Consulate General of India
95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact Number: +852 3970 9900
The following documents are required to get a visa to Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is also known as the “Fragrant Harbour”, due to its deep-water harbour which is an essential factor behind the success of Hong Kong. It makes Hong Kong the centre for international, commercial and financial activities. With a perfect amalgamation of both eastern and western cultural influences, this city has emerged as a significant tourist hot-spot in South-eastern Asia. The four major regions of the city are Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and a group of smaller islands.
Some of the places to visit in Hong Kong are The Peak Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, Temple Street Night market, Clock Tower, Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, Golden Bauhinia Square (and HKCEC), Lan Kwai Fong, and Avenue of Stars. All these places can give you a vast number of amazing experiences on your trip to Hong Kong.
You can reach Hong Kong International Airport by plane. Some of the popular airlines connecting the major cities of India to Hong Kong are Air India, Jet Airways, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines and others.
To get around in the city, you can use transportation options like taxi, ferry, rail, tram or bus and can opt for convenient Octopus Card payment method. MTR System-Mass Transit Railway is the best way to explore popular places to visit in Hong Kong. It consists of 11 rail lines such as Airport Express, Tsuen Wan, South Island, Disneyland Resort, East Rail Tung Chung, Inter-city train system, and light rail system between Yuen Long and Tuen Mun in the New Territories.
Also, around 27 ferry routes take care of travelling to and from the Hong Kong Island to different outlying islands such as Lamma Island, Peng Chau, Lantau Island, and Cheung Chau etc. Retro double-deckers 110-year old trams can also help you in enjoying the most iconic region of the main islands. Other than these, taxis are always affordable options.
The best time to enjoy popular tourist places in Hong Kong is from mid-October to late December when the weather is pleasant and refreshing. Due to the subtropical climate of Hong Kong, summer months are extremely hot with frequent typhoons and monsoons. January is the coldest 61°F (16°C), and July is the hottest month 84°F (29°C).
There are some interesting festivals which you might want to celebrate here. Some of the famous ones are Chinese New Year, Nian Xiao market, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid-Autumn Festival. Some of the special holidays which you do not want to miss out are Birthday of Che Kung, Birthday of Tin Hau, Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Buddha birthday, Monkey God Festival, etc. Also, there are also some other major annual events such as Restaurant Week, Taste of Hong Kong, Flower Show and Art Week that are worth participating.
To enjoy your trip to Hong Kong, your packing essentials must be lightweight and comfortable. For every season in Hong Kong, some of the essentials you need are socks, tops, undergarments, bottoms, shoes, Pajamas, swimsuit, sweatshirt/cardigan, tissues, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, moisturiser, shaving kits, sanitary pads, toothbrush, deodorant, travel towel among others.
Do not forget to pack accessories like hats, sunglasses, travel-size umbrella, books, travel-journal and medicine kit consisting of hand sanitizer, band-aids, eye-drops, all necessary medicines, anti-itch bug bites cream etc. If you are travelling from abroad, do carry your technology essentials like portable charger, E-reader plus chargers, MP3 player, Tablet, Laptop, external hard drive etc.
You certainly do not want to leave Hong Kong without trying these must-have delicacies:
Bombay Dreams Restaurant
JSangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant
From the signature Chinese snacks to art and craft gems from antique shops or galleries on Hollywood Road, you can unearth many offbeat and cutting-edge items while shopping in Hong Kong.
Electronics goods aficionados can head to Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, and Tsim Sha Tsui for buying goods at best prices or Golden Computer Center in Sham Shui Po and Wan Chai Computer Centre for buying computer accessories, hardware, and software.
Fashion and beauty lovers can admire Hong Kong silk chinoiserie or wholesale shopping experience in the street market. They can also enjoy endless options in skincare and cosmetics and can also buy beautiful timepieces and jewellery at some famous places in Hong Kong like; Jade Market in Yau Ma Tei, Tsim Sha Tsui, and Causeway Bay.
