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Republic of India/Bhārat Ganarājya
Area: 3,287,590 mln
Major cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru
Climate: varies from tropical monsoon in south to temperate in north; mountain areas are marked with increased humidity November through March and dry sunny days June through October
Languages spoken: Hindi, English
Local time: 05:17:20 PM (GMT+05)
Calling code: +91
Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Dinners Club, JCB cards
Visa: required for citizens of the USA, EU, Japan, Israel, and CIS. For more details please visit http://www.visatoindia.com
Transport: air transport, rail transport, motor transport, water transport
International airports (cities): Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai
Photos by Yelena Bzhola
In the last five years, private and state health sectors in India are putting in best efforts to make their country a world centre of medical tourism. As of today, a separate health sector has appeared in India, exclusively oriented on patients from other world countries. Notably, India offers overseas patients the widest range possible of medical services: from cardiac surgery to infertility treatment with the help of assisted reproductive technologies. Modern medical establishments with state-of-the-art equipment were constructed specifically to deliver world-class medical care to foreign patients. Most such medical establishments have received international accreditation (JCI, ISO). Medical and service staff have studied in Western Europe and the USA, and therefore speak fluent English.
The prices for medical services, which are popular among foreign patients, are 60-80 % cheaper than in the clinics of the USA and the UK.
Considering the above advantages, foreign patients more frequently go to India for: performing cardiac surgeries (coronary bypass surgeries, open heart surgeries, etc.), resolving orthopaedic problems (hip joint replacement, arthroplastics – recovery of joint function), plastic surgeries (liposuction, rhinoplasty, otoplasty), neurosurgeries, laser eye surgery, dental implantation and prosthetics.
Infertility treatment with the help of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IVF, ICSI, surrogacy) needs to be specifically emphasized. Today in India this field offers the most competitive prices, both on medical programmes proper and the amount of minimal compensation to surrogate mothers (starting from $3,000).
Moreover, India attracts many patients from Western Europe and the USA by ayurvedic treatment and top-class luxury Spa-procedures.
Experts forecast that by the end of 2012, the country will have accepted about 1,000,000 foreign patients.
Recommended time for treatment: October-March.
Citizens of the United States of America, European and CIS countries more and more often choose India for resort recreation and recovery at the exotic spa centres which embrace ancient traditions, decades-long experience of doctors, and advanced technologies.
Luxurious spa centres located on the banks of the Ganges river, at the foothills of the Himalayas, on the island of Goa, and in Kerala offer their overseas patients healing practices of the East and the innovative recovery and rejuvenation methods of the West. After a full recovery course overseas patients note strengthened immunity, weight reduction, and increase in vital tonus. Allergic reactions and skin diseases are treated applying ancient Tibetan and Ayurvedic techniques.
During spa and Ayurvedic procedures they apply essential oils, natural oil blends (almond, olive, rose) and local herbs. Here they take a very serious approach to recovery and immunity strengthening. Before starting the course of procedures foreign patients necessarily have an introductory talk with the doctor. A unique programme is designed for each person, which may include various massages, fitness programmes aimed at developing balance and flexibility, power and cardio workouts, yoga classes, and a special diet for purifying the organism and weight reduction.
Clients of spa centres can enjoy herbal baths with Ayurvedic components and flower petals, stone therapy, sound massage with Tibetan singing bowls, back, foot, and head massage, face and cleavage massage with masks, anti-cellulite massage with silk gloves, and many other relaxation and rejuvenation procedures. Overseas guests having spent several weeks in such wonderful spa centres return home full of vigour, energy, and strength.
3*- from €35;
4*- from €65;
5*- from €90.
Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer (delicious cottage cheese cubes served with spinach sauce), Rogan Josh (spicy meat stew with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, and ginger)Chicken Tikka Masala, Palak Paneer (delicious cottage cheese cubes served with spinach sauce), Rogan Josh (spicy meat stew with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, and ginger).
Taj Mahal (mausoleum in the city of Agra erected by emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his wife Mumtaz who passed away while giving birth to her fourteenth child), Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal (five-storey building in ornamental style made of pink stone, Jaipur), Red Fort or Lal Quila (historic citadel constructed to mark the shift of then capital city Agra to New Dehli in 1639), Udajpur (“white city” or “city of lakes” that made itself famous in the 8th century and now striving for tourism capital status in western India).
Darjeeling (UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the world’s finest tea plantations), Camel Fair (the biggest international festival of horned cattle, camels and camel racing in mid-November), Goa (100 km coastline).