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Last Updated - April 2022

If you want to visit India as a tourist then you will need to obtain an Indian visa to be granted entry to the country. If your purpose is tourism then you have come to the right place!

For international travel the India Tourist e Visas are available as a 30 day, 1 year or 5 year option, depending on your needs and eligibility.

This article explains all you need to know about the completely online visa application process, how you can apply, and the e Visa services iVisa.com offers.

India e Visa - What is it?

The India e Visa is an official tourist visa that permits international travelers to enter India for tourism purposes. It is electronically linked to your passport.

There are 3 different types of tourist e Visas available for foreign nationals to enter India, we offer the following:

  • 30 day e Visa
  • 1 year e Visa
  • 5 years e Visa

We also offer a Business e Visa and Medical e Visa, you'll find information on those categories in separate articles.

Note: All e Visas are non-extendable and non-convertible.

The Government of India does not grant visas on arrival.

India e Visa - Everything you need to know

iVisa.com offers easy and fast visa services for all visitors to India. A 100% online visa application process and online payment service. We offer an approved E visa service for all national and international travelers to enter the country.

We offer several pricing and processing options to fit every visitor's needs. Faster than a standard e visa portal we can get your e tourist visa approved in as fast as 2 days with our Super Rush service.

When should I apply for my India e visa?

  • 1 year and 5 year visas - You can apply for your e Tourist Visa 120 days before your intended date of arrival in India, and a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of arrival to India.
  • 30 day e Visa - You may apply a minimum of 4 days before your departure. For this visa, you can only start the application as early as 30 days before the date you plan to travel.

If you want to apply in advance, iVisa.com provides a queue service where you can apply for your e Visa at any time before your trip and it will automatically go into a queue until the right time, whereby we will submit your visa application for you.

Who is eligible for the India e visa?

Most foreign nationals have to apply for an e visa to visit India no matter how long they plan on traveling for. Unless you have an Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card. In our FAQs section you will find an extensive list of countries who are eligible to apply for the e Visas.

The e Tourist Visa is available to international travel document holders for tourism purposes only, and you must have a passport or other eligible ID document to be able to apply for your Indian Visa.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - As a traveler you must have a passport valid for the duration of your stay in India according to your visa type.

How long is my e Visa valid for?

The validity of your e Visa is according to the e Visa service you have requested in your application form as follows:

  • 30 day e Visa - 30 days from the first date of arrival to India
  • 1 year e Visa - 1 year after the date of issue
  • 5 years e Visa - 5 years after the date of issue

All 3 visa types should be used within 120 days (4 months) of issue.

How many times can I enter India with my e Visa?

This varies depending on the visa type you wish to apply for:

  • 30 days - Double Entry visa, for use within 120 days of issuance. Although it is a Double Entry visa, double entries will be granted within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your Passport.
  • 1 year and 5 year visas - Multiple Entry. Allows for a continuous stay during each visit which shall not exceed 90 days, except nationals of the USA, UK, Canada and Japan. In the case of nationals of the USA, UK, Canada and Japan, continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.

Where is the India e Visa valid for entry?

The Indian Tourist e Visa is valid for entry through:

  • 28 designated Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Visakhapatnam.
  • 5 designated seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai. However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

NOTE: This eVisa is not valid for entry into India from any Indian land border, only via designated airports and seaports.

Do I need a visa If I am traveling through India in transit?

Visitors do not require any type of valid visa if they are continuing on to another country and will not be exiting the transit area of the airport in India.

What do I need to apply online for my India e visa?

The India e visa application is easy with us, you don't need to go to the India visa embassy, get an Indian visa appointment, or talk to an immigration officer. We only require the following information to get your India e tourist visa online:

  • Applicant photo - A recent photo of yourself, taken against a white background
  • Passport personal details scan or travel document showing your photograph and passport details
  • Copy of the last page of your passport (if applicable)
  • Valid email address - So we can communicate with you
  • Credit or debit card to pay the fees

iVisa.com also provides a photo service to help you get the perfect passport or visa photo.

NOTE: The applicant's passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India, and at least two blank pages. It is also advised to have sufficient money to support the duration of your visit.

How to obtain the India tourist e visa.

