Travel Guide to Prague

Indian Embassy Near Prague

Embassy of India

M. Horákové 60/93, 170 00 Praha 7, Czechia

Contact Number: (+42)0 257 533 493

Contact Number: (662) 2580300-6

Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Prague

  • Original passport and old passports, if any
  • The passport should be valid for at least six months from the day of arrival in Czech Republic, with a minimum of two blank pages
  • Confirmed return air tickets
  • Day-wise itinerary of the stay in Prague
  • Visa application form duly filled and signed
  • Two photographs: 35X45mm, white background matt finish, 80% face size.
  • Income tax / Form 16 for last 3 years.
  • Salary slips for last 6 months - if employed.
  • Employment contract - if employed.
  • Hotel reservation
  • Travel Medical Insurance

About Prague

Considered as one of the most stunning cities in Central Europe and even around the globe, Prague is a city of rich history, rustic cobblestoned streets, and remarkable architecture. Filled with tourist spots, old-school cafes and beer joints, Prague is the destination for those who enjoy history, culture as well as serenity.

Situated in a romantic riverside setting along with charming bridges, Prague is well known for being one of the most well-preserved cities in all over Europe. Often referred to as 'the City of a Hundred Spires', Prague’s skyline is surrounded with historical domed structures and a number of extraordinary medieval church spires. From the magnificent Prague Castle to the Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock, all the tourist places in Prague gives a trip to the past while racing towards the future.

Places to Visit in Prague

Prague Castle – This castle complex in Prague dates back to the 9th century. It is the official office of Czech Republic’s president. The castle is undoubtedly one of the most famous places in Prague, adding a rustic charm to the skyline of the city. Once serving as the home of Bohemia's kings and royalties, this castle exemplifying some of the chief architectural styles of the last millennium.

Charles Bridge (Karluv Most) - Another heavenly Prague’s point of interest, Charles Bridge is an iconic structure of Prague where a large number of tourist visit every year to cherish its craftsmanship. With the length of 520 meters, this famous bridge in Europe offers plenty of picture perfect views. Constructed in the year 1357, the Charles Bridge was built as a component of Charles IV's monumental building programme substituting the earlier Judita Bridge.

The Clementinum and the National Library - The National Library and the Clementinum are amongst a group of icon buildings which reflect the rich past of the country. The Clementinum is a massive complex consisting of a plethora of exceptional baroque and rococo architectures, primarily occupied by the Czech National Library. Even though the majority of the complex is closed for travellers, they can freely sightsee the courtyards or can choose a guided tour which lasts for 50 minutes. The tour consists of Baroque Library Hall, the Astronomical Tower and the Chapel of Mirrors.

The Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock - This area is where most of the historic sites are housed reflecting the rich past of Prague. The place is the best way to begin the trip here. The 12th-century Old Town Square nestled in the Old Town serves as a heart of tourism comprising of elements ideal for travellers of every age group. One will find many tourist attractions near place including square including palaces, churches and old houses.

The Municipal House - Demonstrating the Art Nouveau to its best, the Municipal House which was established in 1912 is the finest of PragueÍs architecture. Designed mainly by Antonin Balsànek and Osvald PolÕvka with a noteworthy contribution from different major Czech artists, the Municipal House has been wholly restored to its original form lately. Its stunning architecture boasts of housing one of the most remarkable and largest concert venues, Smetana Hall along with various other salient features.

Prague Zoo - The best place to explore mother nature is one of the top tourist attractions in Prague. An ideal spot to explore the fauna and flora, this zoo is spread across an area of 143 acres. Constructed in 1931, this wonderfully maintained zoo is just the right kind of spot especially for children to enjoy the trip. The place houses around more than 4800 animals of about 700 species, making it one of the most visited tourist places in Prague.

How to Reach Prague

Thanks to the international airport in the city, it is quite easy to travel to Prague by flight. The Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague is one of the busiest airports among the European Union countries. The airport is a hub for Czech Airlines and is well-connected to many cities all over the world.

Travelling in Prague

Prague is known to have one of the finest public transportation systems in entire Europe. Two-thirds of Prague's population use metro, trams, and buses which nearly cover all of the cities and outskirts. The metro especially makes getting around town a breeze since it enables tourists to cover long distances in a few minutes. If someone is unable to continue to their destination on foot, they have an option to catch a tram or bus available close to the subway station.

Best Time to Visit Prague

The best times to visit Prague is during the spring and early fall when the weather is mild, and the place is less crowded. Since the city has an overall chilly climate, the warmer summer months see the largest influx of travellers – which also means higher hotel tariffs.

What to Pack?

  • 3-4 quick dry, casual outfits
  • A pair or two of conservative shorts to tackle the warm climate
  • 1-2 suit or dress
  • 1-2 pairs of comfortable and nice-looking walking shoes
  • One warm jacket or sweater as the temperatures can get a bit breezy, especially during the fall
  • Underwear’s and socks
  • An umbrella, cap and comfy T-shirts
  • Sleepwear

Top Delicacies

Palačinky – These thin Czech pancakes look just like French crepes but are cooked with a different method and batter. This pancake is typically rolled up and served with fillings like nuts, whipped cream, jam, or fruits. This is the perfect meal for people who have a sweet tooth.

Trdelník– This scrumptious treat is prepared by wrapping pastry dough around a wooden or metal stick and then roasting it over an open flame. After it is roasted, it is nicely coated with cinnamon or sugar. Watching this pastry being made is quite a fascinating sight.

Vepřo-knedlo-zelo – This heart dish is prepared with the help of ingredients like roast pork, bread dumplings, and stewed cabbage. The majority of Czech dishes tend to be heavy on dumplings and meat, but the vepřo-knedlo-zelo is a nutrient-balanced option providing a healthy amount of fiber.

