Important Travel Information and Timeline
Buy plane tickets soon!
The $2700 tour cost does not include international travel. Tickets to India can be found at great prices these days, but act fast for the best deals. We recommend you fly into Mumbai landing January 20th or 21st early morning. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.360.1008 for specific advice on ticket timings.
Get your India Visa
As long as you plan to be in India less than 30 days you can apply online for a visa here:
https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/ The application has to be filled out at least 4 but no more than 30 days before arrival, i.e. between Dec. 20th and Jan. 15th. If you plan to stay in India more than 30 days you will need to apply for a visa through the Consulate General of India nearest your place of residence.
Suggested items to pack
*ATM card (tell your bank beforehand that you will be traveling abroad)
*a steripen or other water purifier if you like reducing use of plastic drinking water bottles, which are widely available
*India has a lot of fantastic beauty products so don’t need to pack too heavily on those essentials
*headlamp/flashlight for power outages and any after-dusk outings
*sense of humor and patience
*open inquisitive mind
Health concerns, liability, risks
NOTE: We require traveler’s insurance and recommend, especially for those without other primary insurance, World Nomads with policies for as low as $89. Other options include STA Travel and Travel Guard). Insurance companies suck as we all know, but a policy is worth it when you need it and can cover emergency treatments, hospitalization, emergency repatriation, and even trip cancellation. Read the fine print and ask questions of course.
*Find the Beloved is a company registered in the state of Washington and will operate according to best practices, but there are inherent risks involved with travel in India.
*Take a look at the CDC’s immunization recommendations. In the locations and season we are traveling, there should not be a very high risk of malaria.
*Our drivers are pre-screened and monitored for safe practices, but road travel can be inherently dangerous in India. Rajasthan however has some of the nicest and safest roads in India so don’t be too concerned.