The Indian government has recently announced that it will be more than doubling the cost of an Indian tourist visa. It’s not really an expense that you think about when you consider booking a holiday but all these costs do add up. We, of course, would much rather invest our money into amazing experiences within the country to bring to life the food, culture, history and scenery.

Indian visa prices have risen from £38 to £82 per person, plus a £10 processing fee.  However for the month of February, we are going to cover the cost of your Indian tourist visa if you book a new holiday to the country before the end of February 2013 saving you £92 per person.

This saving could be better used to book yourself on something more enjoyable. Our team of Travel Experts have pulled together their recommendations based on what they would spend this visa saving on:

Classic India Small Group Tour Enjoy a sunset tour in Agra, an Old Bazaar walk in Jaipur and a boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.

Images of South India Small Group Tour – Book a Kerala Kaleidoscope tour with a  half day trip to Kanchipuram

India Wildlife Small Group Tour – Enjoy two mahout rides in Bandhavgarh or Kanha and the sound and light show in Khajuraho

If you are creating your own tailor-made itinerary throughout India, then you could also book:

  • An internal flight from Udaipur-Delhi
  • 6 meals whilst on holiday
  • 14 nights parking at London Heathrow Airport
  • An extra night at the Oberoi Maidens in Delhi in a superior room

Of course if you’re travelling as a couple, that’s £180 towards some amazing souvenirs from rugs, scarves, jewellery and wall hangings to paintings!

We have also managed to arrange for the handling fee levied by our preferred visa agent – CIBT Visas – to be reduced to £25+VAT for the same period which will also save you up to £40 per person.

The offer is valid on all new bookings on Bales Worldwide tours and tailor made holidays for departure between 01 September – 31 December 2013. terms and conditions apply

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