Free Post-Covid Travel Guide to India, with 14 Best Places to Visit

Post-Covid Travel Guide to India

It has already been more than a year since all the countries have been shut down, dealing with the deadly Pandemic. But, guess what? It is all gone now!

India, which was one of the countries at its peak, experiencing the most deaths in a day has gained its aura back and is on track with high spirits to welcome you all again.

According to the latest notifications released by the Union home ministry, ‘India will start receiving, granting, and accepting tourists on E-visas to travel and explore India via Regular planes from November 15 onwards’. The latest Government release confirms, that finally, ‘India is safe and steady for Travel experiences’, gradually easing out its coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions and reopening the doors with utmost precautions and care. After consulting and considering all the various Covid inputs and data, from all the necessary departments, consisting- the Ministry of external affairs, the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Ministry of Tourism, and the State Government, it is healthy and exciting to go on the wheels freely again!

DID YOU KNOW: More than 70% of the population has received one dose of the vaccine. And continue to receive the second dose.

So, let’s start traveling without stopping!

As MHA has decided to begin granting fresh tourist visas for foreigners coming to India through chartered flights with effect from October 15. Foreign tourists entering into India by flights other than chartered aircraft would be able to do so from November 15 on fresh tourist visas,” the government said in a statement.

As the Health Sector is improving and the Virus is almost negligible according to the latest Government Survey, let’s go India!

Data status for covid cases, vaccine doses, and covid tests in India

So, if you are ready to explore the beauty of India, just scroll down and get to know about all the details in pin-points.

Are you excited to Travel to India? 

India, a part of the world that includes the whole world!

Starting from Jannat(Paradise), called- Kashmir, going all the way to the crux as the Golden City Triangle- Delhi(where DelhiWale and Delhiites live), the Pink city-Jaipur, Rajasthan( enriched with breath-taking fabrics and handicrafts), and the love emblem of Shah Jahan-Mumtaz, Taj Mahal- Agra, UP. Coming down to the hotter regions like- Rajasthan, MP, and Gujarat at the left-west with the cooler regions of the Himalayas and Sikkim at the Right-east. And as we move down, you will be astonished by the Southern Culture, consisting- Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. But, that’s not it. It also has some smaller but the most fascinating regions like – Goa and Maharashtra, where the fun never ends cuz – “YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE”

Feel like exploring all of it? 

Well, you can’t! As India is really vast and diverse. It is not only about the places. But, it includes a rich culture and heritage with 121 languages and 270 mother tongues, with 32 cuisines and a huge number of dishes depending on all the regions, like- North, South, East, and West India. Not only that, India has more than 24 National festivals and some amazing Religious festivals. It is a country that fought for the freedom to unite all religions, respecting and following 8 religions and more.

The country has always caught the eyes of the tourists for being unique in its traditions, having magical spirituality, being known for its history, architecture, spices, and natural landscapes. India’s natural view is as varied and rich as its culture.

But, we can be your free Travel Guide! 

Start traveling to India to discover, create and experience the beautiful stories of its vibrant cities and to unfold its cultural heritage. 

Let’s enjoy Safe Travel to India

India is finally emerging after a miserable period of being a victim of the global pandemic attack, which affected the country in all aspects(majorly, health and education). During the hardships, the country had to close its barriers, banning all scheduled international flights from March 2020. As of now, the restrictions have started easing, with tourists allowed in from November 15

In this blog, we will tell you all about how to travel, who can travel, where to travel, and why to travel to India… 

So, let’s get down to know all the particulars to travel to India:

Who all can Travel to experience India?

Till now, tourists were not permitted to enter India. Only Indian nationals, those moving back to the country as residents, and those from certain countries who were eligible to qualify for visas other than tourist visas were traveling. 

Under the new guidelines, all tourist visas issued before 15 October will be invalid. This means that travelers coming to India will have to get fresh visas. So, everyone and anyone with a fresh e-visa/ Tourist or travel Visa are allowed to experience fun in India.

KEEP IN MIND: All Foreign Nationals, irrespective of the country, will be allowed in India. Arrivals must possess a tourism visa or e-visa. 

  • Check out the e-Visa/Visa Schedule, listed as follows:
  • Starting Friday, the country will grant tourist visas to travelers arriving on chartered flights.
  • The facility will be extended to those arriving on commercial flights from 15 November.
  • Foreign tourists who land in India on Friday will be the first to come into the country in 19 months.

Entry Requirements for E-visa to travel to INDIA

According to the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, you need to keep a track of some details to get in safe, as listed below-

1. Foreign Nationals intending to visit India for tourism are allowed to enter into India only on an e-Tourist Visa/Tourist visa through Chartered and Individual Flights from November 15, onwards.

2. Foreign Nationals won’t be allowed to enter India through Land ICPs on e-Tourist Visa/Tourist Visa in any case.

3. All the foreign nationals planning to travel to India should apply for a fresh e-Tourist Visa/ Tourist Visa

4. Existing e-Tourist Visa or Tourist Visa issued before October 6, 2021, shall continue to remain suspended. 

Points to Remember, while applying for eVisa India

  • The Indian eVisa can take up to 4 days. (Travelers should apply for their eVisa for India at least 4 days before their expected date of departure).
  • The Indian electronic visa can be used to enter through 28 designated airports and 5 seaports.

