India visa requirements for Colombians

Travel and visa requirements

Indian Visa is not required for Colombians

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Colombia citizens can visit India for a period of 90 days by obtaining an electronic visa(e-visa).
  • They are advised to have applied for the e-visa, at least four days before travelling. The e-visa costs about USD 80.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a valid passport of a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • The import and export of India’s local currency are pegged at INR 25,000.
  • Also, the import and export of foreign currencies are unlimited, however, amounts exceeding $ 5,000 or its equivalent would be declared.
  • Visitors with firearms require an Import Permit from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
  • Colombians must show evidence of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in India. This could be in the form of a sponsor letter from a host living in the country or a hotel reservation.
  • Travellers with pets (dogs and cats) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate issued in Colombia.
  • A recent bank statement, to show that the visitor has enough money to spend while in India will be required.
  • Nationals of Colombia are required to provide a yellow fever vaccination. They are advised to also be vaccinated against common illnesses before leaving Colombia.
  • Intending visitors can get to India from any international airport in Colombia. There are international airports in Bogota and Medellin.
  • THAI, China Southern and China Eastern are some of the airlines that fly from Colombia to India.
  • The estimated flight duration from Bogota to New Delhi, India is 22 hours, 20 minutes and from Medellin, it is 22 hours, 42 minutes.
  • Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are the major religions in India. Other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also present in the country, although as a minority.
  • India has a temperate and tropical climate. It has four major seasons which are summer which is from March to May, winter from December to February, monsoon from June to September and post-monsoon also known as northeast monsoon which is from October to November. 
  • India is a country with hundreds of languages spoken in the country. It has no national language.  Hindi and English are however the official languages.
  • The Indian rupee is the official currency used in India. Visitors can visit various banks and exchange outlets in the country to exchange their foreign currencies.
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $43 to spend on daily expenses while in India.
  • The Taj Mahal, The Holy City of Varanasi, Harmandir Sahib and The Golden City are some of the places tourists can visit while in India.
  • The power and socket plug used in Singapore are of Type  C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in Zambia are butter chicken, alu gobi, rogan josh and samosas.
  • Transportation in India can be done with buses, train, taxis and small boats. 
  • India uses India Standard Time (GMT+5:30). India is 10 hours 30 minutes ahead of Colombia.
  • Tourists are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the official residence of the president of India?

The Rashtrapati Bhawan is the official residence of the President of India located in the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India.

What is the best time to visit India?

The best time to visit India is between October and March when the weather is warm and dry.

What kind of culture do Indians practice?

India is home to some of the most ancient civilizations, including four major world religions. Indians practice Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. A combination of these factors has resulted in an exclusive culture, Indian culture. Indian culture is a composite mixture of varying styles and influences.

Which Indian food is popular among the foreigners?

The most popular Indian food is butter chicken which is loved by foreigners. A great combination of thick cream and spices, butter chicken is popular both in India and across the globe.