You’re in a villa looking out the beautiful wide landscape on your favourite hillstation, your loving partner by your side and it couldn’t get any more romantic. But… pics or it didn’t happen, amiright? Posting your amazing selfie in exotic locations is a pretty integral part to any holiday these days. More importantly, Google Maps is a travellers best friend when you’re frequently exploring new corners of the globe. So having a chunk of data to use is very useful, and buying a local sim card when you land is a good way to avoid the huge shocker of a bill from data roaming charges.

There are of course other options, like a good roaming plan, or renting the internet device, or relying on your hotel WiFi or hunting down free WiFi spots in the city. But for all who prefer the reliability of a local SIM card, you get constant good connectivity and peace of mind that you have enough data to last the trip.

We’ve picked out some of the best sim cards to get when you travel in different cities. This one is for India.


What SIM Card to Buy in India

Taj Mahal, India

Best SIM Card Carrier: Airtel

Other popular Telcoms

Alternative: Vodafone

Price: Up to 250 rupees (~SGD $5)

Best place to buy: Official carrier stores

Travel lengths 2-5 days 10 days 2 weeks+
SIM Cards Airtel Vodafone Airtel
Rate >3GB


Pro-Tip: To get a SIM card in India, you will need the following:

– a copy of your passport and Indian visa

– a passport-sized photo

– proof of where you’re staying in India, usually a copy of the hotel’s invoice