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The beneficiary countries in the first phase would be Russia, Brazil, Germany, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Norway and Mauritius. Countries like Mexico, Kenya and Fiji are also being considered for being given the e-visa facility.

(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - December 4th, 2014 - The big news in the Indian tourism industry is that it has got a major boost with the launch of e-Visa facility for 43 countries at nine international airports. Tourism in India will see a good growth in the coming years as one of the major obstacles has been withdrawn. People from all parts of the world want to visit India but due to Visa and other constraints, most of them avoid coming to India. Countries like Sri Lanka have eased the Visa norms and because of it, there has been rise in the number of tourists coming there. Australia has also has done similar thing and the influx of visitors has increased over the years.

India is a blessed land and it has a plethora of things to show to this world. The beauty of India is mesmerizing and it cannot be rivaled by any other country in this world. Since ancient period, it has been the spiritual land and many people come to seek solace and rejuvenate their soul. There are so many reasons for touring this amazing country. It has a rich history and geographically, one part is different from the other part. There are mountains, desert, waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, hills, rivers, dense jungles, valleys and many more. India is unique because it has been the birth place of so many religions. People from other faiths also stay here together. This land is famous for its sadhus and pilgrimage centres. If you have a religious bent of mind, you can quench your thirst for divinity and at the end of the journey, you will surely have loads of joy in your bag. It is one of the ancient civilizations and this great country has given the world an unparalled civilization in the form of Indus Valley Civilization. The Aryans have contributed a lot in the growth of this country. Rig Veda is one of the oldest scriptures of this world. India has seen the rise of so many Kingdoms. The Mauryas, Gupta, The Delhi Sultanate, The Mughals, The Rajputs, The British and other have left a great imprint in India. If you are lover of Art and Architecture, you will love to see the ruins of temples and pillars of The Mauryas and Gupta period. You will love to see marvelous monuments and forts like Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhawan etc.

There are hundreds of things In India that have always attracted people from other parts of the world. But for people living in other parts of the world, Visa and other travel related issues have concerned them and that has deterred them from coming to India. The travel industry is in high spirits since the launch of e-Visa facilities at nine international airports in India. "It would be a great occasion for the tourism industry as we were demanding this facility for a long time. The launching of e-visa system for so many countries would boost this important industry," said Indian Association of Tour Operators President Subhas Goyal. The beneficiary countries in the first phase would be Russia, Brazil, Germany, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, Jordan, Norway and Mauritius. Countries like Mexico, Kenya and Fiji are also being considered for being given the e-visa facility.

A government official has recently said that today, all the necessary arrangements, including the software for the system, are now ready and would become operational at nine international airports -- Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Goa. Tourists who want an e-visa have to apply on the designated website along with the required fees. They would be granted an electronic version of the visa within 96 hours. He has also clarified that all countries, except a few in the "prior list", would be brought into the e-visa regime over the next two years. He also said that barring a few like Pakistan, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Somalia, all the countries will be covered under the e-visa regime in phases. Currently some countries like South Korea, Japan, Finland, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Laos are enjoying the fruits of visa-on-arrival facility. But this innovative step would further strengthen the tourism industry and within a few years, then number of tourists coming to India would get doubled., a leading tourism company has geared up its team to meet the expected growing needs of travelers. It is a big name in the tourism and hospitality arena and now the management has added an array of new services to provide world-class services to tourists. See more information  :


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