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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Can food from Indian restaurants in America be found in India?

I love Indian food, specifically the following dishes that can be found in many Indian restaurants in America: Kadai chicken (also known as karahi chicken) Chicken jalfrezi Chicken madras Would I ...
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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 are “prohibited / restricted areas” in the context of an Indian visa?

Looking at the endorsements on my new Indian visa, one of the things it says is: Not Valid for Prohibited / restricted and Cantonment areas How do I find out what those areas are, so I can ...
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How do eVisas increase tourism by 400%?

Today I read in the news that eVisas have increased tourism for India by 400%. How do eVisas increase tourism so drastically? How is it different from a regular visa in terms of increasing tourism?
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Indian visa registration requirements - stay duration or visa duration?

I've just got a new visa for India, which contains the Endorsement: STAY DURING EACH VISIT NOT TO EXCEED 180 DAYS Then, just below that, it says: Registration Required within 14 days of ...
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Where are the Himalayan Buddhist stupas?

I'm trying to locate sacred Himalayan Buddhist stupas and ruins of old fort in Himalayas (Ladakh, Kashmir region) in India. Where exactly is that place and what's the name of it (name of the place, ...
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Can I visit India for 2 months with an extension on I-94 and an expired L1B visa?

My L1B visa expired February 2014, and I got an extension on I-94 till January 2016. I have a new petition valid till January 2016. My son was born here in the US August 2013. My wife also has the ...
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Places in India where no vehicles are allowed

I recently went to Matheran ... a great hill station a few kilometers in the outskirts of Mumbai where no vehicles are allowed , just travelling on foot or by horses or people pulling by hand . I ...
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How to get a combined ticket in IRCTC (Indian Railway)

Suppose I want to go from Station A to Station C but Station C is not a stoppage of some train say train 01, so I can get a combined ticket from station A to Station B through train 01 plus Station B ...
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Legal documents and formalities required to sail far out to sea/ocean?

I am a citizen of India who wants to travel (using a commercial private ship) to a point in sea/ocean which isn't under control of a country. I presume I won't require a Visa. But, would I be allowed ...
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Where can I get an export certificate of customs in India?

I had noticed about the export certificate which allows me to carry goods without paying the duty. But there is a problem, I couldn't know where to get that and do we have pay for that?
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Bringing electronics to India? [duplicate]

I'm planning to enter India with electronics in my luggage. 1) What's the duty-free limit depending on: Method of travel (flight, car, train, boat) Visa type (tourist, business, family) Residency ...
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India Tatkal tickets - tricks and tips

I'm planning a one month trip to India starting from next week, and unfortunately I forgot to book train tickets for a few train trips. I have never bought Tatkal tickets (allowed to purchase 2 days ...
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Does an APEC card reliably grant visa-free entry?

I recently got an APEC card, with validity for countries like Indonesia & China, which normally have higher visa-requirements for me as a UK passport holder than other countries (no visa-on-...
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Does Nepal have open borders with India?

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has "open borders" with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. As far as I understand, it's not a truly open border as movement is ...
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Travelling to India via Germany with 2 stops, do i need transit visa? [duplicate]

I have Indian passport and USA H1 valid visa, will be travelling US and my itinerary is Mumbai – Munich – Frankfurt – San Francisco. This route has two stops in Germany, Munich – Frankfurt is German ...
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Does one have to pay custom duties while bringing in a 'Fender Stratocaster American Standard' guitar from USA to India for himself?

If I'm to buy a fender stratocaster guitar (price: $1,000) from USA and bring it to India box unopened (or opened- not a big deal), will I be asked to pay custom duties? If yes, how much? The box ...
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Is it possible to stay in a palace in Jaipur?

I have been told that it is possible in some parts of India to stay in a former palace. Is it possible in or near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India? How can I reliably book a stay before arriving in India?
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What is an appropriate gift for an Indian wedding?

I will be attending a Hindu wedding in the state of Odisha in India in the near future. The wedding is between a the brother of a friend of mine and his new bride. I will be traveling from the US, ...
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American ID requirements for indian domestic flights

I am an Indian with an American citizenship. I will be travelling in India with my family through domestic flights. I am wondering about the ID requirements for Indian domestic flights. Do I need to ...
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How many iPhone 6 devices can I bring into India? [duplicate]

My Aunt lives in Newyork (United States) she's Indian, she's been there more than a year. I just ordered her 2 iPhone 6 phones for me and my brother personal use. The main problem is that with 2 ...
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How to get refund on tatkal waitlisted ticket?

