Travel & Safety in India
All International Travellers arriving to India from foreign destinations are requested to read the guidelines carefully. For detailed guidelines please click on mohfw.gov.in
Jiva Yoga Academy does not profit from any of these recommendations nor does have any personal interest in the individuals or businesses mentioned. The informations are offered only to make your journey easier. Please use your own discernment when using any of these following recommendations or any other services during your travels.
A valid visa is required to enter in India. Along with the usual visa that you get from the Indian Embassy in your country, there is also an online visa facility, e-Visa. The detailed information on e-Visa is available at the Government of India website.
If your health insurance doesn’t cover your medical expences abroad, consider getting a travel health insurance. Make sure you understand your policy and how to make a claim before travelling to India. If you do have to make a claim to your insurance company, ensure to keep all relevant documentation.
The currency is the Indian rupee (₹ INR). It is possible to change your money at Delhi airport, however the exchange rate may be high. You can also change your currency to rupees at the banks or at the exchangers in Rishikesh. Authorized currency exchangers will give better conversion rates. Here are some examples of some such exchangers:
JPJN Gems, neat Honey Hut, Lakshman Jhula
Ganga Forex, near Post Office, Lakshman Jhula
Sood & Sood, near Honda Showroom, Dehradun Road, Rishikesh