It couldn't be easier to apply for your India e visa online than with iVisa.com. The process is very simple and takes around 10 minutes to complete. If you need help, iVisa.com's awesome support service will take your call 24/7 and will guide you through the process, as follows:

  • Step 1 - Applicants must complete the form online via our website. You will be asked to provide general information about yourself and choose the type of visa you want to apply for.
  • Step 2 - Verify the information you have already provided is correct and choose the processing option that best suits your needs.
  • Step 3 - Pay the service fee using a credit or debit card. Upload any additional documents required (passport photo and a photo scan of your passport).

Once you complete all three steps, just submit your application and sit back and relax while we process your visa! Wait for your e Visa to arrive in your e-mail inbox in the timeframe you have chosen. Our average turnaround time for e tourist visas right now is 17 hours!

Note: At the time of travel you must carry both a printed and electronic copy of your Tourist eVisa to show to immigration officers on arrival so they can clearly see your Indian visa status.

Do children also need to apply for an India e visa?

Yes absolutely, all applicants must hold a valid e Visa to travel to India, regardless of their age.

You need to fill in a separate form for children (including newborn babies). If you have more than one child traveling with you, then you have to fill in and apply using a separate form for each child, and carry the visa approval along with a valid child's passport.

In such cases, minors applying must be in possession of their own separate passport.

Can minors travel alone in India?

Young children above the age of 2 years and below the age of 12 traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered unaccompanied minors. Most airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.

Please contact your airline provider for more information.

What's the cost of the India e visa and how long does it take to process?

The 30 day e Visa charges a government fee of USD 10.25, however this fee is included in the iVisa.com serve charge.

The 1 year visa comes with a government fee of USD 43.05, and the 5 year visa USD 84.05. There are some exceptions to this charge like Japan, Argentina and Singapore but you can verify the exact government fee during the application process.

For all 3 e Visa types available we have 3 different pricing and processing options for you to choose from depending on how fast you need it to be processed:

30 day eVisa:

  • Standard Processing: 5 days - USD 55.25
  • Rush Processing: 3 days - USD 85.25
  • Super Rush Processing: 36 hours - USD 120.25

1 year eVisa:

  • 5 days - USD 88.05
  • 3 days - USD 118.05
  • 36 hours - USD 153.05

5 year eVisa:

  • 5 days - USD 129.05
  • 3 days - USD 159.05
  • 36 hours - USD 194.05

Our processing fees include both our service fee and the above mentioned Government fees.

You should apply online to find out the cost for your specific nationality. Some countries have exceptions and price changes. If your nationality is exempt from e Visa fees, your only charge will be the iVisa.com processing fee according to how soon you need it.

Any questions about prices or processing options please don't hesitate to check out the website or contact our customer service team whose working hours are 24-7!

India Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Covid restrictions are constantly changing for international travelers so it's important to stay up to date, here are the latest requirements in accordance with the government of India.

COVID 19 Vaccine

It is not mandatory to be fully vaccinated to travel to India, but it is highly recommended for international travel. If you have a recognized vaccination certificate, you are exempted from testing requirements.

  • Travelers will be considered fully vaccinated if 15 days have passed since the completion of a COVID-19 vaccination schedule

Please check our FAQ section for a full list of vaccine certificates that are accepted according to country.

COVID 19 Test

  • COVID-19 test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours
  • COVID-19 test on arrival: 2% of arrivals will be tested on arrival at the airport
  • COVID-19 test exemptions: Children under 5 and travelers with recognized proof of vaccination are exempted

Quarantine

There are currently no quarantine requirements in India.

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

What are the other types of Indian visas available?

The e-Business Visa - Will allow visitors to travel for business purposes. As with the tourist e-Visa, applicants must apply for their Indian e-Business Visa a minimum of 4 days before their intended departure date to India. The Indian e-Medical Visa - Only granted to those applicants seeking or needing medical treatment in India. Family members who plan to support your medical procedures in India won't be able to apply for an e-Medical Visa to travel alongside you. Instead, they'll need to apply for a different type of Indian e-Visa (the Indian e-Medical Attendant Visa).

You can read more about the Business and Medical visa services on our website in their own separate articles.

Who can I speak to if I have more questions?

If you would like to know more about the Tourist, Business, or Medical e Visas or have any other queries our customer service agents are always happy to help you out. The official working hours are all day, everyday, so feel free to contact us anytime you need.

You can also check the FAQs section of our website for more information.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Applicant Photo

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

Important Instructions

APPLYING FOR THE INDIA TOURIST EVISA
The India visa application with iVisa.com is easy and takes around 5 minutes to complete, you just need to provide some personal information and details about your intended stay in India. In addition, it is required to have a confirmed flight ticket before submitting the form.