Tai Yuen Street in Wan Chai boasts a huge collection of toys ranging from latest games to precious figurines for every age group. Do not forget to check out East and West streets, Li Yuen, Cat Street, Stanley Markets for gems, traditional silk garments, calligraphy scrolls, revolutionary memorabilia and many other goodies. Try shopping during months from December to February or July to September, and you may get the chance to avail lots of discounts on the shops.
Hong Kong follows high healthcare standards and minimal treatment costs along with the title of a world-leading medical travel destination. But, having travel insurance can prove more helpful during your trip. In case of any accident or sickness you need to inform the insurer and you can get a quick treatment in a nearby health care centre.
Some of the best healthcare centres are:
Through the help of currency converter widget, you can quickly analyse the value of your country currency in HKD or Hong Kong Dollars or vice versa.
The most common languages can be found in the city for communication are - Cantonese, English, Teochiu, Taishanese, and Hakka. Here are some of the common words in Cantonese you should know when you visit Hong Kong:
|Thank You||Doh jeh|
|Help||Gau mehng ā|
|Excuse Me ( getting attention)||M̀h'hóu yisi|
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The following medical expenses are covered:
“Deductible”means a cost-sharing requirement under this policy, that provides that the insurer will not be liable for a specified rupee amount or percentage of claim amount or number of days or number of hours, as specified in the policy schedule and which will apply before any benefits are payable by the insurer. A deductible does not reduce the sum insured and is applicable per event, upto the specified limits mentioned.
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Loss of passport and documents:
Reimbursement of actual expenses incurred in connection with obtaining a duplicate or fresh passport or reasonable cost of replacing/obtaining the stolen documents/ tickets if the passport belonging to the Insured / Insured Person be lost
Home Fire Insurance Contents & Home Burglary Insurance (contents):
Cover against any loss or damage of the Contents at Home of the Insured in India caused by Fire and Allied perils or through burglary and/or housebreaking while the Insured is on a trip abroad.
Hijack Distress Allowance
Payment of distress allowance in case of hijack of a common carrier for more than certain number of hours whilst on the trip. You can easily avail the allowance by filing a claim online through Travel Insurance cover online process.
Medical Expensesinclusive of Repartration and Emergency Medical Evacuation
If you are sick or injured during the journey, your medical expenses can prove to be costly. In such cases, Travel Insurance cover greatly helps. The insurance company also offers a cashless settlement with the network hospitals or you can also opt for the reimbursement process within 30 days of hospitalization.
Payment of legal costs and expenses incurred by the Insured towards claims from third Parties for compensation in respect of death or disablement arising due to an injury whilst on a trip abroad.
Payment of compensation if the Insured sustains accidental bodily injury during a trip resulting in death or Permanent Total Disablement or Permanent Partial Disablement within 12 months of occurrence of such injury.
Trip Cancellation/Or Interruption
Payment towards the non-refundable prepaid payments incurred on the trip being cancelled and additional cost of transportation in case of Interruption: due to medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters or other listed reason in policy wordings.
Reimbursement of additional expenses if trip is delayed beyond a period, due to airline problems, medical problems, personal employment problems or natural disasters.
Daily Allowance in case of Hospitalisation
Payment of daily allowance for the days the Insured is hospitalised beyond a specified number of days, as mentioned in the Policy Schedule, for which a valid claim is admissible under the Policy whilst on a trip abroad.Emergency Accommodation
Payment of compensation for the additional cost of emergency accommodation if the Insured/ Insured Person could not stay in the accommodation originally booked due to fire& flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane, explosion, outbreak of major infectious diseases.
During a trip there are chances of unfortunate events such as loss of checked in baggage, medical emergency, loss of passport that can spoil your international trip, be it business or leisure. Travel insurance can protect you from such events ensuring that you are left stuck in foreign land.
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