The online Indian visa application system has allowed citizens of over 160 countries to visit India for medical, business and tourism purposes. And, Thailand is one of those eligible countries, which is why a considerable number of tourists from Thailand come to India to seek solace from Buddhist monasteries and temples where eternal bliss in prevalent.
India and Thailand reciprocate each other in terms of tourism. And, Thais feel like home here due to this. To bolster such healthy relations, the Indian government has made possible for Thais to apply for and get an India visa (electronic form) in their email address.
Designated airports and seaports for the Thais with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where a Thai 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 Thai citizens enjoy visiting:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India for Malaysians are:
- Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya, Bihar
- Kashi Vishwanath Mandir
- Hemis Monastery, Ladakh
- Rishikesh, the world capital of yoga, Uttarakhand
- Manali, Himachal Pradesh
- Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
- Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath
- Andaman and Nicobar
Relations between India and Thailand
Due to being the origin place of Buddhism, India has always grabbed the attention of those countries where Buddhists live in a large number. And, Thailand is one of them. Indians who visit Thailand appreciate its beach beauty and Thai food, and Thais love when Indian monks greet them with heart and soul at every temple they visit and bless them for longevity.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Gobi Manchurian, Chicken soup, noodles, Gushtaba, Tawa Paneer, Lassi, roasted Crab meat, Coconut water, and the list goes on.
Temperament of Indians:
Pure-hearted, welcoming, cheerful and religious.
Things to take into account when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Make distance 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 donate 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.
- Keep 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.
- Put off your shoes or sleepers before entering religious places.
- Stay in only widely-known and registered places with reliable, clean records and security systems.