Due to the simple online Indian visa application system, foreigners, especially from The Philippines, can travel to India freely for a certain period of time. That’s why people from all over the world can know the Indian culture very well, and Indians can also have a golden opportunity to serve these foreigners with heart and soul.
Including the Philippines, over 160 countries are eligible for the online India visa application system; the citizens of these countries can apply for the visa online and receive its electronic form on their confirmed email address.
Designated airports and seaports for the Philippines citizens with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where a The Philippines 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 The Philippines citizens enjoy visiting:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India for Philippines are:
- Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu
- Kashi Vishwanath Mandir
- St. Paul’s Church, Delhi
- Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga, Uttarakhand
- Manali, Himachal Pradesh
- Char Minar, Hyderabad
- Gokarna, Karnataka
- Andaman and Nicobar
Relationship between The Philippines and India
It was in 1949 when diplomatic relations between The Philippines and India were established. India has an embassy in Manila, the capital of The Philippines, and the Philippines embassy is in the capital of India, New Delhi. All is well between these two countries. Mostly, citizens of the Philippines enjoy the spiritual comfort that India greets them with.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Dal vada, sambhar vada, Paneer naan, Laccha parantha, 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, soft-hearted, welcoming, cheerful and religious.
Things to take into account when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Stay away from the people from suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Never, especially after sunset, go to unlit or dark areas alone.
- 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.
- Don’t eat 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 be in possession of your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
- 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, never kiss or hug your better half publicly or in family restaurants. And, wear modest clothes when visiting religious places, shrines, etc.
- Remove your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only widely-known and registered places with trustworthy, clean records and security systems.