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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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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Travel from USA to India with an expired H1B visa

I am going to travel to India. I was on H1B visa in the USA and it has now expired. I have a valid Indian passport but the American visa is expired. If I travel from the USA to India, will I have ...
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book return ticket with additional traveller on return ticket [duplicate]

I want to book a return flight to India but on my return flight, my wife will be accompanying me. How do you do this on air-travel websites? Because return tickets are extremely cheap compared to one ...
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Carrying perfumes into India from London [duplicate]

I'm an Indian resident. I was studying in UK and now I'm returning back to India. I have purchased quite a lot of perfumes to give to my relatives. All purchased in the UK and not in any airport. ...
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Easiest way to carry two laptops to India and back from USA? [duplicate]

I am traveling to India from US soon and I will be carrying with me a work laptop and my personal laptop. I will be bringing both the laptops back to the States with me. What is the easiest way to ...
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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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Obtain Export Certificate from Indian Customs for items in checked baggage before Check-In?

This talks about a counter after immigration, much after check-in counter. Where can I get an export certificate of customs in India? Indian Customs counter at airports in India are typically after ...
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Travel to India with expired Indian passport?

I am on H4 dependent and an Indian citizen,my passport has expired 2 months back,can I travel to India at this moment with expired passport?
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How do I avoid conversation with strangers while traveling?

Personally I hate traveling not just because I hate going to a new city but because of seeing strangers who are watching and trying to start conversation with me. Well talking with someone is not a ...
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How big is the Holi festival in India?

I was watching this segment from "An Idiot Abroad". And I thought India looked amazing, and I'd love to visit this festival. However, I started wondering whether it is actually as extensive as what ...
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One month in India: eating tips to getting spiced-out

I will be in India (Hyderabad) for about a month. I like spicy food, but it is a treat, not normal event. Last time I went to (North of) India, after a week, I had too much of the spices and my mouth ...
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Why does the IRCTC website does not have the provision for “Onward” tickets as It is available in counter bookings

I am able to make bookings of one train after another as a single ticket under the "onward" journey concept for a lesser fee than the sum of the individual tickets over a ticket counter, but the same ...
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Will I get refund if train was cancelled

I booked 4 Tatkal tickets from Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad and cancelled after 5 min. 1 hour later train was cancelled due to technical problems. Will I get refund or not?
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Can I take xbox one in carry on luggage on Emirates

Am traveling from USA to India on Emirates. Can I take an Xbox one with me as carry on luggage? Please let me know.
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Travelling from US to Chennai. Can I bring 3 iPhones? [duplicate]

So I have 1 iPhone 6 that has my us sim 1 iPhone 6s which has my Indian sim 1more iPhone 6s that has no sim as of now. I want to say to chennai customs that hey I use 1phone for my office and two for ...
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Can I take rifle scope (scope only) in checked luggage to India

I would like to visit India next month approximately between December 15-25 [ticket didn't taken yet] from UAE Dubai. I have already purchased a telescope from Dubai market for my Indian air rifle. ...
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How can i send a postcard from Singapore to India?

I need to know every detail about it. Where to get the stamps from? How many stamps do i need? What kind of stamps are needed?How much will it cost me? How to send it? How lolong will it take to reach?...
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Carrying two personal laptops from USA to inda [duplicate]

Can I carry two personal laptops one bought in India and one in USA. I am not working professional. If I can then both can be carried in cabin baggage or not.
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Can I carry 3 laptops from Mumbai to Bengaluru [closed]

For a particular work, I need to carry 3 laptops with me from Mumbai to Bangalore via flight. Will there be any problem in security check for carrying 3 laptops in local airport?
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Issuing Passport : Inconsistency in Date of Birth in all documents other than birth certificate [closed]

I want to apply for the passport but the DOB in my birth certificate (after 1989) is different from my rest of the documents.I mean ALL the documents. What should I do? And my birth Certificate (...
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Taxi service at Chennai airport

Can anyone tell me where the prepaid taxi counter in the Chennai airport is? Is it inside or outside the airport building? According to the internet, multiple prepaid taxi counters are present. ...
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Calling from China to Home country (India) without internet access

I am from India, will go to China. I want to make call from China to INDIA. I am not sure about internet access to use Android Apps like Skype or Google talk. What is the best possible way to make ...
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Mistaken name on domestic flight in India

I booked husband's name by mistake as Manoj pm, when actually it is Manoj c m. Can I travel on domestic flight with this small mistake ?
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The best Keralan spices [closed]

On my trip to India I'm visiting Kerala about mid way timewise and since that state is pretty famous for its spices, I'd like to know which spices are the most famous (and the best) ones which I ...
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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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Travelling to India on a tourist visa

Can you apply for a Indian tourist visa if one of your parents are born in Pakistan? Applicant is British, born in UK. Mother is also British and born in UK but the father is British (British ...
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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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Indian waitlisted train tickets

I am currently sat on a waitlisted Indian train ticket. It is at position one in the waitlist but with just a day and a half until the train I need to consider alternative transport. When are ...
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“Free Camping” in India

I've seen many questions inquiring about the safety / legality of so-called "free camping" in Japan, Iceland, and the USA among others, but none regarding India. I realize that safety will vary ...
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Temple visits in Kerala - can you visit them alone?

