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India Postal Code

India has occupied most of the parts in Southern Asia, and consists of thousands of ethinic groups and people who speaks hundreds of languages. India also occupies 1/6th of the world population which is second after China.

The Indian tradition is shown as follows

The residents of India has developed a rich intellectual life in some fields such as Mathematics, Architecture, Music, Fine Arts, etc... But the main stream of India is Agriculture, India is mainly dependent on this particular field and the Indians even consider it as an important aspect.


Indian lands are bounded to some neighbourhood nations like Northwest of Pakistan, North of Nepal, China, Bhutan, East of Myanmar, and South of Sri Lanka. And along with the islands in the South of India.


India covers the total land area of 3,287, And ranked as 7th largest nation in terms of lands.


India is mostly surrounded by water and mostly the southern part of nation which is near to Arabian sea to the west and Bay of Bengal to the east. India has two union territories composed entirely by islands i.e. Lakshadweep Islands in Arabian sea then, Andaman and Nicobar islands which lies between Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea.



The loftiest mountain in the world forms at the northern limits of India. “THE GREAT MOUNTAIN ARC” is about 1550 miles long in the Pakistani administrated portion of Kashmir region to the Namcha Barwa Peak in the Tibet region in China.


Mount Everest is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal, sub-range of the Himalayas. The China–Nepal border runs across its summit point. Its elevation (snow height) of 8,848.86 m (29,031.7 ft) was most recently established in 2020 by the Nepali and Chinese authorities. Mount Everest attracts many climbers and many people just comes and visit and its even considered as a tourist spot.


PIN = Postal Index Number

How and why pin codes are found? Also known as Zip code or area postal code, Pin code is the numbering code system of post office used by the postal service of India, India Post. The PIN was first introduced in India on August 15, 1972. It is a 6 digits long code with each of the digits denoting a particular meaning.

First Digit

The first digit refers to the region and there are a total of 9 pin regions out of which 8 used for the geographical locations and the 9th is used for the Army Postal Service. The number [1,2] is used for north [3,4] is used for west [5,6] is used for south [7,8] is used for east and at last the [9] is used for Army.

Second Digit

The second digit indicates the name of the state, or which state it is. Which number indicates which state is shown below;

Numbers Name of the state
11 Delhi
12 & 13 Haryana
14 to 16 Punjab
17 Himachal pradesh
18 & 19 Jammu and kashmir
20 to 28 Uttar pradesh & Uttranchal
30 to 34 Rajasthan
36 to 39 Gujarat
40 to 44 Maharashtra
45 to 49 Madhya pradesh & Chattisgarh
50 to 53 Andra pradesh
56 to 59 Karnataka
60 to 64 Tamil nadu
67 to 69 Kerala
70 to 74 West bengal
75 to 77 Orissa
78 Assam
79 North eastern
80 to 85 Bihar & Jharkhand
90 to 99 Army Postal Service (A.P.S)

Third Digit

The third digit refers to the sorting of district within the state.

The Last Three Digits

The last three digits indicates the specific post offices in the district.

For example

Postal Services

Postal service is used to send letters and packages from one place to another, with today’s technology it is absolutely possible to deliver a message or a package to any corner of the world.

How postal services work

People who use postal services will have to pay in advance by pasting the stamp on the mail or package, and each stamp costs differently every stamp has its own value, the heavier the package the more it costs.

Types of postal stamps

There are 6 types of postal which are used in India which are


My stamp








Republic definitive




Types of letters

All postal articles whose contents are in the nature of messages can be classified as mails which includes Letters, Postcards, Inland Letter Cards, Packets, Ordinary Mails, Registered, Insured, Value Payable Articles and Speed Post, Mail is further classified as first class and second class mail.

These are the types of letters and stamps which are used in India right now and mailing system is also widely used for easy and fastest way of sending the message.

Post offices

Here are some companies which are top famous courier services in India

  • Indian Postal Service
  • DHL Express India
  • Blue Dart Express Limited
  • First Flight Courier Limited
  • Fedex India
  • DTDC Courier and Cargo Limited
  • TNT Express
  • Gati Limited
  • Overnite Express Limited
  • The Professional Courier Network Limited
  • Palande Courier Services
  • DTDC Air Cargo Express
  • United Parcel Services
  • Aramex
  • Professional Couriers
  • Express Courier Services
  • I.B. Courier and Cargo
  • Pitney Bowes India Private Limited
  • On Dot Couriers and Cargo Limited
  • Global Express and Services

India Postcode
Postcode type and position 6 digits to the right of the locality name, separated from the latter by a dash.

4 amrita Shergil Road
New Delhi
110003 – XXXXXX
Coding method XXXXXX
XX ---> (First 2 digit)Province or state
X ---> sorting and forwarding centre
XXX (Last 3 digit) ---> major town/ group of post officers/delivery office
Address format In general the first digit represent the area. Second represents province, district or city,The last two digits represent delivery post office or the municipality.
Examples Mr I.K. Taneja Flat No.100 Triveni Apartments Pitam Pura NEW DELHI 110034 INDIA Mr.XXX   addressee
Flat No.100    sub-office (area /street /village)
Sampaloc   city (delivery post office)
MANILA – XXXX   locality - postcode
India   country

About India
Capital: New Delhi
Country name in local language: India
Region: West Asia
International phone code: +91

India Pincode meaning of first number
1st Digit: Region State
1 North Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir
2 North Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal
3 West Rajasthan and Gujarat
4 West Chattisgarh ,Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh
5 South Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka
6 South Kerala and Tamil Nadu
7 East West Bengal, Orissa and North Eastern
8 East Bihar & Jharkand

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the postal code for the capital of India?
    The capital city of India is New Delhi and its postal code starts from 110001 to 201313.
  • How many postal codes does India have?
    There are more than 19,107 postal codes in India.
  • Give the alpha two-letter country code of India?
    The two-letter country code of India is IN.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in India?
    The official postal name of India is India Post.
  • How many digits are found in the Indian postal code?
    There are six digits found in the Indian postal code.