India international travel guide

Landscape view of India

India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

India is part of Asia with main city at New Delhi. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 27.07 ยฐC in India with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 29.96 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in India. Internet speed in India is on average 2.8 Mbps. In India you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 1B people. The main currency is Indian Rupee. The languages spoken are English and Hindi. Automatic teller machines are rare in India. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~27.07 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~29.96 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 1B people

Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Do not travel

Due to COVID-19, the Indian Government has announced a nation-wide lockdown from 25 March 2020 for 21 days. It has suspended all international and domestic commercial flights, and passenger trains for the time being. Metro services are also limited and may be cancelled at short notice. Other restrictions on travel and business operations may also be imposed at short notice (see Travel). If you're in India and you wish to leave, follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for leaving. See Local contacts for links. If you can't or don't want to leave, follow the advice of local authorities and minimise your risk of exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you're safe and well. If you need urgent consular assistance call +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel to India.

issued date: April 6, 2020

Weather

๐ŸŒค๏ธ Temperature

๐ŸŒง Rainfall

General

๐Ÿ”Œ Sockets

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English and Hindi

Money

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

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.

๐Ÿง ATMs

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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in India is on average 2.8 Mbps. WiFi coverage in India is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

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. India uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. 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.

๐Ÿ“ž 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 .

Driving

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

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

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Police

112

Ambulance

140

Fire department

175

Useful Information
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Last updated: April 1, 2020