Do I have to cancel the the waitlisted tatkal ticket to get refund or will it get refunded automatically without any cancellation of ticket?
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Way to get Vaccines for travelling to India in New York

I'm planning to go to India in Jan. I've just recently moved to NYC so I don't know much about the city. I'd like to get some vaccines for Northern India. I googled some and found a lot of clinics ...
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Zipline adventure operators in Jodhpur

A Lonely Planet guidebook says that it is possible to only ride one line of Flying Fox at Mahrangarh fort and their website quotes: Half an hour for Zip 1 only but I still can't find the price ...
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Internet connection for iPad in India

Will my AT&T iPad from the USA work in India, or will I need a WiFi hot-spot to get an Internet connection?
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Taking an air-gun in my checked luggage - will I have any problems in India going through customs?

I am going to India 25th November from Europe. Should I take my air gun with my luggage (check-in baggage). In India will there be any problem with customs?
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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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Delhi, Beijing or Japan for sightseeing in May with a teenage daughter?

I will have about 15-20 days in May to travel with my daughter (who will be 14). We are from Brazil and she has never been abroad, so I thought I would like to bring her to some place with unique ...
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Travelling from USA to India. How do I deal with customs? [duplicate]

I am about to go to India on vacation from USA. I have an iphone 6 as well as another phone that I bought from India itself. Would I be facing any issues regarding customs? I have heard something ...
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Time of checkout and payment at hotels [duplicate]

This is a very generic question regarding hotel checkout times and rent payment. Hotel websites usually list their rooms' price range based on how many nights the guest will be staying there. So if I ...
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Refund rules for a confirmed ticket vs non-confirmed ticket booked through Tatkal scheme of Indian railways

I have a few questions before I try to book a ticket through Tatkal scheme of Indian Railways: I would like to know if I book a tatkaal ticket on irctc website for indian railways and I do not get a ...
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In which countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa? [closed]

In which other countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa?
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Luggage booking system for Indian railways (Duronto Express 2nd AC)

I will be travelling with my wife and a three year old kid via Duronto Express from Kolkata to Bangalore. I have two confirmed seats in AC 2 tier. The seats are side-upper and side-lower ones. I have ...
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Changing clothes in Kochi

I am thinking of volunteering in Kochi, Kerala, India and it all looks good except for one thing: doing laundry by hand. I absolutely HATE this. I would like to minimize doing this so based on the ...
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Can we carry three new smart phones in hand luggage to India? [duplicate]

I bought two smart phones for my father and sister in Europe. Will the customs officer in India (Chennai) give any trouble if I carry two new unopened smart phones with the box in my hand luggage? ...
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Indian Customs rules on laptops [duplicate]

I read this pdf document at the customs website regarding the customs guide for travellers. However I'm still confused about one thing: if I have 2 laptops on me, both of which are more than 6 months ...
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Carrying two iPads (and other electronics) to India from USA [duplicate]

I will be taking two iPads (one iPad Air and one iPad Mini) to India from the USA. One of them I bought in India (I have the receipt) and one I bought while in the US. I am not carrying a laptop with ...
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Daughter requires a transit visa through India

My daughter (dual English / South African citizenship) has traveled through India and is currently in Sri Lanka. She is flying to visit me in the USA on the 12th of December. She has to fly from ...
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How to go boating on Pichavaram lake?

I want to go to boating on Pichavaram lake located in Tamilnadu,India. Are there any boating services available in this area? Please provide information about the fare for boats and timings.
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Is iPad counted as a second Laptop? [closed]

I will be carrying my personal laptop to New Delhi from USA in a laptop bag. I am planning to keep a new iPad (cost $900) in my laptop bag. If I keep it unpacked and keep the box in the checked in bag,...
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Going to India from US to work at a non-profit, Can I bring 10 laptops as a mobile training lab?

I will be travelling in January to India to volunteer at a non-profit. I have donations from friends and families and would like to bring in 5-10 laptops as a mobile training lab. Does anyone know ...
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Are Pakistani nationals restricted to entering India through four airports only?

A Pakistani friend who needs to go to India was informed (very late, near visa approval) by an Indian embassy official (in Singapore) that he can only enter* India through one of the four major ...
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Why does the visa for India for ask for the name of my father/husband?

The visa form for US residents specifically asks for the name of my husband or father: Other countries (e.g. France) ask for detailed information about both of my parents. Why does the US form ask ...
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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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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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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?