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Most foreign nationals require a visa and current passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your return date. You can't apply for a visa on arrival - you must sort this out beforehand. From 1st May 2015 onward, all visa applications must be accompanied by biometric information, to be given to and validated by VFS Global.
Vaccinations are not obligatory. But it's a good idea to get innoculated against Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Rabies and Meningitis.
As well as English, India has 18 other official languages. No need to learn them - all signs are in English and Shakespeare's language is spoken throughout the land! Even if there are some people who don't speak English, there's always someone close by who does.
Time difference from the UK: +4hrs 30mins in summer and +5hrs 30mins in winter So when it's midday in London, it's 4:30pm in Mumbai in summer and 4:30pm in winter in Delhi.
Country dialling code: +91
Internet access is available in some hotels, bars and tourist restaurants, otherwise there are numerous cybercafés.
Power is 220 volts so you may need a transformer. The plugs are also different. So best pack an adaptor.
Indian Embassy in London
India House, Aldwych
London WC2B 4NA
British Embassy in India
New Delhi 110021