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India - Land of Enchantment

India: Land of Enchantment
India is one of the oldest civilizations of the world. India is a mysterious country to foreigners and travelers who visit this diverse landscape for the first time. India is a land of contrast – of ancient farming and agricultural techniques in one area to bustling, cosmopolitan cities in another. It’s the one place you might see a fancy car share the same road as a cart pulled by a bullock. India has a wealth of treasures to show visitors, and choices of things to do and see are nearly limitless.

India 

  • Currency: Rupee
  • Language: Hindi
  • Climate: Summer is hot and humid with average temperatures of around or over 100°F, while winters average about 64°F
  • Capital: New Delhi

India has played a major role in the world’s economics for centuries and things haven’t changed in the 21st. India is still a leader in IT development and cutting edge technologies. Over 5,000 years old, India is steeped in culture, lore, mysticism and history. Specializing in orthopedic, cardiac, transplant, and plastic and cosmetic surgical procedures, India is also a leader in nuclear medicine, neurosurgery and cancer procedures. American medical travelers flock to India for such treatments because of the enormous savings to be had – nearly a tenth of the cost of procedures and surgeries in the U.S.

Electrical
220-240 volts. Type D electrical plugs are the most common in India. You might also want to bring a Type M plug also.

Visa Requirements
According to the India Visa Center, “Medical Visa is given to those seeking medical treatment only in reputed/recognized specialized hospitals/treatment centers in India. Up to two attendants who are blood relatives are allowed to accompany the applicant under separate Medical Attendant visas, and the Medical Attendant visa will have the same validity as the Medical visa.”

A valid signed passport with 6 months’ validity from date of Indian visa application is required, with a minimum of two blank pages for visa stamps. No amendment pages accepted for stamping. Invitations/letters from persons/businesses in India may also be required, explaining reason for visit.

Money
The Indian rupee (INR) is the common denomination in India. However, throughout the metropolitan areas of the country and in a majority of hotels and shops, credit cards are accepted.

Airlines Serving India
Major international airlines service travel to India and land in international airports such as the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, the Hyderabad Airport in Hyderabad and the Bangalore International Airport in Bangalore.

  • British Airways
  • Delta Airlines
  • Etihad Airways
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Qatar Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Air France
  • Lufthansa
  • United Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Emirates

India Country Dialing Code
Country Code [91] + City Code + telephone number

Embassies in India

Argentina
Embassy of the Argentine Republic

A-2/6, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi-110057
Telephone: +91-11- 4166 1982, 83, 84
Fax: +91-11- 4166 1988, 89

Canada
Canadian High Commission
7/8, Shantipath
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
Telephone: +91-11-5178 2000
Fax: +91-11-5178 2020

Croatia
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia

A-15, West End
New Delhi-110021
Telephone: +91-11- 5166 3101,2,3
Fax: +91-11-2687-6873, 5166 3100

Iraq
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq

B-5/8 Vasant Vihar
New Delhi-110057
Telephone: +91-11-2614 9085, 2614 9034
Fax: +91-11-2614 9076
Telex: 31-66253 IRAQ IN

Nigeria
High Comission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
EP-4, Chandragupta Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
Telephone: +91-11-24122138
Fax: +91-11-2410 7185
Telex: 31 72062 NHC IN

U.S.A.
Embassy of the United States of America

American Embassy
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
Telephone: +91-11-2419 8000
Fax: +91-11- 24190017

Great Britain
British High Commission
Shantipath
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
Telephone: +91-11-2687 2161
Fax: +91-11-2687 0068, 2687 2882, 2687 0062, 2687 0060

Web: http://www.ukinindia.com

10 Fun Things to Do in India

  • Explore the Ellora Caves
  • Enjoy fine dining in New Delhi
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Hike through Keoladeo National Park
  • Visit the Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
  • Check out Agra Fort
  • Visit the monuments at Pattadakal
  • Go shopping in New Delhi
  • Bask in nature in the Sundarbans National Park
  • Bike the back roads and enjoy the lush scenery

India will amaze and awe, no doubt about it. This colorful, ancient and yet very modern land offers visitors endless opportunities to enjoy everything from a mud bath to the spectacle of the Taj Mahal. The people and the culture of this exotic land will burrow into your heart and memories forever. Guaranteed.

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