Air India: offers daily service between Toronto and India via Heathrow aboard state-of-the-art 342-seat Boeing 777-300ER air craft, with four flights to Amritsar in Punjab and three flights to Delhi. The four 1-2-1 first class seats offer premium comfort and privacy, while the 35 2-3-2 executive class seats have a 76-inch pitch and transform to full flat beds. 303 economy class seats, in a 3-3-3 arrangement have a 33-inch pitch and a roller type therapeutic leg rest.
Jet Airways: flies daily from Toronto to Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi via Brussels aboard A330-200 aircraft, with all-new private suites in First Class; a smart, redesigned Premiere section and spacious, new Economy service and world-class service and warm Indian hospitality.
Emirates: Canadian passengers fly from Toronto aboard the A380 aircraft equipped with suites, shower spas, lounge and more than 1,200 channels of inflight entertainment, to Dubai, where they can board one of 215 flights per week that connect to 10 destinations in India. Flights to Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Khozikode and Kochi offer executive and economy class seats, while flights to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai feature, first, executive and economy seats.
Etihad: Voted World’s Leading Airline at the 2009 World Travel Awards, Etihad Airways currently operates three flights a week from Toronto to its home base in Abu Dhabi and 38 connections to India aboard the Airbus A320 including Mumbai, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kochi (Cochin), Hyderabad and Kozhikode (Calicut) and Chennai (Madras).
Getting Around India
Kingfisher Airlines: Recently certified by Skytrax as a world 5-star airline for 2010, Kingfisher flies to 67 destinations in India. The business class cabin is configured in 2-2-2 seating and offers in-seat massager, fine dining and a lounge bar. Economy, 2-4-2 configuration has a seat pitch of 34 inches, two-course dining and world-class inflight entertainment.
Visitor Visas: will normally be granted effective from the date of issue. Tourist visas are non-extendible and non-convertible.
Student Visas: can be obtained on furnishing proof of admission to recognized universities/institutions in India. Employment Visas can also be obtained upon furnishing proof of employment with companies in India.
Business Visas: are normally granted for three or six months.
Permits: Some places in the north and northeast of India require special permits for travelling. Find out about these places and complete the paperwork necessary to travel to such places. Most permits are easy to obtain.
Airport Departure Tax: There is a departure tax of 500 rupees upon leaving India. If flying to Nepal, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka, the tax is 250 rupees.
Currency: The Indian rupee is divided into 100 paisas. There are coins of 50 paisa, one rupee, and two and five rupees. The notes are in denominations of five, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000 rupees. Before changing money, check the notes carefully for any damage.
Traveller’s Cheques: A transaction fee is deducted each time you convert traveller’s cheques, so bring larger denominations
Credit and ATM Cards: Visa and MasterCard are increasingly accepted in India, although street vendors and small shops will not accept credit cards. Some places accept American Express.
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