Top Indian Restaurants in Prague

Indian By Nature

  • Address: Pernerova 478/1 | Pernerova 1, 50mtrs From Florence Bustand, Prague 186 00, Czech Republic
  • Contact Number: +420 601 200 198

Namaste India Indian Restaurant

  • Address: Ronkova 369/12, Prague 180 00, Czech Republic
  • Contact Number: +420 223 003 034

Rang De Basanti

  • Address: 2 Narodnich hrdinu 28 | Dolni Pocernice, Prague 190 12, Czech Republic
  • Contact Number: +420 773 197 878

Shopping List Essentials (Where to Shop in Prague)

Cerna Ruze – One of the oldest shopping centres in Prague, Cerna Ruze is located in a beautiful Baroque building, which is popularly visited by both locals and visitors. This is where you buy Pierre Cardin bags, leather jackets, and Bohemian crystal. Cerna Ruze is a good mix of expensive and affordable stores, where shoppers come to shop or just explore.

Europark Shopping Center – This massive shopping centre has a variety of shops including cosmetic and perfume stores, fashion, accessories and shoe stores, baby shops, children's shops, pet shops as well as bookshops. Tourists can find stores of international brands like H&M, Kara Trutnov, Wrangler, Marionnaud, and Lee.

Arkady Pankrac – Situated in the residential area of Pankrac, Arkady Pankras has become one of the finest shopping spots in Prague. Housing 125 shops, this place is of the largest shopping malls in Prague. Shoppers can find a variety of stores here such as electronic shops, fashion shops, flower shops, perfume shops, jewellery boutiques, bookshops, and sports shops.

Healthcare Centers

It is important to keep the list of popular healthcare centres to always be ready for any emergency that a tourist may face during the trip. It’s a great idea to invest in a travel insurance policy to keep the journey secured from all sides. Here is a list of popular healthcare centres of Prague.

Malvazinky Castle Clinic

  • Address: U Malvazinky 7, 150 00 Praha 5, Prague
  • Contact Number: +420 251 116 600

Medicover

  • Address: Lomnickeho 1705/5, Praha 4. Sokolovská 79/192, Praha 8, Prague
  • Contact Number: +420 234 630 111

Care Medico

  • Address: District Zirkon Office Center, Sokolovská 84-86, Praha 8 – Karlín, Prague
  • Contact Number: +420 734 857 950, +420 734 235 686, +420 777 230 881

Currency

The official currency of Prague is Czech Crown (CZK)

Basics of Local Communication

English : Czech Language

Hello : Ahoj

Thank You : Devkuji Vam

Yes : Ano

No : Ne

I Am Sorry : To mi je líto

Help : Pomoc

Goodbye : Ahoj

Do You Know This Address? : Znáte tuto adresu?

How Much? : Kolik to stojí?

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The following medical expenses are covered: 

  • Travel insurance includes medical expenses, repatriation, and emergency medical evacuation. Even dental care expenses such as acute anesthetic treatment of teeth are covered.

What is a deductible?

“Deductible”means a cost-sharing requirement under this policy, that provides that the insurer will not be liable for a specified rupee amount or percentage of claim amount or number of days or number of hours, as specified in the policy schedule and which will apply before any benefits are payable by the insurer. A deductible does not reduce the sum insured and is applicable per event, upto the specified limits mentioned.

What Is Not Covered Under the Travel Insurance Plan?

  • Medical Expenses (inclusive of Repatriation and Emergency Medical Evacuation), Daily Allowance in case of hospitalization, Compassionate Visit benefits, the following will not be payable for Any pre-existing condition, Routine examinations, Expenses for rest or recuperation at spa/ health resort/ sanatorium, Pregnancy (including childbirth, miscarriage, abortion or related complications ) or treatment relating to the removal of physical flaws or anomalies (cosmetic treatment or plastic surgery).
  • Cosmetic surgery, unless such cosmetic surgery is rendered medically necessary as part of treatment for accidents and burns whilst being abroad.
  • Suicide, attempted or wilfully self inflicted injury or illness, mental disorder, anxiety, stress or depression, venereal disease, alcoholism, drunkenness or the abuse of drugs, or any loss arising, directly or indirectly, from any injury, illness, death, loss, expense, or other liability attributable to HIV and/or any HIV related illness including AIDS and/or any mutant derivative or variation thereof however caused.
  • Treatment which could be reasonably delayed until the Insured’s return to India, which will be decided jointly by the treating Physician and the Emergency Assistance Service Provider and shall be in accordance with accepted standards of medical care.
  • The Insured taking part in naval, military or air force operations; war and nuclear perils.
  • Insured engaging in air travel unless he or she flies as a Fare Paying passenger in an aircraft licensed to carry passengers.
  • Participation of the Insured in winter sports, mountaineering and such other professional sports or any other hazardous or potentially dangerous sport for which the Insured members are adequately trained, physically fit and using proper equipment. and that too only if specifically agreed and mentioned in the policy schedule.
  • Hazardous occupation, or if engaged in any criminal or illegal act.
  • Medical Expenses in respect of Experimental, investigational or unproven treatments or treatments which are not consistent with or incidental to the diagnosis and treatment of the positive existence or presence of any Illness for which confinement is required at a Hospital. Any Illness or treatment which is a result or a consequence of undergoing such experimental or unproven treatment.
  • Naturopathy treatment.
  • Non Allopathic treatment e.g. - Ayurvedic, Yogic, Homeopathic, Unani treatment(s).
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What Is Covered Under Travel Insurance?

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.