  • Step 1: You will be asked to provide general information about yourself and choose the type of visa you want to apply for.

  • Step 2: Verify the information you have already provided is correct and pay the service fee using a credit or debit card.

  • Step 3: Attach any required documents and hit ‘Submit’

All you need to do now is sit back and wait for your visa to arrive via email, we will take care of your India visa processing.

Note: At the time of travel you must carry both a printed and electronic copy of your Tourist eVisa available to show to immigration officers on arrival so they can clearly see your Indian visa status.

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  • It is not mandatory to be fully vaccinated to travel to India, but it is highly recommended for international travel. If you have a recognized vaccination certificate, you are exempted from testing requirements.
  • Vaccine certificates from Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Qatar, Fiji, Republic of Korea, Romania, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe are accepted.
  • Travelers will be considered fully vaccinated if 15 days have passed since the completion of a COVID-19 vaccination schedule.

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest India travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

  • COVID-19 test prior to arrival: PCR within 72 hours.
  • COVID-19 test on arrival: 2% of arrivals will be tested on arrival at the airport.
  • COVID-19 test exemptions: Children under 5 and travelers with recognized proof of vaccination are exempted.
    • Recognized proof of vaccination certificates are from Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Qatar, Fiji, Republic of Korea, Romania, St. Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The United Kingdom, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

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  • Quarantine requirements: There are no quarantine requirements in India.

Apply for your e-Visa to India now.

We advise to make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before your trip to India. Some of these vaccines include:

  • Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio, Shingles.
  • Nationals of countries with a high risk of yellow fever transmission must present a yellow fever vaccination card to enter, otherwise they may be quarantined for up to 6 days upon arrival in India. See yellow fever-affected countries here

For more health and medical recommendations you can check here.

The Indian Tourist eVisa is valid for entry through:

  • 28 designated Airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum, Varanasi & Visakhapatnam.
  • 5 designated seaports: Cochin, Goa, Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai.

However, travelers can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

No, it's not valid now. You will have to apply for a new visa if this is the case.

The Indian government confirmed last year that all visas issued before the 6th of October 2021 are considered invalid at this time.

The India Tourist eVisa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within India. The visa is intended solely for tourism purposes. It is electronically linked to your passport.

Apply for one now.

The following nationalities are eligible to apply for a Tourist eVisa:
  • Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados. Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon Republic, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic Of Korea, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad And Tobago, Turks And Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States Of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City - Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Applicants do not require any type of visa if they are continuing on to another country and will not be exiting the transit area of the airport in India.

Yes, every passenger must hold an eVisa regardless of their age.

You can apply for the Tourist eVisa for you and your kids here.

Young children above the age of 2 years and below the age of 12 traveling without a parent or legal guardian are considered unaccompanied minors. Most airlines provide a service to assist these children from their point of departure to their final destination.

Please contact your airline provider for more information.

The India visa application is easy with iVisa.com, you don't need to go to the India visa embassy or get an India visa appointment, we just require the following information to get your India visa online:

  • Applicant Photo
  • Passport Personal Details Scan
  • Last Page of Passport (if applicable)

Note: The applicant's passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India, and at least two blank pages.

We also offer a photo service at iVisa.com, you can see how to take the perfect photo for your visa here: Watch our video.

And, how to take the perfect photo of your required documents: Watch our video

  • The 30 day India Tourist eVisa is free of charge to most travelers.
  • The 1 year visa government fee is $42 USD
  • The 5 year visa government fee is $82 USD

However you should use our visa checker to find out the cost for your specific nationality as some countries have exceptions and price changes. If your nationality is exempt from eVisa fees, your only charge will be the iVisa.com processing fee according to how soon you need it:

30 day single entry eVisa:

  • Standard Processing: 5 days - USD 55.25
  • Rush Processing: 3 days - USD 85.25
  • Super Rush Processing: 36 hours - USD 120.25

1 year multiple entry eVisa:

  • 5 days - USD 88.05
  • 3 days - USD 118.05
  • 36 hours - USD 153.05

5 year multiple entry eVisa:

  • 5 days - USD 129.05
  • 3 days - USD 159.05
  • 36 hours - USD 194.05

Yes, as it will need to be presented upon arrival. When your eVisa is approved, we will forward you an email from the government of India with the details of your India visa status. Included in this email will be your application ID, visa number, and visa validity. We suggest travelers print this confirmation and keep a printed copy with your passport.

