Current time in India
Local time in India
The time in India is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of UTC and 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Amsterdam. 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
|Time zone||India Standard Time (IST)|
|IANA time zone||Asia/Kolkata|
|Your time difference||4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Amsterdam|
|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 uses India Standard Time IST. IST is UTC +0530. The time in India is one of the exceptions, most time zone are offset to UTC by a number of whole hours. India is a very large country, having a width of almost 3000 kilometers. It takes the sun almost two hours to travel from the eastern border to the western border. Based on this the country would have three time zones if it where to follow mean solar time. 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