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Facts about India

India is popularly known for its religion, diverse culture, ancient history, and its very diverse cuisine. Along with this, there are a lot of other places which allows tourists to go hiking. You can not have enough of the monuments and ancient artifacts on show in the country. You will always want more.

Tourism in India has taken a turn for the better in recent years. In 2016, the country received about 8.9 million foreign tourists and this follows from an 11 percent rise in the numbers of the previous year.

Basic Travel Requirements for Swisss visiting India

  • An original passport not older than 10 years and valid for 6 months beyond your stay.
  • Determine the type of visa you are applying for.
  • Proof of financial means to backup travel.
  • Two passport photographs with a white background (35mm x 45mm).
  • Health insurance.
  • Payment of visa fee.
  • Proof of income tax return.
  • No smuggling of illegal drugs or goods.
  • A completely filled visa application form and duly signed by the applicant.
  • Proof of accommodation/ Hotel reservation.
  • A Bank statement issued from the bank stating you are eligible to support your stay in the country.
  • Leave two blank spaces in your passport for entry/exit visa stamp.
  • Travel itinerary.
  • Proof of a clean criminal record is required.
  • Payment of air ticket.
  • Flight itinerary.

Types of India Visa

Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Business Visa 4-7 days 180 days
Student Visa 4-7 days 180 days
Tourist Visa 4-7 days 180 days
Work Visa 4-7 days 180 days
Visa 60 days

Visas of India Fees

Visa Type Sub Type Visa Fees
Business Visa Not available
Student Visa Not available
Tourist Visa Not available
Work Visa Not available
Visa Not available

FAQs about Visas of India

What is the official currency of India ?

The Indian rupee currency code (INR) is the official currency of India. The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise, though as of 2019 coins of denomination of 1 rupee were the lowest value in use.

Is India a friendly country ?

Yes. India has friendly relations with several countries in the developing world. It has close strategic and military relationships with most of the fellow major powers.

What foods are produced in India ?

India is the world's largest producer of milk, pulses, and jute, and ranks as the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnut, vegetables, fruit, and cotton. It is also one of the leading producers of spices, fish, poultry, livestock and plantation crops.

Is India a hot country ?

Yes. Indian climate can be classified as a hot tropical country, except the northern states of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir in the north and Sikkim in the northeastern hills, which have a cooler, more continental influenced climate. Most of India's summer is very hot.

5 Visas of India found

Business Visa from Switzerland to India
Business Visa from Switzerland to India
Business Visa from Switzerland to India

Visas of India, Visa, Business visa



This visa is issued to citizens of Switzerland traveling to India for business purposes. A valid passport not older than 10 years. Two passport photographs with a white background.  You must have a good intention of traveling. A completely filled and signed business visa application form by the applicant. Proof of hotel reservation/ accommodation. If invited by a host/organization, a letter from the organization is required. Flight itinerary. Travel documents. Proof of sufficient means to support your stay in the country. The applicant ID card A clean criminal record track. No smuggling of illegal drugs/goods. Holders of this visa are neither permitted to work nor study. Health insurance. Proof of marital status (Single, Married or Divorced).

Student Visa from Switzerland to India
Student Visa from Switzerland to India
Student Visa from Switzerland to India

Visas of India, Visa, Student visa



This visa is issued to citizens of Switzerland traveling to India for studies. Holders of the visa are not permitted to sign business contracts. Letter of acceptance from the academic institution in India. Educational certificates and transcripts from the previous school. Proof of worthy behavior. Health insurance is required. A completely filled study visa application form. A valid passport not older than 10 years. Payments of visa fees. Payment of tuition fees. Sufficient funds to support your stay in the country. Travel itinerary. If the applicant is a minor, a letter of consent must be signed by the parents/sponsors.

Tourist Visa from Switzerland to India
Tourist Visa from Switzerland to India
Tourist Visa from Switzerland to India

Visas of India, Visa, Tourist visa



This visa is issued to citizens of Switzerland traveling to India for tourism/visitation. A valid passport not older than ten years. If employed, a  letter from your employer is required granting you permission to travel. Proof of accommodation/ hotel reservation. You must have a good intention of traveling. No criminal record track should be found. The duration of stay for a tourist visa is 180 days, which you must leave the country at the expiration of your visa. Flight itinerary. Travel itinerary. Medical insurance. If invited, an invitation letter from the host is required. The applicant ID card. A completely filled tourist visa application form. Holders of this visa cannot study with this visa Two passport photographs with a white background.