You can also have a digital copy and provide the information to the airline and immigration officials upon arrival.

The validity of your e-Visa is according to the e-Visa service you have requested in your application form as follows:

  • For the eVisa (01 year / 05 years), the validity would be 365 days / 05 years from the date of issue of the eVisa, with Multiple entries and a continuous stay during each visit which should not exceed 90 days - except nationals of USA, UK, Canada, and Japan. In case of nationals of the USA, UK, Canada and Japan, continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 180 days.

  • For the eVisa (30 days), the validity is 30 days from the date of your first arrival in India. Double entries will be granted within the e-Visa validity period stamped on your Passport. Your first arrival must be between the date of issue and expiry of the ETA.

  • All 3 visa types should be used within 120 days of issuance.

Get started on your application for the India eVisa here.

Visitors entering India on a Tourist eVisa are only entitled to recreation, sightseeing, and casual visits (meeting friends or relatives). Short voluntary experiences, short study courses (within the 30days), and attendance at conferences are also allowed whilst you're in India on a Tourist Visa.
The eVisa is not available for Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders or Laissez-passer travel document holders. This also includes applicants holding emergency/limited passports.
  • For eVisa (01 year / 05 years), e-Business Visa, e-Medical, e-Medical Attendant and e-Conference visa, applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of arrival to India. The application can be made a maximum of 120 days in advance from the proposed date of travel.

  • For eVisa (30 days) , applicants of the eligible countries/territories may apply online a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of arrival. The application can be made a maximum of 30 days in advance of the proposed date of travel.

You are allowed to apply for 2 eVisas in a given calendar year (January - December).
An India visa renewal is not possible, the duration of stay cannot be extended. It is advised not to overstay your visa validity in India as this could affect the outcome of any future application.

Here is a sample of the India eVisa.

