Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to India?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to India are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to India?

For up to date information around safety and security in India read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for India.

Best time to visit India?

The best time to visit India is between October and March when the monsoon rains have ceased and the country is largely warm and dry. The climate does vary considerably by region though this is the peak travel season in Rajasthan and Kerala due to the agreeable weather conditions.

Do I need a visa to enter India?

UK citizens who wish to travel to India solely for tourism purpose for a period of up to 60 days can apply for an India E-Tourist visa. E-Tourist visas have to be applied a minimum of four days prior to your journey.

What currency do i need in India?

The official currency of India is the Indian rupee.

While visiting India

What wild animals live in India?

Royal Bengal Tiger - The national animal of India and Bangladesh, the Royal Bengal Tiger, (Panthera tigris tigris) is the pride of Indian forests.

What is the traditional food in India?

Despite having popular foods such as Khichdi, rice, biryani, daal, roti, and bhajiya, there is no food that has been declared to be the official National Dish of India.

What Languages are spoken in India?

The most widely spoken languages of this group are Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Kashmiri, Rajasthani, Sindhi, Assamese (Asamiya), Maithili and Odia.

How much do you tip in India?

The currency in India is the Indian rupee. On bills ranging from INR 300 to INR 1000, you can tip around 7% to 10% of the bill amount. For example, a tip of INR 100 on an INR 1000 bill is a very good tip.

Where can I find a local travel expert for India?

Local India travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency India Numbers?

  • Police: 100
  • Ambulance: 102
  • Fire: 101
  • Embassy: +91 11 2419 2100

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in India?

    The time difference is 5.5 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for India?

    India Guidebook

    Best India guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to India with this India Guidebook .