Travel Guide to Las Vegas

Indian Embassy in Las Vegas

Consulate General of India, San Francisco,

Consular Section

540 Arguello Boulevard,

San Francisco, CA 94118

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Las Vegas

The following documents are required to get a USA visa:

  • An Indian citizen must have a valid passport with a minimum of 2 blank pages for stamping. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your period of stay in the United States of America.
  • Complete visitor visa application form DS-160 online.
  • An application for fee payment
  • An appointment for the visa interview.
  • Some additional documents which might be required during the interview include:
    • The purpose of your trip
    • Your tour details including the hotel bookings and flight bookings
    • Documents supporting your capability to pay all the costs during the journey or evidence that another individual will cover some or the entire cost for you on the trip
  • About Las Vegas

    How about spending a few days and nights in Vegas; sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, if this idea does make butterfly dance in your tummy, here is all you need to know about Las Vegas to make your trip no less than a dreamy delight.

    Located in Nevada, the city is famous for its vibrant nightlife. Its resorts, themed hotels, 24-hour casinos, and pubs make it worth exploring! Though the city is famous for its entertainment; there are lots more to explore in Las Vegas. Read on to know more!

    How To Reach Las Vegas From India

    Indian tourists planning their visit to the city can avail fights from cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru among others. Many airlines including Air India, United Airlines and Lufthansa have various direct and connecting flights between India and Las Vegas. Once you reach the airport, hire a private taxi to reach your hotel. For travelling within the city, there are monorail and bus services available.

    Places to visit in Las Vegas

    Here are few popular places to visit in Las Vegas and also the best things to do in Las Vegas.


    • The Strip

    The Strip is the entertainment hub of Las Vegas. Stretched across the 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas, it is filled with numbers of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants and resorts. The glittering beauty of the Strip at night is breathtaking. So, do explore this happening place at night. While walking along, you can get the chance to enjoy free street side entertainment as well.

    How to reach?

    You can use public transport to reach the Strip as it is well-connected with the rest of the city. The RTC bus system offers service along the Strip as well as to the surrounding areas of Las Vegas.


    • Fremont Street

    A pedestrian-only area, the sights at Fremont Street will definitely amaze you. The street is known for its music, lights and visual shows. While exploring the Fremont Street, you will come across many street performers and special entertainment performances. The Fremont Street is in downtown Las Vegas and considered as one of the most culturally rich tourist places in Las Vegas.

    How to reach?

    You can take a taxi to reach Fremont street area.


    • The Venetian Hotel

    While exploring Las Vegas, do not miss to take a trip to The Venetian Hotel. One of the most exciting places in Las Vegas, it offers a variety of entertainment to its visitors. From themed shopping arcade to the Venetian Gondola Rides, everything makes it a perfect place to explore. Well, there is a lot more to surprise you, and personable gondolier is definitely the best one among them!

    How to reach

    You can either take a bus or taxi to reach the area.


    • Paris Hotel

    The Paris Hotel is one of the most popular resorts and tourist places in Las Vegas. A wonderful replica of Eiffel Tower, the hotel has recreated the Paris Opera House. At the top of the ‘Eiffel Tower’, there is a restaurant where one can enjoy the beautiful view of the Strip and dancing fountains of Bellagio.

    How to reach?

    Well connected with public transport, you can reach the hotel by using public transport or booking a taxi.


    • The Mirage

    If you witness an erupting volcano while walking through the Strip, then get ready to be welcomed by the Mirage Hotel. Don’t get overwhelmed with the exterior, as the interior section holds more surprises for you. The Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat are best to explore. From white tigers to trained dolphins, it has everything that can make you go ‘wow’.

    How to reach?

    The place is well connected to the rest of the city. So, you can either take a cab or a bus to reach it.


    • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

    Las Vegas is not all about pubs, casinos and theme hotels; there are other things to do as well. If you are interested in rock climbing or witnessing a wildlife history, then Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada is the place for you. Be it the colourful rock formations on hiking trails or a 13-mile scenic drive; everything will definitely impress you.

    How to reach?

