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Despite having only a handful number of Russian speakers, India has always been a heavenly and comfortable place for Russians, as they find Indian people very sweet and welcoming. Seeing such a tremendous interest in Russians to visit India, the Indian government has eased the Indian visa application system, by making it online.

This online system has allowed citizens of over 160 countries, including Russia, to apply for and receive an electronic form of India visa on their given email address. So, Russians can get an Indian visa just by using their fingertips on their laptop/computer or mobile.

Designated seaports and airports:

The Russian tourists with an India visa electronic form can enter India from the following designated entry points:

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:

Some of the best tourist destinations in India for Russians are:

  • The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, Uttar Pradesh
  • Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga, Uttarakhand
  • Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu
  • Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
  • Sundarbans Sanctuary
  • Gir Sanctuary, Gujarat
  • Goa, the fun capital of India
  • Andaman and Nicobar

Relations between India and Russia

The sound relationship between Russia and India doesn’t need any proof because the whole world has seen their bolstered relations. A tremendous number of Indians go to Russia for further study and work in MNCs, and Russian businessmen are always in quest of a golden opportunity to set up a business organization in India.

Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Idli, Sambar vada, Masala Dosa, Coconut Water, Lassi, Sharbat, Tawa Paneer, Pav Vada, Bhelpuri, Palak paneer, Hyderabadi Biryani, Kachori Sabzi, Meen Curry, Mughlai food, Kadhi Chawal, Halwa, Pyaazi Kachori and so on.

Temperament of Indians:

Soft-hearted, sympathetic, cool-tempered, religious and warm-hearted.

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.
  • Never eat oily and fried food during your visit, as it may lead to digestive issues.
  • Avoid visiting India in the summer if you can’t bear its hot season.
  • Always have your valid Indian visa in your pocket or purse to show it when asked.
  • Always keep some cash in your pocket every time when out because most small shopkeepers and rural-people accept only cash.
  • Due to the cultural beliefs of Indians, don’t even try to 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 remove your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
  • Stay in only widely-known and registered places with reliable, clean records and security systems.

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Indian Embassy and Consulate list in the Russia

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Address: 6-8, Vorontsovo Polye (Ulitsa Obukha) Moscow Russia
Phone: + 7-095-7837535
Fax: + 7-095-9163632, + 7-095-9172285
Email: amb.moscow@mea.gov.in, dcm@indianembassy.ru, hoc.moscow@mea.gov.in, admin@indianembassy.ru
Website: www.indianembassy.ru
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Address: 35, Ulitsa Reyleeva 191123 St. Petersburg Russia
Phone: + 7-812-2721988, + 7-812-2721731
Fax: + 7-812-2722473, + 7-812-5795088
Email: cg.spburg@mea.gov.in, hoc.spburg@mea.gov.in, cons.spburg@mea.gov.in
Website: www.indianconsulate.ru
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Address: 46, 4th Floor. Verkhneportovaya Street, PO Box No. 308 690090 Vladivostok Russia
Phone: + 7-423-2413920, + 7-423-2413933
Fax: + 7-423-2413956
Email: cg.vladi@mea.gov.in, cgivlad@mail.ru, hoc.vladi@mea.gov.in
Website: cgivladivostok.wordpress.com

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