Current time in India

India

4:34 p.m.
Oct. 4, 2022

Local time in India

The time in India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC and 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn. The timezone in India is India Standard Time (IST). India is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 1945.

Details for the time in India

Current time
4:34 p.m.
Time zone India Standard Time (IST)
IANA time zone Asia/Kolkata
Your time difference 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn
UTC time difference UTC+5:30
5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC

India Daylight Saving Time (DST)

India is not using Daylight Saving Time.

India

India uses India Standard Time IST. IST is UTC +0530. IST is one of the exceptions, most time zone are offset to UTC by a number of whole hours. India is a very big country . It takes the sun almost two hours to “travel” from the eastern border to the western border. UTC +0600 would be suitable for the east and UTC +0500 would be suitable for the west of the country. Therefore UTC +0530 is an nice compromise. India doesn’t observe daylight savings time.

Important cities in India

The current time in some important cities in India is shown below.

Time in India