is less the facilities are quite poor. Keep toilet paper or tissues, paper soaps or liquid soaps with you for convenience when you are going to small towns or places.

46. Can I drive without any driver in Rajasthan ?
Though it is allowable to drive in India but we advice you not to drive as the condition of roads and traffic rules differs very much as compared to Western countries. Driving here is very much different and tough as compared to foreign countries. There are buses, rickshaws, trucks, cycles, pigs, camels, goats, cows and various pedestrians on roads. If you drive on your own, then there are more chances to meet with an accident. So we advice you to hire a driver as they are well trained and are familiar with traffic conditions of Rajasthan. For more information please send us an email at indovacations@gmail.com

47. Can you please tell me about Sari and how to wear it ?
Sari is considered as most stylish Indian dress for women. It consist of one six- foot-long piece of material, tucked into a slip, folded, and worn over a very short blouse. The sari tends to pull out of the slip, and the shawl part tends to fall. Western women should feel free to wear saris, but that they are difficult to put on - If you want to try wearing a sari (and Indians are almost always amused when Westerners wear Indian clothing). If you want to wear sari then you can take the help of a woman, a friend, a hotel maid, and also of a shopkeeper. They are generally happy to help about how to wear saris.

48. How can I introduce myself to people of Rajasthan ?
Indians are very hospitable and friendly. Feel free to talk with them introduce yourself. You should also take your business card with you and exchange them with people because Indians generally exchange them, even at social occasions such as receptions and parties. The cards can help Indians to remember and understand Western names.

49. Please let me know about the pattern of holidays in Rajasthan ?
Usually there is six days working pattern in Rajasthan with a holiday on Sunday. Almost all the Offices, Schools, Banks and institutes, etc. are closed on Sunday but all the services like train, airlines, hotels etc. work. Also the tourist places are opened on Sundays. Now five days working trend is also coming in major cities. All the main festivals are holidays. Some towns and regions have festivals, which are holidays in the area. It is recommended to confirm holidays before planning your tour to avoid any problem. For more information contact Rajasthan Visit Team.

50. Please let me know the manner in which Indians greet their guests ?
Indians follow very usual manner to greet their guests. The garlands of flowers are used for formal occasions, such as opening ceremonies, the receptions of a famous visitor, or at the end of a concert. The garlands are draped around the neck of the honored person. If you
are a receiver of a “garlanded,” wear the flowers for a few minutes, then remove the garland and give it to someone else or else hold on to it. Never leave it behind, except at the foot of a statue in a shrine.

51. How can I recognize people from different religions ?
India has people from diverse religions it is sometimes difficult to tell Hindus from Muslims from Sikhs - with so many people in Western dress. You can identify them by their names like; Muslims have as part of their name “Ali,” “Khan,” “Mohammed,” “Hussein.” etc. Muslim women have “Begum” or “Jan” at the end of their name. Common Hindu names are “ Krishna,” “Gopal” “Ajay,” “Rajendra,” and “Prakash.”  Religious Sikhs can be recognized by the turbans that they wear and their last name is generally “Singh” if man and “Kaur” if woman.

52. What you advise about hotel reservations. What should I keep in mind while staying at the hotels in    Rajasthan ?
It is recommended to book well in advance for the Western – style hotels in major cities; they have air-conditioning and private baths and offer all the modern facilities and services. Five-star hotels have business centers with phones, fax machines, and computers. You can make payment of your hotel bill either in cash (rupees) or with credit card. If you are paying in cash, you have with you the receipt of your foreign money into rupees. The hotel clerk want to see this to make sure that you have not exchanged money on the black market. Note: Bring a towel with you if you’re staying in small hotels, as they may not provide them. Rajasthan Visit is specialized in hotel bookings which are very good value for your money. Contact us at Rajasthan Visit with dates, destinations and wished categories and our Team would be glad to help you.

53. Give me some basic information about local transport available in Rajasthan ?
Various means are used for local transportation in Rajasthan which ranges from cycle- rickshaw to local buses. Local buses are usually very crowded and should be avoided. Auto rickshaw and taxis are easily available and can be used if essential. You can ask at information desks at the airport or in hotels to have a basic idea of the fare. In small towns, you can take a cycle-rickshaw, a three-wheel bicycle with seats for two passengers behind the driver to travel.

54. Tell me about food which is prepared in Indian homes as I want to stay with an Indian family during my tour ?
Indians are very hospitable and friendly so no doubt you will enjoy your stay with Indian family. The common meal plan include breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee in the morning and evening with some home made snacks. Breakfast include bread or paratha with milk or tea or coffee. Meals generally include rice or Indian bread, dal (lentils), two or three vegetable dishes, or, if the hosts have non vegetarian food, then fish curry and meat curry. Some of the main dishes which are generally served with the meal are chutneys, green chilies, chopped coriander leaves etc. In most of the homes in India, people usually do not drink alcoholic beverages. These are the general food habits and may vary from home to home.

55. Can you please tell me about shopping in Rajasthan ?
Rajasthan is undoubtedly a shopper’s heaven. Every city has its own specialties to offer you a rich shopping experience. You can bargain at all the shopping places except government textile shops, bookstores, Western-style grocery stores, pharmacies and government craft emporiums. Whatever price is written on an item, ask the price and bargain from there. Indians want to make a good deal, but they won’t try to cheat you. You can decide yourself what you want to spend for an item. Make this your last offer in a bargaining session. If the shopkeeper is ready to sell at your price, he will sell you the item without much argument. It is advisable to buy precious and costly items, such as carpets, jewellery, only from reputable dealers advisable by Indian friends, hotels, your guide and driver.

56. What caution should a tourist take for legal issues, health and safety ?
It is advisable not to bring guns or pornography in India. Be prepared to declare radios, cameras, and other electronic equipment on a special form; traditions will check to make sure that you take those items out with you when you leave the country. Please remember that the police can be very arbitrary in India. In case of a small theft, it’s better to forget it than to report to the police. You can report any large theft to the police so that you can have a statement for your insurance company. It’s not certain that you will get back the stolen goods in any case. To avoid the possible loss of money, never carry with you a large amount in cash. For your convenience ATM’ S are in all big and small cities of Rajasthan.

57. What is the Basic meal plan in Rajasthan ?
The common meal plan in Rajasthan consist three main meals in a day with one or two added tea / coffee in the morning and in the evening. Three meals of the day are breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you are staying in a hotel you can have either Western style or Indian style meal option. Though the meal pattern is same the food served in the meals varies in different parts of the state. Some of the famous sweets and desserts of Rajasthan are Laddoos, Malpuas, Jalebies, Rasgullas, Mishri Mawa, Mawa Kachori, Sohan Halwa and Mawa or milk cake. Some of the popular Rajasthani Vegetarian Recipes are Dal Bati, Gatte Ki Sabzi, Lahsun Ki Chutney etc.

 

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