Before Leaving for India

Before Leaving for India

Read about passports, visas, vaccinations and the practicalities

India is a country full of contrasts that holds everything one can dream of. The country is characterized by icy cold, hot heat, beautiful rainforests, huge mountains, beautiful animals, fascinating temples and much more – all bound together by one of the world’s seven new wonders – the Taj Mahal in Agra.

On a trip to India with Tourist Travel you get around some of the most exciting and impressive experiences the country has to offer. You get a unique trip with wonderful nature experiences, an insight into their wonderful culture, different shopping and delicious food.

Passports & Visas to India

Danish citizens must have a visa to India, which is not included in the price of the trip. Children must have their own passport and visa, and the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of return. India has a well-functioning e-visa, which means that it is possible to apply for visas online through their website. This can be done here .

You can apply for a visa no earlier than 120 days before departure, for Danish citizens, and this usually applies for 30 or 60 days. When applying for a visa, you must use a clear copy of your passport (pdf format) as well as a clear passport photo with a light or white background (jpeg format). To apply for your visa, simply click on the link above, click on “e-tourist via application” and follow the instructions.

In the form under “details of reference in India” write: Tourist India Travels, Dwarka, New Delhi, Tel. + 91-981 1202174. Once your visa has been confirmed (it typically takes 3-4 working days), you will receive an email from the embassy. This is one’s visa, which must be printed and brought on the trip / during the trip to India together with one’s passport. Always check the current visa rules before departure – visa rules are subject to change at short notice by India.

Vaccinations when traveling to India

India is without a doubt a lavish country. Here are all kinds of beautiful sights and great experiences to soak up for you. Many travel to India to experience the North Indian mausoleum Taj Mahal, which is also on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Depending on where you travel to India, there are different requirements for which vaccinations you should receive before departure.

Currency in India

According to sunglassestracker, the Indian currency is called “Indian Rupees” (INR). One Danish krone corresponds to approx. to 10 rupees. At present, a maximum of 25,000 rupees may be brought into India. This corresponds to around DKK 2,500 – but you can easily withdraw more money in India.

The Indian rupees are available in banknotes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 5,000 and 10,000 rupees as well as coins of 1, 2 and 5 rupees. Once you have exchanged your rupees, it is always a good idea to save the receipt, as rupees are usually only exchanged back again with the original receipt.

Languages ​​in India

There are 23 official languages ​​in India where Hindi is the most dominant. However, India contains another 1000 different languages ​​which are spoken by different sections of the population.

Most people in India also speak English, which makes it easy for tourists to get around in this diverse country. India’s most widely used language, Hindi, is the fourth most spoken language in the entire world.

Hindi is spoken by no less than 380 million people, of whom 310 million have it as their primary mother tongue. The three languages ​​that surpass Hindi are English, Spanish and Chinese.

Time difference between India and Denmark

India is 4½ hours ahead of Denmark during Danish winter time, but since India uses India Standard Time (IST) all year round, the time difference will be one hour more during Danish summer time.

As the journey to India goes east, you will have to set the clock back when you go to India. Under normal circumstances, your body adapts to a new time zone with approx. one hour a day, so it may be a good idea to go to bed early the day before leaving for India.

Facts, statistics and information about India

India is a giant country, in fact the 7th largest country in the world based on area. In addition, it is the 2nd largest country in Asia, after China. India is also a country that has freezing cold, hot heat, rainforest and mountains. In short, a country that has everything. Therefore, facts and knowledge about India are definitely interesting and exciting to learn more about.

Main facts about India

Capital city: New Delhi
Area: 3,287,000 km2
Population: 1.293 billion
Language: Hindi (~ 15%), Bengali (~ 6%), Telugu (~ 6%), Marathi (~ 5.8%), Tamil (~ 5.3%)
Religion: Hinduism (~ 80%), Islam (~ 15%), Christianity (~ 2.5%)
Currency: Indian Rupees (1 DKK = 10.46 INR)


The Indian flag consists of three colors – orange, green and white. The colors represent the three main groups of Indian religious culture. Orange stands for Hinduism, green represents Islam, while white is the symbol of the many minority religions.

The colors of the flag are repeated in the Indian streets, where buildings belonging to the individual religion are painted in the respective color of the religion. The wheel in the middle of the flag is taken from King Ashoka’s wheel. King Ashokas is one of the most famous kings in the history of India.

The Indian flag


Capital city: New Delhi
Area: 3,287,000 km2
Continent: Asia
Time zone: Indian Standard Time UTC + 05: 30
Limits to: Bangladesh, Bhutan , China, Myanmar , Nepal , Pakistan
Largest cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata


Population: 1.293 billion
Population density: 450 people / km2
Population growth: 1.13% / year
Language: Hindi (~ 15%), Bengali (~ 6%), Telugu (~ 6%), Marathi (~ 5.8%), Tamil (~ 5.3%)
Religion: Hinduism (~ 80%), Islam (~ 15%), Christianity (~ 2.5%)


Currency: Indian Rupees (1 DKK = 10.46 INR)
Vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria and Hepatitis A (Possibly also Malaria and Typhoid)
Passport & Visa: Can be searched online
Insurance: Remember travel insurance (Health card can not be used in India)
Travel time: Nov-Mar (Best), Oct-Apr (OK), Jun-Sep (Worst)


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