India travel advice

Explore our complete guide to India with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for India.

India travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to India with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

India - quick facts
Flight time 8.5 to 10 hours
Time difference UK +5.5 hours
Language(s) Hindi, English
Currency Indian Rupee
Electricity C + D + M plug (230V)
Driving side Left
Visa Yes

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India tourist information

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK and visa requirements for UK travellers.

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India weather

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Hours of sunshine (daily)
Days with some rainfall

The India weather guide shows long term monthly averages for New Delhi.

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India travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting India from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around India.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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India travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to India with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in India, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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India covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in India with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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India travel features

Do you want to learn more about India? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in India.

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India FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to India including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to India due to Covid-19?

India is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for India.

Check out Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from India?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from India. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to India from the UK?

The flight time to India from the UK is typically 8.5 to 10 hours.

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What is the time difference between India and the UK?

The time difference between India and the UK is UK time+5.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in India?

The main languages spoken in India are Hindi and English.

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What is the currency in India?

The currency in India is the Indian Rupee (INR).

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Which plugs are used in India?

India uses electrical plug type C + D + M (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in India?

They drive on the left side of the road in India.

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Do you need a visa for India?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter India.

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