At a Glance
|Country||India||Population||About 15 Million|
|State||Maharashtra||Time Zone||GMT/UTC plus 5.5 hour|
|Area||430.86 Sq.km||Telephone Area Code||022|
|Best time to visit||October to March||Languages||Marathi, Hindi, English, Gujarati|
Summer - March to May (Max. temperature 34 o C)
Monsoons - June to September (Average Rainfall: 210 cms)
Winter - October to February (Min. temperature 16 o C)
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
India uses the metric system
100cm = 1meter, 1000 meters =1km, liquids are measured in litres and solids in kilograms.
220volts/ 50 hertz is the frequency at which electricity is available.
One rupee=100 paise. Indian coins come in denominations of 25 and 50 paise and 1, 2 and 5 rupees. Notes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000.
American Express, Diners Club, Mercard, MasterCard and Visa are accepted by large establishments, but it is still wise to carry Indian currency.