ndian doctors and healthcare professionals are renowned world over for their skills with many of them holding high positions in leading hospitals in US, UK and other countries around the world. There is a significant number of highly skilled doctors in India, including many who have relocated to India after having worked in the top hospitals across the world. India is also home to various alternative medical treatments including Ayurveda and Yoga. Ayurveda treatment is known to provide cure to even many of the chronic ailments like Cancer, Arthritis, Psoriasis etc. It is also very effective in treating Arthritis & Nervous disorders. Medical treatment costs in India are generally about a tenth of the costs in US and are significantly cheaper compared with even other medical travel destinations like Thailand. A key reason for the low medical treatment costs in India are the government regulations in the country which regulates and caps the treatment costs. India is a key medical travel destination currently with approximately 250,000 people visiting in year 2015 for various medical treatments. The number of people undergoing medical travel to India is expected to be at around 600,000 annually by 2020. Patients planning medical travel to India would typically be interested about the quality of service the hospitals provide. International Society for Quality in Health Carepopularly known as ISQua sets the standards and frameworks for healthcare facilities globally. JCI (Joint Commission International) and NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) are two globally recognised healthcare quality standards accredited by ISQua. There are currently more than 30 JCI accredited hospitals in India and around 425 NABH accredited hospitals in India. List of JCI accredited hospitals in India List of NABH accredited hospitals in India The major cities in India are well connected by air with all of the leading global airlines operating, thus making medical travel to India more easy and convenient. Government of India has recently relaxed visa norms and has implemented a new E-visa policy. E-visa is valid for 30 days and can be obtained for tourist, sightseeing and short duration medical travel to India etc. Longer duration medical treatments in Indiarequire a medical visa which can be obtained through Indian embassies in the different countries. Medical visa to India costs vary from country to country within a range between 15- 140 US $ per person and is typically valid for 1 year with 3 multiple entries. In addition to modern medical treatments, India is also renowned globally for its alternative medical treatments like Ayurveda and Yoga. Ayurveda treatment in India has a history of more than 5000 years and is considered among the earliest medical practices in the world. Ayurveda has a cure for many chronic and lifestyle related ailments including cancer and is widely regarded for its non-invasive treatment method. Many of the Ayurveda hospitals in India have also attained globally recognized certifications/ accreditation like India is one of the world’s oldest civilizations in the world. One can find followers of all the major world religions here. It has one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse populations in the world, with some of the most deeply religious societies and cultures. All of this makes India and Indians a very hospitable country with warm and friendly people. Another advantage that India has is its large English speaking population. Most of the hospitals have translators available for Arabic, Swahili and many European languages. Medical tourism facilitators also provide translators when required Indian cuisine is famous all over the world and has something for every palate. An 8,000-year history of various groups and cultures interacting with the region has led to the diversity of flavors and cuisines found in modern-day India.