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Instructions for Foreign Visitors Coming to India

Please read the following instructions carefully:

  1. Please ensure you have a valid visa to visit India.
  2. Do not drink water anywhere, including airports, unless it has been given to you by our staff or served to you in a proper hotel (water served in a non proper looking hotel may not be OK).
  3. Any water that you drink must be given to you in a sealed bottle. Even if the bottle in opened in front of you, do not drink it, unless you open it yourself.
  4. When by yourself, only drink bottled water purchased from a big shop/proper hotel (not a small tiny roadside vendor as it could be a spurious)
  5. Do not eat raw vegetables (including salad) anywhere in India as it is washed with water which is not clean.
  6. Do not have sea food at any place other than a 5 star hotel. Try to avoid it in the initial days.
  7. Only eat fruits where the skin is removed by you personally.
  8. For small snacks or meals go to McDonald's or pizza hut.
  9. Avoid non-vegetarian food in non 5 star hotels
  10. Only eat cooked food which has been prepared fresh
  11. In case of a problem, go to Apollo Hospital, Near Jasola, New Delhi (011 ?26925858) and get yourself treated
  12. Taxis charge about Rs. 300 to go from one location to another which is 20 minutes away/10 km away
  13. Most taxi drivers do not speak English but will understand addresses given to them in writing
  14. If taking the taxi from the airport, take the prepaid taxi from the Government Taxi Stall (found inside the airport building itself). It takes about 1.5 hours to reach our office from the airport.
  15. We only tip in restaurants and tipping is about 10% of the bill
  16. People in khaki colored uniform are policemen and not army men. If they stop your taxi, cooperate with them, they are usually nice.
  17. When people look at you/stare at you they are just being curious and usually do not have any bad intentions.
  18. Please feel free to call Sanjeev 24 hours a day if you have any problems.
  19. Please keep this sheet with you on your person during your stay in India
Emergency Telephone Numbers

Sanjeev Paul: +91 98 110 20940
Lalit Kumar: +91 98 112 83018
Mindmill Corporate Tower: +91 120 414 2000

Close by Hotels

Radisson Noida,
L-2, Sector 18, Noida, UP 201301, India
Tel: +91 120 4300000
(This is barely 4 minutes away from Mindmill Corporate Tower)

Hyatt Regency
Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi 110066, India
Tel: +91 11 2679 1234
(This is about 15 minutes drive on an average traffic day from Mindmill Corporate Tower)

Directions to Office (Mindmill Corporate Tower)

Address: 24A Film City, Noida, UP 201 301

Directions:

Take DND flyover towards Noida
Take the Greater Noida Exit after the flyover (2nd exit after the flyover)
Go down about 500 m
Make the first left into Film City (immediately after Apeejay school)
Go till the end of the road
Make a right
Go till the end of the road
Make a left


Our building is the 2nd on the left hand side with round columns around it and green glass all around it.

Close by Trips

Mindmill staff will be happy to organize short sightseeing trips for you while you are in India.

The trips will be done in a hired Taxi/Cab driven by the Chauffer.

Please ask your contact at Mindmill to get this taken care of.

Delhi - (4 hours)

In this trip you will cover the following:

  1. Red Fort (Palace of the Delhi Kings from the 15th Century to 18th Century)
  2. Chandni Chowk (18th Century Market Place)
  3. Gandhi Samadhi (Cremation place for Mahatma Gandhi)
  4. Trip to Connaught Place in Metro
  5. Drive around in Connaught Place (20th Century Market Place)
  6. Janpath (Souvenirs Market, to purchase Souvenirs)
  7. Drive around India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan (President's House)
  8. Qutab Minar (Tower - closes at Sun Set)
  9. Lotus Temple (Closes by 5 pm)
  10. Delhi Hatt (Inexpensive Souvenirs Market)
  11. Select City Mall (21st Century Market Place)

Taj Mahal (Agra) ?(1 day)

This is the world famous Taj Mahal.
Amarvilas is an excellent hotel and features in the top 10 hotels of the world.
Taj Mahal can be a day trip and you do not need to stay the night at Agra.
We recommend the following itinerary:
  1. Hotel pickup ?6 am
  2. See Taj Mahal ?10 am
  3. Have Lunch at Amarvilas ?12 noon
  4. See Agra Fort ?2 pm
  5. See Fatehpur Sikri ?4 pm
  6. Reach Back Delhi ?10 pm
It is closed on Friday.

Jaipur ?(2 days)

This has many forts and interesting shopping areas.

Rambagh Palace and Rajvilas are excellent hotels and feature in the top hotels of the world.

Hill City (Simla) ?(3 days)

This is a quaint city about 5 hours train journey from Delhi followed by 3 hours cab drive. This used to be the summer capital of India during the British Raj.

Wildflower Hall is an excellent hotel but is about 30 minutes away from Simla. Cecil is wonderful and in Simla. Clarks is an OK hotel with proper food and perfectly located on the mall. We recommend the Clarks.

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