Gastronomic tourism in India

Gastronomic tourism in India

To apply for an Indian visa on your own, you must contact the territorial Indian Visa Application Center:

Moscow, st. Vorontsovo Pole, 4, bldg. 2 Art. Retro Taganskaya Submission of documents: Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 to 16:00 Issuance of ready-made passports: Mon.-Mon. from 16:00 to 18:00

St. Petersburg, 191028, Liteiny prospect, 26, 2nd floor, office 205 tel. +7 812 670 56 36 Submission of documents: Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 to 16:00 You are giving ready-made passports: Mon.-Fri. from 16:00 to 18:00 Regions related to the Visa Center of St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg, Leningrad Region, Pskov Region, Vologda Region, Murmansk Region, Arkhangelsk Region, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Komi, Novgorod Region

Address: Vladivostok, st. Verkhneportovaya, 46 Tel. +7 423 241 39 20, +7 423 241 39 56

Obtaining a visa to India through the "India-tour" company We will help you obtain a visa to India, no matter where you live in Russia. You will need to give us the original photos and passport, the rest of the documents can be sent by fax or e-mail. Call us 8 (495) 108-108-0, ext. 104 or write to visa @ india-tour. u Address for shipments - Moscow, st. Shchepkina 5, p., Index 129090, visa department. Please note: in Moscow, documents are accepted from citizens from all over the territory of the Russian Federation, except for the jurisdiction of consulates in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok at the place of registration.

• A 30-day visa is issued with a double entry. The visa becomes valid from the moment of issuing an electronic confirmation by e-mail. • Annual visas are issued with multiple entries. Each entry on this visa must not exceed 90 days. • The five-year visa is issued with multiple entries. Each entry on this visa must not exceed 90 days.

You can enter with an e-visa only through one of the 28 airports in India and 5 seaports.

This is Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Trivandrum, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Gaia, Guwahati, Jaipur, Calicut, Lucknow, Lucknow Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Madurai, Port Blair, Vishakapatnam.

Entry by land with an e-visa is not possible (exit is possible). The average time for obtaining a visa takes from 20 to 72 hours.

Citizens of many countries can apply for an e-Visa to travel to India. No later than 4 days before departure to India, you must fill out a questionnaire on the indianvisaonline website. ov. n, upload your photo and a copy of the first page of your passport, and pay the visa fee using a bank card at the internal rate of your bank (if the card is in rubles). The e-Visa will be issued within 72 hours after payment of the fee. You can monitor the status of visa preparation online.

An e-visa can be issued at least 5-6 days before departure In order to make an e-visa through India Tour, send the following documents to the address: visa @ india-tour. u (and the subject of the letter "Electronic visa"): - completed questionnaire (download here); all data must be filled in, all fields - a good scan of the passport page (spread with a photo) in PDF format, min. 10 kb, max. 300 kb - color photo in JPEG format with a minimum size of 10 kb and a maximum of 1 MB (white background) - if there was a previous trip to India, information about the previous visa to India.

There are many amazing and exotic places on our planet, it will be rather difficult to list them all, and almost impossible, but, nevertheless, we will focus on one of them. India is one of these places. India is a country that will surprise everyone who has ever been here. Its amazing and ancient culture will amaze everyone who touches it even a little. The culture of India is so different from European civilization that even such an expression as "exotic" will not fully correspond to its essence.

Here are 10 little-known places in India that will no doubt leave an indelible impression on your memory.

Vashisht, Hamachal Pradesh

This is a small village three kilometers from the city of Manali. Oddly enough, this village consists of only one street. But this village is interesting because there is a temple dedicated to the Vedic sage Vashishta.

This place is also interesting because there is a hot spring in the temple. There are also two baths here - one for men and one for women. The entrance to the baths is free and everyone can swim as much as they want. The village is located at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and swimming is a special pleasure in the early morning, when the ambient temperature is still low. Near the village, two kilometers away, there is the Yogini waterfall, which can be reached on foot.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

The state of Rajasthan occupies a special place in India. And his town of Jaisalmer deserves the attention of tourists. If you look from the outside, it seems that life in this town seems to have stopped in time. Numerous buildings date back to the 16th century, in which people live, the descendants of those families who lived here more than five hundred years ago. The main part of the city's population wears national clothes, and everyone who comes here gets the impression that he has got a fairy tale "Golden Antelope" or "Little Muk". Most of the buildings in the city are built of the so-called "sun stone". This sandstone is characterized by the fact that at sunrise and sunset, it acquires a golden hue under the influence of sunlight. The sight is very amazing and beautiful.

