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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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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Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?

Sources seem to differ on what precautions are required. Is there an authoritative source I can check, or is it better to drug-up anyway (or not to)?
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Best deals for students booking international flight tickets from India

I will be travelling to and fro from Hyderabad (HYD), India to Berlin (TXL), Germany. Duration: 20th May to 20th August of 2013 (3 months) Class: Economy Class (as low as possible) Where can I find ...
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Can I carry Whey protein powder to India?

Is the following Protein powder allowed while traveling to India (New Delhi) ? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QSNYGI/?tag=stackoverfl08-20
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Unable to book e ticket on irctc desptite having login [closed]

I just created a login for IRCTC and when i actually tried to book a ticket, it only gives me one option as "i-ticket" under ticket type. I am unablet to book tickets as the drop down under ticket ...
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I am flying to India from Toronto. I have 3 phones with me including my personal phone Do I have to pay custom? [duplicate]

Apart from phone I have a personal laptop which is about an year old. but i have two brand new iphone 5s which are gifts. Please help
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Are the From and To stations in Indian train tickets only about seating?

I've seen in mentioned in a few places online that when you book a ticket from point A to point B in a train, you automatically get the right to travel from the originating point O of the train till ...
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Boarding Point in train [duplicate]

I have a railway reservation in sleeper from Jaipur to Pune and boarding point at Ratlam. Will I be allowed to take my seat at Ratlam OR the TT will cancel it and allocate to others?
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Carrying two laptops to India - will I have to pay duty? [duplicate]

I went to the U.S. on a business trip for 3 days. After reaching there, I purchased a laptop to do my business work. However, the very next day, my company provided me a new work laptop, and I had no ...
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Travelling back to india from usa [duplicate]

I have a confusion regarding the number of phones i can carry with me . As the iphone is cheaper in usa compared to india i wish to carry many iphone's with me (what is the max limit) . I also do not ...
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Best time to visit Goa [closed]

Which is the best time to visit Goa. My company will be shut down on Christmas and New Year eve, and I'm planning to go to Goa during that time. So is December-January right time to visit Goa? Any ...
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PlayStation4 From Hong Hong to INDIA [duplicate]

Am planning to buy PS4 from Hong Kong and about to return India, do they charge custom duty tax for that once i arrive in india? Please reply
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Where can I get a Sitar lesson in New Delhi?

Is there any English friendly music school in New Delhi that allows one off lessons for Sitar? Particularly one that would provide the Sitar for you.
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Taking electronic equipment to India from USA

I am planning to take a digital oscilloscope from USA to India which I brought on ebay for about USD 500. The usual cost of the scope can be couple of 1000 dollars. Can anyone advise what will the ...
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Transit Visa through London Heathrow from India to USA [duplicate]

I am going to travel to USA from Bangalore on BA and would transit throu Heathrow Airport. Do I need a transit visa for the transit time of 5 hours at LHR both ways? I will be at the airport and not ...
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Can you split India in distinct focal points to travel to?

India is quite appetising and visiting the country is on my bucket list. However, where to start that is the question. You more or less subdivide the US, In a northern and southern west coast, a ...
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Travelling to India from China - Limit on Customs?

I am traveling to Kolkata, India, from Guangzhou, China for the first time, flying via China Eastern Airlines. When discussing with friends how many items (electronics, jewellery, perfumes, ...
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Will IRCTC refund after cancelling waiting list ticket?

I have booked a ticket in Tatkal from Mumbai to Chennai and my Passenger Status is waiting list CKWL 3. If I cancel the ticket will my money be refunded? Or if the ticket is not confirmed will the ...
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Entering India with a visa even though I previously overstayed as a visitor

I am a srilankan. In 2000 my family had to move to india due to the war in srilanka. In India I did my schooling and completed my degree, unaware that I was staying in India with a tourist visa ...
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Issuing fresh passport in India when birthdate is wrong in some documents

One of my friend having a problem in issuing new passport in India. The problem is of his birthdate, here's what he's told me. He was born in October 1988, after his completion of 10th std. (S.S.C.) ...
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Transfer my train ticket to my relative [duplicate]

I have booked a Rajdhani 3A ticket for the journey on 28/09/2014. The ticket was booked from a railway counter. I want to postpone my journey and transfer the ticket to my relative's name. How I can ...
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What will happen if I cancel the credit card with which I booked a flight?

I booked a flight from makemytrip using my credit card. I will be travelling in British Airways from India to the US. I am planning to cancel the credit card because I am leaving the country for good. ...
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Why isn't it safe to swim on Goa's beaches in the “off season” (June-September)

The Wikivoyage Goa page contains the following snippet: just don't get into the water at all in the off season. The safe swimming period in Goa is November to early May I was at one of the ...
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How to make cheapest calls from France (Mobile) to India (Mobile)?

If you are reading this then you know that today there are more than a million calling service providers. After searching for a sometime now I know, which ones not to choose, for various reasons like ...
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How long does it take to get an Indian visa in London for a UK national?

