India: The Bucket List
Main International Airports: New Dehli, India is the hub for international travel to this region of Asia. Other major international airports in India are Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.
Currency: Indian rupee.
Population: 1.2 billion.
Capital: New Dehli.
Climate: Ranges from tropical in the southern parts of India to deserts in Rajasthan to alpine in the Himalayas.
Major Languages: Hundreds of languages are spoken in South Asia, but English is a lingua franca for tourists and business throughout the region. It is one of India’s two official languages (the other is Standard Hindi).
More Facts: India requires a visa in advance of travel.
Medical Information: Malaria prophylaxis is recommended in low-lying tropical areas: See the World Health organization interactive map for recommendations for malaria and other medical issues.
Time Zone: UTC + 5 1/2. See World Clock for seasonal adjustments.