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Hello,

I had a few questions and would appreciate any answers/advise on the same. Thank you.

1.

If the husband is Indian and his spouse a foreigner, can the two avail of Indian entry costs to monuments across India?

2.

If booking confirmations are done for hotel rooms on his name/passport, can the two avail of Indian room tariffs?

3.

Is it true that some hotels in India may be more expensive for Indians than foreigners (probably due to dollar conversions)? If that is the case the room could be booked in the wife's name/passport to avail best rate. Could anyone foresee issues with this?

4.

If our itinerary contains multiple cities, does it make more sense to hire a car from start date to end date of itinerary or book in each city separately for sight seeing? If we do book vehicles in each city separately, it will mean that we would also have to hire a vehicle to go from one city to the other. Would such an approach be cheaper since food/housing allowances do not have to be paid for drivers (maybe even tour guides?)

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1. Re: Monument costs:

1. Monument entrée fee is applicable on Passport, so if you have Indian passport then you will get Indian fee

2/3. Most of hotels rate don’t have too much difference between Indian or foreigners and most of hotels have same tariff for all guests

4. One car and driver will cheaper and convenience full for whole trip, start to end.

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2. Re: Monument costs:

If you are going in small area then car can be used to go around and if you are travelling long distances then you should use both train and car to go around different places.

Entry fee to the monuments depends upon your passport. If one is holding Indian passport you pay fee that is for Indians.As mentioned in previous post there are no separate tarrif for foriegners.

deepak.

New Delhi, India
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3. Re: Monument costs:

As Deepakji said, it will be wise to do a combo of Train + Taxi..

What places do you intend to visit ? If you can give us a rough itinerary, we can give better suggestions...

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4. Re: Monument costs:

Hello '

1. If you are holding a Indian passport you can pay Indian fee entry but any how you have to pay foreigner entry fee it doesn't matter your husband is Indian or not

2. big hotel they charge the same but if you go through internet booking of the hotel you can pay less

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5. Re: Monument costs:

Thank you all for your replies. Our trip is quite varied going through many cities in Rajasthan and then on to Agra and Delhi. I guess we will go with one vehicle since it cuts the issue of having to arrange separate ones throughout the trip. I guess the wife will have to pay the expats cost after all for monument entries. And true about the hotel costs too. The difference in tariff does not seem to be too much. Well fingers crossed towards having a great trip in India. Thanks once again!

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You are welcome...

I hope you enjoy your India trip....

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