India

The Indian peninsula is separated from mainland Asia by the Himalayas. The country is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Indian Ocean to the south.

India is not just one of the world's oldest civilizations, it is also the world's largest democracy, and has made stupendous progress among developing nations. India's impressive variety of history and culture, from the ancient Gangetic Kingdoms to the present state, harmoniously blend to form a unique atmosphere in over a million square kilometers of scenic sights. A continent-sized country, India possesses an amazing wealth of sights and sounds, tastes and textures. From a bustling cosmopolitan city to the quiet countryside, hill station or a beach resort, India has destinations which offer a backdrop of unmatched beauty. 

India offers a different aspect of her personality – exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic - to each traveller to the country.

 

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Fact File

CapitalNew Delhi

LanguageHindi, English

ClimateThe climate of India can broadly be classified as a tropical monsoon one. But, in spite of much of the northern part of India lying beyond the tropical zone, the entire country has a tropical climate marked by relatively high temperatures and dry winters. There are four seasons: winter (December-February), summer (March-June), south-west monsoon season (June-September) and post monsoon season (October-November)

CurrencyIndian Rupee (Rs)

VisaA visa must be obtained prior to travelling to India

HealthRecommended immunisation against Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis A, Typhoid

PassportsShould be valid for more than six months after date of departure from India

Time Zone GMT + 5.5 hours