Quick Info India
Location: South Asia – and borders 8 different countries: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Afghanistan, China, Tibet, Nepal & Bhutan.
Language: Khmer (but you will find English is understood in major towns such)
Get Here: via Plane with CheapOAir or on an Organised Tour via Tour Radar (5% off through this link) or Intrepid
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR) – check the latest exchange rate here
Electrical Plug Fixture: Type C, D & M (Grab yourself a universal adapter and you’ll never have to worry about having the right plug again!)
Time Zone: UTC + 5.30 (known as IST – India standard time)
Capital City: New Delhi
Other Major Cities: Mumbai, Calcutta, Maharashtra, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Agra & and Chennai.
Famous For: The Taj Mahal, Bollywood, Culture, Cricket, Festivals, Spirituality, Population in the millions, divide between the rich and poor.
When To Visit: India covers a huge amount of land and has a diverse range of whether patterns. As such the best time to visit will depend on the area to plan to explore. Overall the best time to visit India is from October to March with the majority of India being tropical and affected by three main seasons; summer, winter and monsoon.
Visa Requirements: All visitors from western countries will be required to obtain a Visa prior to arrival. Prices vary dependent on Nationality, but is recommended you purchase your visa through the authorized government website.
Travel Within India: Trains, Planes, Buses, Cars, Bikes and Boats – there are multiple transport options to get around India. Whilst all of them may not be at the height of comfort or be the quickest route, most options are cheap and will get you from A to B.
Travel Vaccinations: As always, check your own government recommendations prior to traveling, however you should generally ensure your basic immunizations (such as Tetanus and Diphtheria, Typhoid & Hep A) are up to date and discuss with your travel doctor Yellow Fever, Hep B and Rabies Inoculations alongside anything else they recommend at consultation.