India appears in the mind of Brunei people when it comes to medical treatment due to its caring, dedicated and English-speaking doctors and hospital staff. Although rich, Brunei is not as medically developed as this culturally-bestowed land. Furthermore, its diversity and spine-chilling history also compel Brunei citizens to apply for an Indian to visit it.
Having taken such points into consideration, the government of India has included this small country in the list of those eligible ones whose nationals can apply for an electronic visa for India and receive it online on the email address on approval, no longer need to go to the Embassy and stand in queues for hours.
The following is a list of designated airports and seaports for the Brunei citizen having an electronic visa for India:
The following is a list of 28 airports in alphabetical order and 5 designated seaports from where a Brunei national can enter India when having a valid 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 loved by people of Brunei:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India are:
- Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand
- Ranthambore, Rajasthan
- Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh
- Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
- Jammu and Kashmir
- Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
- Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Andaman and Nicobar
Relations between India and Brunei:
In 1984, both India and Brunei established bilateral relations. A tremendous number of Indians migrated to Brunei so that they could work in oil and allied sectors when oil was discovered in this small country in the 1920’s. After that, most people from India came as teachers and got married to the locals of Brunei. According to official sources, nearly 10,000 Indians are living in this tiny country, as of 2013.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Laccha Parantha, Lucknowi Kebabs, Kahwah, Shikanji, roasted Crab meat, Malai Kofta, Kadhi Chawal, Shahi Paneer, Sandesh, Lassi, Paneer Tikka, Chom Chom, Paneer naan, Tangri, chicken curry, Non-veg Momos, Squid, and so on.
Temperament of Indians:
soft-natured, welcoming, helpful and religious.
Things to be taken into consideration while visiting India:
- Avoid talking or talk only when it’s necessary, to the people of suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Never, especially after sunset, roam around unlit or dark areas alone, especially girls.
- Avoid giving money or food to monks, clerics or beggars coming to you for it; you should ignore and stay away from them, as they can be thieves or snatchers.
- Stay away from oily and fried food during your visit, as it may lead to digestive issues.
- Pick the season before visiting India taking into account your convenience and present health conditions because some Indian places are very hot, cold and rainy.
- Don’t forget to keep your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse and show it to officials when asked.
- Keep some cash in your pocket when visiting backward areas because most small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash, not online payments.
- Given the strict cultural beliefs of Indians, avoid hugging and kissing 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 well-known and registered places with trustworthy, clean records and security systems.