India Tourism launches Multilingual Tourist Helpline
In order to facilitate visits of foreign tourist visiting India, the Ministry of Tourism has launched 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line in 12 International Languages namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Portuguese, Russian, Spanish besides Hindi and English. This service is available on toll free number 1800111363 or on a short code 1363 and operational 24X7 (365 days in a year) offering a "multi-lingual help-desk". The objective of this multi-lingual helpline is to provide information relating to travel and tourism in India to the domestic and international tourists. The helpline also advises callers during the times of distress, if any, while travelling in India and alerts the concerned authorities, if required. This unique endeavour by Government of India is designed to give foreign tourists a sense of safety and security during their travel in India.