All Indian PIN codes
What is Pincode ?
The word PIN in Pincode stands for Postal Index Number. It is also known as area postal code or zip code and is six digits long. The aim of the system was to make manual sorting and delivery of letters easy by avoiding confusion over an incorrect address and similar names of areas.
How are Pincodes structured?
The first digit of the Pincode (in this case 7) indicates the region, the second digit (in this case 3) dictates the Sub-region, and the third combined with the first two indicates the sorting district within that zone. The fourth digit of the pincode represents the route on which the delivery office is located in the district. The last two digit indicates the post offices.
How does it work ?
As mentioned above, the first digit in the pincode indicates the Region. Here is a list of that:
- For – Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Chandigarh
- For – Pradesh, Uttarakhand
- For – Rajasthan, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- For – Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
- For – Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka
- For – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Lakshadweep
- For – West Bengal, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Sikkim
- For – Bihar, Jharkhand
- For – Army Post Office (APO), Field Post Office (FPO)
And then, the first two digits together represent a particular circle:
|Pincode prefix (First two digits)||ISO 3166-2:IN||Region|
|18–19||JK, LA||Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh|
|20–28||UP, UT||Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand|
|396210||DD||Daman and Diu|
|396||DN||Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|744||AN||Andaman and Nicobar Islands|
|80–85||BR, JH||Bihar, Jharkhand|
|90–99||APS||Army Postal Service|