Travel to India

India has more than 5,000 years of history, culture and civilization, which has culminated into unparalleled art, architecture, craft, cuisine and festivals. This country offers a diversity of unique tourist attractions and has many wonders, both natural and man-made. Kerala is an area of green landscapes, rich forests, rivers and palm trees.
Weather in India:
Best time to visit is from October to April.
What to Wear in India:
Loose cotton-clothing is perfect for warm, humid climate.

Language in India:
English is widely spoken in major cities and tourist areas.

India Culture & Customs:
India is rich in spirituality and is the birthplace of many religions. It is an example of the assimilation of the ancient and modern, past and present, old and new. Local currency is the Indian Rupee. Money should be changed at authorized foreign exchange counters, banks or at bank counters on arrival at airport. E-mail and Internet can be accessed from cyber cafes or Internet centers in major cities. Tipping generally 10-20 percent, but it is not mandatory. Smoking in public places is prohibited.
What to Buy in India:
India is a shopper's paradise. Arts and crafts including intricately designed wooden and hand-painted papier-mache boxes and delicate carvings in wood and stone are amoung the most popular. India's bazaars, shops, stalls and markets will tempt you with silks, brocades, rugs, antique silver jewelry, and precious and semi-precious stones. Do not buy articles made from rare or endangered animals.

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India Fast Facts

Country Full Name
Republic of India
Name: Indian Rupee
Code: INR
Symbol: Rs
Electrical Plugs

230-240V 50Hz
Languages Spoken
Official: Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Kashmiri, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Punjabi
Time Zones
GMT/UTC +5.5 
Country Dialing Code
Weights & Measures