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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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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Crossing border from India to Myanmar

I know that India–Myanmar–Thailand Trilateral Highway is still under construction and may become operational later this year. However I came to know that it is still possible to cross the ...
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Is it worth visiting Phoenix MarketCity shortly before official closure?

I have a chance to visit Phoenix MarketCity in Mumbai, but due to my schedules, I'll be able to be there at around 10:30-11:00 PM. Google says, that official closure time is 11:30 PM, so I would be ...
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Are there any pre-check-in shops at Mumbai Airport?

Are there any shops at Mumbai Airport, where I could make shopping prior to checking in? Of course, that would not be duty free, but that's not a problem for me. I have found airport's page for ...
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How to get a direct darshan, avoiding all the queues, in Tirupati Balaji Temple?

This is specific to India and Indian people. My wife and I visit Tirupati Balaji Temple regularly and take darshan after going through long queues. Even for a Rs 300/- ticket queue there is ...
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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 ...
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I have forgotten my ID proof and I'm doing an Indian domestic flight - can I still fly?

I am travelling from Delhi to Indore by a domestic flight. I have forgot to keep my ID proof. Can I still fly?
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Where in Mumbai Airport can I store luggage for a few hours?

I need to drop my check-in baggage (two big bags) for a few hours at Mumbai Airport. How can I safely and securely do this? What options do I have, if any? What costs should I expect? Are there any ...
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How much quantity of saffron can be carried to India? [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Sharjah, how much saffron is permissible to carry in the main luggage?
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Place to buy travel plug adapters and a USB stick in Hyderabad?

I'm in Hyderabad and looking for an electronics store where I can buy plug adapters and a USB memory stick. I haven't been able to locate a store with plug adapters in Banjara Hills yet, even in the ...
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Delhi Custom Duty [duplicate]

I am going to India 6th April.I have 2 smartphone worth 340 euro and one is just 110 euro.I am coming from Italy. I just want to know can they ask me to pay custom duties on those phones ,and one more ...
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How much to tip in Mumbai or India general?

How much money should I give as a tip to a hotel boy in Mumbai / India, for carrying my luggage or to reception girl or restaurant waiter, for being generally nice and helpful? What amount is best to ...
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Visa/permit for foreign tourists to visit the Andaman Islands?

As I've learnt from the What are “prohibited / restricted areas” in the context of an Indian visa question, a normal tourist visa issued to a foreigner isn't valid for much (all?) of the Andaman ...
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Can my 84-year-old mother travel from Pune to Hydrabad with no ID documents? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Pune to Hydrabad by Indigo with my mother. She is 84 years old. I have my passport but my mother doesn’t have any ID. Can we travel?
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What are the documents we need to carry for flight journey within India?

I need to go Kolkata from Vijayawada in flight. But I don't have passport. What are the documents I need to carry? I have valid voter card, aadar card and pan card.
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L/100 km or km/L? which one is used? I am planning travel in Mexico & Colombia by car [closed]

In America we say the fuel economy of car in miles/gallon. I know in k countries people use liters/100 km. Some countries use km/liter. My question is: Which format is used in Mexico, Colombia, and ...
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Is there a nonstop flight from the west coast of North America to anywhere in India?

A friend in San Francisco is trying to figure it out, given that there are (apparently) nonstop flights to Dubai, it should be physically possible, but wondering if such flights exist?
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Why India city names on Google map and other maps only show English?

Go to any map sites (Google, openstreetmap etc.), you will see the India city names are only in English. For other countries however, you will see city names in either native languages or both English ...
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Pakistani traveling to Bangalore (India) on business visit

I live in the UK and work for a Big 4 consulting firm. I'm supposed to make a trip to Bangalore but I hold a Pakistani passport, so not too sure if there are still issues with Pakistanis in India. I ...
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How to get from Switzerland to Nashik, Maharashtra, India by public transport

The title says it all. I'd like to know what my options are to get from Switzerland to Nashik, Maharashtra, India by public transport. The only option I could find was to fly from Zurich to Mumbai and ...
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How long before my flight should I arrive at Mumbai airport?

I will be flying out of Mumbai airport at 13.00 on a Friday on British Airways. I'm looking to understand how long beforehand I should arrive - I'm unfamiliar with Mumbai airport procedures. In case ...
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change of boarding point [duplicate]

I have booked a ticket on 22 april 2016 from chennai to hubli , but I need to be there in bangalore on 22 april for some reason. Since the train MAS vasco express passes via Bangalore the same day, ...
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Explain meaning of Mumbai Scams

While reading information about Mumbai on wikitravel, before my next business trip, I have found an information about two scams, said to be popular in this city (or entire India?), which either lacks ...
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Why are satellite phones strictly banned in India?

Is it true, that using or travelling with satellite phone is strictly and unconditionally banned in India? And if yes, is there any explanation or official reason, why? I have found such information, ...
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Is partial tearing of a unused page is damaged passport under indian passport rule [duplicate]

Last but one page of back which has no entry has a 2 inch tear but torn page is still attached will it be called as damaged passport and visa can be refused because of this ?
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Can you still do train surfing in India?

