India Holidays Factfile
Capital: New Delhi
Population: 1,130 million
Language: English is the language of business and tourism and is widely spoken. Hindi is the national language but there are 14 other official langaugaes including Punjabi, Bengali, Urdu and Kashmiri.
Time: GMT + 5.5.
International dialling code: + 91
Visas: Required by UK citizens. The Indian E-Tourist Visa is a single entry visa and can be obtained online via the website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html. The current cost is US$60, and the visa is valid for 60 days from the date of arrival in India.
Country Representative in UK: India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA. Tel: 0207 836 8484.
Voltage: 220-240 AC, 50 Hz.
Money: Indian Rupee (R) divided into 100 paise. For the up-to-date exchange rate please visit the OANDA Currency Converter website
Vaccinations: There are no mandatory vaccinations required. Recommended: BCG, Cholera, Diptheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis, Malaria, Meningitis, Polio, Rabies, Typhoid, Yellow Fever. For up-to-date information please consult your local G.P. or visit the MASTA website
Guidebook: The Rough Guide to India