Visa, Insurance and Health


You must have a visa to visit India. There are two ways in which you can apply for a visa.

  • A visa service operated by VFS global – an agency employed by the
    Indian Commission.
  • The new online system.

VFS Global

This agency has 16 centres all over the UK and will make a visa application for you. Please visit:  India Visa Online (

Visa online system

The Indian government have introduced a new online visa process. This is currently not available to UK passport holders. It is however, available to Irish and many other nationals.

Visa online, some detail

As with most services online, you will need to do a little admin to apply. You will need to scan a copy of your passport for example, as well as create a digital online photograph of yourself for the visa. Some previous passengers have used photographic developing services like ‘Snappy Snaps’ or photography services in large supermarkets to make digital photographs. Visa costs are cheaper for those with an Irish passport.

Once the you have completed the above, the visa usually takes around 72 hours to process. An email is sent to you to confirm it is ready. You usually have to revisit the website with your visa and passport number to print the visa. The ‘e-visa’ itself is one A4 sheet of paper which includes your photograph and a bar code. You need to take this when you travel. Please see the following for full information.


It is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate insurance to cover all activities on this tour.


Please note we cannot advise as to vaccinations and health precautions for this trip. Please visit your travel nurse several months before travel to get proper advice. Please tell them you are visiting Rajasthan.