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Frequently Asked Questions | Private Car and Driver Service in India | Let’s Go India Tours
Q: Why should I hire a private car and driver?
A: Hiring your own personal car and driver grants you the freedom to customize your tour according to your preferences. Never miss out on the sights you’ve always wanted to see, and enjoy the convenience of stopping for a cup of Masala tea or using the restroom whenever you desire. Let’s Go India Tours puts you in complete control. Our cars are equipped with air conditioning, ensuring superior comfort compared to crowded coaches. It’s an experience everyone should have!
While India boasts an extensive train network, obtaining train tickets and navigating crowded platforms can be chaotic and stressful. Renting a car and driver eliminates the worries of ticket availability and dealing with crowded stations. Having a car and driver provides immense flexibility—you can leave a city at your preferred time and make unscheduled stops along the way. It can also be a great cultural experience if your driver is chatty. Many drivers come from a lower-middle-class background, living on the road and learning English on the job. Conversations with them open doors to the country’s unique aspects that you can’t find anywhere else. Additionally, touring India with a car and driver is very affordable. The comfort of a nice car, a chauffeur at your service, the convenience of leaving when you like, and the local knowledge they provide make it a great value-for-money option, enhancing your overall India experience.
Q: How does hiring a car and driver work in India?
A: Let’s Go India Tours has a dedicated team of 12 permanent drivers and cars working for us. Additionally, we have a network of drivers available on a contractual basis. When you choose Let’s Go India Tours, we provide you with an air-conditioned car and an English-speaking driver for your entire trip. In India, the process of hiring a car and driver is not very organized, as there is no single leading reputed company specializing in car hires. You can hire a car and driver through Let’s Go India Tours, a specialized agency that provides car and drivers, or you can opt for individual drivers who own cars or independent drivers. It is highly recommended to book your car and driver before you arrive in India. To book a driver, you can typically email [email protected]. Let’s Go India Tours offers excellent services to all our clients.
Q: Do I need a visa to travel to India?
A: Yes, a valid visa is mandatory for all visitors to India. It is essential to obtain your visa before your arrival, and we recommend contacting your local Indian embassy or consulate when planning your trip.
Q: Is it safe to travel in India?
A: India is generally considered a safe country for travelers from all corners of the world. At Let’s Go India Tours, we prioritize your safety and will be there to take care of you every step of the way during your tour. However, it is always wise to take certain basic precautions during your trip. We recommend locking away your spare currency, traveler’s cheques, passports, and precious jewelry in the hotel safe. It’s advisable to avoid walking alone late at night, especially in deserted areas or small towns where establishments close early. It’s also best to avoid traveling on roads after dark. As with any destination, never leave your luggage unattended or in the custody of unknown individuals at airports, train stations, bus stands, etc. It’s important not to disclose your travel plans to strangers. Keep small amounts of cash separately for frequent expenses and tips.
Q: Is India a good destination for traveling with children?
A: India is an excellent destination for family travel. The country offers diverse landscapes, cultures, dressing styles, and languages throughout the tour. Beach holidays in Goa, wildlife safaris in national parks, camel rides in Rajasthan, and boat rides on the backwaters of Kerala are just a few of the many experiences that children can enjoy in India. The country is known for its rich history, vibrant festivals, and colorful markets, which can captivate the imagination of young travelers.
When traveling with children in India, it’s important to plan your itinerary carefully, considering their interests and energy levels. opt for family-friendly accommodations that offer comfortable and safe environments. Many hotels and resorts in India have amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, and activities specifically designed for children.
It’s also advisable to consult with your pediatrician before traveling to India to ensure that your children are up to date on their vaccinations and to take necessary precautions for their health and well-being during the trip. Pack essential items such as sunscreen, insect repellent, and any medications your children may need.
In terms of safety, it’s important to keep a close eye on your children, especially in crowded areas and while crossing the street. Teach them about basic safety measures, such as not talking to strangers and staying close to you at all times.
Overall, India can be a wonderful and enriching destination for family travel, offering unique experiences that will create lasting memories for both children and adults alike.
Q: What are some must-visit destinations in India?
A: India is a vast and diverse country with countless destinations worth exploring. Here are a few must-visit places that showcase the country’s rich culture, history, and natural beauty:
Delhi: The capital city of India, Delhi, offers a mix of ancient and modern attractions. Explore historical sites like the Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, visit bustling markets, and savor delicious street food.
Agra: Home to the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra is a must-visit destination for its architectural masterpiece. Don’t miss the chance to explore other historical gems like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
Jaipur: Known as the “Pink City,” Jaipur is famous for its magnificent palaces, forts, and vibrant markets. Visit the Amber Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal for a glimpse into the royal heritage of Rajasthan.
Varanasi: One of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Varanasi is a spiritual hub on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Witness mesmerizing evening ceremonies and take a boat ride along the ghats.
Kerala: This picturesque state in South India is known for its serene backwaters, lush greenery, and tranquil hill stations. Explore the backwaters of Alleppey, visit the tea plantations of Munnar, and relax on the pristine beaches of Kovalam.
Udaipur: Often called the “City of Lakes,” Udaipur is known for its enchanting palaces, lakes, and romantic ambiance. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola and visit the grand City Palace for a magical experience.
Rishikesh: Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a spiritual haven and a hub for yoga and meditation. Experience the tranquility of this sacred town and participate in yoga classes or meditation retreats.
These are just a few examples, and there are many more incredible destinations to explore in India. The choice of places to visit depends on your interests, preferences, and the duration of your trip.
