Australians love to visit India, especially Rajasthan. They always have a ball when it comes to immersing themselves in the royal touch from the noble historical forts and monuments built by Indian Maharajas. Furthermore, they also try to invest in India to expand their business. Mostly, due to business and tourism reasons, Australians require an Indian visa. And, the Indian government, fully familiar with this fact, has allowed over 160 countries to apply for an India visa online, which also includes Australia. On approval, the electronic form of the visa is sent to the email address of the applicant.
Designated seaports and airports Indian e-visa holders:
Australians holding an India visa electronic form can enter India from the following designated entry points (28 airports and 5 seaports):
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 for Australians:
Some of the most visited tourist destinations in India are:
- The Taj Mahal, the eternal symbol of love, (Agra, Uttar Pradesh)
- Prayagraj, the spiritual capital of India (Uttar Pradesh)
- Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas
- Goa, the fun capital of India
- Kerala, for a variety of flora and fauna
- Jammu and Kashmir, the heaven on Earth
- Kolkata, the capital of India in the British Rule
- Manali, the honeymoon capital of India
- Mumbai, worldwide famous for its mouth-watering street foods
India tourism stats
3,46,486 Australians visited in 2018. This figure gives an idea of the zeal in Australians for an India visit. Most Australians love to visit religious places for spiritual comfort in India.
Famous cuisines of India loved by Australians: Kachori Sabzi, Agra Peda, Paneer Tikka, Indian seafood, Hyderabadi Biryani, Kashmiri Kahwah, Lassi, Shahi Paneer, Dahi Chutney Gol Gappe, Bengali Rasgulla, Dhokla, Rabri Jalebi, Mughlai food, Hyderabadi Biryani and so on.
Temperament of Indians for Australians:
Soft-hearted, welcoming and cheerful.
Things to remember when visiting India:
- Don’t talk to the people not having any ID proof of being from a well-reputed or registered organization.
- Avoid going to unlit or less crowded areas.
- Never give money to every monk or beggar coming to you and asking for it; you’d better ignore them.
- Keep yourself away from eating oily and fried food.
- Avoid visiting India in summers if you can’t bear the hot season.
- Always have your valid Indian visa with yourself to show it when asked by any official.
- Keep some cash always available, many small shopkeepers and rural-people don’t accept online payments.
- Avoid kissing or hugging your better half publicly, especially in religious places.
- Take off your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only reputed places where most people can understand and speak English and ready to help you.