School Trek - Kerala and the Western Ghats
India, School Expeditions, 13 days - from £1,395 (land only) - from €1,955 (land only) - from $2,260 (land only)
All nationalities need to obtain a visa for entry into India. You must have a machine-readable passport with at least 6 months validity at the time of your arrival in India and your passport must have at least two blank pages.
e-Tourist Visa Application.
If you require a Single-Entry visa for a visit of up to 30 days, we recommend that you use the e-Tourist Visa Application process which has been available to UK nationals since 15 August, 2015. You should make your application at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
Most nationalities, including travellers from the UK, USA and many European countries can apply for their Indian Visa online through the e-Tourist Visa system.
The e-Tourist Visa is valid for entry through 16 designated Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi.
This visa is cheaper than the Regular Indian Visa and does not require that you send your passport to your nearest India Visa Application Centre (IVAC).
Please note: If you travel on an e-Tourist Visa, your passport will be stamped and your biometric data (fingerprinting and retinal scan) will be processed on arrival in India.
You must make your application a minimum of 4 days before your arrival and a maximum of 30 days before your arrival in India. You must also remember to print a copy of the e-Tourist Visa and take it with you to India for processing on arrival.
The validity of the e-Tourist Visa is 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
The e-Tourist Visa fee is $60.
Instructions for making the application are provided at the above link, including details and specifications of the passport and passport photo scans that you need to provide.
IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO SIKKIM OR OTHER RESTRICTED AREAS, WISH TO STAY IN INDIA FOR LONGER THAN 30 DAYS OR PLAN TO EXIT INDIA AND RE-ENTER, YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY TO THE INDIAN EMBASSY OR INDIA VISA PROCESSING CENTRE IN YOUR HOME COUNTRY FOR A REGULAR INDIAN VISA.
Filling out the application form
Where you are asked to state Places to be visited in India, please write Delhi or “Kerala” or the destination you are travelling to in Inda. Please do not mention any restricted areas such as Sikkim or Ladakh as this may result in delays to the issue of your visa. Answer no to the question about visiting Sikkim. 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 the name and address of our Ground Agent as listed on your Booking Confirmation. For address in India and also for second referee in India, please use the name and address of the group hotel as listed on your Booking Confirmation.
If you need help with your e-Tourist Visa Application
A visa processing company such as Travcour http://www.travcour.com can help with your application. Travcour charge £20 to process your application and a further £9 (for postage) if you want them also to handle the scanning of your passport and photo.
If you travel to India from Pakistan, Israel, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Afghanistan or Somalia you will be required to hold a valid polio vaccination certificate. Please contact your nearest Indian Embassy or High Commission for further information.
We do keep our information up to date but be advised visa requirements and charges are subject to change.Print Page