India

Capital New Delhi

Population 1,295,210,000

Area 3,287,590 km2

Key facts

India is a country located in Southern Asia. There are 6 countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan) that India shares its borders with. As for languages, the country’s residents speak Hindi and English. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Hindi.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, India was ranked 48th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in India is Indian rupee (INR). The rupee (₹) is subdivided into 100 paisa (p).

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 88.77 INR and 1 USD is worth 82.69 INR.

Indian
Banknotes

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Indian
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in India is 77.64 Mbps and mobile is 108.86 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in India.21.50 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in India, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in India. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type M 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in India?

There are Mariott hotels in 9 cities.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in India.

The IHG hotel chain operates in India.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in India.

There are Radisson hotels in 62 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in India.

What fast food chains are present in India?

The McDonald’s chain operates in India.

The KFC chain operates in India.

The Burger King chain operates in India.

The Subway chain operates in India.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in India.

The Starbucks chain operates in India.

Weather

What is the weather like in New Delhi?

Today the sun in New Delhi, rises at 6:33 AM and sets at 5:37 PM. The climate of New Delhi may be categorized as a Humid subtropical (Cwa), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9Partly cloudlyLow: 11.9°C (53.42°F)High: 27.2°C (80.96°F)
FridayFeb 10Partly cloudlyLow: 13.9°C (57.02°F)High: 27.5°C (81.5°F)
SaturdayFeb 11OvercastLow: 14°C (57.2°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
SundayFeb 12SunnyLow: 11.9°C (53.42°F)High: 24.7°C (76.46°F)
MondayFeb 13SunnyLow: 9.8°C (49.64°F)High: 23.6°C (74.48°F)
TuesdayFeb 14Partly cloudlyLow: 11.7°C (53.06°F)High: 26.6°C (79.88°F)

Weather data for New Delhi (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in 15 cities.

Taxi Apps Uber is available in 96 cities. Bolt is not available in India.

Car Rental Avis , Hertz are available, but Sixt is not present in India.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.7, India is placed 74th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In India traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  29.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2013.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 15.60 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in India

100 Police
102 Ambulance
102 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal, but exception is made for the use of bhang.
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 2L of alcoholic liquor or wines

Tobacco allowance

  • 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 125g of tobacco

Sources

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