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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Is it possible to cross the Wagan border by car?

I was planning a trip by car when I found something a bit weird in Google Maps:if you try to cross from Lahore to India, it tells that you have to 6457 km detour. Is it possible to cross this border ...
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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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Now that NGT has banned private vehicles from entering the Rohtang pass, what route should I take?

I had planned to take a road trip from Delhi to Ladakh on my Royal Enfield from 31st August to 13 September. But I came across the news that the National Green Tribune (NGT) has banned private ...
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How can an Indian citizen travel to Trinidad and Tobago from India without needing a transit visa along the way?

I would like to travel to Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) from India. Can anyone help me to find the route (or routes) to avoid getting a transit visa?
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Things required for nice beach experience [closed]

I am travelling to Goa this October. This is my first time to any beach and I am not sure what should I keep in my bag and back pack to be ready for nice beach experience. My friends told me few ...
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Hard time proving I am same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago

This is a bit funny. I had posted a question in June - Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland. Based on that i travelled to Norway and faced another problem. Here is some background: ...
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US Quarter Dollar Coins of different states (4 sets)

I have been collecting US quarter dollar coins for different states and I have 4 sets of these coins. Can I take them along with me when travelling back to India. Can I take them in my carry on ...
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Will I get refund on a cancellation of ticket of tatkal when it's already confirmed, but berth is not allowed yet?

Tatkal PNR # 4624311700 - Status CNF While booking status was CKWL3, now it's showing the status as CNF (confirmed). However, berth is not allowed yet. Will I get refund on a cancellation of ...
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Carrying tea tree oil while traveling from London to India

I'm wondering whether there will be a problem during luggage check in if I carry multiple bottles (max 3 bottles each 100ml) of Tea Tree oil.
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I am an Indian Permanent Resident of the US. I've lost my passport in India. What are the steps to replace it?

I'm a permanent resident of the U.S. born in India, I am visiting my family in India for vacation. I have lost my passport in a cab. I need to replace my passport to return to the U.S. I have checked ...
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Not sure whether UK border will allow me travel [duplicate]

I am an Indian national and having a Permesso di Soggiorno in Italy. It is issued under study status for two years Master course and first year soggiorno is going to expires on 13 Nov2015. By October ...
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How many bottles of perfume can I bring in to India when flying back from Dubai?

I have bought six bottles of perfume of 100ml each, priced at 700-800 INR. I plan to use these bottles as a gift. How many bottles of perfume can I bring back to India when flying back from Dubai?. ...
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Can I get a Visa for Nepal in its border with India?

I'm an European citizen with a visa for India that allows for multiple entries. I understand that, that doesn't allow me to enter Nepal. If I go to Nepal's border, can I get a Nepal's visa there? What ...
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Can i carry two iphone 6s from hongkong to india? [duplicate]

I m planning to buy 2 iphones 6s in hongkong, one for me and one for my girl friend , but I m not sure If I will have any problem bringing the iPhone 6s even before it launches in india.
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Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa if I am travelling to Russia via Frankfurt from India?
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Shipping luggage from Chennai to Madurai

I'll be arriving in Chennai from Chicago on September 11th at around 3 am and same day at 6 am I'll be flying to Madurai with jet airways. I'm carrying two baggages weighing approximately 20 kg each. ...
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Returning to India from the US with two laptops [duplicate]

I will be taking my MacBook Pro as a personal laptop with me. I will be bringing back an additional work laptop. Would I have to pay duty on either one?
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Transit VISA for India-Germany-Amsterdam

I am travelling from India to Netherlands, and have Schengen VISA for Netherlands. I have a flight layover at Frankfurt, Germany. Do I need a transit VISA for changing flights (same terminal)?
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Do I need a visa to transit India?

I am Bulgarian passport holder, travelling from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur (to and from) via Delhi and Mumbai with layovers of 2-4 hours. The flights are with Jet Airways and Malaysian Airlines. Do I ...
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Indian transit visa for Filipino citizen

Philippine National travelling from Abu Dhabi (Residence Visa in Abu Dhabi) to Thailand via India. I have 2 connections in India with long stop overs during which I want to explore the surroundings ...
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Waitlisted Indian train ticket: will I be refunded if I don't get a confirmed seat?

I've purchased a ticket on Cleartrip from Gorakhpur to Delhi. I'm on a wait list on 33. If I do not get a confirmed seat, will I be refunded?
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The Leh Ladakh “ban of non-local vehicles” situation status?

This is an email I received from Zoom Car on July 28 Dear Zoomer, This is a follow-up on the Ladakh Travel Advisory (about ban of non-local vehicles including self-drive rented cars) we had ...
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Adventure Travel: Where should I go in India to experience staying in a forest? [closed]

Myself and my friends are planning to stay inside a forest for a night and want to feel that experience during the mid of September. In INDIA, is there any places where I can get that amazing ...
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Why 1000 and 500 Indian rupee are not accepted in Nepal and Bhutan?

