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Planning Your Trip

Celebre Aesthetics is the perfect way to reform and rejuvenate while on a trip to Gujarat, India. We offer the complete bouquet of Cosmetic Surgeries. Our Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons are certified by the Indian Medical Council and Indian Medical Association. This guarantees a high level of quality and safety for the patient.

Depart on a trip to Gujarat and return home looking and feeling better than ever! If you live outside of Gujarat, we invite you to travel to our beautiful city for a relaxing retreat and rejuvenating cosmetic enhancements performed by Dr. Siddharth Sakhiya and Dr. Natvar Patel. Our friendly staff will work with you to help plan your appointments, surgery and recovery within your scheduled stay with us. We have provided some helpful information about visiting India and Surat to get you started on planning your trip. We look forward to meeting you.

 

Information before Your Trip

We have provided a list of some important things that you need to know before your trip to Surat, Gujarat (India)

 

Medical Insurance

You are strongly advised to take out adequate medical insurance coverage before traveling to India. Your travel agent will be able to suggest some suitable policies for you to choose from.

Visa, Documents and Vaccination

Please check with the nearest India Embassy or Consulate regarding visa requirements and information regarding vaccinations. Requirements for a tourist visa include a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, one passport-sized photograph and a round trip ticket. Most international airlines can advise you on visa requirements for tourists. Check the link for more details https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/

Voltage

The electrical voltage in India is 220-240 volts, 50 Hz cycles, Alternating Current. Many hotels and large apartment blocks do have adaptors.

Bank Hours

Generally, weekday bank hours are from 10am to 3pm. 1st and 3rd Saturday are full working day while 2nd & 4th Saturday are holidays. All banks are closed on public holidays. Most banks have multiple 24-hour banking machines (ATMs) in each area of city that offer several services. Overseas visitors should check with their local banks to find out if they can gain access to their funds through these facilities. In some cases, your bank may charge an additional fee for overseas transactions.

Climate

  • The climate in Surat is mild, pleasant and warm, with local variations depending on season and other factors.
  • April- May marks “high summer” in Surat.

Money

Indian money is represented by this symbol or Rs. One “Rupee” is equivalent to one hundred “Paisa/ Paise.”

  • Bills (notes) are issued in the following denominations: Rs. 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
  • Coins are issued in the following denominations: of Rs 1, 2, 5, 10

Credit Cards

Any credit card that bears the Visa, MasterCard or American Express symbol will be widely accepted in India. Visitors with other types of credit cards should check to see if their card is accepted in India. Please note that retailers have the option to charge more for goods and services bought using a credit card. We advise that you ask a retailer beforehand whether an additional charge applies.

Language

English is widely spoken in India. Gujarati and Hindi are most used languages in Gujarat.

Shopping

Shops in Gujarat are generally open Monday through Saturday, 10am–9pm (0900-2100). Shopping malls are open all days, 10am-10pm (1000-2200).

Tipping

The following is a guide to customary tipping practices for the following services:

  • Hotels − Most hotel bills include a service charge of 14 percent. If a service charge is not included on a room bill or a hotel restaurant check, it is customary to tip 10 percent of the total amount.
  • Restaurants − Some restaurant bills will include a service charge. If a service charge is not included, it is customary to tip 10 percent of the bill.
  • Luggage − It is customary to tip Rs. 20 per suitcase.
  • Hair dressers − It is customary to leave a tip of 10 percent of the bill.

Security and Safety Tips

Here are a few safety tips that are very helpful for travelers:

  • Avoid leaving valuables in your room – keep them in the hotel safety box or safe.
  • Make sure the door of your room is closed when you leave the hotel.
  • Hotel lobbies and reception areas are open to the public, so do not leave your bags or any valuables unattended at any time.

Tourist Assistance in Surat

Tourism Corporation Of Gujarat Limited
Jilla Seva Sadan – 2, Block No. “A” , Ground Floor, Athava Lines, Surat.
Email : tibsurat@gujarattourism.com

Some useful Websites

Gujarat Tourism Website: www.gujarattourism.com

India Tourism Corporation: http://www.incredibleindia.org/

Lonely Planet India: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india

Local Cab Services: http://www.taxiforsure.com/, https://www.uber.com/cities/surathttps://www.olacabs.com/

Local Directory: http://www.justdial.com

The Police

If something goes wrong at any time and your possessions are lost or stolen, then you should contact the police at your earliest opportunity. The Local Police is responsible for investigating and recording any incidents. They are located in every area, and the police officers are specially trained to assist foreign visitors.

Other Useful Numbers for Tourists

Police: 100
Ambulance: 108
Fire: 101
International Direct Dialing from India: 00 + (country code) + (area code) + (number)

If you have any questions regarding procedures, planning your trip or scheduling your surgery, our staff at Celebre Aesthetics would be happy to assist you.

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