Tuesday, 7 June 2016

PILGRIMAGE CITY HARIDWAR

Haridwar is district of Uttarakhand state in India. Haridwar is place where the river Ganges enters in plain areas north India after flowing 250 kms from its origin Gaumukh (Gangotri Glacier).Haridwar is the place where people from across the India visit for pilgrimage and to take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges. Haridwar city is an ancient and it is one of the most sacred cities in India. The diverse nature of the Hindu religion has attracted foreign visitors from all around the world. Foreigners always attracted to Haridwar because here they can closely experience India's complex culture, various Hindu rituals and the ancient civilization.
Haridwar 30 kms from Rishikesh and 90 kms from Mussoorie and 220 kms from Delhi
Haridwar is one of the primary areas where river Ganges emerges from the mountains and enters to the plain areas. Lush green forests and crystal clear water of river Ganges and background of mountains create the charming beauty of this holy city. In the evening ghats looks beautiful as hundreds of diyas and marigold flowers float and light up the river Ganges. The Rajaji National Park is just 10 kms from Haridwar. It’s an ideal destination for wild life and adventure lovers. If you want to purify yourselves take a holy dip in the water of river Ganges at Haridwar.This is most common thing which you can hear about Haridwar in all over India.
Haridwar contains two words Hari and Dwar. Hari means god and Dwar means gate. Haridwar means gateway to the god. There are four holy temples Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath on the hills also known as chardham. Haridwar is like an entry point to these chardham. People visit Haridwar before visiting these temples so the town was became famous as Haridwar. Shaivites call it HarDwar Gateway to Lord Shiva (Kedarnath Temple) and Vaishnavites call it HariDwar Gateway to Lord Vishnu (Badrinath Temple) It is also said that Haridwar is blessed by the presence of all three major Gods of Hindus namely Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwar. Thus, with all these mythological links attached to its name, it's little wonder why Haridwar is often referred to as 'gateway to god'.

Haridwar is an ancient pilgrimage site situated in the foothills of the shivalik range in Garhwal Himalayas. Haridwar is welcomes the river Ganga to the plain areas. Haridwar means gurgling of river Ganges, innumerable temples, groups of monks in saffron clothes, enchanting sounds of Vedic hymns and the divine holiness.
Apart from religious importance Haridwar is also a Centre for learning different arts and culture. Haridwar is well known as great source of Ayurvedic medicines and herbal remedies. Haridwar is now home to unique Indian tradition of teaching "Gurukula." GurukulaKangriVishwavidyalay is providing unique teaching in Gurukul system since 1902.
Haridwar is always place of interest for the researchers because it is one of the oldest living cities in India. Haridwar has numerous temples with interesting legacies. Maa Ganga after carrying the purity of heaven from the kamandal of Lord Brahma, washing the feet of Lord Vishnu and flowing through the sahastrara of Lord Shiva came on this earth and made Haridwar as it a divine flow area. From time immemorial, Maa Ganga has been doing the duty of absorbing the heat and negativities of this earth. Besides and, It is Gateway for the four dhams of Himalayas viz. Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.
Haridwar is divided in several small areas such as Mayapur, Ranipur, Jwalapur, Har Ki Pauri, Motichur, Devpura, Bhupatwala, HaipurKalan, Shivalik Nagar, and Brhampuri. Haridwar is also one of the four places where KumbhMela occurs after rotation of every twelve Years and ArdhKumbh after every six years. It is said that drops of Amrit (Elixir) fell in to the Brahmkund of Har-Ki-Pauri, therefore considered that a dip in the Brahmakund.
Hindi, Garhwali and English are the major languages in Haridwar. Non vegetarian food and alcohol is strictly not allowed in Haridwar. Ashrams in Haridwar which can accommodate pilgrims during ArdhKumbha, KumbhMela and other occasion in Haridwar and take nominal fees from pilgrims for accommodation with basic facilities. There are more than 300 Dharamshalas and Ashrams in Haridwar which can accommodate more than 15000 pilgrims.
There are lots of temples as well as ashrams in Haridwar where traveler continuously visits. Haridwar is a sacred territory where pilgrims come from across the world. It is among the most revered pilgrimage centers of India which occupies a prized position in hearts of Hindus. The meaning of Haridwar is 'Gateway to God'. It is set amidst calm and attractive surroundings at the foothills of the mesmerizing Himalayas. It is believed in the Hindu traditions that one must visit Haridwar at least once in a lifetime. It is a magnificent place where the holy river Ganga enters the Indo-Gangetic plain of North India. The scenic beauty of Haridwar is equally mesmerizing. The views of the holy river Ganga and majestic mountains are the sights to behold.
Haridwar is also the place for the world well-known for Kumbh Mela which is celebrated in every 12 years. Kumbh Mela is the major religious gathering in the world which is celebrated for forty days. Haridwar is ancient pilgrimage city sited in Uttarakhand is one of the 7th holiest places in the country. With are various religious sites and the developing industrial areas around the city the transport system around the city has developed. There are lots of alternatives that a traveler can pick for in Haridwar. Some of them are government buses, auto rickshaws, cabs and taxis and also the intercity railways. The Haridwar airport is sited around 30 km from the city. Haridwar has very rich very old religious and cultural heritage. Sited in the foothills of the Himalayas, Haridwar is a tourist hot-spot. Haridwar you will see a great statue of Shiva at the fork of the river. If you are there for a short visit, it is beyond doubt worth to visit the temple on top of the mountain, with a breathtaking view.
The clear blue sky, the glimmering mountains on the horizon and the murmur of River Ganga, is too irresistible an attraction. Haridwar Sightseeing Tour including those only those place of Haridwar city, which are famous by vacationer or tourists. Haridwar has some very interesting places which you must visit.

