Travel to South India

By : Renu Shekhawat
Travel to South India

Travel to South India, which backpacker has not dreamed of making a trip to South India? If there is a country in which your benchmarks of Westerners will be jostled, it is this one. You are looking for a complete change of scenery, you want to work patience and let go, do not look any further and make a trip to South India! But before putting all your stuff in your backpack, read this article and believe with India’s Invitation tips …

Travel to South India

Travel to South India, you will meet and be assisted by our representative driver who will welcome you and take you to your previously booked hotel. Summer, winter holiday destinations in India, hotel booking, train booking, flight booking, car, driver, guide, escort, and shopping anything you need in your travel the team of India’s Invitation will make all the arrangements so perfect for your budget, India’s Invitation  says  travel with us because we care!

Visa

Travel to South India, let’s say that learning patience starts here, before leaving …! Since January 2, 2015, all French nationals will have to go to one of the 5 VSF centers (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg) to make their visas and will no longer be able to go through an agency. And yes, even if you live in Roquefort la Bédoule … and do not forget paper, otherwise you will galore! The reason for this new legislation is that the Indian government now requires (for the French) fingerprints and facial data (basically that means they take your picture …). So hurry up apply for your Visa and come soon to India!

Languages

Travel to South India, there are 22 official languages ​​in India, the most famous of which is Hindi. It turns out that Hindi is mostly spoken in the North of the country. If you want to learn a few words before attacking your trip to South India, it is to Tamul (for Tamil Nadu), Malayalam (for Kerala) or Konkani (for Goa) that you will need turn. Always is that the language is part of the change of scenery, and there, believe us, you will be disoriented!

Travel to South India

Travel to South India, although being an official language, English is the language of the elite: despite being taught at school, in practice it is more complicated than that … Finally, you will see by yourself;). Anyway, expect to encounter communication difficulties … But rest assured, the Indians are full of good will, and you will always find someone to help you!

Currency

Travel to South India, the currency is the Indian Rupee (RS) and 1 € = 68 ₹. The exchange rate is really fluctuating, remember to check before you leave. You will find ATM quite easily. The little thing to know (not to break in front of the machine): you must insert your card a few seconds and then remove before selecting your operations, otherwise it does not work!

The budget

Travel to South India, India is one of the 10 cheapest countries in the world for the traveler. The daily budget obviously varies depending on your activities but basically you can live without too much deprivation with 40 € / day. Some states, however, are more “expensive” than others: Tamil Nadu is much cheaper than Kerala for example, and Goa is between 2.

As a general rule, you can find a room for around 2500 RS, eat a thali in a local restaurant for 200RS and drink a water coconut for 30 RS!

Travel to South India, another important point, India is the country where you can train to the joys of haggling, big boss inflating prices are there … You have often asked for triple the price “normal”! One thing to do, answer with a smile that you know the price, and bargain nicely until you want to get …

The main cities

Mumbai

Travel to South India, also called Mumbai, it is the capital of the state of Maharashtra. With its 18 million inhabitants (built-up area included) Mumbai is the most populous city in India. If you are a fan of Bollywood, this is the place to go!

Travel to South India

Chennai

Travel to South India, the fourth largest city in India with some 8 million inhabitants, Chennai is the state capital of Tamil Nadu. Formerly known as Madras, Chennai is a city of culture: theater, concert, exhibitions, there is something for everyone! Queen of the spice trade at the time, this megacity is the ideal base for discovering the East Indian coast.

Goa

Travel to South India, it’s a little Ibiza in Hindu version: babos, teufeurs, and backapackers! In short, Goa is the spot of sandy beaches, coconut palms and lounge music. Quiet atmosphere guaranteed, it is in Goa that you will feel the least messed up by the Indian style.

If you are also traveling in India please read these blogs also Travel to India in August,  Travel Checklist for IndiaCommon Tourist Scams in India, also read our Spanish blog Viaje a India Blog, and Italian Blog Agenzia Viaggio India

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