Telephone facilities: Local, inter-state and
international dialing can be made in any part of
India. The international direct dialling code
for India is “0091”
Fax / Telex / Telegram:
International 24-hours service from large hotels
and telegraph offices in major cities.
Internet : Internet
facilities is available in almost all parts of
India through various ISP’s.
The most common language is Hindi. English is
widely spoken in most of the States. There are
18 official languages spoken accross different
states in India. Different languages are spoken,
Trained English speaking guides are available at
all important tourist centres. French, Italian,
Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese speaking
guides are available at some cities.
The Government of India Tourist Offices can be
contacted for such services. Unapproved guides
are not permitted to enter protected monuments.
Tourists are advised to ask the guides for the
identity card issued by the Department of
Tourism, Govt. of India.
Please consult the nearest Govt.
of India Tourist Office.
Passengers embarking on journey to any place
outside India from a customs airport / seaport
will have to pay an Foreign Travel Tax of
Rs.500/- and on journeys to Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka and the Maldives of Rs.150/-
Loss of a
In the unlikely event of losing the air ticket,
passenger should report at the nearest Airlines
Office with all possible details of the
document. A fresh document will be issued only
after the original document has been blacklisted
and the Security Department has been informed.