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  • Self Declaration Form
Incredible India, as it is famously known, because of the country's diversity in terms of culture and landscape. A beautiful mixture of colours, sights, smells, sounds and tastes spread across vast mountain ranges, deep and mysterious lakes, lush green jungle, forests, infinite stretches of coastline and oceans. With a population of around 1.38 billion people it reaches 2nd in the list of the world's most populated countries and the 7th largest by area. Traveling to India can be an exciting, overwhelming and fulfilling experience for anyone. It's important to be prepared for your trip and we are here to give you a few tips and tricks so you're well prepared and can enjoy it to the fullest. First of all you will need a visa to travel to India, depending on the purpose of your trip you will require either a Tourist, Business or Medical eVisa. It's easy to apply for any of them with iVisa.com, we offer a quick and simple processing service for all travelers wishing to visit India. You will also need to obtain an India Self Declaration Form before entry which we can also help you with. As India is one of the top destinations in the world you can imagine how much there is to see and do, you are spoiled for choice, and there is something for every type of traveler. There are 28 states in India, and each one as diverse and unique as the other. From the Thar desert and forts of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh to the tea plantations of Assam. One of the prettiest and most colourful states of India is Rajasthan, if you are looking to purchase exquisite, authentic, handmade clothes, shawls or fabrics this is the perfect place. Rajasthan is inhabited by hundreds of different tribes boasting their own peculiar style of clothing and tribes vary within a couple of miles radius. Jaipur, the capital, known as the ‘Pink City’ for its trademark building colour is not to be missed. Rajasthan is also well known for its numerous forts such as the Amber Palace, Jaisalmer Fort and the Chittorgarh Fort. If you like adventure be sure to take a few days trip into the Thar desert on a camel where you will sleep, eat and cook under the starry desert night sky. Of course, the Taj Mahal is not to be missed, a World Heritage site since 1983, it stands in the city of Agra and was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān, as a love token for his late wife who died in childbirth in 1631. It is made of white marble and cost around 32 million Indian Rupees at the time. By travelers and Indians it is seen as a very sacred site where people go to pray and honour their muslim traditions and beliefs. India is the birthplace of several different religions and the main spiritual practice is often determined by the state you are in, you might find that in a Hindi state you won't find any beef anywhere on a menu, but in a Muslim state youll find plenty of beef but no Pork, and alcohol is forbidden. It's important to keep this in mind when travelling and make sure you respect local culture and traditions. While travelling you will come across Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jains, Sikhs and various tribal populations of which you will learn unique practices and ways of living. 94% of the world's Hindus live in India. Another very special and mesmerising place is The Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab. Amritsar is the holy city of the Sikh people and The Golden Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrim spots for Sikhs. The Golden dome is made up of a marble structure with a 500 kg of pure 24-karat of gold covering.The temple is surrounded by a sacred pond called the Amrit Sarovar which translates to “Pool of the Nectar of Immortality” and is said to have medicinal properties. The four different entrances facing the North, East, West and South symbolise a welcoming aura of acceptance and openness and the temple welcomes everyone irrespective of their gender, caste, creed or religion. As a traveler you are able to observe and appreciate the beauty of each Indian religion, and if you are lucky you may be there when one of the many festivals or rituals takes place. Among the most well known are Diwali, the festival of lights, which is celebrated throughout the country irrespective of religion or caste. Holi celebrates the arrival of spring in India and is marked by covering everyone and everything in bright colored powder to the sound of traditional music, dance and delicious Indian food. Ramadan, celebrated mainly by the Indian Muslim demographic, is the holiest month of the Muslim calendar and is used as a time of prayer, fasting, introspection and religious contempltion. The end of Ramadan is celebrated by a 3 day festival, Eid-Ul-Fitr where Muslims break their fast to celebrate by gathering in prayer and festivities. Ganesh Chaturthi, is another not-to-be-missed festival of 10 days, celebrating the home coming of Lord Ganesh. The final day of celebrations is one of the most colourful and exciting parades where a huge idol of Ganesh is carried through the streets to be finally immersed in water. You might also want to make your own trip a spiritual one by visiting one of the many Ashrams in India, secluded temples or monasteries in the mountain towns or isolated locations, where you can take some time out to contemplate, meditate, practice yoga and be of service to the community. There is a lot more to explore before you travel, the list of possibilities is endless and we have barely covered the basics. Before you go off and do your own research be sure to start looking at applying for your India Tourist eVisa which you'll need to be able to enter India for tourism purposes. iVisa.com is here to advise you and help you navigate the process of applying for travel documents, making it a smooth and quick process so you can spend the rest of your time planning your trip of lifetime. For any questions you can contact our customer support team, otherwise, start your trip to India by applying here.
