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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Does Nepal have open borders with India?

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has "open borders" with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. As far as I understand, it's not a truly open border as movement is ...
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Travelling to India via Germany with 2 stops, do i need transit visa? [duplicate]

I have Indian passport and USA H1 valid visa, will be travelling US and my itinerary is Mumbai – Munich – Frankfurt – San Francisco. This route has two stops in Germany, Munich – Frankfurt is German ...
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Does one have to pay custom duties while bringing in a 'Fender Stratocaster American Standard' guitar from USA to India for himself?

If I'm to buy a fender stratocaster guitar (price: $1,000) from USA and bring it to India box unopened (or opened- not a big deal), will I be asked to pay custom duties? If yes, how much? The box ...
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Is it possible to stay in a palace in Jaipur?

I have been told that it is possible in some parts of India to stay in a former palace. Is it possible in or near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India? How can I reliably book a stay before arriving in India?
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What is an appropriate gift for an Indian wedding?

I will be attending a Hindu wedding in the state of Odisha in India in the near future. The wedding is between a the brother of a friend of mine and his new bride. I will be traveling from the US, ...
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Which are the cleanest ghats in Varanasi?

I am about to go on a pilgrimage trip to Varanasi. I find a lot of information on Varanasi ghats on the Net. But some of the facts are really disturbing: quite a few ghats are supposed to be cremation ...
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Boarding a train in India at another station

I have booked a ticket on a train from Mumbai to Chennai and boarding at Pune. Since my schedules have changed, I will be in Mumbai on that day. Can I board the same train in Mumbai in my own ticket ...
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Indian Trains Wait List - will I get a seat?

After the fiasco of registering an account to book train tickets online using my British VISA card, I finally got into a position of being able to book a ticket, but what it appears to be telling me ...
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American ID requirements for indian domestic flights

I am an Indian with an American citizenship. I will be travelling in India with my family through domestic flights. I am wondering about the ID requirements for Indian domestic flights. Do I need to ...
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I've three waiting list tickets with status: WL3, WL4, WL5. Will all 3 get confirmed together?

I have booked 3 tickets to Rajkot Express & its showing Waiting List 3,4,5.Will I get all my 3 tickets get confirmed & when does they get confirmed?
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How many iPhone 6 devices can I bring into India?

My Aunt lives in Newyork (United States) she's Indian, she's been there more than a year. I just ordered her 2 iPhone 6 phones for me and my brother personal use. The main problem is that with 2 ...
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Most effective way to bring money to India and Nepal

What is the most effective way to bring money for a backpacking trip to India and Nepal? Are ATMs available and reliable outside of the main cities? Do they charge commission? Or is it better to have ...
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How to get refund on tatkal waitlisted ticket?

Do I have to cancel the the waitlisted tatkal ticket to get refund or will it get refunded automatically without any cancellation of ticket?
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Way to get Vaccines for travelling to India in New York

I'm planning to go to India in Jan. I've just recently moved to NYC so I don't know much about the city. I'd like to get some vaccines for Northern India. I googled some and found a lot of clinics ...
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How much hard cash can I carry while travelling overseas (India to Poland)

I am going to travel from India to Poland. I have a travel card, but what's the limit of hard cash that I can carry?
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How should I deal with beggars in India?

I heard that it is unsafe to show money or help someone in India. Are there any rules I should respect to avoid getting into trouble? How should I deal with these beggars?
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Zipline adventure operators in Jodhpur

A Lonely Planet guidebook says that it is possible to only ride one line of Flying Fox at Mahrangarh fort and their website quotes: Half an hour for Zip 1 only but I still can't find the price ...
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Internet connection for iPad in India

Will my AT&T iPad from the USA work in India, or will I need a WiFi hot-spot to get an Internet connection?
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Taking an air-gun in my checked luggage - will I have any problems in India going through customs?

I am going to India 25th November from Europe. Should I take my air gun with my luggage (check-in baggage). In India will there be any problem with customs?
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Australian Tourist visa - apply from India and travel from USA

I hold an Indian passport but I reside in USA, I will be in India for a month, can I apply for Australian Tourist Visa in India and travel to Australia from USA ??
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Can I carry my laptop, ps4, 3 iphones and a spare phone to India from US? [duplicate]

Im a student in USA, and I am carrying my laptop, my ps4 and 3 iphones which are opened. Will there be any problem at the customs in India?
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Getting from Mumbai to Hospet

I need to get from Mumbai to Hospet/Hampi in mid (to late) March and will probably book a bus but if something goes wrong and I'm not able to book it from outside of India, I'd like to know what other ...
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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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Delhi, Beijing or Japan for sightseeing in May with a teenage daughter?

I will have about 15-20 days in May to travel with my daughter (who will be 14). We are from Brazil and she has never been abroad, so I thought I would like to bring her to some place with unique ...
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Skiing near Bangalore?

