FAQs on China Tours from India

Best Time to Visit China

It is wise to visit China in September and October thanks to the delightful autumn weather in most parts of the country. If you want a spring outing, May and June are the best months. Actually, as China is a vast country, you can find ideal travel destinations in other months as well. Check the weather forecast before booking China tours from India to ensure you have a great time there.

If you decide to travel in October, you are advised to avoid the days from Oct. 1 to 7, which witness throngs of tourists everywhere in China. Also be aware not to travel during the Chinese New Year holiday, when many attractions and shops will close.
Seasons in India Seasons in China
Summer: April - June Spring: March - May
Monsoon or Rainy Season: July - September Summer: June - August
Post-Monsoon or Autumn: October - November Autumn: September - November
Winter: December - March Winter: December - February

Do Indian citizens need a visa to travel to China?

Indian citizens always need visa for taking China tours from India. Generally speaking, you need to make the application one or two months before the departure date. Submit your passport with a remaining validity of more than 6 months, a filled-out application form affixed with your color photo, and round-trip air tickets booking records and hotel reservations. Or, if you have booked China tours from India all inclusive, you can ask the travel agency to issue you an invitation letter to replace the air tickets and hotel bookings.

Visa fees: 5,552 rupees

Where to Apply for a Visa (choose the one in charge of your residence area):
CVASC in New Delhi   Tel: 91-11-30013601/30013603
CVASC in Mumbai    Tel: +91-22-22855271
CVASC in Kolkata    Tel: +91-33-40010210

How to Travel to China from India - Flights

Nonstop flights usually shuttle between Delhi and major Chinese cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, and Qingdao. Therefore, many China tours from India with airfare included are scheduled to start from Delhi. If you are in Mumbai, a direct flight to Beijing is also available. Kolkata Airport has a direct flight to Kunming, run by China Eastern Airlines. It's the shortest air route between the two countries and a single trip takes only 2.5 hours.

Indian and Chinese cities linked by direct flights:
Delhi: Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shanghai, Qingdao
Mumbai: Beijing
Kolkata: Kunming

Time Difference between India and China

China's time is two and a half hours ahead of India. When you arrive in China, please set your watch forward by 2.5 hours.

Money Exchange for Indian Rupees and Chinese Yuan

Nowadays, mobile payment is the most popular way to pay in China. WeChat Pay and Alipay are widely accepted, even in some countryside areas. However, you still need to prepare some cash for unexpected cases. Foreign currency is not accepted so you need to exchange for some Chinese cash. Chinese Yuan is the official currency, with the standard unit of Yuan. 1 Yuan equals to about 10 rupees. In China, you can exchange money at airports, bank counters, and some four or five star hotels.

Voltage & Power Sockets

China India
Voltage 220V/50HZ 230V/50HZ
Plug Type Type A/I
Type C/D/M
Please take a plug adapter if you are going to take China tours from India. It's available in some hotels, but not always, so you had better take your own.

How to Make Phone Calls

From India to China:
Dial India exit code 00 + China country code 86 + city code + phone number

From China to India:
Dial China exit code 00 + India country code 91 + area code + phone number

1) Skip the leading 0 of city code or area code when dialing.
2) Omit the entire city code or area code if you are calling a cell phone number.

Learn Basic Chinese

Hindi English Chinese Pronunciation in Pinyin
नमस्ते Hi!/Hello! 您好 Nín Hǎo
नमस्ते Good Bye! 再见 Zài Jiàn
माफ़ कीजिये Sorry! 对不起 Duì Bù Qǐ
धन्यवाद Thanks! 谢谢 Xiè Xiè
शौचालय Washroom 厕所/洗手间 Cè Sǔo/Xǐ Shǒu Jiān
कितना है How much is it? (for price) 多少钱 Duō Shǎo Qián