    The best way to reach the Red Rock Canyon is to hire a private car or use public transit.


    • Luxor Las Vegas

    Your Las Vegas tour is incomplete without visiting this Egypt-themed casino resort Luxor. Located on the south end of the Strip, this 30-story pyramid is adorned with the 315,000-watt light beam. The traditional interior and furnishing along with the latest amenities such as flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi, bars, make it a perfect place to chill on your trip. So, spend a night in Pyramid rooms and treasure the moments for a lifetime.

    How to reach?

    It is 2 miles away from McCarran International Airport. You can easily reach the resort via private car or public transit.

    Best time to Visit

    The best time to visit the Las Vegas is from March to May and from September to November. However, if you want to save your bucks, try to visit Las Vegas in Autumn.

    What to Pack?

    The best way to explore Las Vegas is to walk through the lanes and roads. Hence, don’t forget to pack comfortable shoes and flip-flops. Casual dress suiting the weather and a few stylish dresses for parties are a must.

    While packing, don’t forget travel insurance policy which ensures the complete safety of your luggage. Even if you are travelling, unforeseen events like an accident, loss of passport or baggage loss can strike anytime while disrupting your journey. Hence, it becomes essential to go with a travel insurance policy.

    Top Delicacies

    Las Vegas is known for its famous fine dining restaurants. Some of the top delicacies that you must try on your Las Vegas trip are Spicy Vodka Rigatoni at Carbone, Farro Porridge at Harvest by Roy Ellamar, “Toshi’s Choice” Omakase at Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Grilled Octopus with Fagioli Marinati and Spicy Limoncello Vinaigrette, Chicken French Dip at Bardot, Twenty-Vegetable Fried Rice at China Poblano and a lot more.

    Indian Restaurants in Las Vegas

    • Mint Indian Bistro

      Location: 730 E Flamingo Road #10, Las Vegas, NV 89119

      Contact: (702) 894-9334

    • India Palace

      Location: 505 E Twain Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89169

      Contact: (702) 796-4177

    • Tamba Indian Cuisine & Lounge

      Location: 3743 Las Vegas Boulevard S, NV 89109

      Contact: (702) 798-7889

    Shopping List Essentials

    Though Las Vegas is famous for wine, dine and music, there are lots more that you can take away from this happening city. From fashion brands, feathers and lobsters, everything is ready to get packed and go with you. Explore big malls where you can splurge as much as you want on the shopping.

    Healthcare Centers

    Nevada health care centre and other private clinics offer complete healthcare solutions to locals as well as tourists. You can easily find a medical shop as well. Here, your travel insurance will also help you. In case of an accident or ailment, you would need to inform the insurer who would suggest some good nearby hospitals where you can seek treatment. The insurer will take care of your medical expenses. A travel insurance policy will ensure that you get good medical facility at a foreign hospital without worrying about medical expenses.

    Basics of Local Communication:

    Though the local language of the Las Vegas is English, many people also speak Spanish.

    Here are some of the Spanish words and their meanings in English. A quick understanding of these words will ease your communication.

    English Spanis
    Good Morning Buenos días
    Good afternoon Buenas trades
    I am fine Estoy bein
    See you later Hasta luego
    Good bye Adiós
    Excuse me Con permiso
    Please Por favor
    I’m sorry Lo siento
    Yes Si
    No No

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    Loss of passport and documents:

    Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost

    Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):

    Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.

    Hijack Distress Allowance

    Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.

    Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration  and Emergency Medical Evacuation

    If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases,  Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.

    Legal Expenses

    Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.

    Personal Accident

    Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.

    Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption

    Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.

    Trip Delay

     Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.

     Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation

     Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation

     Payment of compensation for the additional cost of emergency accommodation if the Insured/ Insured Person could not stay in the accommodation originally booked due to ­fire& flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, explosion, outbreak of major infectious diseases.

    Why do I need Travel insurance?

    During a trip there are chances of unfortunate events such as loss of checked in baggage, medical emergency, loss of passport that can spoil your international trip, be it business or leisure. Travel insurance can protect you from such events ensuring that you are left stuck in foreign land.