It’s a simple task to make a phone call to India, but there are a few things you need to know before making the call.
The first thing you need is the country code for India. This is 91.
You also need to know the international call prefix. This is 00 (or + from a mobile phone).
Armed with this knowledge, it’s easy to make a phone call to India.
Landlines – City/Area Codes in India
Landline numbers in India are 10 digits long (area code + subscriber number).
Area codes for the biggest cities are 2 digits long. Smaller cities and large towns have area codes 3 digits in length.
Area codes for a selection of cities in India are listed below:
- Agra – 562
- Ahmedabad – 79
- Bangalore (Bengaluru) – 80
- Bhopal -755
- Chennai (Madras) – 44
- Faridabad – 129
- Ghaziabad – 120
- Hyderabad – 40
- Indore – 731
- Jaipur -141
- Kalyan-Dombivli – 251
- Kanpur – 512
- Kolkata (Calcutta) – 33
- Lucknow – 522
- Ludhiana – 161
- Meerut – 121
- Mumbai – 22
- Nagpur -712
- Nashik – 253
- New Delhi – 11
- Patna – 612
- Pimpri-Chinchwad – 20
- Pune – 20
- Rajkot – 281
- Ranchi – 651
- Surat – 261
- Thane – 22
- Vadodara – 265
- Vasai-Virar – 250
- Visakhapatnam – 891
A 0 prefix before the area code is used when calling a landline number from a different area within India or from an Indian mobile.
Do not dial the 0 prefix or area code when telephoning from a landline in the same area.
Do not add a 0 prefix to the area code when calling from overseas.
For example, to call a number in Mumbai XXXXXXXX:
- From a landline in Mumbai dial XXXXXXXX.
- From a landline in India outside Mumbai, dial 0-22-XXXXXXXX.
- From a mobile phone in India, dial 0-22-XXXXXXXX.
- From overseas, dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for India (91), the area code without the 0, then the subscriber number e.g. 00-91-22-XXXXXXXX or +91-22-XXXXXXXX.
Mobile Telephone Numbers in India
Mobile phone numbers in India are 10 digits long.
They begin with 6, 7, 8, or 9.
To call a mobile phone number in India from overseas, dial the international exit call prefix (00/+), the India country code (91), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-91-XXXXXXXXXX or +91- XXXXXXXXXX.
When calling India from the United Arab Emirates, please note there is a time difference between India and the UAE.
The current time in the UAE is . The date is .
The time in India is now . The date is .
The time difference between UAE and India is 1.5 hours.
The official currency of India is the Indian rupee (INR).
Current exchange rates between the UAE dirham and the Indian rupee (INR to AED, AED to INR) are:
- 1 Indian rupee (INR) = 0.045 AED
- 1 UAE dirham (AED) = 22.2 INR
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
India is located in South Asia, with a population of over 1.3 billion people. It is the second most populous country in the world
The country covers an area of about 1.2 million square miles. It has land borders with China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Pakistan. India’s maritime borders include Sri Lanka.
The capital of India is New Delhi. Other major Indian cities include Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyerabad, Chennai and Bangalore.
Many languages are spoken in India. There are two official languages at the federal level; Hindi and English.
The country is home to many different religions including Hinduism (about 80% of the population), Islam (14%) and Christianity (2%).
According to data from the World Bank, the population of India in recent years is:
- 2018 - 1,352,617,328
- 2017 - 1,338,658,835
- 2016 - 1,324,509,589
- 2015 - 1,310,152,403
- 2014 - 1,295,604,184
- 2013 - 1,280,846,129
- 2012 - 1,265,782,790
- 2011 - 1,250,288,729
- 2010 - 1,234,281,170
- 2009 - 1,217,726,215
- 2008 - 1,200,669,765
- 2007 - 1,183,209,472
- 2006 - 1,165,486,291
- 2005 - 1,147,609,927
- 2004 - 1,129,623,456
- 2003 - 1,111,523,144
- 2002 - 1,093,317,189
- 2001 - 1,075,000,085
- 2000 - 1,056,575,549
- 1999 - 1,038,058,156
- 1998 - 1,019,483,581
Map of India
The location of India can be seen on the map below.