I know that most of the skiing in India is up in the Himalayas, but given that Bangalore is quite high to start with (~900m), and there are higher hill stations nearby... Is there anywhere near to ...
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Travelling from USA to India. How do I deal with customs? [duplicate]

I am about to go to India on vacation from USA. I have an iphone 6 as well as another phone that I bought from India itself. Would I be facing any issues regarding customs? I have heard something ...
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Time of checkout and payment at hotels [duplicate]

This is a very generic question regarding hotel checkout times and rent payment. Hotel websites usually list their rooms' price range based on how many nights the guest will be staying there. So if I ...
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Will I have to pay import duty if I carry 2 I phone 6 with me (in my pockets) to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from USA to India (Mumbai) and I am planning to bring 2 Iphones. 1 is for my personal use and other a gift for my brother. I am going to bring both the phones unpacked with me in my ...
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Refund rules for a confirmed ticket vs non-confirmed ticket booked through Tatkal scheme of Indian railways

I have a few questions before I try to book a ticket through Tatkal scheme of Indian Railways: I would like to know if I book a tatkaal ticket on irctc website for indian railways and I do not get a ...
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In which countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa? [closed]

In which other countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa?
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Luggage booking system for Indian railways (Duronto Express 2nd AC)

I will be travelling with my wife and a three year old kid via Duronto Express from Kolkata to Bangalore. I have two confirmed seats in AC 2 tier. The seats are side-upper and side-lower ones. I have ...
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How to reach Goa from Delhi without any money

I am planning to go to Goa. The only catch is I have no money. How can I manage to do this? Taking lifts from trucks comes to mind but I have no idea how to go about it?
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Changing clothes in Kochi

I am thinking of volunteering in Kochi, Kerala, India and it all looks good except for one thing: doing laundry by hand. I absolutely HATE this. I would like to minimize doing this so based on the ...
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Can we carry three new smart phones in hand luggage to India?

I bought two smart phones for my father and sister in Europe. Will the customs officer in India (Chennai) give any trouble if I carry two new unopened smart phones with the box in my hand luggage? ...
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Carrying 3 phones thru Indian customs! [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to India soon. I have 2 un packed smart phones (1 of which is my personal), one is a gift (but unpacked) and the third one is my old phone from India. Do you think I'll have to pay ...
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Indian Customs rules on laptops [duplicate]

I read this pdf document at the customs website regarding the customs guide for travellers. However I'm still confused about one thing: if I have 2 laptops on me, both of which are more than 6 months ...
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Carrying two iPads (and other electronics) to India from USA [duplicate]

I will be taking two iPads (one iPad Air and one iPad Mini) to India from the USA. One of them I bought in India (I have the receipt) and one I bought while in the US. I am not carrying a laptop with ...
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Daughter requires a transit visa through India

My daughter (dual English / South African citizenship) has traveled through India and is currently in Sri Lanka. She is flying to visit me in the USA on the 12th of December. She has to fly from ...
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How to go boating on Pichavaram lake?

I want to go to boating on Pichavaram lake located in Tamilnadu,India. Are there any boating services available in this area? Please provide information about the fare for boats and timings.
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Is New Dehli, India, safe to travel to? (Ebola Scare)

I'm a fairly paranoid traveler. I'm in Chennai at the moment, but I can't wait to get back home to Los Angeles. Because of the general lack of hygiene here and, well, the way they handle things like ...
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Is iPad counted as a second Laptop? [closed]

I will be carrying my personal laptop to New Delhi from USA in a laptop bag. I am planning to keep a new iPad (cost $900) in my laptop bag. If I keep it unpacked and keep the box in the checked in ...
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Going to India from US to work at a non-profit, Can I bring 10 laptops as a mobile training lab?

I will be travelling in January to India to volunteer at a non-profit. I have donations from friends and families and would like to bring in 5-10 laptops as a mobile training lab. Does anyone know ...
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Indian import duties on watches and mobile phones [duplicate]

I would like to bring two new phones (in addition to my personal phone), and possibly some watches, from the US into India. Can I do this? What will be the implications?
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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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Travelling to India from Jamaica via Brussels [duplicate]

I am travelling from Montego Bay airport, Jamaica to India Via Brussels Airport. Do i need to hold a valid visa to fly from Brussels. Appreciate any response.
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Are Pakistani nationals restricted to entering India through four airports only?

A Pakistani friend who needs to go to India was informed (very late, near visa approval) by an Indian embassy official (in Singapore) that he can only enter* India through one of the four major ...
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Why does the visa for India for ask for the name of my father/husband?

The visa form for US residents specifically asks for the name of my husband or father: Other countries (e.g. France) ask for detailed information about both of my parents. Why does the US form ask ...
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Bus routes in Delhi, India?

When I did a search on Google Maps for how to get from one destination to another all I saw were walking routes and driving routes. I didn't see any bus routes. Transport in Delhi#Buses mentions DTC ...