Facts for the Visitor
Visas (costs in Nepali
Rupee(NPR) because we applied in Kathmandu)
transit: 2350 NPR (US$31.70), issued in 1 day.
6-month tourist: 4600 NPR + 300 NPR telex charge (US$64), takes 1 week.
transit: 100 NPR (US$1.30), issued in 1 day.
6-month tourist: 3050 NPR + 300 NPR telex charge (US$43.80), takes 1 week.
Language Skills Needed
is sufficient for any activity in India.
connected to the Plus, Cirrus,
and Maestro international networks are in Delhi, Jaipur, and
probably other capital cities of each Indian state. There are
none in other major cities like Varanasi and Agra. If no ATM
exists, some banks can charge a credit card and provide the
equivalent amount of Indian Rupees for a 1% commission.
|US$ 1 =
47.945 INR (Indian Rupees) on December 7, 2001.
50Hz. Plugs have 3 round pins that are slightly thicker than those
in mainland Europe, but the 2-round pin European plug will fit
|International Certificates of Vaccination are not required.
expensive places automatically add a 10% service charge on the
bill. Tipping is optional and hardly expected at inexpensive
telephone offices (PCO) are easily found everywhere.
major cities (population of 1 million or more) have Internet
points. Connection speeds are up to 28.8kbps. Standard rates
are between 20~60 INR per hour.
trains and buses go everywhere. Trains are the better value but
reserved seats can sell out days in advance. Buses, even the
express tourist buses, are filthy and stop regularly to pick up
as many local passengers as can be squeezed into the driver's
cabin and isle. It's best to wear dirty clothes on the day of
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