Other Useful info when travelling to India

Credit Cards

All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout India, as advertised at points of sale, such as: American Express, Diners Club, Master card, Visa, are accepted.


Electricity

220-240 volt AC. For an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is needed

Time Zone

Indian Standard Time (IST) is the time observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC+05:30.


Climate

October in Delhi, India have a mean daytime temperatures around 30℃ and 33℃.


Opening Hours

Banks and post offices are normally open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Most grocery stores and department stores are open, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Telephone Connection

There are several popular GSM operators offering the GSM service in Delhi namely, MTNL, Reliance, Airtel, Vodafone. Sim Cards of any of the above operators may be bought from their counters at airport right after the custom clearances based on the following documents: i) 2 color passport size photographs, ii) photocopy of personal details page of passport, iii) photocopy of Indian Visa, iv) a documentary proof of home address in country of residence, v) proof of stay in India (like letter from Hotel). One can get the Sim Card card in fifteen to twenty minutes after the required documentation. Usually, the SIM is activated within 24 hours, after a confirmation call is made to mobile phone for verifying the details provided in the application.