India visa requirements for Thais
Travel and visa requirements
Indian Visa is not required for Thais
Stay Duration: 60 days
- Tourists from Thailand planning to tour India must apply for the Indian e-visa.
- This e-visa is issued with a stay of 60 days, costing the sum of $80.
- 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.
- Your duly completed visa print-out application form is required on arriving India.
- Proof of hotel reservation or any other means of accommodation when you arrive in India.
- Proof of round-trip or onward tickets should be made available before your arrival at any of the Indian airports.
- Your national identity card issued to you in your origin country is required.
- Travellers who remain in India beyond the validity of their visas 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 Thailand's is (GMT+7). This positions India 1 hour, 30 minutes behind Thailand.
- The anticipated time to travel by flights to Delhi, India, from Bangkok, Thailand is 4 hours, 25 minutes.
- Airlines flying to Delhi, India from Bangkok, Thailand are THAI 323, Air India 335, NokScoot 306, Vistara 122, GoAir 38 and Spice Jet 88.
- 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.
- The 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.
- For arms and ammunition importation, an import permit is required from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in India.
- At departure, visitors are only allowed to possess foreign currencies up to the amount that was declared upon entry.
- An average of USD 60 per day can cater for your expenses in India.
- Visitors aged 17 years or more are allowed the free import of 250 grams 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 several 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.
- Taj Mahal's iconic domed Mughal Mausoleum, Amber Palace's 16th-century hilltop fort and palace, Red Fort's iconic 1600s imperial residence, Hawa Mahal's pink/red sandstone and Palace of the Winds etc., are some of the fascinating sites to explore when in India.
- Indians are highly hospitable and will count a decline of their generosity as very impolite.
- 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.
- Plugs and sockets used in India are of 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 some of the delicacies you will, later on, reminisce about after visiting India. Their spiciness is just so extraordinary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is India a safe country?
India is considered a safe country. However, travelers are advised to be vigilant of pickpockets while in markets and crowded places.
How do I apply for India e-visa?
- Visit the official website;
- Fill in the necessary details;
- Make your payment is via PayPal or credit cards;
- Receive your visa documents through your e-mail.
The e-visa is only valid for single entry and the visa validity will be 30 days from the date of arrival in India.
When is the best time to visit India?
The best time to travel to India really depends on your destinations, activities or season of travel. Although, it is best advised to visit India from October to March.
What kind of outdoor activities can I do in India?
The interesting outdoor activities tourists can engage in include Rafting or Kayaking, Heli-Skiing, Waterfall Rappelling, Snorkeling, Hot Air Ballooning, Skydiving or Scuba diving, Caving, and Trekking.