Destination India

Destination India

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Destinations in India : Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram.


Visas

Indonesian citizens can avail of the Visa on arrival facility. However, if you wish to extend your stay, extensions are routinely issued at the Foreigners’ Registration Offices in all metropolitan cities and in all state and district capitals at the office of the Superintendent of police. Permit for travel to Sikkim the Andaman and Nicobar Island and Lakshwadeep can also be obtained from the above offices.

Currency

The rupee (Rs.) is divided into 100 paise. There are coins of 10, 20, 25 and 50 paise and Rs. 1, 2, and 5 as well as notes of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500.

You are not allowed to bring Indian currency into India. You can however, bring in an unlimited amount of foreign currency in either cash or in travellers cheques. However, anything in excess of US $ 10,000 (US $ 2500 if in cash only) must be declared on arrival.

Credit Cards

Diners Club, Master Card, American Express and Visa are widely accepted credit cards.

Business Hours

Shops, banks and post offices generally open at 10am. However, banks close for business at 2 p.m. and post offices at 5 p.m. Shops of course are open till 7pm, 6 days a week. Government offices work from 10 am to 6 p.m. 5 days a week-Monday to Friday.

Time

India is 5 1/2 hours ahead of GMT, 4 1/2 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard time and 10 1/2 ahead of American Eastern Standard Time (summer).

Communications

Local, inter-state and international calls can be made with ease in any part of India. STD / ISD call booths with direct interstate and international dialing are freely available and are well signposted.

Mobile telephones are available at Mumbai and Delhi. Should you require any further information you can contact the cellular telephone operators at either of these places.

Climate

Basically India has 3 seasons in the year – summer, monsoon, and the winter. However India is so vast that the climatic conditions in the far north have little relation to those in the extreme south.

Language

It is very easy to get by with English. Many Indian speaks English and most shopkeepers have a working knowledge of the language.

A Few Words

Here are some Hindi words and phrases for your convenience.

Bara Big Maf Kijiye Excuse Me
Chota Small Kripaya Please
Aaj Today Namaste Hello
Din Day Chai Tea
Raat Night Kafi Coffee
Mahina Month Doodh Milk
Davai Medicine Pani Water
Han / Nahin Yes / No Chini Sugar
Kitna hai? How much? Aap kaise ho? How are you?

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