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Rajasthan Tourism

Information For Tourist, Traveling In Rajasthan 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 stood still.

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 Vaccination ?
Yes, yellow fever vaccinations would be required if you're coming from infected or endemic areas.


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, 500.


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 November.
Light to heavy woollens in December and January.

For women it is advisable to be a little conservatively dressed. Long shirts and jeans or dresses are practical and comfortable.

Men can wear trousers/jeans and shorts or the Indian kurta/pyjama.


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