Given below is the procedure and dialing codes for making international calls to India mobile or land line. While calling to India from abroad, the dialing procedure is same whether you are calling from Land phone or cell phone.

The international dialing codes and dialing format to call India is :

  • Landline: IDD + 91 (Country Code) + Area Code + Recipient's Number
  • Cellular: IDD + 91 (Country Code) + 10 Digits Cellular Number

IDD or International Direct Dial code is the exit code and is different for different countries

For example, to call India (Ludhiana- Ludhiana) land line from United States, the number format is:
011 + 91 + 161 ??? ????
where 011 is the Exit code for United States, 91 is the ISD code for India, 161 is the area code for Ludhiana- Ludhiana and ??? ???? is the 7 digits TEL # of the recipient.

Enter Country From Which You Want to Call India

The International Subscriber Dialing Code (ISD Code) of India is 91. ISD code is also know as country calling code.

India ISD Code / Country Code 91

Calling India From Abroad

Use the example below to know the rule for dialing a number in India and make international calls to India.

To Make International Calls to India Dial

Exit code + 91 + Area code + Telephone Number

India - Emergency Numbers

100 - Police Assistance
102, 108 - Medical, Ambulance assistance
101 - Fire department

Exit code or access code of a country is the code which is necessary to make international calls from that country. Find the access code of the country from which you are dialing before calling India. Use the Search box given below to find the area code of various cities and places in India.

There are 2643 area codes in India. India area codes usually have 2, 3 or 4 digits. While calling India from abroad, you need to dial the ISD code followed by the area code and finally the phone number. Given below is a list of area codes for calling India's major cities/regions.

Find Area Code


* Ignore the number within bracket while calling India from another country. The number within bracket is to be dialed along with area code only while calling within India

CountryArea Code
Ranavav- Junagarh(0)2801
Nalia- Bhuj(0)2831
Nongpoh- Meghalaya (Shillong)(0)3638
Digboi- Tinsukia (Dibrugarh)(0)3751
Trichur- Trichur(0)487
Mallehpur- Monghyr(0)6348
Belgaum- Belgaum(0)831
Chevella- Hyderabad(0)8417
Afzalpur- Gulbarga(0)8470

Complete list of India Area codes

When to Call India - Time Difference between India & Other Countries

While calling India, having an idea about the local India time at the time of your call will ensure that you are not calling someone during untimely hours. Use the Time Converter given below to know what time it is in India. Enter the time in the country from where you are calling India and find the corresponding local time in India.

The Time Zone Converter

Given below is the current time in India. Enter Your Timezone and Change the time in the textbox below to get corresponding time in India. You can use this Time converter to find an appropriate time to make international calls to India.

The Time Zone Converter
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How to make international calls to India