Hello Finns! Here?s Everything You Want to Know about India and Indian Visa

Published on: 17-10-2020
Hello Finns! Here?s Everything You Want to Know about India and Indian Visa

Welcome to the land of spirituality, diverse cultures, and a treasure house of ancient traditions. India is a perfect destination for those who are adventurous and are thirsty for new knowledge and are open-minded. It is a perfect place to lose oneself in nature and take a break from our busy life all of us are leading. So Finlanders! read on to know what you need to explore this land of wonders.

The Indian government offers different kinds of visas that cater to different needs. A tourist visa is the most popular one as people from across the world flock to India for its breathtaking features.

Tourist Regular Visa?

This is for the globe trotters who are visiting India for sightseeing or to attend some short-term programs. There is a provision of multiple entries or double entry for those who are staying as per their interest. The period of the stay depends on nationality. For example ? a citizen of the USA can apply offline for a 10-year long tourist visa. Therefore, please check whether Finnish can stay in India for that long. However, in any case, a person on a tourist visa is not allowed to stay in India for more than six months at a stretch.

Initially, a gap of two months was required between multiple stays. Also, the application will take at least 45 days to be processed by the Ministry even if one applies 30 days before the expiry of the old one. One needs to visit the Indian embassy or the Indian Mission office for the same.

Tourist e visa

To make the process easier, the Indian government has launched a Tourist e-visa. Now, one can wrap up the visa paperwork right from the comfort of one's home. It is a simple four-step process: -

  • Apply by uploading your passport size photo and passport page

  • Pay the visa fee online using your credit/debit.

  • Once the payment is done, the applicant will get the Electronic Travel Authorisation or in other words the tourist visa.

  • Print out the ETA as the hard copy is mandatory in the Indian airports.

The following are the categories available for e Visa:

  • Business

  • Conference

  • Medical

  • Medical attendant

If the applicant is unable to complete the application, he or she can save the application and return to complete whenever he or she finds time. Once the Indian visa is submitted, the ministry will scrutinize it and if the application is found lacking, the applicant has to re-upload the same document. Also, the applicants from the eligible countries have the provision to file for the e-visa just four days from the date of travel.

What will be the e-visa fee?

The e-visa fee will vary from country to country. Bank transaction charges of 2.5% will be also charged additionally. Please check the Evisamart site for Finland. The visa fee is non-refundable as well.

What are the requirements?

  • The applicant must upload a recent photograph with a white background and the photo page of the passport that contains personal details such as birth, nationality, name, date, expiry date, etc. Additional documents depend on the type of e-visa one has applied for.

  • Must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.

  • Enough money to pay for the return journey and also to pay for one?s personal uses during the journey.

Now that?s the eVisa Mart has been taking care of. Let? look at some of the places in India that are yet to be discovered by the mainstream tourism industry.

  • Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh: This place enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. It is mainly known for Tarin fish Farm, Kile Pakho, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. The rice fields and the green patches of land dot the valley. It is also home to Apa Tani tribal group.

  • Halebid, Karnataka: Famous for Hoysala architecture, several ancient temples, and shrines located in the city attract both the devotees and the tourists. A trip during Diwali and Mahashivratri can truly blow one?s mind away. Some of the famous temples are Hoyasaleswara, Kedareswara, and several Jain temples. The best time to visit would be from October to March.?

  • Mawsynram, Meghalaya: There is hardly any Indian who does not Maswynram as it is the wettest place in India. The place is known for Mawsmai Caves, Mawsmai Falls, and Nohalikalai Falls. There is the gigantic formation of a stalagmite that looks like a shivling and therefore, attracts a lot of attention. So, if you are someone who doesn?t mind showers, then head to the underrated beauty of India.

  • Champaner: The historical appeal of the place will take your breath away. It is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. According to the legends, the Pavagadh hills located in the place is the chunk of mountains carried by the Hindu god Hanuman. There is an archaeological park named Champaner ? Pavagadh. It is open to tourists for the blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture.

  • Kurnool: One might passed by this city while traveling on a train through South India. It has scenic spots, pleasant weather, and drenched in History. Some of the temples located in the city that draw both pilgrims and tourists are Sai Baba Temple, Peta Anjanyeswami temple, and Venugopalaswami Temple. The tomb of Abdul Wahab, Belum Caves, and Oravakallu Rock garden are some other must check out spots. The best time to visit would be between November and February.

  • Manas National Park: If the jungle is calling you heart, then head to Manas national park. It is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites as well. It is neat, well maintained, and is peaceful. If you are lucky, you might even spot a one-horned rhino as well. The best time to visit is between October and April.

  • Patan, Gujarat: If history is your drug, then Patan is the place you must visit. It is surrounded by magnanimous walls and has the charm of the bygone era. It was also the capital of medieval Gujarat.

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