Getting There and Around

written by | Posted on May 2nd, 2012

Of course, a host of other airlines serve India from North America, including Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and United. Most include one stop before arriving in India.

Airlines offering intra-country flights include Air India, GoAir, Indigo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet, among others.

There are myriad international airports sprinkled throughout India, including Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi; Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai; Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata; Bangalore International Airport; Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad; Chennai International Airport; Cochin International Airport; and Goa International Airport, among others.

Agents, take note: U.S. and Canadian citizens require a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose. Visitors must obtain visas at an Indian Embassy or Consulate abroad prior to entering the country, as there are no provisions for visas upon arrival. Those arriving without a valid passport and valid visa are subject to immediate deportation. The U.S. Embassy and Consulates in India are unable to assist when U.S. citizens arrive without proper documentation. Each visitor should carry photocopies of the bio-data page of the traveler’s U.S. passport and the page containing the Indian visa in order to facilitate obtaining an exit visa from the Indian government in the event of theft or loss of the passport. Replacing a lost visa in order to exit the country takes up to three business days.