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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Need to carry heavy load to Goa on charity mission

We are practicing medical doctors in America want to do charity work in Mumbai and Goa we need to bring with us medicines and food and clothing and shoes for our patients .Frieght is expensive we were ...
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Can I apply for a US tourist visa from any Indian consulate, or just from the one that's tied to my home state?

I live in Gujarat. When applying for a visa interview from the site https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/, it asks me for my state of residence. On selecting Gujarat, it assigns me to the Mumbai ...
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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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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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Indian visa with Bangladeshi origins

I am a UK citizen with a UK passport, my father was from Bangladesh. My Mother is English and she and my father divorced when I was 3 and so I never knew him. However because he was from Bangladesh ...
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Carrying alcohol to India via Qatar [duplicate]

I am staying as a student in Germany. I would like to carry some alcohol to India and the cheapest price I am getting is in Qatar Airways. Now, the halt in Doha is for 50 minutes and there were times ...
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Can I carry slush powder as a carry-on on a flight?

I am going to attend an international conference in which I need to perform a magic trick using slush powder (aka sodium polyacrylate water gel). Can I carry it on the flight? I will be travelling ...
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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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Finding a cheap houseboat accommodation in Alleppey

We are heading to Alleppey (Kerala, India) in two days and we are looking for cheap accommodation in houseboats through Internet. Our budget is very reduced and we would like to stay overnight in a ...
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Is it bad to give money to beggars in India?

What is the best policy to adopt with regards to beggars in India? Is it ok to give them money/food? If not, are there any charities to which it would be appropriate to give instead?
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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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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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Snow Access in North India in the winter

If I travel to northern India in winter (around November/December), where will I be able to experience considerable snow. I want a less touristy place (not like Manali) within 12-16 hours reach of new ...
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India converter 110v to 220v for Dental appliances

I am planning for a trip to India, and would like to know if there are good branded voltage converters (110v to 220v) that are available in the US for my Philips Soniccare and Waterpik. (BTW I have ...
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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 many laptops can I take from India to UK in flight?

I am travelling to UK on Business Visa with 2 laptops, 1 work laptop and other is my personal laptop from India. Is it allowed to take 2 laptops to UK and vice versa or do I need to pay any customs ...
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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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Chennai or Pune for starting location on India Trip

All, Not posted on here for a while. Will be going on business to India and I have the choice of either going to work in Pune or Chennai for a month. I work in IT. After that I am planning to take ...
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One way refund of round trip flight due to flight cancellation

Recently I traveled with KingFisher Airlines in India. The flight was a round trip domestic flight and cost 811 USD. I made it on the way there, but on the way back due to financial problems, ...
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Trying to get on a full Indian Railways train - any strategies?

I tried going to the travel agent today to book a Tatkal ticket for tomorrow, but was told it would be impossible, the agent didn't even try to look on the computer. I'd like to get on a train leaving ...
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Can I get a visa on arrival for India?

I've heard that tourist visas on arrival are being extended to include more countries?
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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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Regarding quota percentage in counter booking

Somebody told me that on Indian Railways, 60% of seats are reserved for counter bookings and 40% for online bookings. Is this correct or not? Because while I am checking seat availabilty on the ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from EU to India?

What's the flight or flights that regularly connect an European Union country with India for less money? My research has showed that Air Arabia was a good option some years ago when connected Athens ...
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10 hour layover in Delhi (DEL) - is ist possible to go sightseeing?

I'm planning a trip to southern India and it sounds like I'll have a 10 hour layover from 8am to 6pm at Delhi Airport (DEL). What sightseeing can I do during that time?
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Medicines and precautions on short-term business trip to India

I'm going for a one week long business trip to India (Mumbai city only). I'm from Poland / Europe, if that matters. My trip is about to start within next week or two, so I was told, that taking any ...
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How can I go from Bangalore to Jamaica without transiting via UK or US?

I want to travel from Bangalore to Jamaica but I do not have a visa to transit in the US or UK. What is the best way to do this that doesn't require any transit visa? One option is Bangalore -> ...
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Border visit to China from Uttarakhand, India?

I don't have many opportunities to travel, but will be visiting Derhadun, Uttarakhand, India this Spring. I've always wanted to go to China and since I work with almost all Chinese co-workers, I ...
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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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Can I leave India and return using a different passport? (Tourist Visa)

I have dual citizenship to both NZ and the UK and am currently in India on my NZ visa which expires in March. I would like to continue travelling here but my NZ passport now has less than six months ...
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USA to India (Delhi Airport): What and how many/much is allowed?

I am going to India (Delhi) from USA (California) for the first time. When talking about how many items (electronics, jewelry, perfumes, watches etc) we can take in luggage bags and/or cabin bags ...
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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 ...
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Small side trips traveling between US & India

When traveling from US to India, I know that its very easy to have a short tourist stop in Singapore: Stopovers >3hrs(?) get a free tour of the city Hong Kong: Visa on arrival, on an 8hr stopover I ...
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Buying Holi accessories after the event has ended

Is it possible to buy powdered colors that are used for celebrating Holi after the said event and if so, where? Same question goes for those color powder flares, color powder canons and paper hot-air ...
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

I will be travelling to Mumbai and from my company Thane is the nearest railway station. I will be travelling from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Can any one help me find the best train to travel? Should I ...
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How much currency/cash can be carried in while travelling to India in flight?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary. How much euro's can i carry with me in flight when i travel back to India?
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What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

This may seem as duplicate question , but I have searched for different questions on stack and google , but none of the sources have been easy to understand . I need to know what are the various ...
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Pakistani traveling to Bangalore (India) on business visit

I live in the UK and work for a Big 4 consulting firm. I'm supposed to make a trip to Bangalore but I hold a Pakistani passport, so not too sure if there are still issues with Pakistanis in India. I ...
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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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We are having a stop over for a little less than 24hours in Mumbai, do we need a visa?

We will be flying with Jet Airways from Nairobi to Mumbai to Singapore and then Melbourne. Our flight stops in Mumbai for 23hrs 45mins. We are an Australian family with young children so don't want to ...
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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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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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Sporting activities in Goa

Me along with my friends are planning to tour Goa on Sept 29-Oct2. We are really interested in jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing and various such sporting activities. But, we are not aware of such ...
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Mangalore Junction Station to Mangalore Central Station?

How long does it takes to travel from Mangalore Junction Station to Mangalore Central Railway Station? What is the distance? What modes of transport are available and what is their price? Are local ...
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Where in Mumbai Airport can I store luggage for a few hours?

I need to drop my check-in baggage (two big bags) for a few hours at Mumbai Airport. How can I safely and securely do this? What options do I have, if any? What costs should I expect? Are there any ...
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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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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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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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How long does my Indian visa need to be active after I have entered into India?

I have a US passport and an Indian 10 year visa in my old US passport. The visa expires on Aug 19, 2015. Can I travel in India between May and June 2015? or do I have to have at least 6 months left on ...
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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. ...