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The UK citizens might wish to experience the architectural remains built by their ancestors in India during their reign. Seeing historical places and buildings, they can not only know history, but also feel it. And, taking this desire for Indian tourism into account, the government of India has facilitated the Indian visa application system through which they can apply online just using their fingertips and easily avail an electronic Indian Visa.

Designated entry points for Indian e-visa holders:

The following is a list of designated entry points; seaports and airports. You have to enter India from here:

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.

Most famous places for UK citizens in India:

  • St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • National Library of India, Kolkata (West Bengal)
  • Gateway of India, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • The Taj Mahal, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
  • India Gate (Delhi)
  • St. Mary’s Church, Chennai (Tamil Nadu)
  • Victoria Memorial (Kolkata) West Bengal

India Tourism figures:

From 2016 to 2017, nearly 9 lakh UK citizens visited India, and this number raised to 10, 29,757 in 2018.

And, the best thing is that UK citizens holding an Indian visa for tourism or business purposes can stay up to 180 days continuously, providing that their India visa is valid.

Famous Indian cuisines UK citizens love:

Shahi Paneer, Golgappe, Kachori, Bengali rasgulla, Bedmi Puri, Gajar ka Halwa, Mughlai foods, and so on.

Indian people’ behaviour towards UK citizens:

Soft, helpful, welcoming and sympathetic.

Precautions to take

  • Don’t talk to the guides or travel experts without any ID proof of being from a registered organization.
  • Don’t visit unlit or less crowded areas.
  • Avoid giving money to every monk coming to you and asking for it; you’d better ignore them.
  • Don’t eat oily and fried food.
  • Don’t visit in summers if you are allergic to the hot season.
  • Always keep your valid Indian visa with yourself and show it to officials.
  • Have some cash, many small shopkeepers and rural-people don’t accept online payments.
  • Don’t kiss or hug your better half publicly.
  • Remove shoes or sleepers before entering religious places
  • Stay in only reputed places.
  • While visiting patriotic destinations of India or anywhere, don’t talk about the British Rule in glowing terms.

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Address: India House Aldwych Covent Garden WC2B 4NA London United Kingdom
Phone: +44-207-836-8484
Fax: +44-207-836-4331
Email: hoc.london@mea.gov.in, hc.office@hcilondon.in, dhc.office@hcilondon.in
Website: www.hcilondon.in
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Address: Rutland Square EH1 2BB Edinburgh United Kingdom
Phone: +44-131-2290011
Fax: +44-131-2292155, +44-131-2219712
Email: indianconsulate.scotland@btconnect.com, cgindia@btconnect.com, indianconsul.edinburgh@btconnect.com
Website: www.cgiedinburgh.org
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Address: Augusta Street, Jewellery Quart Hockley B18 6JL Birmingham United Kingdom
Phone: +44-121-212-2782
Fax: +44-121-212-2786
Email: cg.birmingham@mea.gov.in, hoc.birmingham@mea.gov.in, com@cgibir.fsnet.co.uk, cons_cgibir@fsmail.net
Website: www.cgibirmingham.org/
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Address: Cardiff 63-67 Wellfield Road CF24 3PA Cardiff United Kingdom
Phone: +44-303-040-2777
Fax: +44-303-040-2778
Email: enquiries@hciwales.in
Website: http://hciwales.in

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