India is a land of untouched beauty. The perfect blend between ancient and modern civilization is exactly what you can expect when in India. The depth of the cultural heritage and beauty can only be balanced by the modern outlook which the country has projected in the present times.
India is home to some of the best landscapes in the world which changes from the North to South and East to West. The beauty of India can be seen in the snowcapped mountains and valleys, deserts, rivers, beaches and mererising backwaters, ancient and modern architecture...you can find almost everything here.
Even with the tremendous cultural and religious diversity, one would find that Indian people are warm, friendly and the country is also safe to travel all alone.
India is home to the worlds largest film making industry. Mumbai or Bollywood as it is commonly known as is the Film Capital of the country. However, there are other regional filming industries which are also well developed.
The film industry in India is extremely qualified in terms of manpower, equipment availablility and post productions. It is possible to shoot in extreme locations without much difficulty.
India is a part of the ATA Carnet enabling film makers to easily get their equipments for filming.
The country also has a Film Facilitation Office which falls under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and one has to approach it for international filming projects that looks to shoot in India for approvals. There are talks to work out a process for a single window clearance for film makers looking to shoot in India
There are four distinct seasons in India which can be broadly mentioned as under :
Winter : December to March.
Summer : April to June
Monsoon : July to September.
Autumn : October to November.
The Indian Rupee is the currency of India .
Banking and mobile payments are very well developed in the country. Credit cards, Debit Cards, Forex Cards are accepted almost everywhere. Mobile payments and Digital wallets are also gaining steady acceptance all across the country.
The national airlines is Air India. However, there are several private airlines such as Jet Airways, Indigo, Spicejet, etc which also have operations in the country.
The 4 major metros are New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. However several other cities of India like Bengaluru , Kochi, Jaipur etc. also have International Airports. All major international airlines have their flights coming in to India.
The country also has one of the best road and railway network to reach every corner of India.
The government of India has now introduced "F" category visa for film makers. This category is specially dedicated to the film fraternity making it easy for them to get long term permits to stay in India for filming needs.
For Visa about India Click Here . The link would direct you to a third party site.
Please also connect with your local Indian Embassy on the latest guidelines about easier norms for film related visas.