The marvelous Islamic shrines, mosques, historical places and tombs of India have always been appealing to other Islamic country citizens, especially Turkey, who see the remains of their Islamic art and glory still found in such ancient Islamic buildings built by Islamic rulers in India.
And, the good news is that citizens of Turkey can come to India carrying an electronic form of a valid Indian visa to see such Islamic historical tourist destinations. It is because the Indian government has made possible for Turkey citizens, and other over 160 citizens, to apply for an India visa online and receive its electronic copy on the given email address. The copy can allow Turkey citizens to legally enter India.
Designated airports and seaports for the Turkey citizen with an electronic visa:
The following is a list of 28 airports and 5 designated seaports from where a Turkey 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 Turkey citizens enjoy visiting:
Some of the best tourist destinations in India for Turkey are:
- Humayun’ Tomb, Delhi
- The Red Fort, Delhi
- Qutub Minar, Delhi
- Fatehpur Sikri
- The Taj Mahal, Agra
- Ajmer Islamic Shrine, Rajasthan
- Char Minar, Hyderabad
Both India and Turkey are peace-loving countries and welcome each other’s citizens warmly. India has an embassy in Ankara and consulate general in Istanbul. On the other hand, a Turkey embassy is in New Delhi and a consulate general in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Due to having a large number of Muslims in India, the people coming from Turkey feel as if they are among their dear ones.
Famous cuisines and beverages of India: Lucknowi Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani, Poha, Dal Vada, Idli, Roasted Chicken, Tangri, Shahi Paneer, Mughlai food, Chicken soup, noodles, Gushtaba, Jalebi, Mutton chicken, Palak Paneer, Laccha Parantha, Chur Chur Naan, Tawa Paneer, Lassi, roasted Crab meat, Non-veg Momos, and so on.
Temperament of Indians:
Friendly, religious, sympathetic, welcoming and warm-hearted
What you must know when visiting India on an Indian visa:
- Never 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.
- Pick the season before visiting India for your convenience because some Indian places are very hot, cold and rainy.
- Don’t forget to keep 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.
- Taking the strict cultural beliefs of Indians into account, never hug or kiss 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.