All over the world visitors if you want to purify yourselves take a holy dip in the water of river Ganges at Haridwar. All your sins will be purified. Come and visit to Pilgrimage city Haridwar. Those visitors interested to visit India immediately fill up e-tourist visa application form. Two year before the Indian government lunch the new scheme that a name is ETA instead of E-tourist visa. E-tourist visa application form very easy and simple. Every one easily fills up the e-tourist visa application form.E-tourist visa India want to some or simple information. Those visitors have problem to fill up the application form. They provide all customer service for filling the online India visa application form and want more information they have call 24X7 help desk. If you have queries regarding Indian tourist visa. We have also provided customer service 24hrs. Those visitors want more information to related E-tourist visa please check the website- http://www.e-visaindia.com

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee announces e-tourist visas for Swedish nationals

India will soon extend e-Visa facility to Swedish nationals, President Pranab Mukherjee today said as he invited the Nordic country to be a part of government's flagship programmes like the 'Make in India' initiative.

Addressing a seminar in Stockholm on "India and Sweden: Co-creating a brighter future", Mr Mukherjee said, "If India and Sweden pooled their innovative energies to address the challenges that India faces, the solutions that they come up with may benefit not just the two countries but the whole world."

Ahead of the seminar, the President met the CEOs of the Swedish companies where he asked them to invest in India.

The CEOs told the President that they were eagerly awaiting the outcome of government's decision on Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The GST bill was introduced in Parliament and is at present pending before the standing committee.

The CEOs also told the President that they wanted to expand manufacturing base in India and make use of the programmes like 'Make in India' and also export to a third country from India.

During the seminar, Mr Mukherjee spoke about the changed political atmosphere in India and said "an atmosphere has been created which is business friendly" besides carrying out reforms in the policies.

He said India and Sweden have had traditionally warm and friendly relations based on shared commitment to multi-party democracy, an open society, freedom of expression, inclusive growth, an independent judicial system.

"I am pleased to inform you all that Sweden will feature in the list of countries to be soon granted the e-Tourist visa facility which would greatly facilitate travel for Swedish nationals who can come and explore 'Incredible India' with all its beauty, diversity, richness of culture, traditions, history and more," Mr Mukherjee said.

The facility will enable Swedish nationals to apply for Indian visa online, make payment for it and receive it through internet thus avoiding time consuming procedure of visiting the mission for travel documents.

"The coming together of India's large talent pool and technological and financial investments from Sweden can catapult our economic relationship to a new high. Sweden is among the leading innovative nations in the world. It has a culture of promoting innovations--and honouring them," he said.

Mr Mukherjee invited the Swedish industry to make full use of the new investment opportunities in India.

"Our regulatory regime today is becoming increasingly transparent, responsive and stable. The Government is working towards its vision of minimum government and maximum governance," Mr Mukherjee said.

