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Planning should be done ideally a month in advance to facilitate smooth visa processing, easy availability of tickets and accommodation. Booking the airlines in advance will save 13 - 15%. The airfares follow a bucket system, fewer seats fall in the category of lowest fares. As you approach closer to the travel date, the chances of getting these low-cost seats get very limited.
There are Hundreds of Tour Operators available online and offline to book your holiday package. Select Govt. Recognised Tour Operator with credibilities. It will help you to save time and hotels always offer best hotel rates to tour operators. Right Selection of Hotels, houseboat, car and driver are very important accessories of your vacation and a tour operator can help you out to find the right choices to make your holiday hassle free.
For foreign travellers your passport should be valid for at least six months before you embark on your travel otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the country of your destination. Domestic travellers should carry a valid ID card which is necessary for checkin at airlines and Hotels.
The TVoA enabled with ETA Scheme which has been launched today, will facilitate nationals of 43 countries to travel to India for tourism for a short stay of 30 days. The countries are Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam and Vanuatu.
The TVoA enabled with ETA would enable the prospective visitor to apply for an Indian Visa from his/her home country online without visiting the Indian Mission and also pay the visa fee online. Once approved, the applicant will receive an email authorizing him/her to travel to India and he/she can travel with a print out of this authorization. On arrival, the visitor has to present the authorization to the immigration authorities who would then stamp the entry into the country.
This facility is available to Foreigners whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight- seeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. and not valid for any other purpose/activities. This will allow entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA and will be Valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India. The TVoA enabled with ETA cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year. The facility will be available at 9 International airports in the country namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Goa.
The facility will encourage people to travel with short-term planning, take via routes while travelling to other countries and bring family members while on business visits.
The information and instructions for the TVoA enabled with ETA is available on https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
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