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India Visa Requirement

Visitors to India mush obtain a visa from an Indian diplomatic mission unless they are from a country which has visa-free travel provision to India. India offers visa-free entry to the citizens of Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives (for 90 days). Travelers having an Overseas Citizens of India document or a Person of Indian Origin Card are also exempted from obtaining Indian visa. 
The Indian government, in order to give a massive boost to the tourism industry of the country, has introduced policy of e-Tourist Visa from November 2014. The Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) facility has become operational for the citizens of 40 countries. The list of 40 countries also includes the countries which have visa-on-arrival policy. However, the list of the 40 countries were further expanded to 113 countries in August 2015. 
The policy of e-Tourist Visa started on 15 April 2015 extends this facility to the citizens of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and many more.  The citizens of Japan can also avail the facility of visa on arrival since 1st March 2016. 
The application for e-Tourist Visa has to be applied at least four days in advance of the date of arrival to India. The visa is valid for single entry and offers a maximum stay of 30 days from the date of arrival. The visa can be obtained twice in a calendar year and cannot be extended. The fees of eTV are divided in four slabs of zero, USD 25, USD 48 and USD 60, depending on nationality, and includes a bank fee of 2.5% of the visa fee. As of now, the e-Tourist Visa allows arrival at the 16 international airports located in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchi and Varanasi. 
Please note, the visa policy of a country is subjected to change. Visit the nearest Indian diplomatic mission in your respective country or check with the website of Indian Visa for more updated information.

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Sharjah International Airport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Kolkata (Calcutta), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl Airport

Kolkata, India


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About Kolkata
Kolkata, officially known as Calcutta, is a state capital of Bengali is situated in the east bank of the Hooghly River. The city was originally a wasteland, but grew astronomically; in 2011 the metropolis was named the third most populous city in the world.

>Kolkata is a commercial and financial hub, home to many public and private sectors; both national and international. Irrespective of the setbacks it had in the previous years, Kolkata’s tenacity and persistence has enabled the city to build a booming and profitable economy.
Kolkata is popular for its rich background; visitors will enjoy the aura of creativity surrounding the metropolis, whether it’s literary, artistic or revolutionary, it is sure to impress even the toughest of cities

About Sharjah 
Sharjah is the third most populous emirate in the United Arab Emirates. It has its twin locations which not many people know, in the Persian Gulf as well as the gulf of Oman.
Sharjah like most of the UAE are extraordinarily stable in terms of their economy; it is a thriving pivot of business and profit. Industry and culture are two things that have grown astronomically in this country, making Sharjah a contributor of 7.4% of the GDP of the united emirates. Visitors often troop in as foreign investors; this is because Sharjah charges less than the other emirates, and the investors in addition to lower charges have the benefit of having 100% ownership of their business as well as exemption from paying taxes

Sharjah is an Islamic state and as such, their way of life revolves around religion and old Arabic culture. This has played a part in certain sectors, for instance a good number of mosques are scattered around the country

About Sharjah Airport
Delayed flights and bouts of anger or restlessness are a thing of the past, with a new and engaging method, commuting from city A to city B flights is less nerve wracking. Sharjah offers a number of services. ATM machines are located at airside and landside; there is a business center to keep travellers in touch with the world. There is a Children’s hangout arena situated at airside; smoking rooms are located at the airside

Sharjah offers duty free shopping. You can purchase popular brands at a discount rate. There is a lounge; first and business class, which is located at airside, 1st floor, transit area. Wi-Fi services are offered but they work only in the lounge

About Kolkata Airport
Kolkata has lounges which allow economy class travellers at a price; you either purchase a pass or go through a membership program. The travel dub lounge can be found at the international terminal, airside. There is a Wi-Fi offering, but it lasts for 30 minutes only
They offer some services such as ATM machines located throughout arrivals and departure, luggage storage and lockers which can be stored up to 30 days in the left luggage facility: a post office, a smoking lounge and a prayer room.

Mode of transportation Kolkata Airport
The airport is pretty close to the city, so finding a means of transport will not be difficult. Travelers can transit from the airport by train, bus, taxi, airport taxi and car rentals.
Taking the train might not be as easy as other transportation mediums; you might have to take a train to the train station (Dum Dum), which is 5km away from the airport. Trains leave the Dum Dum station at 10-15 minutes for peak times and half an hour for non-peak times. Travelers can also catch the underground train to the city 

Taxis in conjunction with the airport offer a prepaid car hailing service. The service can only occur if you have booked in advance. Car rentals like Avis, Euro car and a few local companies have permanent offices in the international arrival hall.

Weather in Sharjah
Sharjah has a climate typical to desert types, very hot summers and warm winters. Rainfall is unpredictable but it is not heavy. It rains for about 8 months every year, from November to May.

Weather in Kolkata
The temperature ranges from 190c-300c.The weather is hot and humid, the summers are long and the winters are only two and a half months short.  It rains occasionally, mostly thunderstorms or hailstorms. The wind and the cyclones that occur have been termed “very high damage risk”

Things to Do Around Sharjah Airport
The central market which is a pivotal medium for business and shoppers alike is just 15.9 kilometers from the airport; they offer for sale a wide variety of products. Sharjah arts and culture heritage area is also a good place for sightseeing. The distance is about 14.4km from the airport

Things to Do Around Kolkata
There are numerous locations you could visit; the Indian museum, victoria memorial or you could take a private tour of the Eden gardens, home of the Bengali cricket team

Hotels near Kolkata
The Oberoi grand, Kolkata hotel is a bit pricy, but it does have a lot of hotel amenities: outdoor pool, full service spa, steam room, concierge services, babysitting or childcare (with surcharge), bar/lounge, airport transportation (surcharge), business center, conference space, meeting rooms and free valet or self-parking

The park Kolkata has a five star rating. Situated around victoria memorial, the Indian museum and Eden’s garden; it is the ideal center for tourists looking to explore and have an adventure. The facilities offered are free Wi-Fi and free parking, a fully serviced spar, an outdoor pool, nightclub, breakfast available, health club, conference center, airport shuttle, in-room child care and free coffee or tea

Hotels near Sharjah
The airport transit hotel is located within Sharjah international airport, if you are on a budget, this would be your best bet. It comes equipped with a business and secretarial service with internet service, fax and photocopy, laundry service, money exchange, a 24 hour on call doctor and room service available for 24 hours.

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