Duty Free Allowance and Entitlements - Tourists to India
Tourist:
Tourist is a passenger
  1. who is not normally resident in India.
  2. who enters India for a stay off not more than six months in the course of any twelve months period for legitimate non-immigrant purposes, such as touring, recreation, sports, health, family reasons, study, religious pilgrimage or business.
Tourist can be either an Indian or a foreign passport holder. Indian citizens who are staying/working abroad on a visa or foreign citizens of Indian / foreign origin and coming to India on a short trip with the intention to return abroad are also considered tourists.
a. Tourists of Indian origin, excluding the tourists of Indian origin coming by land routes as specified in Annex IV.
  1. Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if
    1. These goods are for personal use of the tourist, and
    2. These goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.
  2. duty free allowances applicable to Indian Residents.
b. Tourists of foreign origin other than those of Nepalese origin coming from Nepal or of Bhutanese origin coming from Bhutan or of Pakistani origin coming from Pakistan. Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if
  1. these goods are for personal use of the tourist, and
  2. these goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.
  3. articles up to a value of Rs. 8,000 for making fits.
c. Tourists of Nepalese origin coming from Nepal or Bhutanese origin coming from Bhutan. No free allowance.
d. Tourists
  1. of Pakistani origin coming from Pakistan other than by land routes;
  2. of Pakistani origin or foreign tourists coming by land routes as specified in Annex IV;
  3. of Indian origin by land routes as specified in Annex IV
  1. Used personal effects and travel souvenirs, if
    1. these goods are for personal use of the tourist, and
    2. these goods, other than those consumed during the stay in India, are re-exported when the tourist leaves India for a foreign destination.
  2. Articles upto a value of Rs. 6,000 for making gifts.