The goal is to create one big market within India and to also make it easier to export from India. Manufacturing in India is set to become an un-missable opportunity--not only to meet the booming demand of the Indian consumers but also for producing cost-effective exports to third countries, he said.

The President said India is focusing on digital connectivity and use it to address the challenges faced by the country as it plans to build 100 smart cities by 2022.

Mr Mukherjee said all these programmes and priorities -- Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities, Skill India and Green India -- are the building blocks of a brighter future of India-Sweden partnership because Sweden has strengths in all these areas.

"The three Ds of India - Democracy, Demography and Demand --should resonate strongly in Sweden, which has an ageing population and a small domestic market with an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade and the largest number of multinational companies per capita in the world," he said.

Mr Mukherjee underlined the business relations between the two countries saying it was Ericsson brought manual switches and telephone systems to India in 1903.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

China Welcomes PM Modi's e-tv (Electronic Tourist Visa) For It's Citizens

Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme is valid for visitors visiting India for the purpose of tourism, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or a casual business travel. Initially when it was launched only 43 countries were included, gradually it went above 73 countries. Recently within past two months there has been a big add on in the list of countries eligible for e-tv. E-visa has been extended to Sri Lanka and China.

After overruling objections raised by its intelligence agencies and ofcourse the opposition parties India finally declared e-visa for Chinese Nationals on May 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Beijing last week approved this friendly gesture without further delay. RAW and IB favoured putting off the announcement until after the PM's visit, allowing India to assess China's willingness to reciprocate the measure. China on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to extend electronic visas to its citizens and indicated Beijing was considering relaxation of visa laws for Indian citizens but stopped short of a reciprocal gesture. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular media briefing "We welcome this move of Mr. Narendra Modi". Hong said, "China is willing to make joint efforts with India under the Chinese laws and regulations so as to facilitate the exchanges of China and Indian people".

This decision was taken because as compared to India the chinese travellers are visiting Nepal, Sri Lanka and Maldives spending billions of dollars on their stay, sight seeing, shopping which is enhancing their tourism revenues. India is targetting around 100 million Chinese tourists who visited the neighbouring countries last year. The Indian travel industry will get enough time for marketing if the government lays down a roadmap for extending the e-visa to various countries. Prior information will make it convenient for tour operators to plan their marketing strategies. However, destination India is very competitive. "Given its cultural diversity, India as a tourist destination will always remain competitive. The country offers high-end hotel services which come with a price.

Observers said Modi's announcement was a personal gesture to put an end to decades old complaint about cumbersome and delayed visa procedures of the Indian government. Apart from China Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Sri Lanka has extended the e-Tourist Visa scheme for the Sri Lankan citizens also, holding ordinary passport, starting from April 14, 2015.  

Friday, 17 April 2015

India has extended e-Tourist Visa scheme for Sri Lankan citizens

India has extended the e-Tourist Visa (eTV) scheme for Sri Lankan citizens in keeping with a pledge made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Sri Lanka last month.

The Indian High Commission said the Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) scheme has come into force with effect from April 14, 2015.

The new scheme, it is said will be in addition to the existing visa services. Sri Lankan nationals holding Diplomatic / Official passports cannot avail of the eTV scheme. Sri Lankan nationals of Pakistani origin cannot avail of the eTV scheme either.

The eTV can be utilized by all Sri Lankan Nationals holding ordinary passports whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit. The applicant should not have a residence or occupation in India. The applicant should hold a passport with at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India.

It may be noted that visa will not be issued on arrival without ETA. Applicants have to apply and obtain ETA online prior to undertaking travel to India. This process will take a minimum of 4 working days.

The eTV will be for single-entry, and valid for only 30 days stay from the date of arrival in India. The eTV will be non-extendable, non-convertible and not valid for visiting Protected /Restricted and Cantonment Areas. Entry into India must be through any of the following 9 designated airports only - Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram. However, exit can be through any authorized Immigration Check Post (ICP) in India. Entry into India must be undertaken within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA. The eTV facility cannot be availed of more than twice in a calendar year.

The applicant should carry a printed copy of ETA along with him / her at the time of travel. He / she should have a return / onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.

Biometric details of the applicant will be captured at Immigration on arrival in India.