There are many pictures online of train surfing - where you ride on top of the train, and it hasn't always been illegal in some countries (you'd certainly get arrested here in Sydney). I've found at ...
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Will I be able to travel around India speaking only English?

I am to travel around some Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and others. Will I have trouble speaking only English, or should I learn some phrases in Hindi?
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How long does it take to send postcard from Germany to India

I sent a postcard from Munich (Germany) near Ostbahnof station to my friend in Gurgaon (Delhi, India) on 12th of October. I asked the man how much he said 80 cents. Whether he included the stamp or ...
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How to change my Indian Railway boarding point online?

I booked my ticket from Kolkata (KOAA) to Malda Town (MLDT). But by mistake I gave boarding point at Barddhaman (BWN) which is the very next station after Kolkata and there is no other stoppage in ...
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Pitching own tents at Sambhar lake in Rajasthan?

I have seen pictures of Sambhar lake and it looks like a place where I would like to take my own tent and spend a night or two so I was wondering if this is allowed at Sambhar lake. I searched a lot ...
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will it be illegal to catch the train from booked station instead of boarding station? [duplicate]

I booked my train from Kolkata (KOAA) to Malda (MLDT). By mistake I gave my boarding point as Barddhaman (BWN) which is the next station the train stops at after Kolkata. I have a reservation from ...
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Can i carry 2 high end cell phones with me to India [duplicate]

I recently bought a high end cell phone in South Africa. Already i have a high end phone which i bought in India and carried to South Africa 8 months ago. So can i carry 2 cell phones with me to ...
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Seeing a Bollywood movie in Mumbai?

It looks likely that a group of us will be in Mumbai for a few days in June. We're wondering if there's a really nice cinema (not just a chain) where we can go to watch a Bollywood screening with the ...
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Travelling without ID? [duplicate]

I am flying to Kochi from Trivandrum tomorrow with my mother and wife and my mother doesn't have a photo ID. Will there be any problem at the time of check in?
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Visiting villages in Kerala

How do I visit and spend a couple of nights in non-touristy villages in Kerala between Kochi, Alappuzha and Kollam? Do I just hire a boat and ask them to take me to such a village? Could you ...
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Traveling from Bangladesh to India by train

Here's a bit of background about myself I'm an Indian national, who is in working in the US. My wife is Bengali (Indian), her grandparents were from Bangladesh. The next time we travel back to India ...
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Where to book Indian train tickets online?

I've read that trains in India are very busy and its best to book in advance. So where is the best website to book online? I've found the site www.cleartrip.com and www.makemytrip.com - both of which ...
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How much electronics and other valuables can I bring duty-free when going to India?

I am planning to travel to India (COK airport, Kerala) from United States. I want to take my laptop as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take both in my backpack with my documents related my ...
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How can I go from Bangalore to Jamaica without transiting via UK or US?

I want to travel from Bangalore to Jamaica but I do not have a visa to transit in the US or UK. What is the best way to do this that doesn't require any transit visa? One option is Bangalore -> ...
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Unable to upload my photo while applying for an Indian e-Visa. What am I doing wrong?

Anyone know which browser or what to do to upload the photo in the India e-visa process? In the form, the popup to upload the photo is working but after it closed the main form is not showing the ...
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Do we require Direct Airside Transit visa travelling Delhi to O'hare via Heathrow? [duplicate]

My family and I are going for a vacation to the United States on a visitor's visa from New Delhi, India. We are flying British Airways with a layover at Heathrow, London. While going to US we have to ...
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Transit visa required for going through USA -> Germany -> India [duplicate]

I have an expired US visa, but hold a valid I797 document and Valid I94 document to stay in USA. I am citizen of India, and I am planning to travel to India via Germany. Do I need to get a transit ...
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Are there visa issues when transiting in India if connecting flights are booked separately?

I have a flight to India booked, and I want to separately book a connecting flight to Hong Kong that leaves from India the same day. The issue is that I don't have a visa for India. If I book a ...
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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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Indian Passport correction + US Visa

I am an Indian with an Indian Passport. I am also currently in the US with a student - F1 visa. I have a query about the way my name is printed in my passport. In the passport, I don't have any name ...
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Previous visa details, from an old (and unavailable) previous passport?

I have been to India before, but have since renewed my passport so have no record of previous visa details. What does one do about completing this question online?
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Can I really finance a Silk Road trip, from India to the UK, by importing and selling the motorcycle?

Recently I've heard a friend of mine talking about doing a silk route trip from South India all the way to the U.K. on a Royal Enfield motorcycle. The way he explained it, people purchase a brand new ...
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How do I carry parrots on an Indian Railway train?

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots on Indian Railway? Note: "Indian Railways" I am asking about the procedure, what documents are required (I heard that I ...
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Can I carry slush powder on flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...