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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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 ...
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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?
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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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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 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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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 ...