INDIA FACTS SHEET
GETTING TO INDIA
The popular international airports in India, which serve visitors from all over the world, are in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad. International Airports tend to be on the edges of of major cities and towns. Pre-paid taxi services and auto-rickshaws are stationed outside the terminus to get you into the city.
Depending on your tour you may need to arrange your international flights to/from Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay), Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kochi (Cochin) or Goa for tours and we will be able to offer you advice.
Whether you are travelling as part of a scheduled or custom tour our India office will welcome you at your tour start point to begin your journey and escort you to your point of departure
The most prevalent overland routes between India and Nepal are Birgunj-Raxaul, Sunauli-Gorakhpur and Kakarbhitta-Siliguri. In case you’re heading from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Delhi or somewhere else in north-western India, then Sunauli is the easy entry point; to reach Calcutta or most of eastern cities in India. Birgunj is the best place to get Bihar; and to get to Darjeeling, one can travel via Kakarbhitta. It’s fairly convenient to travel between Calcutta and Dhaka overland via Kakarbhitta. The only border crossing currently opens between India and Pakistan is between Lahore and Amritsar. This crossing can be done either by train or by road. All other border intersections are by road only. A bus service between Lahore and Delhi, operates four times a week, is now up and running.