Things to see and do - India
Leaving for India
India Leisure tips
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Know before you go
Know before you go
Tourist office of India – 7 Cork Street - London W1S 3LH - t 0207 437 3677 - www.incredibleindia.org
Office of the High Commissioner for India – India House - Aldwych - WC2B 4NA - t 0207 836 8484 - www.hcilondon.net
Republic of Ireland
India does not have a tourist office in the Republic of Ireland, but travellers can consult its website - www.incredibleindia.org
Embassy of India – 6 Leeson Park - Dublin 6 - t 01.496 6792 - www.indianembassy.ie
When to go
The best time to go is from mid-October (after the rainy season) to March (before the very high temperatures), when the skies are blue and the temperatures are pleasant. The days are quite short and the cool night temperatures tend to linger.
The time in India is GMT+5.30. So when it is 12noon in London and Dublin, it is 4.30pm (in summer) or 5.30pm (in winter) in Delhi.
You must have a passport valid for 6 months after your return home and a visa, issued by the Indian embassy.
Also see Practical A to Z.
Recommended vaccinations: DT-polio, hepatitis A and B and typhoid, and if travelling to rural areas, Japanese encephalitis and rabies.
Anti-malarial medication is recommended, depending on the regions.
Travel insurance is advisable (automatically provided by some bank cards).
First aid kit
Don’t forget a wide spectrum antibiotic, anti-diarrhoea medication and an intestinal antiseptic, water purifying tablets and mosquito repellent.
www.incredibleindia.org - Official tourism website of India.
www.fco.gov.uk – Travel advice.
www.india-today.com – News and current events published by an Indian weekly news magazine.
www.hindunet.org – Scripture, socio-cultural and religious information, medicine, shopping and links to sites on the same subject.