Traveling to India can be very exciting and fun but we expect and recommend our volunteers to be fully prepared. Below information help you prepare yourself and plan your trip to India
India has world-class international airports with flights from all major destinations in the world. There are frequent flights and searching an booking a flight can be family easy. You can either approach a local travel agent in your city or book it online. Booking online gives you much more variety and the fares are very competitive. During peak travel times to India the flights fare can increase manifold its best to book you your flights well in advance. Do not worry about your time of arrival in India we would pick you up no matter what time of the day or night you arrive, flights reaching at comfortable times are generally more expensive. Some of the popular websites for booking tickets are
You are all set to fly to India and suddenly the next morning there is a snow storm and all flights get canceled, or you land in India and there are flash floods in India, You have to cancel your program and return back home. Unplanned and Unforeseen events can occur at any time and to make sure you are protected an overseas travel Insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance is relatively cheap and a good investment to safeguard your travels from financial burden arising out of emergencies.
Some of companies offering overseas travel insurance
You will need to get the following vaccinations:
Typhoid, Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, Meningococcal Meningitis (if you are planning to Visit Nepal)Anti-Malarias (Our program locations are not a malaria Zone, however if you plan to travel you might want to consider taking them.)
You would need a Tourist Visa before you travel to India. Visa on arrival, is not available. The duration of the tourist Visa varies from country to country. For more details please consult your nearest Indian embassy. http://www.immihelp.com/directory/indianconsulates.html