The vastness and rich cultural property of India grab the attention of the whole world, and English-speaking countries’ citizens like New Zealand find it the best retreat by indulging in yoga activities, sunbathing on Goa beaches, having mouth-watering cuisines and delicacies. That’s why Indian visa applications come from the country in a considerable number. Due to this, the Indian government has facilitated the India visa application system by making everything from applying to receiving online. The approved applicants are sent an electronic form of this visa.
Designated seaports and airports:
The citizens of New Zealand having an e visa for India can enter India from the following designated entry points:
Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bag Dogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi and Visakhapatnam.
Seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Chennai and Mumbai.
Famous places to visit in India:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India for New Zealand nationals are:
- Jim Corbett Sanctuary
- Kutch, Gujarat
- Kolkata, West Bengal
- Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
- Andaman and Nicobar
Relations between India and New Zealand
The present trend is that Indians are moving to New Zealand in search of a better life and study further. On the other hand, citizens of New Zealand are miraculously impressed by the enchanting beauty of India, especially the non-stop party atmosphere that happens during the sunset in the beach area. And, the popularity of yoga has also played a huge role in compelling them to visit India again and again.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Veg Biryani, Chana Bhatura, Bombay Sandwich, Kahwah, Palak Paneer, Pua, Dal Makhni, Parathas, Prawns, Bedmi Puri, Hyderabadi Biryani, Kachori Sabzi, Meen Curry, Mughlai food, Kadhi Chawal, Crab Xacuti, Rasmalai, Fried Rice, Shimla Khatti Dal, Pyaaz ki Kachori, Bengali Rasgulla and the like.
Temperament of Indians:
Soft-hearted, religious, welcoming, soft-spoken and cheerful.
Things to remember when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Never trust the people from suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Never visit unlit or dark areas alone.
- Don’t give money to monks or beggars coming to you for it without your own wish; you should ignore and stay from them, as they can be thieves or snatchers.
- Avoid eating oily and fried food during your visit, as it may lead to digestive issues.
- Don’t visit India in the summer if you can’t bear its hot season.
- Always be in possession of your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked by any official.
- Keep some cash every time when out because most small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash.
To not hurt the emotions of Indians, don’t kiss or hug your better half publicly or in family restaurants and wear modest clothes when visiting religious places, shrines, etc.
- Always put off shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only reputed and registered places with trustworthy records and security.