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Frequently Asked Questions



Yes, you will require a valid VISA to be obtained prior to your arrival in India. Please see: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html
India is tropical and would be hot and humid most of the year except during November to February when it is cooler. In addition, the highlands are cooler and cold at nights during the winter months. Monsoons months are from June to September. We will be giving you a detailed representation of the weather during the time of your planned visit.
Yes, all tours are ?on Demand? only. We do not have fixed departures. Tours start on any day of the week.
Accommodations we use are all birder-friendly accommodations, near the birding areas, clean and with great service.
It would be sent along with the detailed itinerary that we send to you after your enquiry.
Accommodation with most meals, all transfers, all birding walks, birding guide, bottled water & taxes are included.
Tips, some meals, personal expenses, beverages and liquor.
Our birding guides are all English-speaking with great field knowledge. For single or two guests we sometimes provide a car with a driver who is also an accomplished birding and wildlife guide.
Yes, we arrange pre and post tour extensions like cultural tours, leisure tours, beach extensions etc.
Yes we do but we would require adequate advance notice to arrange any special diet on the tour.
Meals are usually ethnic Indian fare, both vegetarian and non vegetarian. Some hotels may provide Continental food but this is rare.
There are no restrictions on drinking liquor but consumption of liquor in public is not permitted. Please check with your guide or driver if the hotel has a liquor license. You can pick up liquor from liquor vends all over South India. Smoking in public spaces is also not permitted.
Indian Rupee. The higher denomination notes are 100, 500 and 2000 rupees.
The USD, GBP and EURO are easily accepted at all places. Other currencies are accepted at the banks and money changers at major cities.
Yes. Banking services and numerous ATMs available throughout India in towns and cities except during the Eagle's Nest areas in the NE Himalayas.
Yes, most hotels we use & most shops in locations mentioned in this itinerary accept credit cards with the exception of camps during the Eagle?s Nest in the NE Himalayas.
Yes, it is highly recommended that you take out travel insurance before travelling to India, covering any medical situation, hospitalisation, cancellation and loss of your baggage. We cover your causality evacuation to the nearest hospital which is included in the cost. However, this does not cover the cost of medical treatment at the hospital.
Please check with your doctor. We will indicate if the area through which you journey are areas that require vaccination or any prophylactic action from your side.
Yes. Pick up from the airport and drop to the airport are included as mentioned in the itinerary.
India uses 230 Volts, 50 Hz alternating current as the power source. Plugs and sockets have either grounded / earthed 3 Pin connections (Type D) or ungrounded 2 pin connections (Type C). The two pin plug is also called the Europlug. It has two round 4 mm (0.157 in) pins. It can be inserted in either way into the socket. Hence there is no fixed live (hot) and neutral (cold) terminals. The three pin plug is rated at 6A / 250V. It has three round pins in a triangular pattern. The earth terminal is slightly larger than the live and neutral terminals. For Higher current, there is a 15 Amp version of the same 3 Pin plug, usually called the Power Plug or the M Plug. Live and neutral are 1 inch (25.4 mm) apart. Earth terminal is 1+1?8 in (28.58 mm) away from live and neutral terminals. Typically, refrigerators, heaters and other high power devices are connected to this 15 Amp socket.