The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, goes back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab incursions starting in the 8th century and Turkish in 12th were followed by European traders, beginning in the late 15th century. By the 19th century, Britain had assumed political control of virtually all Indian lands. Nonviolent resistance to British colonialism under Mohandas GANDHI and Jawaharlal NEHRU led to independence in 1947. The subcontinent was divided into the secular state of India and the smaller Muslim state of Pakistan. A third war between the two countries in 1971 resulted in East Pakistan becoming the separate nation of Bangladesh. Fundamental concerns in India include the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, massive overpopulation, environmental degradation, extensive poverty, and ethnic and religious strife, all this despite impressive gains in economic investment and output.
Tourist Visas which are now valid for 6 months are issued only to those foreigners who have no residence or occupation in India and whose sole objective in visiting India is recreation, sight-seeing or casual visits to friends and relatives. Tourist visas count from the date of issue and cannot be extended or converted into any other category in India. By various reason you may qualify for 6 months tourist visa, 3 months, 2 months or even 1 months so once you apply for 6 months tourist visa please do not be confidence that you may get exact number days visa what you have applied. You may try to apply saying double entry visa but you may get only a single entry visa too.
Indian Embassy opens Monday to Friday from 9:30AM till 12:00PM (mid day) for visa form apply but keep remains open till 4:00PM unless their duty hour is changed. You also get 15 days transit visa and transit visa you will get on whithin a same day (apply morning and collect from the Embassy in the evening) but please remember it will be only for transit entry if you are entering from Nepal you will not able to return back to Nepal in transit visa you must leave India onward (it could be your home country or any other destination other than return Nepal) so while you will be applying Indian transit visa you must show your onward ticket too.
All visas other than transit visas are issued only after telex clearance is received from the Indian Mission in the country to which the applicant belongs. This process takes around 1 week after telexes are sent. Applicants should therefore be prepared to wait for one week after telex clearance is sought before visas are issued to them. Telex clearance charges are Nrs. 300/-.
References made to the authorities in India take at least 8 weeks for examination and clearance. Applicants are advised not to make repeated enquiries from this Mission during this period.
The Embassy of India in Kathmandu is the sole authority for dealing with all matters concerning issue of India visas to foreign nationals in Nepal. Applicants are advised not to contact any other agencies/individuals for this purpose. Visa application forms are available, on request, at the Embassy.
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