Why all Indian rupee notes are accepted in Nepal and Bhutan, except 500 Rs and 1000 Rs? Why spare those two notes?
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Land route from Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Amritsar, Punjab in India

Is there a well known backpackers' overland route between Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Amritsar, Punjab? Touching up on Agra and Varanasi in between, if possible. Preferably by bus and/or trains. I'm up to ...
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Are there “issues” when wanting to travel to, from, between Pakistan, India and Bangladesh? [closed]

That India, Pakistan and Bangladesh tend to dislike each other severely due to past events and general history is a matter of record. India and Pakistan disagreement over Kashmir 'does not help'. ...
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Is food free in Duronto sleeper?

Is food free when traveling in Duronto sleeper class? I know that in 3rd tier, 2nd tier and 1st tier, food is free. But in Sealdah Puri Duronto, Howrah Delhi Duronto, is food free of cost? Is food ...
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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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20 day trip to India [closed]

My mother and I are going to go to India for 20 days in about two weeks. Arriving to Bombay by plane, then leaving from Bombay by plane again. We don't have any preplaned route or anything other than ...
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How are vacant, unreserved Premium Tatkal seats alloted among passengers in the waiting list? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what happens to unreserved seats of Premium Tatkal. Like for a train in evening tomorrow, still 05 seats are left in 3AC against Premium Tatkal and Tatkal 3AC current status is 03 W/L ...
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Visiting Indian Formula One circuit in Greater Noida

The Indian Grand Prix is one of the newest circuit in the F1 Calendar and I want to know: Which airport is closest to the circuit? Where to stay? Is there public transport from/to airport/circuit?
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Does a Moldovan citizen require a visa to travel to India?

I am a citizen of Moldova and will be travelling to India sometime in December. I'm planning to stay there for a couple of weeks. Do I need a tourist visa to travel to India and, if so, what is the ...
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Best way to transfer Indian rupees to Bank of America?

I am travelling to USA for a stay about 1 year. I have recently opened an account in the bank of America. Now I want to deposit some cash for my stay in the same account. Please let me know the best ...
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Two passport of the same person in India

I applied for my first passport in March 2009 in Lucknow passport office. But it got stuck in the police verification. After 1 year, when I didn't get my passport I decided to cancel my application. ...
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The cheapest and quickest way to get from Cuba to India

What is the best route to get to Cuba from India? In airways. Cheap and quick. And has a balance between those two.
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Pakistani travelling to Indian Kashmir?

Is a Pakistani citizen allowed to visit Indian Jammu & Kashmir ? I asked my father about visiting it and he said Pakistanis are not allowed there. He also said they are scrutinized and are in ...
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Is permit required in Rohtang Pass when coming from Keylong to Manali with your own motorbike?

We are travelling from Leh to Manali by motorbike, so we will be crossing the Rohtang pass on AUG 7, 2015 Friday. Please let us know do we need any permit or should we wait in the pass. I heard a ...
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Can B1 Visa holder accompany another B1 Visa holder as dependent [duplicate]

I have a B1 Visa which is valid for another 7 years and my wife also has B1 visa which is valid for another 3 years. I am planning to visit US for some business purpose and want to take my wife along ...
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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 extend a tourist visa in India?

I'm a Turkish girl from Istanbul. I'm planning a six-month trip to India in December and I've heard that getting a six-month visa is not easy from my country. If I can only get 3 months instead of 6 ...
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Do I need a transit visa flying from Germany to India though transit at London? [duplicate]

I am a Indian national currently living in Germany with a EU Resident Permit valid for next 4 years, I am flying back to India through a transit from London airport. And same procedure when I return ...
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What kind of plug adapter should I pack for India?

I'm travelling around a few cities in India, from Delhi to Bangalore. What type of plug adapter should I pack?
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Taking two laptops while travelling from USA to India [duplicate]

I will be travelling with my wife from USA to India and we have both of our personal laptops which we have bought from US. Do we need to pay for any customs while entering Kolkata, India for the ...
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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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Max no. of Power banks allowed in Carry on - Air China

I have read numerous blog posts advising that we must carry power banks as carry on and not checked in luggage. However, I fail to obtain the maximum amount (number of power banks or capacity of each ...
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Is there a map that shows the progression of the monsoon in India according to time?

I am planning to visit India. Unfortunately the time I have available is around the monsoons. I know, from talking to a local, that the monsoons progress, kind of, from southwest to east, but this is ...
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How much Indian currency can I carry to Thailand from India?

I will be moving back to Thailand, as I got job there. How much Indian currency can I carry when I travel to Thailand alone? I have tried to transfer online, which was not possible for me.
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How can I effectively haggle for a decently-priced auto ride?

Pretty much wherever you go in India, you'll come across 3 wheeled autos or auto rickshaws, which normally look like this: In some places where you want to get one, there's an office or cabin where ...
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Buying from an Indian eCommerce website using Bank of America debit/credit card [closed]

I am planning to buy a product from an Indian website and get it delivered in India. I want to be able to use my Bank of America debit/credit card for this. Would it cause any problem? What would be ...
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How to add a child after booking a train ticket (for India)

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - he is less than 3 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, than ...