Jaisalmer is worth visiting just for the sake of sitting in one of the cafes on the roof of the local fort and drinking tea during sunset. An amazing calm golden city will open before your eyes, which sends its greetings to everyone from the depths of long gone centuries.

From the capital of India, Delhi, Jaisalmer is located at a distance of eight hundred kilometers. The only train goes to the city at about 18 hours. This factor is the reason for the low tourist traffic to the city. But on the other hand, there are no problems with hotel accommodation. A rickshaw will take you from the station to the hotel absolutely free of charge, and if you do not like the hotel, then you can go to another place without any explanation. At the station, you can see a large number of people with signs in their hands, but most of them do not meet tourists, they just hope for a random tourist. Many guesthouses provide free accommodation if you take part in the camel safari. And if you do happen to be here, then you simply have to take part in such a safari, but in this case, you should discuss the price and conditions in advance. The best option for such a trip is riding a camel, then spending the night in the desert and visiting the surrounding villages. It is inhabited by different people belonging to different castes and nationalities. You will also have the opportunity to visit the temples that are located outside the city.

Sunderban West Bengal

In translation, the word sunderban means "beautiful forest". Also, the locals use this word for the vast mangroves in the Ganges delta. Part of the delta is included in the national reserve. The reserve is home to about two hundred Bengal tigers, as well as other representatives of the local fauna.

In Sunderbahn, tourists can get acquainted with the unique culture of the local population. It is quite difficult to see a Bengal tiger, but you can get lucky, but you can easily see a 5-6 meter crocodile, a marabou bird, and other representatives of the feathered kingdom and local fauna. Walking around the reserves is prohibited, but you can take a boat trip. Tourists who come to Sunderban most often spend the night on Gosaba Island, but recently, small campings have appeared on the remote islands. On the islands, which are located near the reserve, car traffic is prohibited. Only cycle rickshaws are available for tourists, and in some places they are not available and you will have to walk. Gosaba Island is located 120 kilometers from Kolkata. Here tourists can admire the Ganges delta. You can get to the island on your own, but it will be better if you use the services of travel agencies in Kolkata.

Gokarna, Karnataka

India has some of the largest and richest temples in the world. This article presents a selection of 20 famous ancient temples in India that you must try to visit. The first part is dedicated to 10 Indian temples.

Did you know?

Srirangam Temple in Tamil Nadu, India, stretches over 156 acres and is the largest active Hindu temple in the world.

Known as the Land of Spirituality, India has been home to four major religions, namely Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism. Therefore, there are countless temples belonging to different religions. Although the exact number of temples is not known, there are approximately 1 million temples in India.

Most Hindu temples are examples of the Dravidian, Nagara, Chalukya, or Kalinga architectural styles. The temples are dedicated to various Hindu deities such as God Shiva, God Ganesha, God Vishnu and Goddess Durga. Among the most famous temples in India are those dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tamil Nadu

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli, covers a whopping 156 acres and is the largest temple in India. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, the reclining posture of Lord Vishnu. The temple is surrounded by a 1000-meter wall and has 21 towers, 39 pavilions and 50 sanctuaries. The Hall of 1000 Columns, which is one of the main tourist attractions, was built between 1336 and 1565 AD. The columns are adorned with intricate designs of horses carrying riders on their backs. Among the 21 towers (gopuram) of the Rajagopuram Temple (13 tiers) it is 73 m high and is the second tallest temple tower in Asia.

Working hours: from 6:00 to 21:00 (all days of the week).

Holidays: 21-day Vaikuntha Ekadesi (December/January), Uriyadi (August/September).

Nearby: Rockfort, Cauvery River, St. John's Church, Callanai Dam, Government Museum.

