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
3. How to
explore and enjoy Rajasthan at it's best ?
4. I am
visiting Rajasthan for first time how should I prepare myself ?
advance should be the booking of my tour ?
6. I want
to know how you will organize arrival services from the airport or
7. Can I
book my flights to India from you also ?
Vaccination is necessary to visit Rajasthan ?
9. Can I
book only hotels with your company or the whole tour including other
people of Rajasthan understand English and other foreign languages ?
11. How do
I get medication in Rajasthan, if there is any emergency ?
let me know what should I eat and drink in Rajasthan ?.
can I come in touch with local people during travel in Rajasthan ?
safe is the nightlife in Rajasthan ?
one should not carry while travelling to Rajasthan?
much should I give as tipping while traveling in Rajasthan ?
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 ?
safe is Rajasthan for me ?
let me know more about your company ! Why should I book my tour with
is the best season to visit the National parks and Wildlife
sanctuaries of Rajasthan ?
you please let me know about the currency which is used in India ?
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 ?
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 ?
is the best season to visit Rajasthan and what is the climate of
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?
are the expenses if I wish to stay with an Indian family during my
tour in Jaipur ?
is the guarantee that I would be provided the services which I require
and book with you during my tour ?
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 ?
are the basic topics for talking with Indians ?
can I make the payment of my tour to you?
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 ?
are the offices of High Commission, Indian embassies, diplomatic and
foreign missions situated ?.
should I visit religious places in Rajasthan ?
should I remember while talking with an Indian ?
is good to wear during my tour to Rajasthan ?
about the basic public facilities which are provided in Rajasthan ?
46. Can I
drive without any driver in Rajasthan ?
you please tell me about Sari and how to wear it ?
can I introduce myself to people of Rajasthan ?
let me know about the pattern of holidays in Rajasthan ?
let me know the manner in which Indians greet their guests ?
can I recognize people from different religions ?
you advise about hotel reservations. What should I keep in mind while
staying at the hotels in Rajasthan ?
me some basic information about local transport available in Rajasthan
me about food which is prepared in Indian homes as I want to stay with
an Indian family during my tour ?
you please tell me about shopping in Rajasthan ?
caution should a tourist take for legal issues, health and safety ?.
is the Basic meal plan in Rajasthan ?
booking of a tour to Rajasthan ?
First of all we
advise you to visit our website "rajasthanvisit.com"
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
If I do not want the tour as
given in the website how do I make
my customized tour ?
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
How to explore and enjoy Rajasthan at it's best ?
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
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.
I am visiting Rajasthan for first time how should I prepare myself ?
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.
How advance should be
the booking of my tour ?
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
to know how you will
organize arrival services from the airport or railway station ?
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.
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.
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
book only hotels with your company or the whole tour including other
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.
visit our hotel site:
send us an email at email@example.com.
Do people of Rajasthan understand English and other foreign
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 !
How do I get medication in Rajasthan, if there is any emergency ?
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
let me know what should I eat and drink in Rajasthan ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Can I give some money to the beggars who are seen on the roads
and other places in Rajasthan ?
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 !
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.
Please let me know more about your company ! Why should I book my tour
with you ?
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
email us at
What is the best season to visit the National parks and Wildlife
sanctuaries of Rajasthan ?
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.
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.
In which currency can I pay in India, can I pay in Euro, US $ or through
credit cards ?
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.
If I wish to learn Indian Cooking in Rajasthan. What do you
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
refer to the page
Please let me know about the basic formalities which are necessary to confirm the
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
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
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.
If I wish to learn the native language of India. What do you suggest ?
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
For any further information about the Hindi Course please refer to the
What is the best season to visit Rajasthan and what is
the climate of Rajasthan ?
Season to visit Rajasthan is from
for North India.
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
Are the passports and visas required before entering India ?
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
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:
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
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
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.
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
Where is your office located in Rajasthan?
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
If I only want to take the car rental during my tour and not full
package, then what do you advice ?
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
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.
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
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
Does your company also provide insurance of any kind ?
our company does not provide any type of medical insurance. It is
recommended that you get the insurance from your country only.
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
under the link Our Testimonials and for more
testimonials you can refer to the
Is it possible to travel in a group, From where I could get
information about group departures ?
you want to travel in a group, then certain group departure tours are
available on our website
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.
Where are the offices of
Indian embassies, diplomatic and foreign missions situated ?
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.
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
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
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.
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.
What is good to wear during my tour to Rajasthan ?
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
What about the basic public facilities which are provided in
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.
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
are quite poor.
toilet paper or tissues, paper soaps or liquid soaps with you for
convenience when you are going to small towns or places.
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.
information please send us an email at
you please tell me about Sari and how to wear it ?
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.
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.
Please let me know about the pattern of holidays in Rajasthan ?
Usually there is six days working pattern in Rajasthan with a holiday
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
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.
How can I recognize people from different religions ?
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”
man and “Kaur” if woman.
What you advise about hotel reservations. What should I keep in
mind while staying at the hotels in Rajasthan ?
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.
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.
Give me some basic information about local transport available in
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.
Tell me about food which is prepared in Indian homes as I want to
stay with an Indian family during my
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.
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
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.
What caution should a tourist take for legal issues, health and
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.
What is the Basic meal plan in Rajasthan ?
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.
the popular Rajasthani Vegetarian Recipes are Dal Bati, Gatte Ki
Sabzi, Lahsun Ki Chutney etc.