Being one of the fastest developing countries in the world, India has always been a seedbed for business growth. And, Japanese citizens always apply for an Indian visa to see business opportunities and explore the beauty of this miraculously beautiful country. Due to all this, the demand for an India visa is always in the peak, which is why the Indian government has made it possible for Japanese, and over 160 other countries, to apply for and receive the same online electronically.
Designated seaports and airports Indian e-visa holders:
A Japanese 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 Japanese citizens:
Some of the most loved tourist destinations in India for Japanese people are:
- Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
- Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar
- Ramabhar Stupa Temple, Kushinagar
- Goa, the fun capital of India
- Kerala, for a variety of flora and fauna
- Jammu and Kashmir, the heaven on Earth
- Ghum Monastery, Darjeeling
- Manali, the honeymoon capital of India
- Mindrolling Monastery, Dehradun
India Tourism Stats
It was seen in 2016 that 208847 Japanese tourists visited India; the number was just 29032 in 1981. It’s a clear manifestation of enthusiasm in Japan to visit India. Most Japanese enjoy seeing most popular Buddhist sites like Nalanda, Sarnath, Raigar, Ajanta Caves, Kushinagar, Bodh Gaya, and so on.
Famous Indian cuisines loved by Japanese people: Chowmein, spicy soup, Chicken Manchurian, Rasgulla, Jalebi, chicken soup, Darsaan, fried rice, Palak Paneer, fried rice and so on.
Indian people temperament:
Cheerful, sympathetic, warm-hearted and welcoming
Things to remember while being in India as a Japanese tourist:
- Ask the people whom you have to spend time with to show you their ID cards for their identification.
- Never go to unlit or unfamiliar places without alone.
- Don’t give money to any monk or beggar without your wish.
- Never eat oily, fried and extremely spicy foods.
- If allergic to hot seasons, don’t visit India in the summer season.
- Keep some cash, as small shopkeepers and rural area sellers don’t know much about credit/debit card or online payment system.
- Stay in a reliable and well-reputed hotel or restaurant.
- Girls shouldn’t go to any place alone, as many ill-minded people can take advantage of this.
- Hold your purse or wallet safely because theft and snatching are very common in some places in India.
- Ask for the bill when shopping from a full-blown shop because many people can trick you into giving them more money.