Quick Answer: Can You Drink In India?

Alcohol laws of India.

The legal drinking age in India and the laws which regulate the sale and consumption of alcohol vary significantly from state to state.

In India, consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the states of Bihar, Gujarat and Nagaland as well as the union territory of Lakshadweep.

Can 18 year olds drink in India?

People in India vote and drive at the age of 18 but Maharashtra raises the minimum drinking age to 25 years. Kerala, Goa, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh consider 18 year olds good enough to handle alcohol.

Can you drink in public in India?

Under the Indian Penal Code, Sec 268, however one can be booked for causing public nuisance after consumption of alcohol. So simply put drinking in public place in India not illegal.

Masala Chai

Tea is the most famous and flavored beverage in India, made by black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. One can see Chaiwala on most of the streets or small roadside shops in India.