There is a special fee of US$ 60 per person (plus an interchange charge of US$ 2 for credit / debit cards) for the new scheme. This fee must be paid before the application can be processed, and once paid, the fee is non-refundable.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

E tourist visas for 31 more countries by June 15

The government is set to give a major push to the e-tourist visa scheme by extending it to 31 more countries and allowing foreign tourists to avail of the facility at seven more airports by June 15.

Among the countries that will benefit from the latest extension are the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, Malaysia, Tanzania and Argentina.

For travel industry experts, Modi is a 'breath of fresh air'

The airports to be added to the existing list of nine where foreign citizens from eligible countries can land with an e-tourist visa are Jaipur, Amritsar, Gaya, Lucknow, Trichy, Varanasi and Ahmedabad. The airports have been chosen due to the large number of foreign tourists they receive on account of their proximity to major tourist spots.



The e-visa scheme presently covers 45 countries and can be availed across nine international airports. With the expansion of the scheme by June, the list will go up to 76 countries and 16 airports.

Govt changes name of visa-on-arrival scheme to e-tourist visa 

Among the countries whose citizens will now be eligible for e-visas are Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Belgium, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Hungary, Ireland, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Mongolia, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Surinam, Sweden, Tanzania, East Timor, Turks & Caicos Islands, the UK, Uruguay and Venezuela. Finance minister Arun Jaitley had in the Budget 2015-16 proposed extension of e-visa scheme to 150 countries.

ETA-enabled Tourist Visa on Arrival Scheme Renamed as e-Tourist Visa

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has decided to change the name of the scheme, ‘Tourist Visa on Arrival-Electronic Travel Authorization’ (TVoA-ETA) to ‘e-Tourist Visa’ (eTV), with effect from today. The extension of the scheme to more countries and airports will be in a phased manner, in order to avoid any confusion, as per a PIB release. 

The Centre has decided for a name change because the name TVoA-ETA was creating confusion among tourists. Tourists presumed that the visa is being granted on arrival, while the fact is that in the present system, the pre-authorisation of visa to foreigners is being given prior to travel. The Home Affairs Ministry had also received requests for name change from some Indian embassies. 

A committee of officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, and Bureau of Immigration (BoI) was formed for the formulation of a new name for the scheme. A contest was also conducted on mygov.in, inviting suggestions on the name of the scheme. 

Keeping in view the application process and purpose of the scheme, the committee had suggested e-Tourist Visa as the appropriate new name for the scheme. 

The Government of India had launched TVoA-ETA on November 27, 2014 for 43 countries at nine airports, to facilitate short-duration international travellers. Since the launch of the scheme, 110,000 visas have been issued by the government under this scheme.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Индия является земля мистикистраной, наиболее посетили многие во всем мире !

Индия являетсястраной, которая имеет много интересов для путешественников из разных уголков мира. Для путешественников из Японии и Дальнего Востока , Индияземля рождении Будды . Для людей с Запада , этоземля тайны , которая имеет богатую историю Мифология , традиций и культур. Многие из индийских образа жизни получили глобальное значение из-за их отсутствия побочных эффектов и обогащения души. Таким образом, для этих людей , Индия , как земля происхождения Аюрведы и Йоги является важным для посещения. Даже люди из России хотят посетить Индию , чтобы засвидетельствовать свое богатство цвета , о которых они могли знать, из Болливуда кино.



Вот почему индийские власти приняли боль упрощения визовых услуг ETA Индия для многих из этих стран. Большое число стран пользуются визу по прибытии объекта в Индии , исписок этих стран можно ознакомиться на официальном сайте Министерства внутренних дел, правительство Индии. Можно знать все об Индии ETA визы с сайта .

Если кто-то применяя для онлайн визы по прибытии, надо иметь паспорт, действительный более шести месяцев с даты прибытия. Кроме того, необходимо иметь действительные банковские счета в течение значительного периода времени, чтобы отражать здоровое финансовое состояние путешественника , так что нет никаких проблем во время его или ее визита в Индию . Визовые услуги ETA Индия также должны иметь копиювзад и вперед билеты для того, чтобы выяснить даты приезда и отъезда для туриста. Индия ETA визы также требуется USD 95 в качестве гонорара обработки , ивиза не возвращается и не продлевается в природе.