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An Indian Visa: Your First Step To Climbing in the Himalayas

April 14th, 2010
The Indian government just announced that they will be opening more than 100 peaks in the Himalayas to the public (h/t Nileguidance.)  The peaks are located in Kashmir, a region which often referred to as "heaven on earth." Foreign tourism has long been an important part of the Kashmiri economy. According to the Independent, in 1989 there were 100,000 foreign visitors. However,  a violent insurgency and India's military response to it made the area increasingly unattractive to tourists starting in the 1990's, and in 2008 only 25,000 were intrepid enough to venture into the region. Even so, according to this press release, approximately 60% of Kashmir's revenue comes from tourism.  In 2004, India and Pakistan began working toward peace in the region, and the amount of violence has


Indian Transit Visa Requirements

February 4th, 2010
Are you traveling through India on the way to somewhere else? Make sure you have all the proper documentation first. Even if you are just passing through, y0u will likely need an Indian transit visa just to change planes. Indian transit visas can only be used by travelers who are staying in India for 3 days or less on their way to another country.  Here's what you need to apply: 1 Indian visa application form 2 passport-sized photos Proof of address, such as a legible copy of a driver's license or a utility bill. A copy of your birth certificate. A confirmed airline itinerary showing that you are continuing on to another country. An Indian transit visa is good for stays of 3 days or less, and must be used within 15 days of the date it is issued. There are also a few


Indian Visa Requirements

December 31st, 2009
American citizens traveling to India are required to have both a valid passport and an Indian visa.  India won't issue a visa for you at the airport, so it is crucial to gather all of the necessary documents and submit your visa application well before you plan to depart. Indian visa requirements vary depending on what type of visa you are applying for (for more information, see Types of Indian Visas). Here are the requirements for the two most common types of visas, tourist visas and business visas. Indian Visa Requirements for Tourists. If you are going to India as a tourist, you will need the following documents: Your valid US passport 2 recent passport-sized photos A completed Indian visa application form. To ensure that your visa application is approved, make sure th


Types of Indian Travel Visas

September 13th, 2009
When traveling to India, it's extremely important to make sure you have your visa paperwork in order before your plane leaves. India requires all American citizens visiting the country to have an appropriate visa before they attempt to enter the country. Once you arrive in India, it's way too late to apply, and according to the US State Department's website, you will be subject to immediate deportation. It's also important to ensure you have the right type of visa.  There are several different types of Indian travel visas.  You should apply for the type of visa that corresponds to the purpose of your trip: 1.Tourist visas are for people traveling to India as tourists. 2. Business visas are for people traveling to India on business. There are different types of business visas, to


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