Mumbai Airport: India’s Largest Art Gallery

We had finally arrived in Mumbai after approximately 33 hours of travelling from Cape Town. We still had one more flight to Kochi before catching (or rather missing) a train to Alleppey. We only had three hours between our flights and to collect our luggage, pass immigration and check-in for the connecting flight – we didn’t have much time to explore this airport, but you can’t help notice the amazing art pieces even in a state of over 30 hours of irregular sleep.

Mumbai International Airport’s new terminal opened in 2014 and is considered India’s largest public art gallery. The art pieces were collected and restored by award-winning curator Rajeev Sethi. He travelled the country for a period of three years to gather the objects for a display that runs for 3km through the airport on an 18-meter-high wall.

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How to Apply for a Tourist Visa to India from South Africa

Indian commuters stop their vehicles and watch a wild elephant cross a highway as it tries to escape to a higher ground after flood waters submerged large swathes of Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife reserve in the northeastern Assam state, India, Monday, Aug.25, 2014. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India) INDIA OUT
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VISA application processes differ from country to country. Some countries are Visa-free, while others offer Visa-on-arrival or an e-Visa service. The more tedious Visa applications offered by most countries involve submission of paperwork, biometric scanning, and even an interview before a Visa is issued. Fortunately, the process of obtaining a Tourist Visa for India for South African nationals is relatively simple if you’ve got your ducks in a row.

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