Surfing through our site, will answer most of your questions. If you have not found exactly what you are looking for, you will probably find the answers to your questions here.
How can I book a tour to India ? Is there a list of tours I can choose from?
What if I do not like any of the tours listed on the site? Can TCI tailor-make a tour for me?
Is the company really reliable? What is the profile of the company?
How many offices does TCI have in India?
How do we settle the payment? Is there an advance deposit required?
Is the information I give on the net safe?
Does TCI provide reliable information?
Where can I apply for an Indian Visa?
Are there any India Tourist Offices near my home?
Can I book only the accommodation since I am coming on business?
Where on the site can I find ‘Travel Tips’?
How about General Information on India?
What are the different room categories ?
First we recommend that you go through ’Travel Themes ’, which include various tours that we have been selling very successfully since a very long time. The tours under ’Travel Themes’ are listed under different categories like Adventure, India for first timers, Special Interest etc. and you can buy them on as it is basis. If however you feel that these tours need to be fine-tuned to coincide with your flight schedule, and if you need to add or reduce a night in any city, then you must send us your request and our travel experts will get back to you shortly with necessary changes and the amended tour cost.
The second option is to choose ’PLAN MY TRAVEL ’ wherein you will be able to select the cities you wish to visit. You will also have to inform us some other factors like duration, number of people traveling together and choice of hotels you prefer. As soon as we have these details from your end, we will design a tour specially for you and get back immediately. These details serve as an outline for our Travel experts, who are working here round-the-clock to tailor make a your tour comfortable
We suggest you check our profile by clicking on ’ABOUT TCI’ before you send us a request. Being the No.-1 Destination Management Company in India, we at TCI have been looking after travelers from the world over since more than four decades. Major tour operators selling India in Europe, USA, Middle East, Far East, Americas etc. are working with TCI for our excellent support in terms of competitive rates, efficient handling and product knowledge. TCI has just been awarded the first prize in 1st category by Department of Tourism, Government of India for earning maximum foreign exchange for the country. Approximately 75,000 tourists every year avail the services of TCIduring their visit to India, Nepal & Sri Lanka.
Headquartered in Mumbai, TCI has a wide network of professionally managed offices in 28 locations in India. Besides there are associate offices in Nepal (Kathmandu) and Sri Lanka (Colombo). In all the small and remote locations where TCI does not have a branch of its own, an associate agent or sub- agent renders the services. A network of more than 40 such agents & sub- agents is also a part of our network.
We insist on a nominal deposit of usd 100 or a 10% of the total tour cost (whichever is more) to be sent to us as soon as the itinerary and the price has been finalized. This is an authorization for us to go ahead with the reservations. A lot of times we need to shell out money to block rooms in small hotels which do not entertain travel agents, to buy train tickets, to pay for reserving berth in trains like Palace on Wheels, Royal Orient etc. hence we insist on a token amount. The balance however has to be settled one month prior to your arrival in India. The money can be paid by the payment gateway on the site , or through credit card, through a wire transfer to our bank account, vide a banker’s cheque or a demand draft etc.
Any correspondence exchanged between you and TCI will be kept confidential and not outsourced to any third party under any circumstances. The credit card details you provide are safe since our Payment Gateway is approved by VERISIGN. Moreover your profile (name, Email ID, address, Telephone number) will be used only to communicate with you in regards to the services you are buying or availing. At no time will this profile be misused.
The information provided on the site is true and reliable to the best of our knowledge. Moreover various Tourism Boards have been helpful in getting us the required information and we at TCI are very thankful to them for their cooperation. Some of the content has been acquired from official sites of Govt. of India Tourist Office- Frankfurt, M.P Tourism, Himachal Tourism, Karnatka Tourism, Tamil Nadu Tourism, Maharashtra Tourism, Rajasthan Tourism, Kerala Tourism with prior approval. A lot of general information on INDIA has also been sourced from brochures of Govt. of India Tourist Office, Singapore. Therefore we feel that the information given on the site is very authentic.
You are requested to get in touch with the nearest Indian Embassy/ Commission who will appraise you with the other formalities required. Kindly check the list.
The Government of India Tourist Offices are located all over the world for any information that you may require pertaining to India as a destination. You may get in touch with them for any queries you have prior to booking your holiday with us. List of Govt. of India Tourist Offices
If you are only looking at accommodation options and not a full fledged tour or a holiday, then you may click on ’ACCOMMODATION’ and we have some exciting packages worked out with various hotels. Under this category you can choose City Stopovers and Beach Stays. Still if you feel that the hotel or the accommodations you want are not listed on the site, then simply send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to get back to you at once with relevant details.
On our homepage you can find TRAVEL TIPS on the right navigation menu. These will also be available to you on your personalized page, once your itinerary has been decided. Your personalized page will be sent to you the moment you send us your first request.The TRAVEL TIPS are for your guidance only and offered to you only as a recommendation.
Plenty of information is covered under TRAVEL TIPS on our homepage. This includes city content, general information, weather, fairs & festivals, Shopping, etc. If some information you want is still missing then do give us your feedback so that we can try and include it in our database.
Generally hotels tend to place their bedrooms within Five different categories :
Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Executive, Suite
The actual differences between the bedrooms varies from one hotel to another, with executive being the highest standard of room.
A single room is designed to accommodate one person only. The room contains one single bed or twin bed.
A double room is designed to accommodate two people only. The room contains one queen bed or king size bed or if not available a twin bed.
A twin room is also designed to accommodate two people only. The room contains two single beds or if not available a king size bed. Family Rooms
There are two main types of family rooms, as follows :
Triple Room A triple room is designed to accommodate three people only. The room will contain either : One queen and one single bed Three single beds Please specify which option you require when sending your reservation form.
A quad room is designed to accommodate four people only.
The room will contain either : Two queen beds One queen and two single beds Four single beds
Please specify which option you require when sending your reservation form. We can also assist you in seeking accommodation that can accommodate more than four people in a room. Please specify the number of people in your party when completing your reservation request form. Note that all kinds of room category are on request and depend on room availability.