The Indian Government has extended its Visa on Arrival Scheme to five more countries. Citizens of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar can now also get visas on arrival in India.
Apparently the extension of the Visa on Arrival Scheme, which came into effect on January 1, 2011, is aimed at attracting Buddhist pilgrims to India. The Indian government operates a special Buddhist tourist train that connects the Buddhist pilgrimage sites, including Bodh Gaya and a day trip to Lumbini in Nepal where the Buddha was born.
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