From the mesmerising Taj Mahal to the majestic Himalayas, India is an astounding country of culture, cuisine and adventure. Let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to India so you can make the most of your trip to the sub continent.
Customs: India has strict border controls, and it is forbidden to bring almost all fruit, vegetables and meat products into the country. Check the Central Board of Excise and Customs website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £169.99!
Shipping times: 7 working days
Flights: Direct flights take approximately 8 hours from Britain. Major gateways include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Chennai.
Currency: Rupee (INR)
Language: Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia and Punjabi.
Power: 230V, 50Hz.
Visas: British nationals require a visa to enter India. Visit the Indian High Commission website for
Time difference: India Standard Time, GMT+5.30.
Packing for India
India’s climate is generally tropical with summer lasting between April until the start of October. The heat peaks in June with temperatures reaching above 45°C. Pack suncream, mosquito repellent, sunglasses, and a hat to combat the intense sunshine and it’s also wise to pack some long-sleeved shirts to keep those arms under wraps and away from the sunshine. In the northern region expect a cooler continental climate and pack accordingly. Lightweight cotton clothing is advised all year round, with an umbrella or waterproofs recommended during monsoon season, which begins in June on the Kerala coast. Shipping luggage to India with Luggage Mule couldn’t be easier, our reliable service will ensure that you’re clothes get to your resort ready to be picked up upon your arrival.
Ship your bike to India
India is a superb country to explore on two wheels. The 220km Tamil Nadu and Kerala cycling route passes through the tea estates of Kanthallore, and the sandalwood forests of Marayoor, before ending in the university town of Annamalai. For experienced bikers, the Bangalore to Goa trip from the north to the south of the country lasts for 698km and the East Coast Road from Chennai to the former French territory of Pondicherry, along the southeastern coast, is another epic ride. Let Luggage Mule ship your bike to India at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to enjoy the Indian countryside on your own bike.
Ship your golfing gear to India
India has some fascinating golf courses including the world’s highest golf course 2,650 metres up a mountain found at Gulmarg Golf Club. Dating back to 1829 the Royal Calcutta Golf Club is one of the oldest in the world and The Indian Golf Union is an alternative, modern choice. Other courses of note include Golden Greens near Delhi, Tollygunge in Kolkata in the west and Bombay Presidency in Mumbai in the east. Luggage Mule can ship your golf gear to anywhere in India so that you can enjoy these tremendous courses with your own clubs.
What to ship home from India
There are great souvenirs to purchase during your trip to India. Cultural items include Ganesha Sculptures made from concrete or clay, sarees and pashmina scarves made from cottons or coconut silk, and sandalwood products including body scrub and incense. Gold is also in abundance in India with bangles, bracelets, and necklaces making great gifts. If you’re planning to bring back numerous items, don’t settle for single purchases – with a generous 30kg allowance, our luggage shipping service allows you to buy multiple buys and have them delivered right to your door.