Work Visa from Switzerland to India
Work Visa from Switzerland to India
Work Visa from Switzerland to India

Work visa, Visas of India, Visa



This visa is issued to citizens of Switzerland traveling to work in an organization in India. A valid passport with a minimum of 6 months ahead of your stay in India. A copy of the employment contract between the employer and the employee must be submitted.  The contract must be signed by both parties, stating the salary of the employee in Rupees, and discuss the payment of income tax in India. Proof of accommodation/ hotel reservations. Medical insurance. No fraudulent track record. Educational qualifications and certificates of experience. A letter of employment from the organization in India should be provided. Payment of visa fee. Flight itinerary. Sufficient financial means to support travel.

Visa from Switzerland to India
Visa from Switzerland to India
Visa from Switzerland to India

Visas of India, Visa-Free, Visa



Switzerland nationals aiming to tour India must apply for the Indian electronic visa(e-visa) for a span of 60 days to spend in India. The Indian e-visa is dispensed to Swiss citizens at the sum of $80 USD. An international passport with a validity of at least 6 months from the date of arrival, having blanked pages for necessary stampings is required. To obtain your Indian e-visa, you have to apply through the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website. Having met all the requirements demanded upon your e-visa application, your Indian e-visa will be processed within 5 business days. Proof of hotel reservation or any other means of accommodation when you arrive in India. Proof of round-trip or onward ticket should be made available before your arrival in any of the Indian airport. Your national identity card issued to you in your origin country is required. Travellers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visa could face detention and significant penalties. Tourists below the age of 18 are required to provide an Authorisation form signed by a parent. You will not be required to pay any airport tax upon your departure from the airport. India Standard Time zone is (GMT+5:30), while the Swiss' time zone is (GMT+1), impelling India to surpass Switzerland timely by 4 hours, 30 minutes. The telephone code used in India is (+91) for both local and international communications. The official currency of India is Indian Rupee(INR), while Indian capital is Delhi. Importation and exportation of the Indian currency up to INR 25,000 are permissible except for the citizens of Bangladesh and Pakistan not living in India. Foreign currency up to INR 25,000 imported in the country must be declared to the customs upon your arrival. Your luggage is cleared at your first entry into the Indian airport, except passengers transiting to a destination that is not India. For arms and ammunition importation, an import permit is required from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India. WPC license issued by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is required for the importation of remote-controlled drones and helicopters. Importation of Pets into the country requires a health certificate. Examination will be conducted on all pets imported into the country by the Quarantine Officer. At departure, visitors are only allowed to possess foreign currencies up to the amount that was declared upon entry. Due to the outbreak of swine flu (H1N1), all travellers will be subject to examination by Indian medical staff upon arrival. An average of $60 USD per day can cater for your expenses in India. visitors aged 17 years or more are allowed the free import of 250 grammes of tobacco, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, two litres of alcoholic drinks or wine, moderate amounts of medicines and two ounces of perfume and a quarter of a litre of eau de toilette. The transport system in India comprises a number of distinct modes and services, notably railways, roads, road transport, ports, inland water transport, coastal shipping, airports, and airlines but railways and roads are the dominant means of transport carrying more than 95% of total traffic generated in the country. The national language for India is Hindi in Devanagari script while the English language is used for official purposes. India is known for its birthplace of some religions that are even existing to date. India is known as the land of spirituality and philosophy. For this reason, the contribution of India to today's world spirituality cannot be overemphasized. The Indian rupee (sign: ₹; code: INR) is the official currency of India.  The central attraction of India is Taj Mahal which is an Ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Indians are highly hospitable and will count a decline of their generosity as very impolite. Plugs and sockets used in India are type D and C. Type D has 3 Pin connections, while Type C(a.k.a. Europlug) has 2 Pin connections. The power voltage in the country is 230 Volts and 50Hz. Aloo gobi, butter chicken, rogan josh, samosa, tandoori chicken, kofta, naan etc... are the best delicacies you will, later on, reminisce about when you visited India. Their spiciness is just so extraordinary. India has about 15 international airports in different parts of the country, some of them include Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), New Delhi, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM), Mumbai,  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU), Kolkata, Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), Bangalore, Chennai International Airport (MAA), Chennai, etc.. Travellers who are visiting India through the Indian e-visa can enter India through the Indian 28 airports (some mentioned above) and 5 seaports.