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INDIA FAQ'S

  • What should I know about the VISA Process?
    Visas are required for travel to India and need to be processed prior to your travels. You will select travel and tourism as your reason for traveling and put this address as the place you will stay during your time in India. The address for the Sattva Center is: Mohan Chatti (via Lakshman Jhula) Rishikesh Himalaya Uttarakhand Phone – 0819-1055551 Email – info@thesattva.com Upon signing up for the retreat, you'll recieve an in-depth guideline to help you easily maneuver the Visa application process.
  • Where is the best place for me to get my Visa?
    Tra Visa (www.travisa.com) is the best place for United States citizens to get their Visa when traveling to India. It's not recommended to get an E-Visa.
  • The Visa application asks reason for travel; what should I put?
    On the application, select travel and tourism as your reason for visiting India. Though we will be doing yoga, this is not a trip meant for education and selecting that option will result in the wrong type of Visa.
  • Is it okay if my passport expires right after we get back?
    No. It is imperative for international travel that your passport is good for at least six months after the return date. Therefore, if you passport expires before May 14, 2020 you will need to get a new passport.
  • Do I need any immunizations before I travel?
    This is completely up to each individual. The best suggestion I have for you is to talk with your primary care physican about your travel plans.
  • What about travelers insurance?
    Travelers insurance is not required by Angie Hall Yoga or the Sattva Center, however it is always a safe option to consider when traveling.
  • Is it safe for me in India?
    I have been to India many times and always feel safe when I am there. Northern India is one of the safest parts of the country for Westerners. We will have prearranged drivers, and cars with AC for our commutes through the country. I reccomended leaving all flashy or expensive jewelry at home, as not to call attention to yourself. Modest dress is also a must. Other than that, the best safety precaution is to exercise common sense as you would when traveling anywhere. Traffic is chaotic in India, so it is important to remain alert and aware when walking around. Also, the tap water is not safe to drink. It is best to avoid fruit from street vendors that may have been in contact with the tap water and to carry a water bottle at all times. The Sattva Center has a flitration system. Lastly, some of the bathroom facilities in India are much less sophisticated than what we are used too. To ensure comfort and cleanliness, it is a good idea to have toilet tissue and hand sanitzer in your day pack.
  • What airport do I fly into?
    The best choice is to fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. The direct flight from San Francisco on Air India is my favorite option, but any flight to New Delhi will do.
  • What is the weather like?
    During November, it is generally sunny and warm with cooler temperatures in the mornings and evenings. You can expect highs in the 70's and 80's and lows in the 50's. Sometimes light rain occurs, but that is infrequent in November.
  • What is the time difference?
    There is a 12.5 hour time difference between India and Arizona. We lose time on our way there, but gain time on the return.
  • If it’s my first time, am I likely to get sick?"
    Travel effects everyone differently. As previously stated, it is best to consult a phsycian before the trip. Also, doctors of natural medicine may be able to prescribe herbs in case of any stomach issues. Packing Pepto Bismol or your favorite alternative is also a good choice.
  • I have a partial conflict. Would it be possible to arrive late or leave early?
    Yes. I understand that not everyone will be able to attend the full trip, but I would love to have you for as long as you are able to stay. Please contact me to work out the details if you need to arrive late or leave early.
  • What should I know about the VISA Process?
    Visas are required for travel to India and need to be processed prior to your travels. You will select travel and tourism as your reason for traveling and put this address as the place you will stay during your time in India. The address for the Sattva Center is: Mohan Chatti (via Lakshman Jhula) Rishikesh Himalaya Uttarakhand Phone – 0819-1055551 Email – info@thesattva.com Upon signing up for the retreat, you'll recieve an in-depth guideline to help you easily maneuver the Visa application process.
  • Where is the best place for me to get my Visa?
    Tra Visa (www.travisa.com) is the best place for United States citizens to get their Visa when traveling to India. It's not recommended to get an E-Visa.
  • The Visa application asks reason for travel; what should I put?
    On the application, select travel and tourism as your reason for visiting India. Though we will be doing yoga, this is not a trip meant for education and selecting that option will result in the wrong type of Visa.
  • Is it okay if my passport expires right after we get back?
    No. It is imperative for international travel that your passport is good for at least six months after the return date. Therefore, if you passport expires before May 14, 2020 you will need to get a new passport.
  • Do I need any immunizations before I travel?
    This is completely up to each individual. The best suggestion I have for you is to talk with your primary care physican about your travel plans.
  • What about travelers insurance?
    Travelers insurance is not required by Angie Hall Yoga or the Sattva Center, however it is always a safe option to consider when traveling.
  • Is it safe for me in India?
