Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs and inquire with providers about “cancel for any reason” insurance.
You are welcome to purchase travel insurance through our partners at Yonder Travel Insurance. You can also contact Yonder at email@example.com or call 855-358-6433 M-F 8:30-5:00 CT. Each purchase of travel insurance through Yonder provides a week of meals for a refugee child.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through Yonder or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. If you purchase an insurance policy with Yonder, please be sure to tell them you have booked your trip through Elevate Destinations. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
International arrival and departure flights are booked by travelers independently. Here are our recommended arrival/departure times:
- February 5th, 2022: Arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) by 3:00 pm
- February 17th, 2022: Depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) anytime
While the DFW Journey to Rajasthan begins on February 5th and ends on February 17th, we would be happy to help you extend your travels in the region. Please see the Extend Your Travel tab for more information.
You are welcome to book your flights through our partners at AirTreks. Once AirTreks receives your information, they will be in direct contact with you to find the best airline, layover options, and route for your trip. You can also contact AirTreks by phone at 415-977-7159 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. AirTreks provides 24/7 support in case you need help at any point along your journey. They will also share your final itinerary with us after you have confirmed your booking – saving you the extra step.
Guests may book their flights through AirTreks or any other travel agent or method of their choosing. If you book your own flights, kindly forward your international flight information to Dana at email@example.com.
Please make sure your passport is current and valid for at least 6 months beyond your trip departure date. Your passport should have at least 3 blank pages for the entry and exit stamps, or more if you are visiting several countries on this trip. Please note that the last two amendment pages are not acceptable for visas and immigration stamps.
Citizens from the US will require a tourist visa in order to enter India. We recommend applying for the tourist visa. Most travelers should qualify to apply for the e-Visa.
Please note that travelers can apply for the e-tourist visa no less than four days and no more than 120 days before the date of travel. The one-month e-Tourist Visa is valid for 30 days from the date of arrival in India, with two entries permitted. One-year and five-year e-Tourist visas are valid for 365 days from the date the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is granted, with multiple entries. Be sure to print out your ETA form and a photocopy of your passport to bring with you. You will need to have these documents with you during your travels.
When applying for your e-visa, you will be asked about the purpose of your travel to India. It is recommended to say “Tourism”. You can site aspects of your itinerary that do not call out specific partners or grantees. If you would like assistance drafting language for your visa application, please do not hesitate to reach out to Elevate Destinations.
If you would like to acquire your visa for India with a visa-processing center, Elevate Destinations recommends A1 Passport and Visa in Washington DC. For questions regarding the visa application, you can reach A1 Passport directly at (202) 639-1500.
For assistance with the online visa application, please contact the visa help line in India at +91 11 24300666.
Indian visa regulations change frequently, often with little advance notice, and changes may be poorly advertised and inconsistently enforced. Travelers are urged to check the website of the US Embassy in India before any travel to India to review the most current information.
*Please let us know if you have traveled to India in the last 6 months or plan to travel again in the following 6 months after your program. Your frequency of travel to India will affect the type of visa you will want to apply for.
*Please also let us know if the following items apply to you as it may affect your visa application process:
-You or your spouse works in journalism.
-You or your immediate family are of Pakistani descent.
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