As part of an upcoming trip to south India, I would like to visit traditional temples and old churches in Kerala. My question is whether it is allowed for a tourist to visit temples in Kerala alone? ...
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Is it really forbidden to cross the Indian border with Indian rupee?

Last week I tried to exchange some Swiss Francs into Indian rupees. For that I visited a big bank and they told me that they have rupees but I'm not allowed to import any into India. Is this really ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa after (German) Student visa expires IN Schengen area?

I am a Indian national (not eligible for 90-days visa free program) spending a semester in Germany on a German Student Visa right now. My student visa expires in the third week of December, but I want ...
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Can I eat a beef burger in India?

I always heard that cows are holy in India. So I assumed that you can't eat any meat made of cows in India. But recently a friend told me, that it depends on the region. Not everywhere in India cows ...
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What is the fastest and most reliable way to reach Delhi from Sambalpur (in Odisha)?

I will be visiting India at the end of January in part to attend a friend's wedding in Sampalpur which is in the state of Odisha. The wedding is on a Saturday, and I leave from the Delhi airport in ...
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Finding if a medicine is available in India

I`m going to travel to India and would like to know if I will be able to purchase specific medication there. Is there an official site or similar indicating what remedies are available at India? Also,...
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Change over from Mumbai international to domestic airport

I am arriving at Mumbai International airport at 10pm. My next flight is at 5:10am from Mumbai domestic airport to Rajkot. I believe it is possible to stay at the international airport over night ...
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Do I need any visa for taking my luggage from Delhi airport?

I have a flight from Seoul to India, and from India to Afghanistan. But With 2 different airlines and 2 tickets. I have to take my luggage by myself at airport, but do I need a visa, even though I'm ...
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I am a US citizen wanting to Drive an India registered car from India to UK - Who gives me the Carnet? [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and live in India and drive Indian registered cars. I want to drive these cars from India to the UK next year. Who gives me the Carnet? I hear Carnets are not given to foreign ...
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Can I carry protein powder in my check-in luggage?

I am travelling to India next week from UK. One of my best pals have asked me to get Protein powder for him. Just wanted to know if I am allowed to carry it in my hand or check-in luggage. It will be ...
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USA citizen wanting to cross the India-Pakistan border

I am an American wanting to plan a trip from India into Pakistan but I have heard from other travellers that you will be rejected at the Pakistan border if you have a stamp in your passport from India....
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Customs clearance for LCD monitor at Mumbai airport [duplicate]

I’m travelling from Muscat carrying a 32 inch Sony Bravia LCD. Would I have to pay duty on it? and how much amount of duty is allowed for a passenger returning after 45 days?
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Travelling to India question regarding sim card [duplicate]

Hi all I am planning to travel to jalandhar India for 2 weeks in December and I need to be able to use my phone almost as soon as I land. I read a few of the other posts saying that there are booths ...
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What is valid ID for domestic flights in India?

Is post office ID card accepted as id proof for flight to travel within in India? What else other than PAN card, driving license is accepted as ID? Where do I need to show it?
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Bandipur national park opening dates?

I am trying to find opening dates for bandipur park in India. I have not been able to find them, does anyone here know? Is there also a Web page where one can book safaris in the park?
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Can a baby travel with Grandparents from US to India?

Can a baby who soon will be 6 months old, travel with her Grandparents from US to India without her parents. She has a valid Passport and Visa and most probably they will be travelling via Virgin ...
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Can I add relatives as references in indian passport form?

I want to be issued a new fresh passport. In the application form I have to provide details for two references. Can I add my relatives as references or those who do not live in the same city as I do? ...
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Eyewitness weather reports in India?

We are trying to decide whether the weather is currently suitable for Goa and Kerala as a beach destination - weather forecast sites show showers as their forecast, however this is not very ...
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Regarding electronic item to carry [duplicate]

I want to take 2 iPhones with me (36000 INR each) to India from USA,as i stayed 4 month here and I am resident of INDIA and went US for official work. Will there be any problem or any amount do i need ...
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Do I need a visa to transit in Dublin, when traveling from India to USA?

I am travelling to USA from India & returning, on Qatar Airways. Dublin is a transit layover for two hours. Is there any requirement for transit visa at Dublin?