    I have been to India many times and always feel safe when I am there. Northern India is one of the safest parts of the country for Westerners. We will have prearranged drivers, and cars with AC for our commutes through the country. I reccomended leaving all flashy or expensive jewelry at home, as not to call attention to yourself. Modest dress is also a must. Other than that, the best safety precaution is to exercise common sense as you would when traveling anywhere. Traffic is chaotic in India, so it is important to remain alert and aware when walking around. Also, the tap water is not safe to drink. It is best to avoid fruit from street vendors that may have been in contact with the tap water and to carry a water bottle at all times. The Sattva Center has a flitration system. Lastly, some of the bathroom facilities in India are much less sophisticated than what we are used too. To ensure comfort and cleanliness, it is a good idea to have toilet tissue and hand sanitzer in your day pack.
  • What airport do I fly into?
    The best choice is to fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. The direct flight from San Francisco on Air India is my favorite option, but any flight to New Delhi will do.
  • What is the weather like?
    During November, it is generally sunny and warm with cooler temperatures in the mornings and evenings. You can expect highs in the 70's and 80's and lows in the 50's. Sometimes light rain occurs, but that is infrequent in November.
  • What is the time difference?
    There is a 12.5 hour time difference between India and Arizona. We lose time on our way there, but gain time on the return.
  • If it’s my first time, am I likely to get sick?"
    Travel effects everyone differently. As previously stated, it is best to consult a phsycian before the trip. Also, doctors of natural medicine may be able to prescribe herbs in case of any stomach issues. Packing Pepto Bismol or your favorite alternative is also a good choice.
  • I have a partial conflict. Would it be possible to arrive late or leave early?
    Yes. I understand that not everyone will be able to attend the full trip, but I would love to have you for as long as you are able to stay. Please contact me to work out the details if you need to arrive late or leave early.
  • What should I know about the VISA Process?
    Visas are required for travel to India and need to be processed prior to your travels. You will select travel and tourism as your reason for traveling and put this address as the place you will stay during your time in India. The address for the Sattva Center is: Mohan Chatti (via Lakshman Jhula) Rishikesh Himalaya Uttarakhand Phone – 0819-1055551 Email – info@thesattva.com Upon signing up for the retreat, you'll recieve an in-depth guideline to help you easily maneuver the Visa application process.
  • Where is the best place for me to get my Visa?
    Tra Visa (www.travisa.com) is the best place for United States citizens to get their Visa when traveling to India. It's not recommended to get an E-Visa.
  • The Visa application asks reason for travel; what should I put?
    On the application, select travel and tourism as your reason for visiting India. Though we will be doing yoga, this is not a trip meant for education and selecting that option will result in the wrong type of Visa.
  • Is it okay if my passport expires right after we get back?
    No. It is imperative for international travel that your passport is good for at least six months after the return date. Therefore, if you passport expires before May 14, 2020 you will need to get a new passport.
  • Do I need any immunizations before I travel?
    This is completely up to each individual. The best suggestion I have for you is to talk with your primary care physican about your travel plans.
  • What about travelers insurance?
    Travelers insurance is not required by Angie Hall Yoga or the Sattva Center, however it is always a safe option to consider when traveling.
  • Is it safe for me in India?
    I have been to India many times and always feel safe when I am there. Northern India is one of the safest parts of the country for Westerners. We will have prearranged drivers, and cars with AC for our commutes through the country. I reccomended leaving all flashy or expensive jewelry at home, as not to call attention to yourself. Modest dress is also a must. Other than that, the best safety precaution is to exercise common sense as you would when traveling anywhere. Traffic is chaotic in India, so it is important to remain alert and aware when walking around. Also, the tap water is not safe to drink. It is best to avoid fruit from street vendors that may have been in contact with the tap water and to carry a water bottle at all times. The Sattva Center has a flitration system. Lastly, some of the bathroom facilities in India are much less sophisticated than what we are used too. To ensure comfort and cleanliness, it is a good idea to have toilet tissue and hand sanitzer in your day pack.
  • What airport do I fly into?
    The best choice is to fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi. The direct flight from San Francisco on Air India is my favorite option, but any flight to New Delhi will do.
  • What is the weather like?
    During November, it is generally sunny and warm with cooler temperatures in the mornings and evenings. You can expect highs in the 70's and 80's and lows in the 50's. Sometimes light rain occurs, but that is infrequent in November.
  • What is the time difference?
    There is a 12.5 hour time difference between India and Arizona. We lose time on our way there, but gain time on the return.
  • If it’s my first time, am I likely to get sick?"
    Travel effects everyone differently. As previously stated, it is best to consult a phsycian before the trip. Also, doctors of natural medicine may be able to prescribe herbs in case of any stomach issues. Packing Pepto Bismol or your favorite alternative is also a good choice.
  • I have a partial conflict. Would it be possible to arrive late or leave early?
    Yes. I understand that not everyone will be able to attend the full trip, but I would love to have you for as long as you are able to stay. Please contact me to work out the details if you need to arrive late or leave early.
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