Facts for the Traveller
Visas: Virtually everybody needs a visa to visit India. They come in a variety of flavours ranging from 15 days to six months and include single and multiple-entry versions. Only six-month tourist visas are extendable. Be careful to check whether your visa is valid from the date of entry or the date of issue.
Health risks: Cholera, dengue fever, dysentery, hepatitis, malaria, meningitis (trekking areas only) and typhoid. Many of India's larger cities are highly polluted and travellers with respiratory ailments may wish to take precautionary measures.
Time: GMT/UTC plus five hours 30 minutes
Electricity: 230-240V, 50 HZ
Weights & measures: Metric (see conversion table)
Tourism: 2 million visitors per year