Government : Federal Republic
Capital : New Delhi
Area : 3 287 590 km²
Population : 1, 095 billion
Official languages : Hindi, English and 21 other languages.
Currency : Rupee
Vaccines and health
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is mandatory for all travellers over 6 months old coming from an infested area. An HIV certificate is mandatory if staying more than one year.
For adults, don't forget your vaccinations: Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.
For children, don't forget the vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (1, long stay), Typhoid (1, long stay for those over 5 years old).
In India, you must be warned about AIDS, Amebiasis, Ascaris, bilharziosis, cholera, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, Hepatitis A & B, malaria, Leishmaniasis, Poisonous Fish, Snakes, Scorpions, Spiders, Polio, Meningitis, Rabies, Sexually transmitted diseases, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid.
When to go ?
The best time to visit India for tourists is the winter season. The season lasts from October to February, during the cooler months.
Visas and diplomacy
For all information, please contact your embassy or the Indian consulate.
Food and drinks
Hygienic problems in restaurants, markets and shops. Avoid tap water. Better to consume local bottled water : Bisleri, Bishumula, Golden Eagle.
Best places to go
The Marble Palace of Mumbai (1, Bombay), the Gateway of India and the India Gate in Delhi, the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple and the Indian Botanical Gardens in Kolkata (1, Calcutta), the Amber (1, Amer) Fort and Palace, the Palace of the Winds (1, Hawa Mahal) in Jaipur, the Gandhi Smriti and the Central Cottage Industries Emporium in New Delhi, the Mandore Gardens in Jodhpur and of course the Taj Mahal. Don't forget Pondichery, an ancient French counter.
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