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CAPITAL   New Delhi
POPULATION   1,166,079,217
AREA   3,287,263 sq km
LANGUAGES   Hindi, English, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi and Sanskrit
CURRENCY   Indian Rupee (INR)

WHEN TO TRAVEL

New Delhi

Good time to travel   January
Good time to travel   February
Best time to travel   March
Not a good time to travel   April
Not a good time to travel   May
Not a good time to travel   June
Not a good time to travel   July
Good time to travel   August
Good time to travel   September
Best time to travel   October
Best time to travel   November
Good time to travel   December

Mumbai

Best time to travel   January
Best time to travel   February
Best time to travel   March
Best time to travel   April
Good time to travel   May
Not a good time to travel   June
Not a good time to travel   July
Not a good time to travel   August
Not a good time to travel   September
Good time to travel   October
Best time to travel   November
Best time to travel   December

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

For current information on government travel advice, please refer to the U.S. Passports & International travel, the Canadian Travel Advice and Advisories, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office or the Australian Department of Foreign Affaires website.

For current information regarding health, recommended vaccines and the location of trustworthy doctors and medical clinics, please refer to the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers website.

AVERAGE ACCOMMODATION COST ($US)
  • 3 star hotel: $50
  • 4 star hotel: $100
  • 5 star hotel: $180
 Average in the good period to travel. Rates change throughout the year depending on high or low tourist seasons.
AVERAGE MEAL COST ($US)
  • Inexpensive restaurant: $1.59
  • Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, 3 courses: $7.95
ELECTRICITY
Type C
Type D

230V / 50Hz

ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL

Even for the able-bodied person, India’s crowded public transport and variable infrastructure can test you. If you are mobility or vision-impaired, traveling this country can be a greater challenge.

Almost only top-end hotels offer facilities for disabled travelers. You can find accommodations suitable for wheelchair users by checking the ‘Facilities for disabled guests‘ option in your Booking.com search criteria.

Some restaurants and offices have ramps, but most tend to have at least one step. Staircases are often steep. Footpaths and pavements, where they exist, can be full of potholes, littered with debris and packed with pedestrians. If you use crutches, bring along spare rubber caps for the tips as they are likely to wear down quickly.

Hiring a car with a driver will make moving around a lot easier, and if you use a wheelchair, make sure the car-hire company can provide an appropriate vehicle to carry it.

REASONS TO VISIT
  • Beach
  • Outdoor and Adventure
  • Food and Drinks
  • Animal encounter
  • Family
  • Culture and Arts
  • Architecture and History
  • Road trip
OFTEN PAIRED WITH
  • Sri Lanka
  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
QUICK FACTS
  • There is no such thing as curry in India – the Southern Indian word kari simply means ‘fried’ or ‘sauce’
  • India is one of the two largest exporter of tea with China
  • India has the most post offices than any other country (over 150,000)
  • The Taj Mahal in India is made entirely out of white marble
  • India has over 50 million monkeys
  • Some playing cards in India are round
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