Current time in India

India

4:20 p.m.
Sept. 25, 2020

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. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in India

Current time
4:20 p.m.
Timezone India Standard Time (IST)
Olson timezone name Asia/Kolkata
Time difference 9 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Ashburn
  5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC

India Daylight Saving time (DST)

India does not observe daylight savings.

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.