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  41. How much does an India visa cost?
  42. How long does it take to get an India visa?
  43. Where are the Indian embassies?
  44. How does a visa on arrival differ from an eVisa?
  45. What countries are visa-free to India?
  46. How do you check your India visa status?
  47. How do you apply for an India visa?
  48. What are the different types of India visas?
  49. Indian Medical Visa for Citizens of Kenya: How to apply for it
  50. India Tourist eVisa error
  51. How is Diwali celebrated? Check all about it
  52. When is Diwali celebrated? Travel to India soon
  53. Where is Diwali celebrated? Explore India now
  54. INDIA VISA FOR CAMBODIAN
  55. India business visa fees and costs
  56. India Embassy Registration
  57. Is it safe for Americans to visit India nowadays?
  58. India Visa for the citizens of Germany
  59. Indian Medical Visa for Citizens of Canada: How can I apply for it?
  60. Indian medical visa validity: Learn all about the Medical eVisa
  61. Indian medical visa invitation letter: What should I know about it?
  62. Indian Medical Visa for Citizens of Australia: See how to get it
  63. INDIA ELECTRONIC VISA CHANGES
  64. Can My Spouse and Children Also Get an OCI Card?
  65. India e-Emergency X-Misc Visa Duration
  66. Is the OCI card an Indian Visa?
  67. OCI Card Application Process, Timeline
  68. OCI card tracking, status
  69. Indian Business Visa
  70. Can an OCI cardholder be granted Indian Citizenship?
  71. OCI Card Benefits and Drawbacks
  72. LOST OCI CARD OR LOST OCI BOOKLET?
  73. OCI card validity for minors
  74. OCI Card Documents For a Newborn in The USA
  75. OCI Card or US Citizens
  76. OCI card validity
  77. OCI Card Processing Time: Getting Your Visa to India
  78. India Visa for the citizens of Iran
  79. India visa for Costa Ricans
  80. India visa for New Zealander
  81. INDIA VISA FOR GUATEMALAN CITIZENS
  82. India visa for Japanese
  83. India visa for Cuban
  84. India visa for Cypriot
  85. India visa for Hungarian
  86. India visa for Palestinian
  87. India visa for Myanmar citizen
  88. India visa for Ghanaians
  89. India visa for Vietnamese
  90. India visa for Uzbekistan citizens
  91. India visa for Thai
  92. India visa for Omani
  93. OCI Card Documents
  94. India e-Emergency X-Misc Visa Processing Time
  95. India e-Emergency X-Misc Visa application
  96. India e-Emergency X-Misc Visa Cost
  97. India e-Emergency X-Misc Visa Requirements
  98. How Afghan Citizens Can Enter India with the e-Emergency X-Misc Visa
  99. India visa policy
  100. India business visa checklist
  101. Indian business visa for Singapore citizens
  102. INDIA VISA FOR IRISH
  103. India visa for Czechs
  104. Is India a Safe Country to travel for Spaniards?
  105. India Medical Visa Requirements
  106. Indian Medical Visa Processing Time
  107. Indian Medical Visa Price
  108. Indian Medical Visa Duration
  109. Can I Process My OCI Card Overseas?
  110. Can I Work With an OCI Card?
  111. Eligibility For an OCI Card
  112. OCI Card Benefits
  113. OCI Card Checklist
  114. What Documents Must I Submit To Get an OCI Card?
  115. OCI Card Fees
  116. Can I get a refund if my OCI card application is denied?
  117. OCI Card New Passport
  118. OCI Card Renewal
  119. OCI card Renewal Fees
  120. OCI Card Requirements
  121. PIO to OCI card
  122. How many photos for the OCI card?
  123. OCI card photo requirements
  124. Photo for the OCI card
  125. India visa for Jamaican
  126. India visa for Liberians
  127. India visa for Taiwanese
  128. INDIA VISA FOR AUSTRIAN CITIZENS
  129. INDIA VISA FOR MACEDONIAN
  130. India visa for Bulgarian
  131. India visa for Armenian
  132. India visa for Nicaraguans
  133. India visa for Bolivian
  134. India visa for Zimbabweans
  135. India visa for Saint Lucian
  136. India visa for Hongkongers
  137. India visa for Moldovan citizens
  138. INDIA VISA FOR NORWEGIAN
  139. INDIA VISA FOR HONDURAN
  140. India visa for Rwandan
  141. India visa for Colombian
  142. India visa for Palauan
  143. INDIA VISA FOR THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  144. INDIA VISA FOR PERUVIANS
  145. INDIA VISA FOR BELGIANS
  146. India visa for Salvadorans
  147. India visa for Malawian
  148. India visa for Bruneian
  149. India visa for Niuean
  150. INDIA VISA FOR TRINIDADIAN
  151. India visa for Paraguay
  152. India visa for Albanian
  153. India visa for Guyanese citizens
  154. India visa for Georgian citizens
  155. India visa for Chilean
  156. India visa for Ecuadorians
  157. India visa for Serbian citizens
  158. Is India a safe destination for British?
  159. What the Irish should know to be safe before going to India?
  160. How safe is India for Canadians?
  161. Is India a safe destination for Australians?
  162. Is it safe for New Zealanders to travel to India?
  163. INDIA VISA FOR HAITIAN CITIZEN
  164. INDIA VISA FOR CROATIAN
  165. INDIA VISA FOR ROMANIAN CITIZENS
  166. INDIA VISA FOR ISRAELI
  167. India Comes Alive when Monsoon Season Arrives
  168. INDIA VISA FOR SWEDISH CITIZEN
  169. India visa for Dutch nationals
  170. INDIA VISA FOR ARGENTINE
  171. INDIA VISA FOR GUINEA
  172. INDIA VISA FOR NAMIBIA
  173. INDIA VISA FOR JORDANIAN
  174. India visa for Latvians
  175. India visa for Lithuanians
  176. INDIA VISA FOR MALTESE
  177. INDIA VISA FOR PORTUGUESE CITIZENS
  178. India visa for Swiss nationals
  179. India Visa for the citizens of Qatar
  180. INDIA VISA FOR AZERBAIJANI
  181. INDIA VISA FOR BRAZILIAN CITIZENS
  182. INDIA VISA FOR DANISH CITIZENS
  183. INDIA VISA FOR FIJI CITIZENS
  184. INDIA VISA FOR GREEK CITIZENS
  185. INDIA VISA FOR VENEZUELANS
  186. India visa for Ukrainian citizens
  187. India business visa for Australian citizens
  188. Save time when landing at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi
  189. India Opens 8 New Biometric Facilities