MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
New DelhiEXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER
South Block 172
Phone : 23011127, 23011165 (O)
Fax : 23011463, 23013254
|Currency||Indian rupee (₹) (INR)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+05:30)
DST is not observed
|Drives on the||left|
|ISO 3166 code||IN|
India is a vast South Asian country with diverse terrain – from Himalayan peaks to Indian Ocean coastline – and history reaching back 5 millennia. In the north, Mughal Empire landmarks include Delhi’s Red Fort complex and massive Jama Masjid mosque, plus Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal mausoleum. Pilgrims bathe in the Ganges in Varanasi, and Rishikesh is a yoga centre and base for Himalayan trekking.
India has undergone a paradigm shift owing to its competitive stand in the world. The Indian economy is on a robust growth trajectory and boasts of a stable annual growth rate, rising foreign exchange reserves and booming capital markets among others.
India's major mineral resources include Coal (4th largest reserves in the world), Iron ore, Manganese ore Mica,Bauxite (5th largest reserve in the world as in 2013), Chromite, Natural gas, Diamonds, Limestone and Thorium (world's largest along coast of Kerala shores).
The higher education system in India has grown in a remarkable way, particularly in the post-independence period, to become one of the largest system of its kind in the world. However, the system has many issues of concern at present, like financing and management including access, equity and relevance, reorientation of programmes by laying emphasis on health consciousness, values and ethics and quality of higher education together with the assessment of institutions and their accreditation. These issues are important for the country, as it is now engaged in the use of higher education as a powerful tool to build a knowledge-based information society of the 21st Century.India's higher education system is the third largest in the world, next to the United States and China. The main governing body at the tertiary level is the University Grants Commission, which enforces its standards, advises the government, and helps coordinate between the centre and the state. Accreditation for higher learning is overseen by 12 autonomous institutions established by the University Grants Commission.
India offers a different aspect of her personality – exotic, extravagant, elegant, eclectic -- to each traveller to the country .Tourism in India has shown a phenomenal growth in the past decade. One of the reasons is that the Ministry of tourism, India has realized the immense potential of tourism in India during vacations. India travel tourism has grown rapidly with a great influx of tourists from all across the globe who have been irresistibly attracted to the rich culture, heritage, and incredible natural beauty of India.India tourism with its foggy hill stations, captivating beaches, historical monuments, golden deserts, serene backwaters, pilgrimage sites, rich wildlife, and colourful fairs capture the heart of every tourist.
In addition, a variety of festivals, lively markets, vibrant lifestyle, and traditional Indian hospitality, will make your experience as an india tourist truly unforgettable and fantastic. Travel through the lovely Indian states and discover closely the resplendent colors and rich cultural locales of this incredible land.
India's climate can be classified as a hot tropical country, except the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir in the north and Sikkim in the northeastern hills, which have a cooler, more continental influenced climate. The heat peaks in June with temperatures in the northern plains and the west reach 45° C and more. The monsoons hit the country during this period too, beginning 1st of June when they are supposed to find the Kerala coast, moving further inland from day to day.
Lightweight cotton clothing is advised throughout the year, with an umbrella or raincoat for the monsoon season. Be prepared for high temperatures and humidity, no matter where you go. A sweater and warmer clothing is advised for cooler evenings. Warmer clothing is advised for the northern mountainous areas of India, which can have quite cold winters.
Services available for Foreigners and NRIs
Any legal advice and assistance in INDIA while in or outside India.
- Additional Places of Visit
- Apostille/ Normal Attestation
- Change of Address
- Change of Passport
- Change of Port
- Change of Travel Mode
- Divorse filing
- Damage of passport
- Emergency Certificate
- Exit Permit
- FRRO Services(Ahmedabad)
- Legal heirs certificate / nativity certificate/
- Loss of Passport
- Marriage Registration & Certificate
- Matrimonial search
- New Visa
- No record found certificate for birth
- Non availability of birth certificate
- NORI(No Obligation to Return of India)
- OCI card help and advice
- Passport renewal/lost/damage/stolen/ FIR/ Court order/ Bail/ FRRO registration
- Pedigree/ family tree affidavits
- Police Clearance Certificate(PCC)
- Power of attorneys/ notaries
- Property documentation
- Refusal of Business visa
- Refusal of Conference visa
- Refusal of Employment visa
- Refusal of Emergency visa
- Refusal of Entry visa
- Refusal of Journalist visa
- Refusal of Medical visa
- Refusal of Missionaries visa
- Refusal of Permit to re-enter within 2-month visa
- Refusal of Reserch visa
- Refusal of Student visa
- Refusal of Tourist visa
- Refusal of Transit visa
- Registration Extension
- Restricted/ Protected Area Permit
- Return Visa/ NORI
- Title report/ title search
- Verification and Investigations
- Vigoti, tax, record updation / property card
- Visa Extension
- Visa Conversion
- Will/ probate/ codicil