Most nationals do require a tourist visa for India! Luckily India recently started issuing e-Visa for tourists making matters easier, though the Indian Visa website can still be a bit of a challenge at times. You can apply yourself through: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html# or pay a visa company an additional fee to do it for you. Whatever you do, apply for your visa on time! To make matters easier, apply for a tourist visa, not a 'family visit' visa. This will require addresses of family members.
Most travelers require vaccinations when traveling to India. Check online or visit your GP at least 6-8 weeks before departure to make sure you are up to date with any vaccinations. Recommended vaccinations for travel to Udaipur and India generally are Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid.
Udaipur is a low risk area in India when it comes to malaria, so up to you if you prefer to take pills (we never do). Either way, do take precautions such as spraying insect repellent and wearing long sleeves in the evening.
And, as Oleg can attest, do yourself a favor and pack some ORS (oral rehydration solution), Norit, or your own personal favorite anti-diarrhea drug for the accidental Delhi-belly (Oleg recommends Tannacomp - thanks Fritz).
Arrival information (airport transport)
We have arranged airport pick-up service for you to use. On our website under the tab "Pick Up Service" you can fill in your arrival details and choose your preferred car size and payment method. Alternatively, you can get a cab yourself at the airport to the Fateh Garh Hotel (Address: SISARMA, UDAIPUR - 313001). The drive from the airport to the hotel is approx. 45 minutes depending on traffic.
Speeches and MC’s
We have managed to blackmail our elder brothers Niels and Geet to coordinate any speeches/dances/acts/songs/poems/raps/rhymes/karaoke/magic tricks (no pressure...).
To keep it all short and sweet (for a three day wedding…), we will however put a limit on the number of acts. In case you feel compelled, please get in touch with our brothers at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, so they can see what they can fit in.
During our ‘European Wedding’, we will be married by our dear friend and Minister for the day, Geert Sillevis. In case you would like to share anything with Geert before he does so, please get in touch with him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
First and foremost: the fact that you are travelling to Udaipur to be part of our wedding and share these unforgettable days with us is truly the best gift we could ever ask for.
If you however consider yourself such a ‘gifter’, can’t let this chance pass and insist on a wedding present, do remember that we will not have any space in our suitcases to bring back more stuff. So presents that can’t fit into an envelope can be sent to our home address in Amsterdam: Hasebroekstraat 16-1, 1053CT Amsterdam, NL
In case you require a babysitter during any of the ceremonies (which we encourage) this has been arranged. Please send an e-mail to the wedding planner at email@example.com to express your wishes and ask for more information.
Post-Wedding Travel Tips
Around Udaipur: Jodhpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer
Beach lovers: Kerela, Goa, Sri Lanka, Pondicherry
Mountain lovers: Indian Himalayan Region: Ladakh (Leh), Darjeeling, Rohtang Pass, Shimla
Culture lovers: Mysore, Agra (Taj Mahal), Varanasi
Jungle lovers: Kibini, Bandipur
We suggest avoiding the big cities as they will be very busy. Keep in mind this time of year will be very warm for any extra activities that you plan.
Guest relations: our professional wedding planner team of Regal Weddings is always happy to answer any questions or inquiries before and during the wedding. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: +91 9001992597
Hotel: Fateh Garh. E-mail: email@example.com. Tel: +91-8696945109. Address: SISARMA, UDAIPUR - 313001). Manager’s name: Anil Soni
Other insane people traveling to the land of India for a wedding:
Vir Mahadev Singh Khosla
Ernst Rost Onnes
David D Jong
Salome de Graco
Rebecca van Enter
Heike ten Den
Wessel de Heus
Louca van der Meer
Shae Morgan McTavish
+ a few dozen extra Indian friends and family..