Kerala and the Western Ghats

India, Trek & Walk, 13 days - from $2,000 (land only)

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Visa Information

You must have a machine-readable passport with at least 6 months validity for entry into India. All nationalities need to obtain a visa for entry into India. Note: A tourist visa for India is normally valid for multiple entry into the country from the date of issue until 6 months after the date of issue.

Filling out the application form

Where you are asked to state ‘Places to be visited in India’ please write ‘Kerala’. Note that when applying online, most of the questions have ‘required fields’ (denoted by a red asterisk). This means that you will not be allowed to submit the form without filling in these fields. If the question is not applicable to you, please type ‘NA’ into these fields.

For ‘Sponsor’ use KE Adventure Travel; first UK referee use KE Adventure Travel; Second UK referee use a friend or relative. For the first Indian referee please use: Discovery Journeys India Pvt. Ltd, Chapri House, 88 Sector – 23, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122017 Tel: +91- 124 - 4073072.For ‘address in India’ and also for second referee in India, please use:Abad Harmonia, Chowara p.o., Kovalam, Trivandrum, 695 501. Tel: +91 11 471 226 9665.

UK Passport Holders

India visa applications can only be made online. From 14th March 2015, all Indian-visa applicants will also be required to visit an ‘India Visa Application Centre’ (IVAC) to provide biometric information (fingerprint data and facial imagery). At the end of the online application process, you will be able to choose an appointment time (note that visits to the IVACs are by appointment only). There are 14 Application Centres in the UK, operated by the visa outsourcing company, VFS Global. There are 3 centres in London and regional centres in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Bristol, Bradford, Newcastle, Liverpool and Leicester. Please visit the IVAC website at for further details and visa costs, and to make your online application. The current cost of an India Visa for UK passport holders is £82 plus a fee of £10.20 to VFS Global. Note that there are strict requirements regarding the size and type of photograph to accompany the application. Please ensure you have read the photo specifications information on the VFS Global website.

USA Passport Holders

India visas are obtained by application to Travisa Outsourcing. The current cost of an India visa for US citizens is $63 plus a service fee to Travisa of $13. Note that US citizens can also apply for 5 year and 10 year visas (valid for a stay of 6 months on any visit and with no return within 2 months of a visit). Travisa Outsourcing has offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, San Francisco and Houston. For application forms and further information please visit the Travisa website at

Other Passport Holders

Please contact the India Embassy or High Commission in your own country.

We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements and charges are subject to change.

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