South Africans tend to visit India to see its marvellous allure and get world-class medical treatment, and sometimes, to set up their own business here, which leads to a tremendous need for an Indian visa for this African country citizens.
Due to this, the government of India has made the India visa application system quite simple, making it online. Now, South Africans can easily apply for and get an electronic visa for India.
Designated seaports and airports:
The citizens of South Africa holding e visa for India can enter there 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 South Africans are:
- Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Kutch, Gujarat
- Jim Corbett Park, Uttarakhand
- Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
- Andaman and Nicobar
Relations between South Africa and India
Both India and South Africa are located in their own continents Asia and Africa respectively. Mostly, South African students come to India for higher studies, and the Indians who have visited South Africa always talk about the enchanting beauty and wildlife of the country in glowing terms.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: lassi, Kahwah, Pua, Dal Makhni, Parathas, Prawns, Hyderabadi Biryani, Kachori Sabzi, Meen Curry, Kahwah, Tawa Chicken, Shahi Paneer, IdliMughlai food, Crab Xacuti, Rasmalai, Shimla Khatti Dal, Bengali Rasgulla, Laccha Parantha, fish curry with rice, Gobi Manchurian, noodles, Rabri Jalebi and so on.
Temperament of Indians:
Religious, honest, warm-hearted, welcoming and cheerful.
Things to remember when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Don’t talk to the people from unrecognized or suspicious organizations or agencies
- Never go to unlit or dark areas alone.
- Don’t give money to monks or beggars coming to you for the same without your wish; you’d better ignore and stay from them, as they can be thieves.
- Stay away from oily and fried food during your visit, as it may lead to digestive issues.
- Don’t visit in the winter if you can’t bear the freezing atmosphere.
- Always keep your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
- Keep some cash with yourself because small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash.
- Don’t kiss or hug your better half publicly or in family restaurants and wear modest clothes when visiting religious places.
- Remove shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only reputed and registered places having a trustworthy record.