India is a country of diversity, with characteristically unique states and people belonging to various cultural and ethnic groups. The land is divided based on geographical, climatic and cultural features.

India at a Glance

Time: GMT + 5:30

Capital: Delhi

Estimated Area: 3.287 million km2

Population: 135.26 Crores

Religion: 79% population practise Hinduism

Major Industries: Iron & Steel, textiles, Automobile,Petrochemical, Cement, IT and Agro Products

Currency: Indian Rupee(INR)

Electricity Voltage: 230V/50 Hz (type C, D and M Sockets)

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Important Information

Weather & Climate

The climate in India varies from a tropical monsoon climate in the south to a temperate climate in the north. The coastal regions of India show the least amount of difference between the temperatures of night and day whereas in the other regions, the difference in temperatures between night & day is huge.

In most parts of India, it is very hot during the summer season which begins in April and continues till July, when the monsoon season begins. The heat peaks in June where the temperatures in the northern plains and the west reach upto 45°C and higher. Winter season usually begins in November and continues until February and the plains in north as well as the barren desert cities in west have a cold wave during this season every year. December and January are the coldest months. The temperature also increases as we head towards south. The average temperature in the south during winter is 24°C – 25°C while in the north, it is between 10° and 15° Celsius.

The best time to visit India depends on the region you want to visit. If you want to visit northern India then the best time is in between October and March, when the weather is not too hot and dry. As its quite cold in December and January, trips should be made keeping this in mind.

Cold places like Leh & Ladakh, located in the far north, are most accessible from June to September, when the rest of the country experiences monsoon season.

The best time to visit Southern and Eastern India’s is from November onwards, once the monsoon has ended and temperature is warm and pleasant. As April to June are hottest months, planning a trip to hill stations and mountainous cities is a good idea.

Pack according to the season and the city you are planning to visit. December to February are colder months in north so carrying woolen sweaters & jackets are recommended. If you are travelling other parts of the country and in summer months then lightweight clothing materials are recommended. You should also carry hats/caps if you’re sensitive to sun as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.

You should also keep in mind the local customs and traditions while dressing up. As most Indians are quite conservative, you should preferably dress modestly especially when visiting the smaller cities and towns.

If you’re planning to do yoga on your trip to India, then carry comfortable clothing like yoga pants and t-shirts. Carry comfortable shoes or sandals in which you can walk for hours easily.

Religion is taken very seriously in India and while visiting any religious buildings, shrines, temples, and priests it is essential to show your respect. Before entering any temple or mosque remove your shoes and leave them outside, which you can collect after coming out. Some temples like Jain temples in particular, do not allow anyone to enter while wearing or carrying any leather articles. Entry into religious spaces is also forbidden to menstruating women. Don’t take photographs of deities or religious structures where prohibited.

You should cover your head with a scarf or cloth when entering a religious place like a dargah (Sufi shrine) or gurudwara. Women have to cover their limbs and men are also expected to dress appropriately with their legs and head covered.

All visitors coming to India should have a valid passport and an Indian visa prior to arrival. Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your expected date of return from India.

Your passport should have at least two blank pages that could be used for stamping by the Immigration Officer. Additionally if you are planning to visit restricted areas like in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands etc., the visa must also include permission to visit these places.

Tourist e-Visa (valid for 60 days) is available for more than 150 nationalities, so you can also check if you are eligible for that. e-Visa charges vary between USD 10 – USD 35 depending on the traveling period & duration. If you were planning a longer visit, then a standard six-month tourist visa would be required.

Visa / Entry Permit is subject to change and depends on the Government policy. Our team will provide you with the exact details on your query about this important & crucial aspect of your travel.

  • The traditional way of greeting and bidding farewell to anyone is by saying ‘Namaste’.
  • Elders should be treated with respect.
  • Public displays of affection is discouraged, though holding hands is still acceptable.
  • Women in particular should dress modestly and avoid low-cut tops, shorts and skirts above knee-length.
  • Remian conscious & careful of how different gender and relationships may impact interactions.
  • Take photographs of people or objects only after receiving permission.
  • When visiting any religious building or entering an Indian home remove the footwear outside.
  • Only eat food with the right hand as eating with left hand is considered unclean. However, one can use the left hand for holding utensils and cutlery.
  • Feet and shoes are considered dirty so dont step on any person as it is condidered disrespectful.
  • Don’t encourage beggars by giving them money. If you want to help then you can do so by reaching out to approved charities.
  • Most Indians tend to engage in friendly banter and light teasing and it is not a mark of disrespect so you can enjoy a light-hearted sense of humour.