Travel related to the South Asian country of India. Also known as Hindustan or Bharat. The country is known for its diverse geography, languages, cuisines, climate and culture.

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going to iceland from India, do i need transit visa for layover in Helsinki & stockholm? [duplicate]

flying to Iceland from India & layover is at Helsinki & Stockholm, do I need transit visa?
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Sleeping facilities at Chennai International Airport

I was just going through this sleeping in airports link for Chennai International Airport. And quite excited to see that there are Retiring Rooms at reasonable rates. However, it does not provide any ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016? [on hold]

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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Best exchange rate to convert INR to HKD [closed]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Mumbai, and will be traveling to HK for a 3-day personal trip. Where can I get the best exchange rate to convert Indian currency into HKD? I am looking to buy about ...
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Can I carry a violin as cabin baggage from Europe to Asia on Lufthansa?

I am travelling to India from Europe flying Lufthansa. I want to carry a violin on-board the aircraft. It comes in a separately designed case, with a bow and strings. I am not sure what the dimensions ...
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Travel to Agra during layover in Delhi (rail)

I have booked separate Rajdhani Express Rail tickets for Jammu-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata. I'll reach Delhi from Jammu on 6am of 23th August. My next train for Kolkata will start on 4:30pm. I have a span ...
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Mobile phone connectivity in Leh (Kashmir)

I'll be travelling to Leh, Ladakh, India this August. Concerned about the mobile connectivity there. Is there mobile networks coverage in Leh and Pangong Lake area? If yes, is it good enough to use ...
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Schengen Visa via France, but visiting Amsterdam and Reykjavik (Iceland) [duplicate]

I am an Indian National and have a schengen visa via France embassy. I will be visiting Paris for a few days and then return to India. After a few days, I have to visit Amsterdam and Reykjavik (...
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Carrying two laptops (one personal and one for work) to India [duplicate]

Is it okay to carry two laptops (one personal and one for work) from Sweden to India (Bangalore International Airport)?
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A must-see in New Delhi for just a 5-6 hours break [closed]

I'll have just a five or six hours break between flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Is there any place or places in New Delhi that is: considered a must-see for someone, who is visiting ...
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What is the name of the peak in Meghalya, India?

What is the name of the peak? It's in Meghalya, India. It's most probably in garo hills or khasi hills district.
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Name on domestic flight ticket in India

I booked an Indian domestic flight with my wife. I entered her first name as "Lakshmi" but her identification card says "Chaitanyalakshmi". Will this difference cause any problems?
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Visa for performing arts group travelling to India to perform?

Couple of quick questions. What is the best visa for a performing arts group travelling to India to perform (as a group)? Does the Indian consulate (or their outsourced agency) allow for submission ...
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What was the meaning of this Indian gesture/greeting?

While on a business trip to India last week I saw two different gestures of greeting. Most people greeted me with the traditional Namaste greeting, with the hands held together, as below. However, ...
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Can an Indian (tourist) stop in the Schengen area and then continue to USA without going back to India?

I apologize for a vague title but here's the scenario: I'm applying for Schengen visa. According to the preliminary itinerary, I'm going to fly from India and then fly back to India. I've USA ...
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How much transfer time do I need in Mumbai airport?

I will take a two domestic flights, from Varanasi to Mumbai then from Mumbai to Kochi. How much transfer time do I need? Will the flights be commonly delayed?
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

I will be travelling to Mumbai and from my company Thane is the nearest railway station. I will be travelling from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Can any one help me find the best train to travel? Should I ...
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Is a medical form required for a short-term visit to South Africa for a conference?

I am flying to South Africa in few days. I have a valid short-term visa (20 days) . I saw this just now http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/india/conferences.html and below that http://www.vfsglobal....
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Required vaccinations for South Africa and how much time before?

I was looking at VFS application and there it said that you need yellow fever vaccination ONLY if you are visiting South Africa for more than 3 months. Fortunately, for me as I'm on a conference ...
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What are defined as goods breaking copyright laws and how are they determined?

I read https://south-africa.visahq.com/customs/#!import-regulations . In the Prohibited section it is written • Goods breaking copyrights laws now my lappy does have a variety of movies, music and ...
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Would taking my used laptop to South Africa attract an import duty?

I will be traveling BOM (India) – DOH (Qatar) – CPT (South Africa) and return. I plan to take my personal/work laptop or if it is too much hassle (for customs bit) then leave it behind in ...
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things to plan for before traveling [closed]

Would be going to South-Africa from India. List of the things already done :- a.Print E-ticket b.Scan and photocopy the whole of passport c.Buy clothes for travel d.Got valid visa with enough ...
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Travel to India from UAE, passsport expires in Jan 2017

I have UAE residence visa valid till November 2018. My passport expires on 10-01-2017. I want to travel to India in June 2016 and come back in August 2016. Is it possible without renewing my passport?
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Bus connectivity between Jasidih and Munger

I will exactly be traveling between Rikhiapeeth ashram to Bihar School of Yoga. I believe there no direct connectivity and hence looking for nearest cities. I would like to know if there is any bus ...
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Transit through India on a tourist visa?

I have a tourist visa for India, but my plans changed, so now I am only transiting through the Bangalore airport. I was told it was ok to use the tourist visa for this rather than to apply for a ...
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Can you use business visa for tourism? [closed]

If you have a business visa, are you able to use the same visa for personal purpose such as tourism?
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10 hour layover in Delhi (DEL) - is ist possible to go sightseeing?

