Parcel delivery to India

Parcel delivery to IndiaWith a population of over 1.2 billion people, India is the world’s largest democracy with rich historical and commercial links to the UK. A country with a fast growing economy and diverse cultures, you can see why India must enjoy frequent and heavy postal traffic. Which is why when sending a parcel to India, you need to put your trust in the best courier service around – DHL.

Drawing on more than 40 years’ experience, DHL operates a fast and secure delivery service to over 220 countries and territories worldwide. At DHL India, we handle over 43,000 shipments per business day and offer door-to-door delivery services with the option of tracking your parcel for free by text, phone or online. We also ensure your parcel is signed for on delivery. The best part is that we offer all these services without the need for an account.

Whether you want to send a parcel to Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta or any other region of the country, it can be easily done with DHL. Do you want to know how to send a parcel to India? It’s as easy as walk, click or call! Get a quote and choose from our three options to send a parcel to India.

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India at a glance

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Country Facts

The capital of India is New Delhi

The national symbol of India is the endangered Bengal Tiger

India has the second largest population in the world with over 1.2 billion people (2012)

Many different languages are spoken in India. The main ones are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, and Urdu

India became an independent nation in 1947 after ending British rule that began in 1858

Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem of India

The Kumbh Mela (or Grand Pitcher Festival) is a huge Hindu religious festival that takes place in India every 12 years. In 2001, 60 million people attended, breaking the record for the world’s biggest gathering

The Indian flag has three horizontal bands of colour: saffron for courage and sacrifice, white for truth and peace, and green for faith, fertility, and chivalry

The earliest cotton in the world was spun and woven in India

Federal/National Holidays 2014*

1 January, Wednesday - New Year’s Day

14 January, Tuesday - Milad-un-Nabi

26 January, Sunday - Republic Day

16 March, Sunday - Holi

14 April, Monday - Vaisakhi

18 April, Friday - Good Friday

20 April, Sunday - Easter Day

14 May, Wednesday - Buddha Purnima/Vesak

25 July, Friday - Jamat Ul-Vida

30 July, Wednesday - Ramadan Eid/Eid-ul-Fitar (date based on the sighting of the moon)

15 August, Friday - Independence Day

2 October, Thursday - Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

3 October, Friday - Dussehra

6 October, Monday - Bakr Eid/Eid-ul-Adha (date based on the sighting of the moon)

23 October, Thursday - Diwali/Deepavali

4 November, Tuesday - Muharram/Ashura

6 November, Thursday - Guru Nanak’s Jayanti

24 December, Wednesday - Christmas Eve

25 December, Thursday - Christmas Day

* Public holidays in India may affect our estimated transit times.

Do you have any questions?

We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please call us on:

0844 248 0828

Our opening hours are 07:30 - 22:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 - 16:00 on Saturday.