|India’s unique combination of climate, vegetation and geological features creates a range of locations that will suit any filming requirement. There is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes and magnificent historical sites, as well as golden beaches, misty mountain retreats, colorful people, rich cultures and festivities.
Time zone: GMT + 7.5 hours
Visa: All non-Indians need a visa to enter India. The correct Visa type for shooting purposes is a 'J' Visa. Processing time varies from 48 hours on a rush-request to 7 working days. You should have your permission from the Ministry in Delhi in-hand before applying for a 'J' visa. We will guide you through the process.
Importing of Equipment: Equipment can come in on a carnet.
Cell phones: Phones in India function on GSM mode. If you have a Tri-Band phone you should be able to make and receive calls in India. We recommend using a local sim-card, as that is far more economical.
Accommodation: India hosts some of the best hotels in the world. We will ensure that you receive the best rates at most hotels.
Cameras: Arri is very popular in India and readily available to rent. Now Panavision is available in India with Prasad Ad Labs in Mumbai.
Processing: Kodak has opened a film processing lab in Mumbai, India apart from Kodak we have some other very good processing labs with all latest technologies.
Weather Conditions: Monsoon is from June to September.
The hottest months of the year are April to June in Western & Southern India and May to July in Northern India. Winter is colder the closer you get to the Tropic of Cancer. Snow starts from the middle ranges of the Himalayas.
Driving: We don’t recommend that foreigners drive themselves. When you rent a car in India, it comes with a driver. That is the safest way to travel.
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