We Welcome you to the capital and wish you a pleasant stay. The main city of Delhi covers an area of 1,500 sq.km. at 216 meters. above sea level. The population is over fifteen million. Winter in the Indian capital is truly delightful. Woolens are required in January-February when the temperature could drop to 5°C (40°F). Cottons or light tropical will be comfortable the rest of the year. The summer temperature is between 25.6°C (average in April) and 44°C (maximum in May and June. The rainy season is from July to September.
Visa: Citizens of all countries (including Commonwealth) require a valid passport and an appropriate (entry, transit or tourist) visa. The visa must be obtained abroad from an Indian Mission. Tourist visas are generally valid for 120 days stay in India. If planning to visit a neighbouring country such as Nepal and then re-entering India, a double/multiple entry visa should be obtained. For extending the visa apply for a letter of permission from the ministry of Home Affairs, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market. Thereafter the letter is to be presented to the FRRO. Conditions apply for extension of stay. The Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) is located at Level 2, East Block VIII Sector I, RK Puram, Behind Hyatt Regency Hotel (see C/5 on the map) Timings: 9.30 to 1.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm, weekends and national holidays closed.
A valid yellow fever certificate is mandatory for all persons (including infants) who have been, even in transit, in Africa or South America or Papua New Guinea in the last six days. The certificate becomes valid 10 days after vaccination. India does not require immunization against smallpox and cholera. A person arriving in India, who is required to possess a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate in accordance with these requirements will, IN THE ABSENCE OF A VALID VACCINATION CERTIFICATE BE QUARANTINED FOR A PERIOD UPTO SIX DAYS, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Inoculation centre for yellow Fever Palam Airport (Tuesday & Thursday, 2 pm – 4 pm), Telephone: 2565 – 3408. Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (Wednesday & Saturday, 11 am – 1 pm) Telephone: 2336 – 5525 extension. 372: MCD Office, Alipur Road, opposite the Civil Lines Police Station (Monday & Friday, 10 am – 12 noon) Telephone: 2397 – 2058.
The Duty Free Allowance for passengers (above 12 years of age) is Rest. 12,000 for Indian residents or foreigners residing in India If the stay abroad to than 3 days (Rupees. 4,000 for tourists of Nepalese or Bhutanese origin coming from their respective countries) for bonafide baggage (i.e. for personal use or giving as gifts). The Allowance is Rupees 6,000 if the stay abroad is upto 3 days. These include 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars or 250 grams tobacco) and liquor and wines upto 32 oz (1 litre). You can also bring in articles for your personal use including cameras with 5 rolls of film, a reasonable quantity of jewellery, one pair of binoculars, one portable musical instrument, one radio set one tape recorder, one portable typewriter, laptop computer, one perambulator and professional equipment, on the undertaking that you will take them back with you when leaving India. The duty rate beyond the free baggage allowance is 61.4 percent. Drugs and narcotics and the import of firearms are prohibited. There is DUTY – FREE shop at the airport both in the Arrival and Departure lounges.