To boost the tourism industry and have healthy relations with foreign countries, the government of India made the Indian visa application system online for over 160 countries so that people can apply for an India visa online and receive its electronic form on approval. After that, they can come to India and stay there for an allowed period of time.
The Indian electronic visa or Indian e-visa is given to those who come to India for any of the following purposes: medical, business and tourism. And, people from African countries like Gabon find the Indian medical treatment system ideal for them because hospital staff and doctors can speak and understand English and are free from any biased attitude towards a foreign patient.
Designated airports and seaports for the Gabon citizen with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where a Gabon national can enter the country when in possession of 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 Gabon citizens enjoy visiting:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India are:
- Rishikesh, the yoga capital of the world
- Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
- Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Andaman and Nicobar
- Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Relations between Gabon and India
The relations between Gabon and India are healthy, and both of these countries are working hard to bolster the relationship. There is an Embassy of Gabon in New Delhi, and an Indian Embassy is in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo is jointly accredited to Gabon whose address is given below:
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Sambhar vada, Bombay Sandwich, Masala Dosa, idli, Shimla ki Khatti Dal, Butter chicken, Chhole Bhature, Gushtaba, Sambhar Vada, noodles, Halwa, Gushtaba, Raita, Lassi, Chur Chur naan, chicken soup, Momos, vegetable soup, Kahwah, and the list goes on.
Temperament of Indians:
Warm-hearted, welcoming, helpful and religious.
What you must know when visiting India with an Indian visa:
- Never interact 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.
- Always have your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
- Don’t forget to keep some cash in your pocket every time when out because most small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash.
- Taking the strict cultural beliefs of Indians into account, never kiss or hug your better half publicly or in family restaurants. And, wear modest clothes when visiting religious places, shrines, etc.
- Put off your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only widely-known and registered places with reliable, clean records and security systems.