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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Kolkata India - Customs Duty on Desktop and Personal Cosmetics [duplicate]

I have come to the US on 2014 and it has been more than 1 year now and we are planning to visit India (Kolkata). I have the following things with me which I will be taking to India, all are my ...
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Carrying 3 laptops (1 new and 2 old) in hand luggage to India [duplicate]

While traveling on business to Australia from India, I carried my personal HP laptop (4 years old). Unfortunately, my laptop overheated and I had to buy a new Macbook Pro from Australia. I have the ...
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Extra baggage costs - Dragon Airlines / Cathay Pacific

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Delhi, India via Hong Kong for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. My flight details are as follows: Qingdao - Hong Kong on Dragon ...
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Extra 50 lbs (23kg) bag with Air China

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Mumbai, India on Air China for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. However, I bought some additional items that I have to take back ...
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Do we need a transit visa we have a 12 hour stop over and have booked a hotel, we are flying with AirIndia from Sydney to Rome return

I am traveling with my elderly parents, sister and her son. He is 19 years old. We are traveling to Rome, from Sydney return on Air India. We have a 12 hour stopover in Delhi, so I have booked a hotel ...
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Tips on preventing illness whilst in India [duplicate]

I am going on holiday to India for 6 days and was wondering if anyone knew of any form of preventative medication which I would be able to acquire in order to try and stop some myself getting some of ...
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Electronic items limit to India [duplicate]

If I take one brand new laptop and a brand new ipad to India, will I be subject to any duties?
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Applying for an Indian visa after getting naturalized in a different country after having Indian citizenship

I've obtained U.S. citizenship after previously being an Indian citizen since birth. Now, say that I want to apply for a brief 6-month tourist visa for India after my naturalization. (Yes, I know ...
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What kind of hat to wear for business in India?

I'm soon going to be travelling from the UK to India on business. India being pretty hot, I'll clearly need some kind of a hat to protect my head and face from sunburn when I'm outdoors (I have pale ...
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Can we take three laptops? [duplicate]

I along with my family(total 4 members) will be travelling to India soon(from Dubai). We have total 3 laptops to take to India which we each use for our personal use. I want to know if I will be ...
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What happens if I don't use my Indian visa? Is it likely to cause problems in future?

I am a British citizen. I recently applied for (and was granted) a multiple-entry 6-month Indian business visa. It looks likely now that I will not use it (the trips were cancelled for business ...
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Are there safe places to store luggage for a couple days in New Delhi?

I'm travelling India for a few weeks. We plan on doing a few overnight trips from New Delhi and do not want to carry all our luggage with us. We don't have anything really valuable but it would be ...
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UK tier 4 visa application tracking [duplicate]

I have applied for UK tier 4 visa on 4th june. I got the receipt from the VFS centre. However, receipt doesn't mention reference number, which is required to track the visa status. Moreover , I also ...
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Do empty tatkal quota tickets get allotted to wait-listed passengers?

This question is specific about indian railways. I've a train today evening. My ticket status is RAC33 and I don't think 33 cancellation are gonna happen in the next 8 hours. However, 73 tatkal quota ...
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Indian passport with two missing (ripped out) pages - should I get a new one to enter the US?

I have got a passport in very good condition with two inner pages totally ripped out (they are missing). I had my Schengen visa issued on those pages with a few stamps but now that visa has expired. ...
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When someone in India asks for my “Good Name”, what are they expecting?

Quite a few times now in India, from hotel staff to taxi staff to in shops, I've had someone ask me for my Good Name. A common form of this question is someone asking me What is your Good Name, Sir? ...
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How to go Kulu Manali from Gujarat?

How can I get to Kulu Manali from Gujarat? I can leave from either Ahmedabad or Bhavnagar.
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Departing from India, foreign currency withdrawn abroad

http://www.customsmumbaiairport.gov.in/forms/Content.aspx?LinkID=70 · Indian residents going abroad are allowed to take with them foreign currency up to any amount so long as the same ...
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Travelling back to India with a phone purchased (and unboxed) in Netherlands [duplicate]

I am in Netherlands on tourist visa and wanted to buy a iPhone and go back to India. I would claiming the VAT return at Amsterdam Airport but do I need to declare in India and do I need to pay the ...
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St. Angelo's fort tomb stone

St. Angelo's fort, Kerala is one of the places that I'm panning to visit on my trip to south India. While researching, I happened to come across this picture of a tomb stone that was placed there in ...
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Can I get refund from IRCTC?

I am going to travel from Manmad to * *, we are 4 people out of which 1 got his ticket confirmed through the IRCTC portal for Indian Railways though other 3 are under CKWL/TATKAL waiting list. We all ...
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When visiting northern India in September, where to begin weather-wise?

For non-extreme hikers that want to play it safe, and are visiting India during September and early October - is it better to begin in the north-east (Sikim etc.) or north-west (Himachal-Pradesh etc.) ...
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Trouble regarding Booking Tickets

I was booking a ticket on the Coromondal Express to travel from Howrah to Chennai through Internet banking. While my account has been debited and a transaction ID has been provided, when I accessed ...
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travelling with my personal laptop, ipad and my reader [duplicate]

I am traveling to India (on Indian passport but I live in US) with my 2 kids and have my personal laptop, iPad and a reader. Am I supposed to pay duty on these items ?
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India airports post-immigration xray check purpose?

I've noticed that when arriving into India by air, after immigration, and after the passport stamp check to ensure you really did go through immigration, there is some sort of check where all your ...
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Travelling in India in the second half of July. Can I be affected by the monsoon?

I was considering travelling to India in the second half of July. I read that the monsoons finished around the 15th. Is this so rigorous or is it just an average? How is travelling in India after the ...