Q: What is the best time to visit India?
A: The best time to visit India largely depends on the region you plan to explore due to the country’s diverse climates. India generally experiences three major seasons: summer, monsoon, and winter.
Summer (March to June): Summers in most parts of India can be quite hot, with temperatures often exceeding 40°C (104°F). However, hill stations and higher-altitude regions like Shimla, Manali, and Darjeeling offer respite from the heat and are popular summer destinations.
Monsoon (June to September): The monsoon season brings heavy rainfall to most parts of India. While this season can be challenging for travel due to road conditions and disruptions, it can also be a beautiful time to experience lush green landscapes and enjoy off-season discounts.
Winter (October to February): Winter is the peak tourist season in India, offering pleasant temperatures in most regions. It’s an excellent time to visit popular destinations like Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan, and Kerala. However, some northern regions and high-altitude areas like Ladakh experience extreme cold and may not be accessible during this time.
To decide the best time to visit, consider the specific regions you plan to explore, your tolerance for heat or cold, and whether you prefer to avoid peak tourist crowds. It’s also worth checking local festivals and events that may be of interest to you.
Q: Are there any precautions to take while traveling to India?
A: Traveling to any foreign country requires taking certain precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Here are some general precautions to keep in mind when traveling to India:
Health and Hygiene: Consult with your doctor or a travel health specialist well in advance of your trip to ensure that you are up to date on all necessary vaccinations. It’s also advisable to carry a basic medical kit with essential medications, hand sanitizers, and insect repellents. Drink bottled water and avoid consuming raw or uncooked food from street vendors to prevent foodborne illnesses.
Safety and Security: Exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded tourist areas and public transportation. Keep your valuables secure and consider using a money belt or a concealed pouch to carry important documents and cash. Avoid displaying signs of wealth and be cautious of scams or touts targeting tourists.
Cultural Sensitivity: India is a culturally diverse country with different customs and traditions. Respect the local culture by dressing modestly, especially when visiting religious sites, and adhere to any specific guidelines or restrictions. It’s also important to seek permission before taking photographs of people, especially in rural areas.
Transportation: Use reputable transportation services, such as prepaid taxis or registered tour operators, to ensure a safe journey. If you plan to rent a vehicle, familiarize yourself with local traffic rules and drive cautiously. It’s also advisable to check the condition and safety features of any rented vehicles.
Communication: Familiarize yourself with common local phrases or carry a translation app to help communicate with locals, especially in areas where English proficiency may be limited. It’s also a good idea to have a local SIM card or an international roaming plan for reliable communication.
Travel Insurance: Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen belongings. It’s important to read the policy terms and conditions carefully and ensure it provides adequate coverage for your specific needs.
By taking these precautions and staying informed about your travel destinations, you can have a safe and enjoyable trip to India.
Q: Can you recommend some kid-friendly activities in India?
A: Certainly! India offers a range of kid-friendly activities that can make your family trip enjoyable and memorable. Here are a few suggestions:
Wildlife Safaris: India is home to several national parks and wildlife reserves where children can experience thrilling safaris and see a variety of animals. Popular destinations include Ranthambore National Park, Jim Corbett National Park, and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
Elephant Rides: Kids often love the idea of riding elephants. You can find opportunities for elephant rides at places like Amber Fort in Jaipur or Thekkady in Kerala. However, it’s essential to choose providers that prioritize the well-being and ethical treatment of the animals.
Beach Holidays: India has beautiful coastal destinations with child-friendly beaches. Goa, with its long stretches of sandy shores, is a popular choice for families. Other options include Kovalam in Kerala and Puri in Odisha.
Toy Train Rides: The toy trains in India, such as the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, offer scenic rides through picturesque landscapes. Children can enjoy the unique experience of riding on these historic narrow-gauge railways.
Cultural Experiences: India’s rich cultural heritage provides numerous opportunities for children to learn and engage. Visit heritage sites like the Taj Mahal, explore ancient forts and palaces, and attend cultural festivals or performances.
Amusement and Water Parks: Several cities in India have amusement and water parks that offer rides, slides, and other entertainment options suitable for children. Some popular ones include Wonderla in Bangalore, Imagica in Mumbai, and Nicco Park in Kolkata.
Science and Discovery Centers: Cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata have science and discovery centers that offer interactive exhibits and activities, making learning fun for kids. Visiting these centers can be both educational and entertaining.
Remember to consider your child’s age, interests, and energy levels when planning activities. It’s always a good idea to research specific destinations and attractions in advance to ensure they are suitable for your family.
Q: Communication and Contact Info:
Pre-service communication is conducted via email. Complete contact instructions, including emergency numbers, will be provided for assistance during the trip. You can also call Ramesh Kumar on his mobile phone at +91 9958675122 or +91 9818386226 in case of any difficulties during the trip.
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Q: Cars we use and their rates:
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Our car rates include all fuel, road tolls, border taxes, and parking fees. For more information about hiring a dedicated car and driver and the associated costs, please visit our dedicated car and driver information page.
Q: Insights on Indian Hotels:
If you’re curious about Indian hotels, we can provide you with a better idea of what to expect. Explore our Standard Hotels Gallery and read our article “What are Indian hotels like?” to gain insights into the truth about Indian accommodations.
Q: FAQ and travel tips for India
Discover essential travel tips and find answers to frequently asked questions about exploring India. From visa requirements to local customs, our comprehensive guide will help you navigate this vibrant country with confidence. Plan your journey, immerse yourself in the rich culture, and make the most of your Indian adventure.