Golden Temple, Punjab

Tour Description

Delhi (or New Delhi) - One of the main advantages of a crowded and bustling city is a wide selection of restaurants and bars. Acquaintance with the gastronomic peculiarities of the city is included in the entertainment program of almost all travelers. One of the most common gastronomic dishes is the chaat appetizer. It consists of small puff pastry pies that are deep-fried. Lentils or potatoes are most often used as a filling; the filling is generously flavored with various seasonings and spices. Agra - Fish dishes are common (fish are usually marinated), dishes from cereals and legumes. The national dish is boiled rice with vegetables. A large number of spices, the most famous “curry” is an integral part of lamb, poultry, fish and vegetable dishes. Large selection of fruits. Spicy pickled fruits are a substitute for mustard. Popular drinks are tea (as a rule, they drink with hot milk), coffee. Jaipur - The city's restaurant business is well developed, with many establishments in Jaipur serving a variety of national cuisines, from local to exotic overseas. Fruits, desserts are popular on the menu; a lot of different dishes from meat, fish and seafood are served. Of the drinks, Hindus especially love tea, so they drink it here with great pleasure, observing traditional ceremonies. Jodhpur - A special feature of the cuisine is the indispensable use of wheat and ghee. The taste of Muglai dishes is rich and rich, they are generously seasoned with spices and sprinkled with nuts and saffron. It is from this region that the famous "tandoori" (chicken, meat or fish marinated with herbs and baked in a clay oven-tandoor) and kebabs originate. Also popular is such a dish as "gushtaba" (spicy meatballs in yoghurt), "biriyani" (chicken with rice in orange sauce). Udaipur - many dishes of Central Asian origin, mutton dishes are common, and eating cow meat, like cattle in general, is strictly prohibited by religious laws and ancient customs, which even Muslims adhere to.

Tour program

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi Upon arrival in the capital of India - New Delhi, you will be greeted by a representative of the host country at the International Airport. Indira Gandhi. After a warm welcome, an escort to the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi After breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will see the Red Fort, the majestic fortifications of which are made of red sandstone, and the former seat of the Mughal emperor Shahjahan.

Next, you will visit Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and an architectural masterpiece of the Muslim religion.

After the excursions, you will be invited to lunch at the Chor Bizzare Restaurant.

The restaurant is located in the Broadway Hotel next to the stock exchange on a busy highway. It attracts visitors with its individual décor and a rich selection of dishes - from the delicacies of Kashmiri cuisine to the refined street food of Yahni or Roganazhosh (lamb or goat meat marinated in a thick hot sauce, served with nutmeg nuts and sprinkled with saffron). you will be offered to taste dishes according to the Kashmir tradition.

Your lunch will begin with a ritual hand washing in a jug, which is passed on to all guests present. The lunch meal ends with thanksgiving to Allah for the food. These traditions are sacredly honored and passed on from generation to generation. Return to the hotel for an afternoon rest. for dinner you will go to the home of a local, where you will be taught a lesson in culinary arts.

You will learn how Indian families traditionally set the table. You will be invited to dine in a typical Indian style. A variety of dishes are served on a round tray in small bowls. Over dinner, while you enjoy traditional Indian cuisine, the hosts will tell you many interesting stories about customs in the culture of the culinary arts.

Return to the hotel. och at the hotel Delhi. (Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3: Drive from Delhi to Agra. After breakfast at the hotel you will drive to Agra.

Main impressions

India is a country of rich culture and history. While traveling in India, you can be transported to a completely different world of the east. Excellent beaches with a high level of service and beautiful sea provide an excellent opportunity to relax.

What will we do on the tour

This trip is organized by a large group of up to 30 people and involves getting to know the local fauna and meeting interesting people.

The journey includes domestic flights and bus transfers. The entire journey will be accompanied by a local resident who, like no one else, knows this country.

This format guarantees an unforgettable experience and allows you to see all the best and most interesting places in a way that ordinary tourists will never see.


Detailed program

Arrival at Delhi International Airport at night-early morning (from 01. 0 to 07. 0 local time). Upon arrival and meeting with the tour guide, group gathering, transfer to the hotel in mini-groups, accommodation at the hotel. Brief rest.

Breakfast at the hotel. The excursion program starts at 11:00 (local time). At 11:00, departure to Delhi airport (local airlines) and in the afternoon flight to the village of Khajurahoo, where the most unique temples of the Kama Sutra are located. Accommodation at the hotel in Khajurahoo. In the evening - the first dinner is included in the tour price. Relaxation.

In the morning, after breakfast, we go to get acquainted with the Kama Sutra Temples and the Jainist religious complex.

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