India, being the origin place of Buddhism, has always attracted the eyeballs of those countries where Buddhist people live; its marvellous beauty when embellished with old Buddhist monasteries, temples, monuments and shrines give such Buddhists tourists a terrific experience, which remains in their memory for their whole life.
One of such Buddhist countries is Singapore, whose citizens want to visit India to see the Buddhist remains left by their Buddhist ancestors. Being very aware of this fact, the government of India eliminated all obstacles facing them by making the Indian visa application system online for Singaporeans.
Now, citizens of Singapore can apply for an India visa to see the glorious Buddhist beauty hidden in the ancestral buildings when the lord Buddha started his journey to spread the awareness of the power of mind.
Designated airports and seaports for the Singaporean with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where a Singaporean 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 loved by Singaporeans:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India for Singaporeans are:
- Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Bihar
- Bodhi Tree, Bodh Gaya, Bihar
- Dhamek Stupa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
- Ashoka Pillar, Vaishali, Bihar
- Dalai Lama Temple Complex, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
- Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
- Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
- The Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
- Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
Relations between India and Singapore:
India and Singapore have been in touch with each other since historical days. Both of these Asian countries have strong commercial and cultural ties with each other.
To bolster such healthy relations, PM Modi visited Singapore in 2018 twice. Singapore is India’s second largest trade partner among ASEAN countries.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Momos, chicken Korma, Chicken fry, Boiled Potatoes, idli, Soup, Chilly potato, 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:
Helpful, sympathetic, cheerful and religious
Things to remember when visiting India with an Indian visa:
- Don’t talk to the people of suspicious and unknown organizations or agencies
- Don’t, especially after sunset, go to unlit or dark areas alone, especially girls.
- Don’t 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.
- Choose 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 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.