Legal Drinking Age In India

State/ UT

Drinking Age

Remarks

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

It is illegal to sell or supply any liquor to Andamanese, Nicobarese or any other Scheduled Tribes.

Andhra Pradesh

21

 

Arunachal Pradesh

21

 

Assam

25

 

Bihar

21

 

Chandigarh

25

 

Chhattisgarh

 

 

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

 

 

Daman and Diu

 

 

Delhi

25

 

Goa

18

 

Gujarat

Illegal

Non-Residents of Gujarat can apply for limited Liquor Permits.

Haryana

18

 

Himachal Pradesh

18

 

Jammu and Kashmir

21

 

Jharkhand

21

 

Karnataka

21

 

Kerala

21

Arrack is banned in Kerala since 1996.

Lakshadweep

Illegal

Consumption is legal only on the island of Bangaram.

Madhya Pradesh

no data

 

Maharashtra

No limit (wine)
21 (beer)
25 (Other)

The drinking age is 30 years in Wardha district.

Manipur

Illegal

 

Meghalaya

25

 

Mizoram

Illegal

Manufacture, sale and consumption of wine from guavas and grapes permitted. Manufactured wine cannot be transported out of Mizoram.

Nagaland

Illegal

Sale and consumption illegal since 1989.

Orissa

21

 

Pondicherry

 

 

Punjab

25

 

Rajasthan

18

 

Sikkim

18

 

Tamil Nadu

21

 

Tripura

 

 

Uttar Pradesh

18

 

Uttarakhand

21

 

West Bengal

21