India international travel guide

India

India is part of Asia with main city at New Delhi. It's usually 🌤️ 18.92 °C in India with a rainfall of 🌧 11.30 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in India. Internet speed in India is on average 2.8 Mbps. In India you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 1B people. The main currency is Indian Rupee. The languages spoken are English and Hindi. Automatic teller machines are rare in India. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~18.92 °C   🌧 ~11.30 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 1B people

Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution

India has reported a small number of COVID-19 cases in early 2020. Expect additional health screening at entry points. If you've travelled to China since 15 January 2020, you won't be allowed to enter India. Monitor your health closely and follow the advice of local authorities. If you have symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor before travelling. We haven't changed our advice level: Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

issued date: February 14, 2020

General

🔌 Sockets

India uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D and Type M.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Hindi

Money

💱 Currencies Used

India uses the Indian rupee (symbol: ?), code INR.Banknotes come in denominations of 2000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 rupees. Rupee is subdivided into 100 paisas. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5, 2 and 1 rupees.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in India. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in India. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in India is on average 2.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in India is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 281.24 INR, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, Idea, Jio or Vodafone. India uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in India upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call India, dial +, then 91 (the country code for India), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within India, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 11 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In India you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas, 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways, 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on motorways and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on expressways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

112

Ambulance

140

Fire department

175

Last updated: February 12, 2020