General Information – India

Visa:

All foreign tourists visiting India must be in possession of a valid passport and visa. An Indian visa is readily available from Indian Consulate in the country of your origin. Visa fees may vary from country to country. It is recommended to obtain a multiple Entry Tourist Visa since this simplifies the procedure for visiting neighboring countries like Nepal and Sri Lanka. Indians holding foreign passports would also have to obtain an Indian Visa before entering India.

Requirements of Visa:

  1. Original passport valid for at least 6 months
  2. Correct visa fee
  3. Two passport size photographs
  4. Supporting documents, where necessary
  5. Duly completed application form


 

Weather:

October to March is the best time to visit India. It is true; the winter months (November to February) have bright, sunny days and are pleasant throughout India. Up north, in the capital city of Delhi, the temperature may vary between 4 °C (minimum on the coldest days) and 20 °C. The desert region of Rajasthan also extremely popular in the winter months, follow a similar temperature pattern. This is also the time for winter sports and a white Christmas in the hill states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttaranchal. In Maharashtra south and east India, December and January are pleasantly cool, never very cold.

It is advisable to carry warm suit/ shawl as January will be very cold in the evenings (temp minimum 4 degree Celsius - maximum 20 degree Celsius)

Economy: Since the independence, India adopted mixed economy model. Strict government control was practiced over private sector participation, investment and trade. However, in the 90s, Indian government launched the policy of economic liberalization. Government control on trade and investment was reduced and efforts were made to keep the budget deficits down. Currently the Indian economy is among the fastest growing economies in the world. Surging economy has opened new job opportunities in India.

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