overview

Republic of India

India logo

country information

Flag

India flag

Neighbours

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Bhutan

China

Myanmar

Nepal

Pakistan

capital

New Delhi

DRIVING SIDE: Left

INTERNET CODE: .in

TOME ZONE: UTC + 05:30

COUNTRY TEL CODE: +91

COASTLINE: 

Borders on Indian Ocean

7516.6 km

Map of India
Population

population

1,372 billion

Religion

religion

Hinduism 79.5%

Islam 14.4%

Christianity 2.5%

Other <6.3%

President

president & parliament

Head of State: Pres. Narendra Modi

Ruling Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Groups

minority & majority groups

5 major groups: Hindi-speaking Indians, Bengalis, Telugu-speaking Indians, Marathi-speaking Indians and Tamilians

Minority: Dalits, Jews of India, Kashmiris, Muslims, Nagas, Sikhs, Adivasis

For more info: https://minorityrights.org/country/india/

Language

 

LANGUAGE

Hindi/English

           Hello: Namaste

           Yes: Haan हाँ

           No: Naa/Nahi ना / नहीं

          Thank you: Dhanyavaad धन्यवाद्

          Skukriya शुक्रिया (less formal)


For more on contexts of using, visit: https://www.wikihow.com/Say-Thank-You-in-Hindi

Currency

C U R R E N C Y &
E X C H A N G E  R AT E

Indian Rupee INR (₹)

1 USD = 75,48 INR

1 ZAR = 4,30 INR


Subject to change

Vaccinations

 

VACCINATIONS

No compulsory vaccinations, but Malaria medication required and medication for Traveller’s diarrhea

Recommended: Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Cholera, Yellow Fever, Rabies, Meningitis, Polio, Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR), Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis), Chickenpox, Shingles, Pneumonia & Influenza

Electricity

 

ELECTRICITY

Voltage Requirements:   

230 V

Standard Frequency:

50 Hz


Power plugs & sockets are of type C, type D & type M

Big cities have electricity most of the time


Load shedding does occur

Temperature

 

TEMPERATURE

Winter: min. -2 °C – max. 9 °C

Summer: min. 18 °C – max. 30°C

DIPLOMATIC TIES / AIRPORTS / CARRIERS / NGO’S

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EMBASSY / CONSULAR PRESENCE

South African High Commission in New Delhi

B18 Vasant Marg

Vasant Vihar

New Delhi 110 057

India

Office hours: 08:30-12:30 and 13:15-17:00

Head of Mission: Dr H. N. Manzini, High Commissioner

Refer to:

https://southafricainindia.wordpress.com/

(+91) 11 2614 9411 to 20

[email protected]

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS & CARRIERS

AirAsia India

Air India

Go Air

IndiGo Airlines

Jet Airways.

Jet Lite

SpiceJet

Vistara

Passport

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Valid Passport with min. 60 days remaining until expiry date with sufficient pages (minimum 2 blank pages) for entry and exit stamps

The best option for Visa applications seem to be E-Visa. Electronic Travel Authorization is a simple and quick process and travel authorization is normally issued within 2-3 days. Through the E-Visa option one can also apply for shorter business Visas and medical Visas

Normal Visa application can still be done through Visa agencies (https://www.vfsglobal.com/india/southafrica/) or directly via the different consulates in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban

Previous visits to Pakistan or if any of your ancestors or family have Pakistani ties can count against you when applying for an Indian Visa

MAIN AIRPORT(S)

India has more than 20 international airports

Indira Gandhi International Airport (one of the main Airports)

 All major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru etc. have international airports

NGO

NGO’S OPERATING IN COUNTRY & CONTACT DETAILS

There are thousands of NGO’s operating inside of India

To see a list of NGO’s and fundraise updates and announcements, visit: https://guidestarindia.org/default.aspx