Required for most visitors; e-Visa (valid 60 days) available for more than 150 nationalities. Longer trips require a standard six-month tourist visa.
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Plenty of international airlines service India, and overland routes to/from Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are all open. Flights, tours and other tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Transport in India is frequent and inexpensive, though not always fast. Consider domestic flights or sleeper trains as alternatives to long, uncomfortable bus rides.
Air Flights are available to most major centres and state capitals; cheap flights are on offer with budget airlines.
Train Frequent services to most destinations; inexpensive tickets are available, even on sleeper trains.
Bus Buses go everywhere; some destinations are served 24 hours, but longer routes may have just one or two buses a day.