Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Hong Kong Indian Embassy in Hong Kong Consulate General of India 95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong Contact Number: +852 3970 9900 Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Hong Kong The following documents are required to get a visa to Hong Kong, China Original passport valid for six months from the date of arrival in China Their stay should not exceed more than 14 days Confirmed air tickets with E-ticket No Proof of funds to cover the stay Confirmed hotel bookings About Hong Kong 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. How to Reach: 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. Travelling Around the City 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. Best Time to Visit: - 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. What to Pack: - 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. Top Delicacies: - You certainly do not want to leave Hong Kong without trying these must-have delicacies: Roast Goose which will be the best duck you have ever eaten Yum Cha, a kind of tea served with dim sum Dao Fu Fa which is a soft tofu-popular snack Snake soup which tastes like chicken soup but with unique flavours to remember Bamboo Noodles with dough, kneaded by the large bamboo pole Gai Daan Zai, an egg-waffles-popular street snack Congee which is a popular breakfast-rice porridge Tong yuen which is one of the favourite Cantonese desserts Indian Restaurants in Hong Kong Bombay Dreams Restaurant Located at:77 Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, China Cuisine: Indian, Asian Contact No.:+852 2971 0001 Jashan Restaurant Located at:1F Amber Lodge, 23 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, China Cuisine: Indian, Asian Contact No.:852-31055300,852-31055311 JSangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant Located at:UG 1-5 & 31, Wing On Plaza, 62 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian-Friendly Contact No.:+852 2640 2123 Shopping List Essentials:- 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. Healthcare Centres:- 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: Grantham Hospital Ruttonjee Hospital Kowloon Hospital Prince of Wales Hospital Caritas Medical Centre Currency :- 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. Basics of Local Communication: - 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: English Cantonese Hello Néih hóu Good Morning Jóusàhn Thank You Doh jeh Please Chíng Help Gau mehng ā Goodbye Joigin Excuse Me ( getting attention) M̀h'hóu yisi Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? 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