India



India, officially the Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world.

NameIndia
Top Level Domain
.in
Alpha2 CodeIN
Alpha3 CodeIND
Calling Codes
91
CapitalNew Delhi
Alt Spellings
IN
Bhārat
Republic of India
Bharat Ganrajya
RegionAsia
SubregionSouthern Asia
Population1295210000
Latlng
20
77
DemonymIndian
Area3287590
Gini33.4
Timezones
UTC+05:30
Borders
AFG
BGD
BTN
MMR
CHN
NPL
PAK
LKA
Native Nameभारत
Numeric Code356
Currencies
CodeINR
NameIndian rupee
Symbol
Languages
Iso639_1hi
Iso639_2hin
NameHindi
Native Nameहिन्दी
Iso639_1en
Iso639_2eng
NameEnglish
Native NameEnglish
Translations
DeIndien
EsIndia
FrInde
Jaインド
ItIndia
BrÍndia
PtÍndia
NlIndia
HrIndija
Faهند
Flaghttps://restcountries.eu/data/ind.svg
Regional Blocs
AcronymSAARC
NameSouth Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Other Acronyms
Other Names
CiocIND

Cities

New Delhi

Agartala

Ahmedabad

Amritsar

Bangalore

Chennai

Dibrugarh

Gangtok

Guwahati

Hyderabad

Jaipur

Kanpur

Kolkata

Lucknow

Ludhiana

Mumbai

Nagpur

Patna

Port Blair

Pune

Shillong

Srinagar

Surat

Destinations

Agra Fort

Fort in Agra

Ajanta Caves

Cave in Ajanta

Amber Fort

Fort in Amber

Charminar

Monument in Hyderabad

City Palace

Palace in Jaipur

Dakshineswar

Hindu Temple in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Dholavira

Archaeological Site in Around Bhuj

Diu Fort

Fort in Diu

Ellora Cave Temples

Temple in Ellora

Golden Temple

Sikh Temple in Amritsar

Hawa Mahal

Historic Building in Jaipur

Jaisalmer Fort

Fort in Jaisalmer

Kalighat Temple

Hindu Temple in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kamakhya Mandir

Hindu Temple in Guwahati

Kaziranga National Park

National Park in Assam

Kutch White Desert

Nature Reserve in Around Bhuj

Mahabodhi Temple Bihar

Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya

Mehrangarh

Fort in Jodhpur

Mysuru Palace

Palace in Mysuru (Mysore)

Namdapha National Park

National Park in Arunachal Pradesh

Periyar Tiger Reserve

Nature Reserve in Periyar Tiger Reserve

Qutab Minar

Tower in Greater Delhi & Gurgaon (Gurugram)

Ranthambhore National Park

Park in Eastern Rajasthan

Red Fort

Fort in Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad)

Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

Nature Reserve in Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Taj Mahal

Historic Building in Agra

Victoria Memorial

Historic Building in Kolkata (Calcutta)


Everyone except nationals of Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal needs a visa to visit India.

Tourist visas are valid for six months from the date of issue, and cost around US$50. Processing takes from one day to one week

Visas need to be applied for online before you visit an embassy.

A visa on arrival is available for tourists from  Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d`Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

The on arrival visa is only available at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi airports for a fee of US$60 (plus bank fee). The visa is single entry and only valid for 30 days. You must apply at least 4 days in advance and up to 30 days before you arrive.

If you would like to stay in India for longer than six months, you will need to leave the country and apply for another visa. Getting another visa after you have had two in a row may prove a little difficult.
The Indian embassy in Kathmandu may be able to issue new visas but there crackdowns from time to time that may make getting a new visa near impossible.

Indian Immigration

Visa on arrival details

Indian Embassies and consulates


Note: Please confirm details with embassy because policies do change with time