India

Introduction

Namaste! Welcome to India!

This huge country lies in southern Asia, bordered by Pakistan, China and Nepal. India is hemmed in at its Northern edge by the world's highest mountain chain, the Himalayas. To the south and west the country is rich in plateaus, tropical forests and barren, sandy deserts, and is bordered throughout by endless palm fringed beaches. India is a country teeming with diversity. It is home to many cultures, religions, arts, architectural styles and cuisine. India provides a complete contrast in offering some some of the World's most ancient and diverse cultures, fascinating languages, exotic styles of dress and almost every type of scenery. Stunning historical buildings and beautiful, ancient architecture abound along with the warmth and traditional hospitality of its people. Sun, sand and surf, India has it all. A land of variety that would take you more than a lifetime to explore and discover. Every moment spent in this incredible country promises a stimulating cultural experience which will stay with you forever.

Important Information

Language:
Hindi is the main language, spoken by approximately 30% of the population. English is spoken widely especially in tourist areas. In addition there are seventeen regional languages.

Health:
Precautions against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Typhoid and Malaria are advisable and vary dependent upon extent of travel arrangements. Please consult your GP for up to date information.

Currency:
Indian Rupee (Rs)

Time Difference:
GMT + 5.5

UK Specific Information

Passports and Visas
Visas are required for entry to India. Contact vsfglobal.co.uk for further information. Your passport must have 2 blank pages for the visa and be valid for 180 days from the date of arrival in India