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Identity Card:
  • Capital New Delhi

  • Largest city: Mumbai (Bombay)

  • People : 1210193422 hab .

  • Constitution : Federal Parliamentary Republic

  • Language Hindi, English

  • Religion : Hinduism, Islam

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A tourist visa is required to return to India, it must be obtained before arriving at an Indian embassy or external organization. The tourist visa is valid for 6 months.

    • Passport : The date of validity of your passport must be after at least 3 months from the date of validity of your tourist visa .

    • Specifications: The tourist visa is not enough to access some of the Northeastern states, or it is necessary to obtain a special permit

      • Currency Indian Rupee (INR)

      • Currency rates One euro = 58 rupees

      • Change : In the big cities, you can easily find currency exchange offices to change your euros and vending machines where you can get rupees with an international credit card

      • Payment Cards Credit cards are only accepted in department stores and big hotels .

      • Budget stay 1 week 150 300 euros euros-

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 2 € / person
          Average : 5-10 € / person
          Premium . more than 30 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 5 € / night
            Average : 10-20 € / night
            Premium : more than 100 € / night


            How to get there?

            • plane Paris-Bombay is about 12 hours of flight and between 500 and 750 euros roundtrip return. As for New Delhi, count 10 hours of flight on average and between 350 and 500 euros.

            • By car: A carnet de passage is required to return a vehicle in India, it is obtained from the automobile Club.

              On site:

              • Car : An international license is required to drive in India. The road network is bad and traffic is intense, over many Indian have certainly never opened a manual of rules of the road ... Recommend only to drivers accustomed to this type of somewhat chaotic traffic . A sensible solution is to hire the services of a chauffeur.

              • Bus The buses used to go almost anywhere in India, often for a small fee. There are three categories of bus, the small local bus, via the express bus and deluxe motorcoach. It is generally more interesting to take the train for long distances, faster and more comfortable.

              • Train : The train is a great way to travel in India, the rail network is highly developed and works quite well. Book in advance: Trains are usually full, especially the sleeper .

              • By Air: Given the large size of the country, flying is a viable option, especially as prices have fallen in recent years. By cons attention delays are frequent and the queues for boarding can be very long, especially in Delhi and Mumbai.

                • Vaccinations : It is advisable to see a doctor before departure, no vaccination is required, it is however strongly recommended to update the following vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus polio, typhoid, viral hepatitis A and B.

                • Food hygiene: Do not drink tap water, only bottled water, not eating food bought in the street, washing hands regularly consume vegetables, meat and fish cooked only.

                • Tips : It is strongly advised to take out travel insurance from France, one must support the costs of hospitalization and evacuation

                  • Violence: The number of sexual assaults is increasing in India, foreign women are not immune to these attacks even if the risk is less, it is advisable to consider a trip to India together.

                  • Terrorism: India is a relatively safe country, however, three areas in particular suffer terrorist actions: The State of Jammu, Kashmir, the northeastern states, and the city of Hyderabad.

                  • Caution: It is advisable to keep with you your passport and make photocopies of your ID and your tickets, you leave your room to hotel. It is also advisable to report your trips to your hotel or your loved ones. In the streets and in public transport, of course pay attention to your business, avoid crowds, and do moderately trust people too much caring.

                    • Climate : The climate of India is tropical in south, desert in the west and mountain in the Himalayas .

                    • Average temperatures Average 25 & deg; C throughout the year in the south of India .

                    • Best time to reach The period of the monsoon in southern India lasts from October to December .

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