Paro Tshechu


Where: Paro, Bhutan

When: 31st March till 04th April 2015

The Paro Tshechu is held every spring in Paro city of Bhutan. It is one of the most colorful and significant religious events in Bhutan. The Tsehchu is considered a major attraction and people travel from neighboring citie to participate in the festivity. On the last morning of the festival, the monks display a gigantic thangkha (embroidered painting) – called the Guru Throngdel – inside the dzong. Thongdrols are especially impressive examples of Buddhist art and never fail to amaze viewers. They are considered so sacred that simply seeing a Thongdrol is said to cleanse the viewers of their sins.


India launches E-visa


India has launched E-visa facility for 43 countries including Brazil, Cambodia, Kenya, Oman, Singapore, Norway, Thailand etc. The tourists from these 43 countries can apply for India visa online in four simple steps and get electronic travel authorisation (ETA). This can be used to obtain Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA).

The ETA is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. So tourists can apply up to 30 days prior to their arrival in India. This visa is given for 30 days (from the date of arrival in India). This facility is only allowed maximum two times in one calendar year.

This facility will be made available at nine international airports – Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram.

The facility will be extended to other nations in a phased manner.

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