For how long can Foreign Nationals Travel to India?

There can be different reasons for you to travel to India, as you can apply for E-visa, for-

  • visiting friends and family
  • short-term medical treatment
  • business visits.

According to the validity of E-visa:

  • An e-tourist Visa Holder is allowed a stay of up to 90 days, except for Japan, Canada, the US, and the UK, whose citizens are granted a 180-day continuous stay.
  • All e-Business visa Holders for India are allowed a continuous stay of 180 days.

Arriving at an airport, all arrivals are screened. Anyone showing symptoms will be taken to a medical facility.

Required Documents and Paperwork while traveling to INDIA:

  • Carry your negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours of the journey. 
  • Fully vaccinated arrivals do not need to have to quarantine. Others must self-isolate for seven days, test on day eight, and continue to monitor their health for another week.

Helping steps to Travel to India

For you, we have mentioned some in-brief steps to keep in mind while filling and applying for the e-Visa. 

Step 1:Fill the India visa application form

  • Fill in the basic biological details 
  • Check the Passport Information
  • Go through the series of a simple questionnaire

Step 2:Keep your Documents and information required to get your E-visa

  • Passport type and citizenship/nationality
  • Passport details: number, place of issue, date of issue, and expiration date
  • Port of Arrival and expected date of arrival
  • Date of Birth as it appears on your passport
  • Country of birth
  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Email address

 Step 3:Remember three steps:Apply>>Pay>>Get It

  • Fill in the India Visa Application Form correctly
  • Review and Confirm all the payment requirements regarding the Visa Fees
  • Receive your Approved Visa in one go

DO NOT FORGET: All travelers who apply for this electronic Indian visa are required to carry a copy of their approved eVisa at all times during their stay.

14 Best and Safe places to visit in India after the Pandemic

After knowing about all the technicalities, let’s show you some parts of The Real India, where you can travel directly right now during December, till summer. 

From here, let’s go with the flow!

  1. Auli, Uttarakhand
  • This winter season, get adventurous and play around with the snowflakes to enjoy the cool weather with delightful warm food and drinks. Visit Trishul Peak for tracking, enjoy Skiing and be ready for the Auli Ropeway!
  1. Kutch, Gujarat
  • Be a participant of the festive season in December- “Rann Mahotsav ”, with fun activities and Garba Dance. Moreover, don’t forget to enjoy the view of the Kutch Desert and Dholavira
  1. Goa, the Fun Zone
  • Enter the world of “You Only Live Once”, the party capital, to experience beaches, nightlife, and non-stop entertainment.
  1. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
  • Golden City, enriched with the beauty of Dusky Deserts and Handmade traditional artifacts. Added with Camel-Safari Rides, and pleasing Desert Sunsets. 
  1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Pack your bags to enjoy your Christmas and New Year together in Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley.
  1. Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Have you ever been to a place that is surrounded by 4 lakes and is known for its natural beauty, architecture, and jaw-dropping views! If not, this is the place for you.
  1. Shillong, Meghalaya
  • Satisfy your Wanderlust for Botanical View and Natural Beauty by visiting crystal clear Lakes, Elephant Falls, and more. 
  1. Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • You must travel to Jaipur if you are interested to visit the Royal Rajasthan of Rajputs! With pretty Places and breathtaking views.
  1. Tarang, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Check out Tarang in Arunachal Pradesh, if you are fond of Monasteries, and interested to know about the birthplace of the Dalai Lama!
  1. Varanasi, UP
  • Known as Banaras or Kashi, the holiest city situated at the banks of the Ganges River
  1. Kovalam, Kerala
  • Enter the world of peace and pleasure, comforting yourself with Ayurveda treatment and coastline beaches
  1. Nainital, Uttarakhand
  • Visit this Hill Station to enjoy the Lack View over the Snow View Point under the blanket of the sky!
  1. Delhi, the capital that never sleeps or stops
  • Enjoy Delhi’s historical legacy, monuments, and its modern shopping malls, markets, street food, and Auto rides!
  1. Sonmarg, Jammu, and Kashmir
  • Enter the Snow World, experiencing Glaciers and serene Lakes for a peaceful and soulful trip.

Universal Travel advisory: Make sure you are fully vaccinated before traveling to India. Do not forget that there have been over 34 million infections and over 459,000 deaths as of November 3.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can you travel without Covid Tests?

In no circumstance, it is allowed to enter India without a PCR Test, which should be done prior to 72 hours. Moreover, another Covid Test will be done on arrival at the Airport.

Can you visit without a Self Declaration Form?

It is not allowed to travel in transit or connecting flights without a Self Declaration Form.

Can you travel to India without a Vaccine?

Straight no! you need to have both the doses of the vaccine while planning to travel to India, for a healthy and trouble-free experience. 

Enjoy! And see you soon. 

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