Be in the know before you go
A valid passport is required to travel and should have at least 6 months’ validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses.
An India tourist visa is required for US, Canadian, UK & EU citizens. You may apply for a tourism e-visa online prior to arrival into India. This is a single entry visa and is valid for 30 days. Your passport must be valid for 6 or more months after the return date. You must have a returning or onward journey ticket, to prove your stay in India is within the 30-day limit. You must be able to prove you have sufficient funds to spend while in India.
For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for India, please refer to the CDC Website. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
"My wife and I have now been on 3 trips with Yampu. Each one has been amazing. You tell them what you like, what you don't, right down to the types of hotels and if you want to take a cooking class or go horseback riding, hiking, or sit by the pool. They arrange everything from having you met at the plane and driven to your hotel to the private walking tours, private drivers and guides, restaurant recommendations, whatever you want. Prices are very fair and since every trip is customized for you, you can add or remove experiences or services to suit your budget. Not as expensive as you would think either - fairly competitive with any higher end group tour you would take -- but no groups to hassle with. It is a small company, which I love, because I know the people I'm talking to when I call, and I know that everything will be perfect. They really know their destinations and they have boots on the ground everywhere you go. I don't know how they do it, but I'm never planning another trip myself!"
We have used the service from Yampu several times around the world and every time they have delivered excellently. We will use Yampu next time also and can recommend the company"
"I absolutely love this company. They organized a trip for my husband and I to Bhutan and India and everything went down perfectly for one whole month.This company can be trusted to deliver. "
" Joyce B. as you know highly recommended your company and you in particular. We are so glad that we followed her recommendation to work with you and your company. This trip to Bhutan and India has been fabulous and beyond our wildest expectations. There have been no mistakes along the way. I am in continual disbelief how well organized every detail has been. No one person has dropped the ball. How do you do this? If I ran my own company half as well as you run this very first class operation, I would be a multi-millionaire. All the guides and drivers have been superb and the itinerary and hotels have also been excellent. Each stop has been varied and unique. Tomorrow we will take the house boat trip. Well words don't really do justice about how we feel about this trip but I wanted to say thank you. "
"We had an amazing 2 weeks in India. Karen Butler did a fantastic job of setting up hotels, tour guides, drivers, and visits to many places all the while accommodating a wedding we needed to attend in the middle. We had a blast and would use Yampu and Karen again."
"India and Sri Lanka were an amazing combination! The hustle of India is exciting, but also overwhelming so including Sri Lanka toward the end of our itinerary was an amazing way to relax and unwind! In India we were blown away by the service at the Deluxe hotels, and even the 4-star hotels. The hospitality in India is incredible with everyone working to make sure you are comfortable and happy. We loved the Oberoi hotels, the rooms were beautiful and the service was immaculate. The sites in India were truly amazing and we loved the elephant safaris and interactions were we were able to bathe and paint these gentle giants! During our long transfers in India our driver was pleasant, providing us with interesting facts but not overwhelming us with too many details or idle chatter.In Sri Lanka we absolutely loved the Temple of the Tooth, the atmosphere is so humbling and spiritual; absolutely a must-see! We loved the ancient site of Polonnaruwa and the lying down Buddha and the elephant orphanage at Pinnawela. We also really enjoyed climbing the Sigiriya rock fortress, although its not the best option for those who are scared of heights!"
"The resort is great and everything ran smoothly. I didn't like the cater system. As by the time everyone was picked up and checked into the park it was almost 9am; you need to be out in the park by 6am if you want to see any game. I've done many African safaris and there is no contest in terms of how things are run differently between India and Africa. Most importantly, everything ran smoothly and I would recommend the Khemvillas Resort."