Although small in number, people of Kyrgyzstan visit India and appreciate its glorious historical, cultural, religious and natural beauty. Being a poor country, Kyrgyzstan is not as medically developed as India, that’s why a tremendous number of foreigners in India for medical treatment come from such backward or undeveloped countries.
Knowing so, the government of India has made the Indian visa application system online for over 160 countries, including Kyrgyzstan, whose citizens can apply for an India visa online and receive its electronic form to enter India and stay there for an allowed period of time.
Designated airports and seaports for the Kyrgyzstan citizen with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where a Kyrgyzstan national 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 Kyrgyzstan citizens enjoy visiting:
- Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
- The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
- Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Jama Masjid, Delhi
- Ajmer Dargah, Ajmer, Rajasthan
- Hazratbal Shrine, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
- Andaman and Nicobar
- Char Minar, Hyderabad
- Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
Relations between India and Kyrgyzstan:
India had close business ties with Central Asian countries in the past, especially those ones which were part of the ancient Silk Route, which includes Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, both of these countries have prepared a five-year road map in order to boost the bilateral trade and requested the business communities from both countries to delve into the untapped potential in various areas.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Sambhar Vada, chicken Korma, Chicken fry, Masala Dosa, idli, Shimla ki Khatti Dal, Butter chicken, Chhole Bhature, Gushtaba, noodles, Halwa, Gushtaba, Raita, Lassi, Chur Chur naan, chicken soup, Lucknowi Kebab, Hyderabadi Biryani, Kahwah, Fish curry, and the list goes on.
Temperament of Indians:
Welcoming, sympathetic, cheerful and religious.
Things to remember when visiting India with an Indian visa:
- Keep yourself away from the people of suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Don’t, especially after sunset, go to unlit or dark areas alone, especially girls.
- Never 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.
- Never eat 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.
- Always keep your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
- Always have 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, don’t kiss or hug 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.