Travel Guide to The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa in Chandigarh
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Travel Information

The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Siswan Forest Range, New Chandigarh is located thirty minutes from Chandigarh city centre, in the State of Punjab.

This luxury resort is approximately 45 minutes from Chandigarh airport and within easy distance of many of the top places to visit in Chandigarh.

Location & Access

Flying to Chandigarh

Chandigarh Airport operates international flights and domestic connections. The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Siswan Forest Range, New Chandigarh is 27 kilometres from Chandigarh Airport.

We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your plane.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Trains to Chandigarh

Trains from Delhi to Chandigarh take approximately 5 hours and from Mumbai to Chandigarh, approximately 32 hours. Please be advised that trains can be fully booked weeks in advance.

The Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, Siswan Forest Range, New Chandigarh is 25 kilometres from Chandigarh Railway Station.

We would be happy to arrange a chauffeur driven car to meet your train.

Please contact us for assistance or further information.

Other Travel Information

Immigration

All international visitors to India (except those with a Nepali or Bhutanese national passport), must have valid passports stamped with current visas. For more information on visa categories and applications, please visit the Government of India online portal for visa applications here.

It is mandatory for all international visitors to India to register with the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office within 24 hours of arrival. The hotel will scan your passport photograph page when you check in and take care of this service for you.

Visa on Arrival

The Visa on Arrival (enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation) facility is available for travellers visiting India from 43 countries. For more information on the Visa on Arrival facility, please click here to visit the website of the Government of India.

Currency

The unit of Indian currency is the Rupee. For up to date information on exchange rates, please click here.

We would be happy to help with foreign currency exchange in India. Please ask the concierge upon arrival.

There are plenty of international ATMs in all major cities in India. International credit cards are also widely accepted.

Please note: It is prohibited to take Indian currency out of India.

CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES

Currency

Visitors of Indian origin and foreigners aged above 10 years who reside in India can carry INR 45,000 (when the country of origin is Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar or China, the currency allowance is INR 6,000)

International visitors (over 18 years) from every other country can carry USD 10,000 or the value of USD 5,000 in other currencies, per person into India.

Duty Free Goods

Duty free allowances per person (over the age of 18) are as follows:

  • Alcohol: 2 litres
  • Cigarettes: 100 pieces
  • Cigars: 25 pieces
  • Tobacco: 125g

Passengers aged over 18 can also carry one laptop computer.

Customs duty is leviable at 36.05% on the valuable of dutiable goods in excess of the allowance.

Restricted Items

The following items are prohibited in India:

  • Maps and literature where India's external boundaries have been incorrectly drawn;
  • Narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances;
  • Goods violating any of the legally enforceable intellectual property rights;
  • Wildlife products;
  • Counterfeit currency;
  • Specified live birds and animals.

WEATHER IN CHANDIGARH

Chandigarh, Punjab can drop to a chilly 9°C in the winter, while summers can reach 40°C. The monsoon rains fall in July and August.

RECOMMENDED CLOTHING

If you are travelling to Chandigarh during the summer months, we recommend you wear loose clothing made from natural fabrics. During the winter months, you may wish to carry a sweater or a warm shawl for the evenings.

LANGUAGE

English is widely spoken in India. Staff at the airport, hotels, restaurants and shops will most often be fluent in English.

Hindi is the official and most widely spoken native language in India. It is most concentrated in the northern states. Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada prevail in the south.