I am running a bit late with my visa application to India, as I am still waiting for my passport... How long does it take to get a double-entry tourist visa in London's office for a UK national? Is ...
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fighting US driving ticket from abroad

I have a friend from India who got a ticket in Massachusetts for having an invalid license. She had an license from India, and the cop said she needed an international license. However, we found here ...
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IRCTC ticket reservation [closed]

I have reserved railway ticket through my IRCTC (Indian railway catering and tourism corporation) online account for my family (Wife, father and mother). But I am not traveling along with them. In ...
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Why do Indian citizens need many visas?

As an Indian citizen, this has always been my trouble. No matter where I go, I always need a visa. My father has exhausted his passports thrice because he travels a good amount. In short, we need ...
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User Group meetings in India?

This may sound like an odd idea, but when I'm travelling I like to go to local user group meetings. I have two reasons for this: It is a good way to meet local people I have something in common with ...
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transit visa for UK required? layover time-14 hrs/ travel - india to vancouver/ valid canadian visa/ arriving in london on 20 aug and leaving 21 [duplicate]

im going to travel from Hyderabad to Vancouver on 20th august, and will be passing through heathrow. My layover time being 14hrs, will I require a transit visa? I have a valid canadian study permit, ...
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Why are flights from India to North America usually late night?

My question is regarding Red-eye flights . Majority, if not all, flights from India are always after business hours. Few reasons I found on the internet: Fuel savings due to dense air European and ...
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What if one family member doesn't have a photo ID for domestic air travel in India?

My friend has booked tickets for vacation in India (domestic travel), but realized that his wife doesn't have any photo ID. Will any of the following documents work for his wife? Marriage ...
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How to get State Visitor Permit for a rented self drive car in India?

I am planning to travel from Bangalore, Karnataka to Hogenakkal, Tamil Nadu. I am going to book a self drive car with Karnataka Registration. The permit is necessary to enter TamilNadu State. Where ...
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Indian Railways-Online Reservation Rules

I booked an online ticket for traveling on Indian Railways for a Short Distance Journey, but my ticket was not confirmed at all and is on the waiting list. Can I travel with the waiting list ticket ...
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How to go boating in the Ganges?

I am in Varanasi and want to take a short boat tour in the Ganges. How can a book a small boat to use for a short tour. I would prefer a guided tour. Where can I get this and for what price?
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Meeting westerners in northern India?

I'm backpacking in northern India in January by myself. How easy will it be to meet other western backpackers and does anyone have any advice on doing so? I've never been travelling before. I've ...
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Buying tailor-made clothes while in India

Hopefully I've read the FAQ correctly, and this is one of the shopping related questions that is allowed... Note that I'm not after recommendations of where to go, but instead information on how to ...
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What other countries besides India use a Maximum Retail Price model? [closed]

India is the only country I have come across in my travels where it is mandatory to print the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) on any packaged items. On the Wikipedia article for Suggested Retail Price, ...
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Where can I use a telephone in India, if I don't have one?

We are currently staying in India, but neither of our phones work, which is annoying when trying to hire taxis, for instance, or meet up with people. Purchasing a phone/sim will take 7-10 days to go ...
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Kaza to Manali via Rohtang Pass in bus / shared vehicle

I am planning to travel through this route entirely in bus/shared vehicles:     Delhi → Shimla → Rampur → Peo → Pooh → Kaza → Rohtang Pass → Manali → Kulu → Delhi Earlier I covered Delhi to Pooh and ...
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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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Cameras to the Delhi airport [closed]

I would be carrying two cameras, two watches, a tablet and a Kindle to the Delhi airport. Do you think there would be a problem? Thanks in advance!
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How to become an instant Bollywood actor while traveling through Mumbai?

I recently saw a film called Bollywood Hero. The film is about a Dutch guy having a role in a Bollywood movie as a colonial figure, while doing this he is tormented with this Travel.se question. I ...
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Adding the name of a passenger on an Indian Railways ticket

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - her age is less than 1 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, ...
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Can I carry an iPhone, iPod, iPad, laptop, and smartphone while travelling from the US to India? [duplicate]

Can there be trouble while carrying these electronic items? I have a company-provided laptop and 1 personal smartphone with me. I am willing to purchase a brand new iPhone, iPad and iPod (all brand ...
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Can I take two laptops to India from United States? One bought in India and one in US

I will be landing at New Delhi airport. The worth of new laptop (Lenovo Yoga Idea Pad 13) is about $1000 and old one (Macbook Pro) is > 1 lakh INR. I want to leave the new laptop in India. I have a ...
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Travel to Croatia from Turkey then to Greece on a single-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am traveling from India to Turkey and Greece, holding a valid turkish and single entry Schengen visa, wanting to add Croatia to this. Can i travel first travel/enter croatia first and move on to ...
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How many regions of India can you realistically visit in 1 month without rushing? [closed]

I am planning a trip in India around june 2015. The best trips I have done so far, were those where I took the time to visit a place thoroughly without feeling rushed. I'd like to stay about 1 ...
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Legal permissions required to host foreign guests in India via Airbnb [closed]

I heard that we need to register a paying foreign guest with the nearest police station, is this necessary and true? Also what is the procedure to obtain them for Mumbai India?
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Indian Visa in expired passport, new passport with husband's surname

I have an Indian visa valid till 2013 in my old passport. But since I just got married I'm changing my surname and hence changing my passport. Will my Indian visa in my now old passport be valid, ...