|travel information of india, india travel information center,|
|Places of Interest|
Travel Information: India
IndexClimate|| Culture & Languages|| Infrastructure|| Communication|| Hotels & Restuarants|| Food & Drinks|| Banks|| Hospitals & Medicines|| Emergencies|| Shopping Arcades & Bazaars|| Entertainment
India being a vast country, the climatic conditions vary from place to place. It is generally very hot (Upto 42 Degrees Celsius) in summers (April to August) and very cold (upto 2 Degrees Celsius) in the winters (November to February) in Delhi. In Bombay, the temperature stays normally around 20 - 30 Degrees Celsius, but it stays humid all year around. Madras, being in the southern part of India is very hot in summers and comfortable in winters, with high humidity levels. Calcutta again is humid, being next to the sea shore, with the temperature straying between 18 Degrees (winters) to 37 Degrees Celsius (summers).
Culture & Languages
is a diverse land with varied cultures, religions and languages
inter mingled in the 950 million population.
Railways: India has the second largest railways in the world. Virtually every place is connected via rail. There are superfast trains plying between the major cities and metros. To get an idea of rail travel, a journey between Delhi and Bombay (about 1350 Km.) is covered by Rajdhani Express in 17-18 hours.
Hotels & restuarants are available at most of the places. Among other things, hotels also offer laundry services. The better ones offer business centres, swimming pools, health clubs, discotheques / night clubs, tennis courts etc. Some of them offer their customers the services of golf courses and a particular hotel in Jaipur gives the facility of landing your helicopter in the backyard of your room!
Food & Drinks
the major cities, you can always find all kinds of cuisines: Indian,
Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Spanish, Mexican, Continental. All kinds
of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available.
normal banking hours are between 10 A.M. and 2 P.M. Automatic Teller
Machines are conveniently spread over the metros. Most of the banks
offer money changing, wire transferring and other services.
Hospitals & Medicines
Hospitals & chemists can be found at almost all places. In most of the cities, 24 hour hospitals and chemists can always be found. Foreign drugs / molecules can be purchased in the metro cities.
emergencies, the Police ( telephone number 100 ) and the ambulance (
telephone number 102 ) and the fire brigade ( telephone number 101 )
can be summoned. In critical moments, you may want to get in touch
with your travel agent, who will arrange for othere things. In
general, the populace will always be helpful in emergencies.
The shopping arcades of the cities like Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore offer you everything that you can buy anywhere else in the world: from a Mercedes to hiking boots to a video camera to the latest in Canon photolense/movie cameras/camera rolls.
Entertainment & Sports
Satellite television is an integral part of India. You can watch CNN, BBC, MTV, Discovery Channel among other Indian, Asian and American channels, almost everywhere. The release of audio cassettes and Holloywood movies (in metros) is almost simultaneous in India as in the US. You can easily lay your hands on the latest CDs, audio cassettes, video cassettes in the metros and large cities like Pune, Ahmedabad or Jaipur.