Visitors coming from
overseas can choose to come via Delhi or
Mumbai, with Delhi being closer, and
providing the ideal entry point through
Jaipur. From Mumbai, the entry point into
Rajasthan is Udaipur. The only other
national airport used for civil aviation
services is at Jodhpur.
All points within the state are connected by
both road and rail. While railway
connections offer convenient overnighters,
reservations are necessary. Most principal
road heads are an average five-hour journey
apart, making intra-state travel convenient.
Scheduled tourist bus services are
available, and cars can be hired.
Rajasthan is visitor-friendly. Credit card
are accepted in most tourist towns, and
certainly at hotels and shops. For visitors
wary of the local cuisine, 'continental'
cuisine is widely available: where it may
fail to be authentic, or come up to gourmet
standards, it will most certainly offer the
familiar taste of home. Bottled mineral
water is widely available. The state has an
extensive a network of postal services and
banks, as well as telecommunication links
with the rest of the world. While it may not
lack in modern amenities, Rajasthan's
flavour is delightfully medieval- truly a
place where time, as the cliche goes, has
As there is no international airport in
Rajasthan, the following information applies
to all visitors entering India through the
other international airports.
What Travel Document Do I Need ?
On arrival in India you must produce a valid
national passport or other document
satisfactorily establishing your identity
and nationality. Indian visa from the Indian
consulate in your country.
Do I Need An International Certificate of
Yes, yellow fever vaccinations would be
required if you're coming from infected or
Can You Explain The Indian Money System ?
Though the rates keep fluctuating, one US
dollar is roughly equivalent to 42 Indian
rupees. Indian rupees are available in
denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100,
How Much Should I Tip ?
It is generally advisable to pay 10% to 15%
of the billed amount.
When Are The National Holidays In India ?
JAN 26 REPUBLIC DAY
AUG 15 INDEPENDENCE DAY
OCT 2 GANDHI JAYANTI
What To Wear ?
Light cottons if you're here from August to
Light to heavy woollens in December and
For women it is advisable to be a little
conservatively dressed. Long shirts and
jeans or dresses are practical and
Men can wear trousers/jeans and shorts or
the Indian kurta/pyjama.