India destination information

All you need to know before visiting India

India summary

India is a big country with around 1295M Indian. Official languages are English and Hindi. India uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+05:30. Currency used in India is Indian Rupee (INR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 163
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 154

ATMs in India are Rare. Internet speed in India is on average 2.8 Mbps. In India you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ New Delhi
🗣️ English Hindi
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 1295M ☀️ ~24 °C 🌧 ~90 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 3288k km2 (1269k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • English
  • Hindi


Currency 💱

1 INR = 0.01 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

India uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


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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 .

international: + 91 11 1234567
calling local: 011 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in India is on average 2.8 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in India is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In India you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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