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Free Tourist Sim in India : A complete guide (2017)

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Foreign tourists can get a Free Tourist Sim card after arriving in India. Recently Government of India has started this facility for the foreign visitors arriving on E-visa. Read this article to know how to get free tourist sim in India and other related pieces of information.

Documents needed to get Free tourist sim in India

  • Copy of E-visa (Indian e-visa facility is available to 161 countries, as on Feb 2017)
  • First page of the passport

Salient features of the Free tourist sim

  • Pre-activated (Insert in your mobile and start using instantly)
  • Validity – 30 days
  • 50 MB Internet data – preloaded  
  • 50 Rupees talk time – preloaded
  • Can call Toll-free Tourist Helpline number 1800111363 (Short Code: 1363), available 24×7 in 12 foreign languages (This number can also be accessed by private mobile networks)

Free Tourist sim in India is available at

  1. IGI airport, New Delhi – Terminal 3 
  2. Ahmedabad International airport
  3. Amritsar International airport
  4. Bengaluru International airport
  5. Chennai International airport
  6. Gaya International airport
  7. Goa International airport
  8. Hyderabad International airport
  9. Jaipur International airport
  10. Kochi International airport
  11. Kolkata International airport
  12. Lucknow International airport
  13. Mumbai International airport
  14. Thiruvananthapuram International airport
  15. Trichy / Tiruchirappalli International airport
  16. Varanasi International airport (Only at these International airports having e-visa facility)

Unbiased review of the free tourist sim

  • Area covered by the free tourist sim – This sim is provided by the Government’s Company named BSNL. It is one of the widest network providers in India.  There are few areas where the government has not allowed private mobile network providers, but BSNL has its reach. Such areas are mainly located near the international borders, remotely located places in the Himalayas and rural parts of India.   
  • Coverage Quality  – Although the network quality is not upto the mark all the time. Voice and internet data quality becomes pathetic sometimes. That’s why people in India generally prefer private networks like Airtel, Vodafone and Reliance Jio.

Other Related information

How to travel cheaply in India?

If you are a budget traveller and travelling India on a tight budget, then you should not miss this.
After reaching India (New Delhi)
  • Looking for the cheapest, fastest and the most reliable way to reach Delhi city centre from Delhi airport. Then take Delhi Airport Express Metro train
  • Flying somewhere else from Delhi and need to know the best way of Airport transfers in Delhi. Read this – ‘How to travel from Terminal-1 to Terminal-3
  • Want to catch a taxi reach somewhere in Delhi? Then Watch this video to know which is the hassle free and money saver taxi service in Delhi and other big cities in India. This is how I travel in Delhi.
  • You should also know which transport you should NOT take from Delhi airport. Read this.
While travelling in India
Caution
  • If you are going to purchase a train ticket, then please don’t land into travel scams. Watch this video before you purchase a train ticket in Delhi
  • Address and phone numbers of all government tourism authorities all over India. Take a print and keep it with you. Always.

1 comment

Tejaswi Gururaj April 25, 2017 - 11:06 pm

wow….!!!! you are a full time traveller…….aussome

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