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Indian postal Services & Telecommunication

India has one of the world’s largest postal network with around 1,55,000 post offices all over  the country. Mail system in India is quite reliable and mails are frequently sent by air. In terms of handling mail, India ranks among the top after UK, Japan, and France. The Airmail service to Europe, Africa and Australia takes at least a week and a little longer than America. The Postal Department employs around 600,000 people from all over India for postal services. The post cards within India remain the cheapest way of postal communcaton. . A five-rupee stamp is required to be fixed on the cover of an envelope to be mailed within India, Nepal and Bhutan. More information on Indian postal service is available at:


Speed Post

Telecommunication, Speed Post

Speed Post is the world’s largest courier system run by government owned Postal Department and is quite inexpensive. It delivers time-bound mail in 24-72 hours from the time of booking.  The system guarantees return of money in case of late deliveries. The Speed post can be easily done at  major post offices of the cities. There are several private courier services like Blue Dart, Express, Skypack etc.



Parcels are normally mailed from major post offices. Government emporiums and large departmental stores readily transport the goods and can be trusted. Always get an invoice or bill.  But, it is advisable to avoid asking small shops to dispatch the goods. One can also carry small souvenirs with the luggage. Indo Vacations offers you the Service of booking your excess baggage for overseas by ship (minimum 1 cubic meter) or by air (minimum 08 kgs) so you do not have to be worried about the excess baggage you may have due to shopping in India.

Indian Telecommunication, Parcel

Overseas Telephone and Telex services

Indian Telecommunication, Telex and Services

Within India, Subscribers Trunk Dialing (STD) is available for 1000 cities. City calls can be made from any telephone booth by inserting a one-rupee coin India has a direct dialing system which links over 190 countries all over the world. The Telephone booths for making local and international calls are quite easily available in every part of the country.

These Booths can be recognized easily. They are yellow and black and have some kind of identification on it like PCO (stands for local calls, STD (stands for calls with in India) and ISD (stands for international calls capability of the booth). Making calls from these booths in India or abroad is much cheaper than from the hotel room of the tourists. There is always an attendant for assistance since these booths are not automatic. Its important to insist on a print out of the call charges which is printed by itself once the call is over and cradle is back on the telephone. The call duration and call charges are shown on a separate digital screen. If there is power cut, which is not unusual, one has to decide either to trust the telephone operator for the told charges or wait till the next telephone booth if calls are not that urgent.

For  their convenience, the tourists can buy the SIM CARD  for their mobiles from India itself so that they do not need to stop at a telephone booth to make calls. In order to get the same, an identification proof is required to be shown by the tourists.

Telephone Dialing Code (STD Code) for Cities in India

We have prepared a list of Telephone Codes (STD Codes) of Indian Cities below. Please click the alphabet by which the city names starts and look for the city !

Choose the first Alphabet below to know the City dialing code


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