India’s religious influence has spread its spiritual comfort all over the world, and Indonesia is not an exception. Indonesians love to visit India to learn some yoga techniques, seek blessings from its religious shrines, sunbathe on the beach, explore rich wildlife and so on. That’s why the need for an Indian visa is always at its peak in Indonesia.
Taking this into account, the government has made the Indian visa application system online, in which you, as an Indonesian, can apply for and get and India visa electronic copy at your given email address if approved
Designated airports and seaports for Indonesians with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where an Indonesian can enter India 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 Indonesians love to visit:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India are:
- Somnath Temple, Gujarat
- Kashi Vishwanath Mandir
- Akshardham Temple, Delhi
- Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga, Uttarakhand
- Jama Masjid, Delhi
- Char Minar, Hyderabad
- The Red Fort, Delhi
- Andaman and Nicobar
India and Indonesia relations
Due to religious reasons, especially, Ramayana, both of these countries are well-tied to each other. Indonesians love to visit Indian religious shrines in quest of spiritual solace. Taking part in yoga activities always keeps them motivated, and they feel the freshness and long-lasting peace that only yoga can give.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Matar Paneer with makkhan naan, Rogan Josh, Pulao, chicken Tikka, momos, Mutton Curry, Masala dosa, idli, Gushtaba, Yoghurt Lamb Curry, Aab Gosht, kahwah, Sharbat, Biryani, Mughlai paratha, Keema and the list goes on.
Temperament of Indians:
Sympathetic, warm-hearted, welcoming, cheerful and religious.
Things to take into account when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Don’t talk to the people from suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Never, especially at night, go to unlit or dark areas alone.
- Never give money or food to monks 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.
- Pick the season before visiting India for your convenience because some Indian places are very hot, cold and rainy.
- Keep your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
- Keep some cash in your pocket every time when out because most small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash.
- Due to the strict cultural beliefs of Indians, never kiss or hug your better half publicly or in family restaurants. And, wear modest clothes when visiting religious places, shrines, etc.
- Take off your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only widely-known and registered places with reliable, clean records and security systems.