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Send parcels or gifts to India

Door-to-door signed for delivery from only £20.96

Letter From£ 20.96
5kg From£ 39.14
10kg From£ 53.09
20kg From£78.95

ParcelHero® makes it easy to send gifts and parcels to India. We offer reliable delivery options and value for money for deliveries to and from India, and we only offer the services of the world's biggest couriers, including DHL and UPS. Regardless of whether you need to send a parcel to India from the UK, or you need to ship from India to the UK, ParcelHero® provides a range of express, economy and cargo delivery services at savings of up to 60% against going direct.

  • Send gifts to India cheaply with the world's biggest couriers
  • Choose from fast courier services to India or cheap cargo to India
  • Get a same day collection from the UK and India
  • Access low prices, and save up to 60% on the best couriers

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Parcel To India

4.6 out of 5 based on 69 user ratings

Everything worked as expected and on time for sending documents to India from UK. Will use again.
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Best Service
Best service..not as expensive as others. 2 days door to door from UK to India..Cant expect more!
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Best international Delivery service
Prompt delivery. Extremely happy with the service. Will recommend to others and use the service again.
5 / 5 stars
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Excellent service. The communication and tracking of the item was very good. the price surprised me. Well done.
5 / 5 stars
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Well priced and successful
Well priced, although not the cheapest (approx £20) and package which only contained documents delivered on time (4 days later) in Greater Noida, india from Lon ...read more »
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Its fast and furious!!!!!!
yes its really fast and good service compared to post office..... with a same price. I will definitely choose the parcel hero for my next parcel
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Collected on time and delivery promptly. Above all keep informed by e-mail the status of the order.
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Delivered ahead of time
Very prompt. Items delivered 2days ahead of schedule which was extremely helpful. Will use again and would recommend highly
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Excellent,competitive and reliable service, always
It has been a pleasure in using ParcelHero for third time now, best and very competitive rates and always delivered in time as promised. Very pleased and will r ...read more »
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Excellent.
This was my first parcel to india from UK and it went as smooth as i could ìmagine. Everything very well handled and even the customs hadled very well. On time ...read more »
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Our India Courier Services

Whether you're in a hurry to send a gift to India for Diwali, or you're sending a large shipment of cargo to India, ParcelHero® has a range of services to suit every budget. We offer parcel postage and airmail services for small packages, and cargo services for large parcels and palletised deliveries. Simply enter your parcel details to get an online quote and choose from a wide range of services using our price comparison tool.

Learn more about our India collection and delivery service

India Cargo 4 – 6 day delivery
From only £20.96

India Express 2 – 4 Day shipping
From only £23.23

Timed Delivery Guaranteed delivery by
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Shipping to India is easy with ParcelHero®

When sending a parcel to a country outside the EU, your shipment will travel through customs and may be subject to import duty or tax. ParcelHero® will automatically help you produce all the paperwork required for shipping when you book online. When your parcel arrives in India it will be assessed by India's Customs authority and any import charges will be billed to the receiver. Sometimes customs clearance can cause delivery delays, but if that happens we'll automatically let you know what's required and help you resolve it.

Shipping restrictions and Indian customs clearance

  1. India does not charge sales tax on imported goods.
  2. India prohibits the importation of certain products. Learn more about prohibited and restricted items.
  3. Personal effects and gifts imported into India with a value below Rs 5,000 are not normally subject to import duty and tax, on the following conditions:
    1. The receiver should be a permanent Indian resident
    2. The goods description should state ‘Gift' or ‘Personal effects'
    3. The parcel should be sent from a residential address to a residential address. If you ship from or to a business address, the shipment may be considered a commercial shipment and therefore be subject to import duty or tax.
  4. Duty rates range from 0-150%, you can check the rates of duty through the Indian central board of excise and customs, and they have also have a useful duty calculator.
    Learn more about Indian import duty and tax
  5. Duty rates are calculated based upon each product you're sending. Each product is categorised using its harmonisation code (also known as a tariff code). You can check the harmonisation code for your product using these useful links:
    1. Trade Tariff calculator
    2. Harmonised Tariff Schedule Site
    3. World Customs Organisation
  6. If you're a business shipping electronics to India, then the rates of duty average around 10%, however some products are exempt.
    Learn more about import duty for electronics

Sending food to India

You can send only non-perishable food items to India such as canned foods and crisps for personal consumption. Meats, seeds and other fresh produce is not permitted. If you're a business you will need to apply for an import licence from the food safety and standards authority of India, and you may also require an export licence from the UK government.

Doing business in India

With a population of 1.2 billion, and a growing middle class, India is a country in transition. There are already 330 million internet users in India and that numbers growing fast. UK products have a great reputation in India and the British government is working hard to promote trade between the UK and India.

The Indian currency is the Rupee, and the UK to INR exchange rate varies from 80 to 100 Rupees to every £1 GBP.

The Indian government places restrictions on many products including medicines, and you will require import licences for certain products.

Useful guides to exporting to India from the UK:

UK Government guidance

Doing business in India

Support for UK businesses exporting to India

FedEx India fact sheet

Public holidays in India 2016

India has a large number of national and regional holidays. The Secular holidays are observed nationally: Republic day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Although they are not official public holidays, most businesses are closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. View the full list of national and regional public holidays


Indian public holidays 2016:

  1. Republic Day – 26th January
  2. Holi – 24th March
  3. Good Friday – 25th March
  4. Ram Navami – 15th April
  5. Mahavir Jayanti – 20th April
  6. Buddha Purnima – 21st May
  7. Idu'l Fitr – 6th July
  8. Independence Day – 15th August
  9. Janmashtami – 25th August
  10. Idul Juha – 12th September
  11. Mahatma Gandhi Birthday – 2nd October
  12. Dussehra – 2nd October
  13. Muharram – 12th October
  14. Maharishi Valmiki Birthday – 15th October
  15. Deewali – 30th October
  16. Guru Nanak Birthday – 14th November
  17. Id-e-Milad – 13th December
  18. Christmas Day – 25th December

Packaging your parcel to India

Whether you're sending a small gift or a large cargo shipment to India, it's really important that your goods are packaged safely for transport. Your parcel will be subject to movement during transit, it will be loaded and unloaded, and handled multiple times along the way, so it's important that you package it well. Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your package arrives safely and securely:
  1. Use a strong double lined box (we recommend using a new box rather than a re-used one)
  2. Wrap each item individually in several layers of bubble wrap.
  3. Make sure each item is fully suspended inside the box, and not touching the walls of the box, by filling the box with packaging material such as polystyrene peanuts prior to placing the items inside the box
Learn more about safely packaging your items for shipping to India
  • ParcelHero® will help you produce all the paperwork you need.
  • Your shipment may be subject to import duty and tax, which is be payable by the receiver in India.
  • Gifts up to Rs 5,000 are normally exempt from import duties when sent to an Indian resident.
  • Some goods such as laptops are exempt from import duty.
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