India’s mesmerizing beaches are not less than heaven on Earth for party lovers, and European tourists, especially from Austria, have a ball here when they indulge in water sports activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, water skiing, canyoning and the like. That’s why a large number of Austrian tourists want to have an Indian visa so that they can smell the fragrance of diverse culture spread in the country.
Considering this immense desire, the government of India has made possible for them to apply for an Indian visa online and receive its electronic form to enter the country.
Now, An Austrian can get an India visa just by using their fingertips on their laptop, and they are no longer required to visit an Indian Embassy or Consulate, standing in the long queue and wait for a long time.
Designated airports and seaports for the Austrian with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where an Austrian can enter India when in possession of an e visa for India:
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 in India Austrians enjoy visiting:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India are:
- Andaman and Nicobar
- Mumbai, the financial capital of India
- The Taj Mahal, Agra
- Jim Corbett Park, Uttarakhand
- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
- Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
India and Austria relations:
Austria is one of the most loved places for Indian honeymooning couples due to its snow-clad beauty and romantic atmosphere. In 2013, around 25000 Indians visited Austria. Most Austrians love to spend time on yoga activities in India. They find it the best way to drive out stress or tension.
Famous cuisines and beverages of IndiaMutton chicken, Tawa Paneer, Lassi, roasted Crab meat, Lucknowi Biryani, Palak Paneer, Laccha Parantha, Chur Chur Naan,Malai Kofta, chowmein, Momos, Lassi, Dal vada, Dosa, Hyderabadi Biryani, Poha, fish curry, Non-veg Momos, and so on.
Temperament of Indians:
Friendly, soft-natured, helpful and religious.
What you must know when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Avoid interacting with the people of suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Never, especially after sunset, go to unlit or dark areas alone, especially girls.
- Don’t give money or food to monks, clerics or beggars coming to you for it; 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.
- Choose the season before visiting India for your convenience because some Indian places are very hot, cold and rainy.
- Have your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
- Always keep some cash in your pocket every time when going out because most small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash.
- Taking the strict cultural beliefs of Indians in mind, never hug or kiss your better half publicly or in family restaurants. And, wear modest clothes when visiting religious places, shrines, etc.
- Don’t forget to put off your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only widely-known and registered places with trustworthy, clean records and security systems.