Postal Index Numbers in INDIA - PIN Codes

The Indian Postal Service has designated 9 specific PIN regions across the country, out of which 8 are geographical regions and the 9th is reserved for the Indian Army. Structure of Pin Code (Postal Index Number)

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Serach by Post Office Name / Ping Code:
State District Post Office Name Office Type PIN Code
DELHI New Delhi New Delhi G.P.O. H.O 110001
DELHI North Delhi Delhi G.P.O. H.O 110006
HARYANA Ambala Ambala G.P.O. H.O 133001
PUNJAB Amritsar Amritsar G.P.O. H.O 143001
CHANDIGARH Chandigarh Chandigarh G.P.O. H.O 160017
HIMACHAL PRADESH Shimla Shimla G.P.O. H.O 171001
JAMMU & KASHMIR Srinagar Srinagar G.P.O. H.O 190001
UTTAR PRADESH Lucknow Lucknow G.P.O. H.O 226001
UTTARAKHAND Dehradun Dehradun G.P.O. H.O 248001
RAJASTHAN Jaipur Jaipur G.P.O. H.O 302001
GUJARAT Ahmedabad Ahmedabad G.P.O. H.O 380001
MAHARASHTRA Mumbai Mumbai G.P.O. H.O 400001
MADHYA PRADESH Indore Indore G.P.O. H.O 452001
MADHYA PRADESH Bhopal Bhopal G.P.O. H.O 462001
ANDHRA PRADESH Hyderabad Hyderabad G.P.O. H.O 500001
KARNATAKA Bangalore Bangalore G.P.O. H.O 560001
TAMIL NADU Chennai Chennai G.P.O. H.O 600001
KERALA Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram G.P.O. H.O 695001
WEST BENGAL Kolkata Kolkatta G.P.O. H.O 700001
ORISSA Khorda Bhubaneswar G.P.O. H.O 751001
ORISSA Cuttack Cuttack G.P.O. H.O 753001
ASSAM Kamrup Guwahati G.P.O. H.O 781001
MEGHALAYA East Khasi Hills Shillong G.P.O. H.O 793001
BIHAR Patna Patna G.P.O. H.O 800001
JHARKHAND Ranchi Ranchi G.P.O. H.O 834001
India is such a vast country with so many cities, towns and villages that finding the right place or person can be a real challenge for the Indian Postal Service (and for courier services). In order to make the process of delivering letters and parcels more efficient the Indian Postal service introduced the 6 digit Postal Index Number (PIN) Code on 15 August 1972.

Structure of Pin Code (Postal Index Number)

Each digit in the 6-digit number has a specific meaning. The first digit designates which is the overall geographical region, and the first 2 digits designate the postal circle or sub-region. The third digit designates the sorting district. Thus the first 3 digits collectively designate the postal district while the last 3 digits indicate the specific post office within the district.
Here's an example of decoding your pin code. The pin code of Central Delhi is 110001.
  • The first digit indicates: northern region = 1
  • The first 2 digits indicate: postal circle Delhi = 11
  • The third digit indicates: sorting district = 0
  • The last 3 digits indicate: the specific post office (Connaught Place) = 001
  • Thus the 6 digit pincode for Connaught Place in Central Delhi = 110001

GPO: General Post Office, HO: Head Office, SO: Sub Office, BO: Branch Office