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Updated June 9th, 2022
BREAKING NEWS! As of the day of lurrrrvve (aka. 14th February 2022) India is OPEN! The entry rules have changed and we are now good to go to India and get our fill of culture, curry and colourful markets! Here's the latest entry requirements for India.
Whether you're fully vaccinated, not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all, the rules are the same. India is currently now open to tourists!!
All travellers need to submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before the scheduled travel in order to be able to travel. You'll also need to upload evidence that you're fully vaccinated or you can upload proof of a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test (taken privately, within 72 hours prior to departure. You'll need to submit a declaration authenticating the test results, so if you're fully vaccinated, then uploading your proof of vaccination will be easier... and cheaper!).
After arrival into India, all fully vaccinated international travellers (including those from the UK) are able to enter India and do a 14-day self-monitoring instead of the previous 7-day mandatory home quarantine from 14th February 2022 - woop! The need to do a COVID-19 PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India has also been removed so now it is as easy as pie to get into India!
Of course, when planning an amazing trip to an amazing destination, it goes without saying that you want to know when the best time to visit! So, when is the best time to visit India? It's between October and March when the weather is most likely to be dry, sunny and warm. December and January are much cooler months with April and May having high humidity, thunderstorms and increasing temperatures. November onwards is the best time to visit southern India as the monsoon season has ended.
India is a country with endless offers, from multiple cities and beaches to choose from with each one being different from the other. India has got it all, no matter what type of travel you are after! Fancy just having a beer on the beach, topping up your tan? Wandering around the busy streets of Delhi or watching the sunrise from the mesmerizing Taj Mahal? Well, you've come to the right place! Here are just a few of the must-dos in India...
You can't go to India and not go to a cooking class, simple. We can already smell all the spices. You'll get a real taste for Indian culture (pun very much intended)! You'll learn some traditional Indian dishes, and then enjoy the tasty meal you've made. So don't mess it up, no pressure! When going back home, you'll be able to show off all your new cooking skills, learnt from the best! After becoming the next Masterchef, you'll be heading off to Agra, home to one of the Seven Wonders!
Imagine the sun rising over one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture, one of the seven wonders of the world to be exact! No need to imagine anymore though as you'll get to marvel at the incredible views of the Taj Mahal at sunrise on this trip! Here's a fact for ya; did you know that the Taj Mahal was built as a romantic gesture to house the tomb of the emperor's wife?! And we can't even get a text back! After taking in the picturesque postcard moment, you'll learn about how it was built and the story behind this unreal monument as well as visiting the tombs. Next, you will be heading to a beautiful palace for lunch, a cheeky TruExlcusive, before journeying to Ranthambore National Park. Can't get much better than a beautiful sunrise at the Taj Mahal and scenic lunch!
Make sure your inner photographer comes out because this morning you'll be spotting some unreal wildlife (fingers crossed), it will definitely help if you've got the eye of the tiger (sorry, we had to). An array of local wildlife to be spotted, such as monkeys, peacocks, deer, a few crocs and if lucks on your side hopefully some wild tigers, a very surreal moment! You won't be finding any Carole Baskins here! After a fantastic experience on the safari, you have the rest of the day free to enjoy the sunshine and relax.
Whether you'll become the next big Bollywood star or chef, you do not want to miss out on these experiences in India. So although we may not be able to get there right now, we know we will be able to again one day that's for sure! For now, we've got to dream onnnnn (the wise words of Aerosmith)!
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