Pre-Departure Guide


“Pilgrimage is a journey of risk and renewal. For a journey without challenge
has no meaning; one without purpose has no soul.”


When traveling to India do I need a visa?
USA Travellers:  You do need a visa –  find out all the instructions here. We recommend giving yourself plenty of time to get your visa.
Canada Travellers:  You need a visa – find out all the instructions here.

Your passport must be valid for 6 months prior to your travel.  Ask for a single entry visa.
Standard Indian tourist visas are good for 6 months with multiple entry and exits. VISA IS NOT AVAILABLE AT PORT OF ENTRY AND must be obtained in advance.

Visas take at least 2 weeks from the time you send it in to the time it is returned to you. It is strongly recommended to use FEDEX or UPS for the safe, secure and timely delivery at your doorstep.
Please choose the Return Option with tracking feature.

In the application you will be asked Name of Person in India and place/address where you will be staying. Please give Sheena Singh Ph: 91 11 24626059. Hotel

Booking flights:  You can book your own flight with a travel agent or is a good site. United Airlines offer a direct flight to Mumbai and Delhi from New York. You will be flying in to ARRIVE in Mumbai on February 15, 2014 after noon. You are welcome to arrive earlier but your first night of included accommodation will be the nite of February 15, 2014. Your final night of included accommodations is February 28, 2014. You can book a departing flight from Delhi  on the EVENING of  March 1, 2014 or anytime after that. There are options to add an extra night of accommodation in Delhi for March 2nd.

Travel Insurance:  Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested companies Travel Insured and Travel Guard  and choose from several policy options.

How do I connect with others on this trip to see if anyone’s interested in traveling together?
We have created a facebook group on Pamela Aaralyn’s facebook to begin connecting with others who are going on this journey.

Pre-Departure Guide
The information provided in the following link covers most commonly asked questions when we travel to India. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, which can be download free at, email us and we will send it to you in a Word Document.


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