Summary

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel in the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan, other than at Wagah.

The FCO advise against all travel to Manipur and against all but essential travel to Imphal, the state capital of Manipur. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of (i) travel within the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, (ii) travel by air to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar, (iii) travel between these two cities on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, and (iv) travel within the region of Ladakh. The tourist destinations of Phalgam, Gulmarg and Sonamarg fall within the areas to which the FCO advise against all travel. See Local travel and Terrorism

The flood situation in Assam worsened on 22 August with more deaths reported and over 6 million people affected. The rainfall lead to the swelling of rivers Kosi, Gandak and Ghaghara, tributaries of Ganga and at present the Brahmaputra is flowing above the danger marks. Roads and bridges have also been damaged. Further heavy rainfall is predicted in north-eastern India. You should monitor local and international weather updates from the Indian Meteorological Department and follow the advice of local authorities and your travel company.

On 2 September 2015, a nationwide general strike has been called by central trade unions. Transport and other local infrastructure services are likely to be disrupted. You should monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities.

Over 800,000 British nationals visit India every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Tropical cyclones are common, particularly off the east coast. You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders. See Natural disasters

There is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. Recent attacks have targeted public places including those visited by foreigners. See Terrorism

Before you travel, take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance and read the India specific health information and advice published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre.