Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 Top Destinations for Indian Handicrafts

India has been popular for its art and craft. It’s unique, intricate eye-catching and expressive, each item has a story behind it. If you’re planning to visit India and wish to collect some of the handicrafts, we have listed out some of the best places to buy handicrafts in India.

1.    Dastkar Nature Bazaar, Delhi
If you think Delhi Haat is the only place for handicrafts, we would suggest you to try your luck at this popular handicraft market in Delhi. It’s located near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli Archaeological Park, for a wide variety of gorgeous handicrafts with a difference.
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2.    The Colorful Masterpieces of Madhubani, Bihar
Madhubani paintings is one of the many famous Indian art forms. It’s called Mithila or Madhubani art as it is practices in the Mithila region of Bihar and Nepal. Often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals etc. The colors used in Madhubani paintings are usually derived from plants and other natural sources.
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3.    Saharanpur (Wood Works)
Situated in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Saharanpur, it’s renowned for its wood carving industry. Some of the best wood carvers in the world works in Saharanpur. In this region of India, wood working expertise is passed on as a family tradition from father to son. Here items are made from the woods of the Sheesham, Dudhi, and Sal trees.
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4.    Applique and Metal Works, Orissa
Orissa has a huge industry of strong ethnic Indian handicrafts industry. It has carved out a niche for itself in the spheres of applique work, metallurgy and silver filigree. The technique of applique embodies artistically superimposing cut patches of cloth on top of, or alongside, each other. A base fabric is also used, which is normally very colorful. The use of tiny mirrors in such work is very common and provides a vibrant look to the end products. This form of handicraft is very popular throughout the state of Orissa.
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5.    Terracotta Works, Assam
The word Terracotta has been derived from Latin and Italian words ‘Terra’; in Latin which means “earth” or “soil” and in Italian means “statue”. Thus Terracotta work is the art of creating statues / figurines from mud, clay or earth. Assam’s terracotta handicrafts ear striking imprints of its ancient culture.
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Monday, September 17, 2018

IGHF Delhi Fair Autumn 2018

The culturally rich land of India is popular for its various festivals, and they all are pretty diverse in nature. To mark your calendar, in this article we will discuss about IGHF Delhi Fair (autumn) 2018”.

IGHF Delhi Fair (autumn) 2018 is one of Asia’s largest gifts and handicrafts trade fair. It’s been a for the process of escalation of the Indian handicrafts sector for over 24 years. The most remarkable and distinct sourcing platform in Asia – (IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn 2018) has become even more bigger and better, which will bring much more of everything – more space, more exhibitors, more sectors, more enhanced facilities, more days of course, bringing you a thoughtfully re-conceptualized and renewed IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn 2018 with 14 clear product categories in enriched display spaces. IHGF Delhi Fair Autumn features a display of alabaster ware, artistic stoneware, beer mugs, jewellery, ceramics, copper-ware, decorative objects, ethnic goods, lace gifts, metalware, mirrors, religious gifts, sculpture, soapstone carvings, silk paintings, and much more.

Highlights of The Event
ü Date – 14th October 2018 to 18th October 2018
ü City / Country – Greater Noida / India / Asia
ü Venue – Indo Expo Centre and Mart (Net Square Meters: 190,000 sq.m)
ü Exhibits – home furnishing and made ups, furniture, furniture hardware and accessories, fashion jewelry and accessories, Christmas and festive decor, housewares
ü For Visitors –
·       Eligibility – Trade only
·       Method of Admission – Apply / register online / registration / tickets available at event
Note: [For more details kindly get in touch with the organizers directly]
ü Organizer – Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts
·       Tel: +91-11-26135256
·       Fax: +91-11-26135518
·       E-mail: software@epch.com
ü Industry
·       Leather – (Materials, Products, Machinery), Footwear
·       Textiles and Apparel – (Materials, Products and Machinery)
·       Furniture and Furnishings, Parts
·       Housewares, Tableware, Porcelain, Glassware
·       Gifts, Handicrafts, Premiums and Incentives
·       Jewelery, Gold / Silverware, Accessories

ü Frequency – Twice a year

ü Last Fair Information – 2018 year
·       Total number of visitors: 8500
·       Total number of exhibitors: 2750
·       Net square meters: 190000 sq.m
·       The past records may include concurrent/joint exhibits

ü Official Website - http://ihgfdelhifair.epch.in/

      IGHF Delhi Fair Autumn Fair 2018 is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products to a large number of audience, and build on the ever increasing client base in Noida and NCR Delhi. In order to be a part of this event, you would require a visa   to visit India. Hence, apply for e-visa and get it within 24-48 hours of time. For more information you can call us on 919582319080 or you can also visit our website i.e. www.indianvisasonline.org.in 

Friday, September 14, 2018

5 Places to Visit in Mussoorie

Mussoorie is the most popular and picturesque hill station in the Indian State of Uttarakhand, which is located 35 kilometers from Dehradun. This hill station is situated at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, and is also known by its nickname “The Queen of Hills”.

Here is the list of top five places to visit in Mussorie:

1.    Kempty Falls
This is one of the popular tourist spots in Mussorie which is surrounded by high mountain ranges and is situated at the altitude of approximately 1,364 meters above the sea level.

ü Famous For – Waterfalls, Nature and Photography
ü Tickets – Entry Free
ü Timings – pen all days from sunrise to sunsets
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2.    Lal Tibba
Lal Tibba is the highest peak in Mussorie, which is siuated in the altitude of over 2,290 meters above the sea level and provides some amazing and never seen before views of the mountains that house the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath.
        Famous For
ü Trekking
ü Sunset and Sunrise views
ü View the nearby peaks
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3.    Camel’s Back Road
The name was coined from the rock which is shaped like a camel’s hump on its back and stretches around a distance of about 3-4 kilometers from Kulri bazaar to the Library chowk in Mussorrie.
        Famous For
ü Trekking
ü Pony Rides
ü Shop for souvenirs
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4.    Gun Hill
Gun hill is the second highest point in Mussoorrie. The name of the place has been derived from the event of firing cannon from this place to tell what time is it to the people at the time of British colonization, hence, giving it the name ‘Gun Hill’.
     Famous For
ü Ropeway
ü Trekking
ü Sunset and sunrise views
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5.    The Mall
Popularly known as the Mall Road, it’s considered to be a shoppers paradise. This place is like the lifeline of Mussorrie with almostb everything located on this very stretch; be it attractions, hotels, restaurants, shops. You name and the Mall has it.
      Famous For
ü Shopping
ü Try out the local delicacies
ü Stroll and enjoy the views
ü Visit the Company Bagh
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If you wish to travel to this beautiful country of India, get in touch with us for e-Visa India by visiting our website i.e. www.indianvisasonline.org.in/ and we shall assist you for the same.

Documents for Indian Visa

Visa is a kind of an official document which works as a permit for you to enter, leave and stay in a specific country for a specified period of time or permanently. It can also be a separate certificate with a stamp marked on your passport. Visas are issued by the immigration authorities of a foreign country after checking and verifying all your credentials properly.

Here is the list of documents which are required for obtain e-Visa India
1.    Documents Required for Tourist e-Visa

ü JPEG Format
ü Size – Minimum 10 KB, Maximum 1 MB
ü The height and width of the photo must be equal
ü The photo should present full face, front view, eyes open
ü Center head within fame and present full head from top of hair to bottom og chin
ü Background should be plain light colored or white background
ü No shadows on the face or in the background
ü Without borders
ü Scanned bio page of the passport showing the photograph and details
ü PDF format
ü Size – Minimum 10 KB, Maximum 300 KB
ü Other document for Business / Medical Purpose
ü Format – PDF
ü Size – Minimum 10 KB, Maximum 300 KB

2.    Documents for Business e-Visa

ü A clear and colored scanned copy of the page of passport which holds the personal details (Format - PDF)
ü Size – Maximum 2 MB
ü A Business card of the travelling person or a letter from the Company for the purpose of travel

3.    Documents for Medical e-Visa
ü A clear and colored scanned copy of the page of Passport which holds the personal details (Format PDF)
ü Size – Maximum 2 MB
ü A letter on the letterhead of the hospital in India where the treatmenthttp://www.etaindia.org is suppose to happen

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Urgent e-Visa for India

Tourists need to apply for e-Visa online before traveling to India. The process is entirely electronic for India Visa Application and can be submitted online, and e-Visa approval (Electronic Travel Authorization) will be sent through registered email. Travelers may obtain an e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical Visa for travel to India for sightseeing and holiday, visiting friends and relatives, medical treatment including Ayurveda (herbal) and yoga, or to participate in sporting events, competitions and activities relating to cultural performance.

Usually the processing period for issuance of e-tourist visa for India can be 72 hours, subject to the required information/documents submitted by applicant to this website. Processing time may be extended if applicant gave any incorrect information in the application or having any criminal convictions. To get electronically issued India e-Visa, there is no need of original passport submission or any other original documents for visa application processing. The travelers have to submit his / her application on this website, using Online Application form and paid the visa service fee.The traveler will get a confirmation by email after submission his / her Visa application. The e Visa India Facility is available for passport holder for the following countries and are eligible for stay 60 days in India and The validity of e-Visa will be 60 days from the date of arrival in India. Double entry is permitted on e-Tourist Visa and e-Business- Visa. Triple entry will be permitted on e-Medical Visa and can only be issued twice in a year. You can't extend this visa.

e-VisaFacility is available for nationals of following countries/territories:
Albania, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameron Union Republic, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger Republic, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal , Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 
e-Visa is valid for entry through 25 designated Airports (i.e. Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh,Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Trivandrum & Varanasi) and 3 designated seaports (i.e. Cochin, Goa, Mangalore). However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) in India.

India e-Tourist visa is normally issued individually. However, it is possible to get visa for 5 to 50 people, if the members of the group enter in the Indian territory and stay there and leave the territory as a group. The e-Tourist visa will valid for 60 days (Double entry and Triple entry)from the date of arrival in India. Group must have been formed prior to issuance of the visa. The group member must have an individual passport and it’s necessary.

IndianvisaonlineValue Added Services:-

1. Rechecking of e-Visa application form before final submission:
2. 24*7 Customer care number and email support
3. Recovery of e-Visa approval in case of loss/theft
4. Constant updates on the e-Visa application
5. No need to fill the application form again
6. A team of Interpreters to overcome language barriers
7. Live expert support team assistance during filling of application
8. More payment options for payment of e-Visa fees
9. Refund and cancellation of the e-Visa service fees
10. No additional bank transaction charge of 2.5%.

Monday, September 3, 2018

5 Pocket - Friendly Places to Visit in India

We understand the feeling of running away from the daily humdrum of city life. Hence, we are listing out some of the budget places that you could opt for often:

1.    Dharamshala and Mcleodganj
This hill station is a mini – Tibet and a colorful one as well. The dual cities of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj are lined with numerous monastries and temples to visit and the views of the hills and valleys are nothing short of magical.
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2.    Nainital
One of the most popular hill station of India, is also a pocket friendly destination as well. It’s main attraction is Naini Lake and the beautiful hills that surround it. The rope – way to snow view to get a dekko at the mighty Himalayas is a must visit here.
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3.    Lonavala
Lonavala is the most easy reach from Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has numerous hikes, waterfalls. And also it’s one of the best budget travel destinations in India, especially if you’re planning to visit from Mumbai.
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4.    Udaipur
Also known as “city of lakes”, is undoubtedly one of the most extic cities in India. In case you’re done with visiting all the palaces and lakes, make sure to vsit some of the vintage places in the city.
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5.    Shimla
Another most sought – after destination in India is Shimla. It’s also the capital of Himachal Pradesh. This hill station not only has many sightseeing attractions, but also mesmerizes with its scenic charms.
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If you wish to travel to this beautiful country of India, get in touch with us for e-Visa India by visiting our website i.e. www.indianvisasonline.org.in/ and we shall assist you for the same.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Soon Indian tourist may be allowed visa-free entry to Sri – Lanka

Recently it has been contemplated by the government of Sri Lanka that Indian tourist visiting Sri Lanka will be excused from visa requirement as the government is pondering over granting visa – free entry to visitors from countries like India, China, Sri Lanka’s as said by tourism minister John Amaratunga.

He also added that “India and China along with some other European and West Asian nations can benefit from it”.
However, it has been proposed and yet to be implemented, which is planned to be done in the off season months of October to November and March to April.

Due to the Civil War with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lanka’s tourism industry faced a difficult time. However, in the recent years, the island nation has emerged as a top tourism destination in Asia.
As per the reports, tourist arrivals have recorded a growth of 15.3% during the first half of 2018 compared with the same period last year. India topped the number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka at 206,337 followed by Chinese tourists at 136,294.

All tourists to Sri Lanka must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before their arrival. On the basis of reciprocity, citizens of Singapore, the Maldives and the Seychelles are exempt from the ETA and can obtain a visa on arrival free of charge.