I'm planning a trip to southern India and it sounds like I'll have a 10 hour layover from 8am to 6pm at Delhi Airport (DEL). What sightseeing can I do during that time?
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How many phones can i carry into India? [duplicate]

I am spending the summer in Dresden. When I came here, I was carrying my iPhone 5s. Now I bought a new iPhone 6s here in Dresden and I am using it, as well as my older one, which was broken (the front ...
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To travel 30 km from India to Sri Lanka, do I really have to take a 1500 km, 20 hour detour?

I'm in Tamil Nadu, India. Let's say I go to the area around Rameswaram, India, and that after that I want to visit the area around Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is done very ...
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Too many countries to apply for Indian E-Visa?

So I'm applying for an E-Visa for India. At one point in the form it asks for the countries you've visited in the past 10 years. I started listing them, got up to the 'C's, and received this error: ...
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Is International Driving Permit A Valid Photo Identification for domestic air travel in India?

I am an Indian citizen. I only have an International Driving Permit (along with a valid us license) with me right now. Will I be allowed to check in for a domestic flight?
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I bought an airgun in Patna, India - can I take it to other cities by train or on road? [closed]

I have bought an air pistol .22 mm, 35 model in Bihar. Can I take it to other cities? Is there any law against transporting this? Does mode of transport matter?
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Carrying alcohol to India via Qatar [duplicate]

I am staying as a student in Germany. I would like to carry some alcohol to India and the cheapest price I am getting is in Qatar Airways. Now, the halt in Doha is for 50 minutes and there were times ...
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My rca tablet has 110 v dc adopter does it work in india

My RCA-VIKING-PRO 10 inches is 110 v based one. Can I use it in india where the input is 220 v the adopter given is 110 v only and pins that go into the wall mounted power source are also different ...
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Do holders of India e-tourist visas get a visa in the passport on arrival?

I'm curious as to the following: when applying for and obtaining an Indian e-Tourist visa, do you actually get a visa in your passport at the Airport, or only an entry stamp?
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Importing TV from Germany to India [duplicate]

I thought of importing 55Inch TV from Germany to India (Bengaluru). I read that I need to pay 36% of tax. and any one have idea, do they allow me to carry 55inch TV in Ethiad or Oman air or Air India ...
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Want to bring WIFI router from US to India as that model isn't available in India [duplicate]

I am going to US for a short visit and thinking of bringing wireless router from there. Is it possible to travel with wireless router or I have to pay extra duties for the product.
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As a high school student in India, will I receive an ECR or non-ECR passport?

I am a final year B.E student. While applying for passport, I had a doubt, whether I am under ECNR (Emigration check not required) or ECR (emigration check required) category. I have done my schooling ...
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Would I get my Schengen visa right after the interview?

I think some body here would help me out of this first-time-travelling-blues. I have applied for Schengen Visa to travel to Greece for four days; I applied to VFS Mumbai, on 13th April, 2016. I have ...
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Indian Citizen on F1 Visa in the US; Is it possible to apply for a UK tourist visa from India? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student currently on an F1 Student Visa in the US and I have been staying in the US for the past 9 months. I am planning to travel to India on the 30th of April and then visit the UK on ...
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Coming up with a fake travel plan to apply for a Schengen visa, will I get caught?

I am travelling from India with my wife and two teenage daughters to the Schengen region next week. My origin itinerary was 6 days in Rome, 3 days in Paris, 3 days in Amsterdam, 1 night in Zurich ...
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Can you suggest cheapest way to perform the journey in Italy? [closed]

3rd June evening: starting Toulon(France) reaching Milan (Italy) 4th June evening : starting Milan reaching Venice MAstre 6th June erly morning : starting Venice MAstre to Florance 6th evening : ...
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How much currency/cash can be carried in while travelling to India in flight?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary. How much euro's can I carry with me in flight when I travel back to India?
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Can I carry a protein powder that is 16 oz and a quantity of 3? [duplicate]

My friends are fitness freaks. And they'd like 3 containers of 16 oz. whey protein powder. I am travelling from the United States to India by Lufthansa. The powder is comparatively expensive in India, ...
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Dubai - Mumbai - Mangalore luggage transfer

I am travelling from Dubai to Mangalore via Mumbai on a single ticket, I have to change flights in Mumbai airport after 5 hours in the same terminal, may I know do I need to collect checked in luggage ...
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Need to carry heavy load to Goa on charity mission

We are practicing medical doctors in America want to do charity work in Mumbai and Goa we need to bring with us medicines and food and clothing and shoes for our patients .Frieght is expensive we were ...
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What's the most reliable way to travel between Phoenix MarketCity and Mumbai Airport?

It seems, that I'll have few hours of spare time between getting to Mumbai Airport and actually checking-in to my plane. Thus, I thought about visiting Phoenix MarketCity in between, after I drop-off ...
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Can I apply for a US tourist visa from any Indian consulate, or just from the one that's tied to my home state?

I live in Gujarat. When applying for a visa interview from the site https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/, it asks me for my state of residence. On selecting Gujarat, it assigns me to the Mumbai ...
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Why drivers deny service while paying using Ola Money?

I use cabs for daily commute. But I have been facing some issues recently. When I book Ola cabs in Bangalore, India, the driver asks how am I going to pay. If I say I am going to pay using Ola Money, ...
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Maximum limit on Perfumes and watches for travel from US to Cochin, India [duplicate]

I am traveling from US to India on April 29th 2016. Please inform me the maximum number of perfumes and watches that i can carry to India ? Will perfumes and mists be considered as the same ? I also ...