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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How many phones can i carry into India? [duplicate]

I am spending the summer in Dresden. When I came here, I was carrying my iPhone 5s. Now I bought a new iPhone 6s here in Dresden and I am using it, as well as my older one, which was broken (the front ...
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Apple iMac to India; Customs duty clarification

I am planning to take my Apple iMac 21.5" from Dubai to India. Please clarify, do Indian Customs consider it TV, desktop computer or laptop? If any of you have personal experience, please share.
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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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Is International Driving Permit A Valid Photo Identification for domestic air travel in India?

I am an Indian citizen. I only have an International Driving Permit (along with a valid us license) with me right now. Will I be allowed to check in for a domestic flight?
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How to become an instant Bollywood actor while traveling through Mumbai?

I recently saw a film called Bollywood Hero. The film is about a Dutch guy having a role in a Bollywood movie as a colonial figure, while doing this he is tormented with this Travel.se question. I ...
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Is it possible to trek from Zero Point to Gurudongmar Lake via Donkiala pass and Cholamu Lake in Sikkim, India

I want to trek from from Zero Point to Gurudongmar Lake via Donkiala Pass and Cholamu Lake in Sikkim, India. Recently I noticed in Facebook that some people visited this place last year. Unfortunately ...
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I am travelling from India to Kosovo via Turkey - do I need a visa as an Indian citizen?

I am an Indian citizen planning for a 90 days Business Trip to Kosovo and I have invitation letters from an Office in Kosovo. Do I need to have a Visa to enter Kosovo for 90 days? I am getting ...
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To travel 30 km from India to Sri Lanka, do I really have to take a 1500 km, 20 hour detour?

I'm in Tamil Nadu, India. Let's say I go to the area around Rameswaram, India, and that after that I want to visit the area around Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is done very ...
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Too many countries to apply for Indian E-Visa?

So I'm applying for an E-Visa for India. At one point in the form it asks for the countries you've visited in the past 10 years. I started listing them, got up to the 'C's, and received this error: ...
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Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?

Sources seem to differ on what precautions are required. Is there an authoritative source I can check, or is it better to drug-up anyway (or not to)?
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Journey from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship

I'm planning to travel from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship. I'm a newbie and I don't know anything about freighter travel. I just want to know what are the possible ways of travel and also the ...
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Best website for checking pnr status for Indian Railway

Many times when we train, we get waiting tickets. But to check pnr status, there are few websites which are always down. One is http://www.pnrstatusupdate.in Any more website to check pnr status?
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Is food free in Duronto sleeper?

Is food free when traveling in Duronto sleeper class? I know that in 3rd tier, 2nd tier and 1st tier, food is free. But in Sealdah Puri Duronto, Howrah Delhi Duronto, is food free of cost? Is food ...
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Are Indians as pushy to one another as they appear to be to Westerners?

So I'm in India right now and and idk... it feels like I can't walk more than a few yards without being accosted by someone trying to get me to ride their auto rickshaw or buy whatever it is that ...
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Bouldering guide for Hampi (India)

As part of my trip to India I am planning to do some bouldering (climbing on small boulders) in Hampi. Could anyone advise: What is the best climbing guidebook for the area and how can I buy it in ...
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Do I need a transit visa in India if my flight will transit in Mumbai and Delhi

My friend just bought Return Ticket JET AIR From Singapore to London, but on his itinerary, his flight will transit in Delhi and on his return Ticket it says it transits in Mumbai. The question is: ...
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I bought an airgun in Patna, India - can I take it to other cities by train or on road? [closed]

I have bought an air pistol .22 mm, 35 model in Bihar. Can I take it to other cities? Is there any law against transporting this? Does mode of transport matter?
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Boarding a train in India at another station

I have booked a ticket on a train from Mumbai to Chennai and boarding at Pune. Since my schedules have changed, I will be in Mumbai on that day. Can I board the same train in Mumbai in my own ticket ...
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Would I get my Schengen visa right after the interview?

I think some body here would help me out of this first-time-travelling-blues. I have applied for Schengen Visa to travel to Greece for four days; I applied to VFS Mumbai, on 13th April, 2016. I have ...
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Getting from Mumbai to Hospet

I need to get from Mumbai to Hospet/Hampi in mid (to late) March and will probably book a bus but if something goes wrong and I'm not able to book it from outside of India, I'd like to know what other ...
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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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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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How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?

I am an Indian and have been using Indian style toilets for all my life, Now that I have a knee injury, I am forced to go to Western Style toilets. I find it really hard to empty my bowels in western ...
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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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What's the most reliable way to travel between Phoenix MarketCity and Mumbai Airport?

It seems, that I'll have few hours of spare time between getting to Mumbai Airport and actually checking-in to my plane. Thus, I thought about visiting Phoenix MarketCity in between, after I drop-off ...
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Chennai to Pune - bus or train?

Summary: I'm looking for the best photo-taking reasonably priced journey experience when travelling by land from Chennai to Pune in India. This seems to leave a bus vs train choice. Car travel ...
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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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My rca tablet has 110 v dc adopter does it work in india

My RCA-VIKING-PRO 10 inches is 110 v based one. Can I use it in india where the input is 220 v the adopter given is 110 v only and pins that go into the wall mounted power source are also different ...
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Do holders of India e-tourist visas get a visa in the passport on arrival?

I'm curious as to the following: when applying for and obtaining an Indian e-Tourist visa, do you actually get a visa in your passport at the Airport, or only an entry stamp?
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Importing TV from Germany to India [duplicate]

I thought of importing 55Inch TV from Germany to India (Bengaluru). I read that I need to pay 36% of tax. and any one have idea, do they allow me to carry 55inch TV in Ethiad or Oman air or Air India ...
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Why do Indian citizens need many visas?

As an Indian citizen, this has always been my trouble. No matter where I go, I always need a visa. My father has exhausted his passports thrice because he travels a good amount. In short, we need ...
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Is it recommended to get vaccinations before visiting India?

I'll be travelling to India soon. I'm not sure if I'll have to time to get vaccinated since it usually takes 2 weeks to kick in. Lonely Planet suggests a bunch of vaccinations. Have any of you guys ...
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Got same first name and last name on my domestic flight ticket

I was booking a round trip flight ticket from Delhi to Leh, India. I got the same first name and last name in my ticket as "G VIMAL G VIMAL". My id consists of just G VIMAL. Is that be a problem?
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Want to bring WIFI router from US to India as that model isn't available in India [duplicate]

I am going to US for a short visit and thinking of bringing wireless router from there. Is it possible to travel with wireless router or I have to pay extra duties for the product.
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As a high school student in India, will I receive an ECR or non-ECR passport?

I am a final year B.E student. While applying for passport, I had a doubt, whether I am under ECNR (Emigration check not required) or ECR (emigration check required) category. I have done my schooling ...
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Coming up with a fake travel plan to apply for a Schengen visa, will I get caught?

I am travelling from India with my wife and two teenage daughters to the Schengen region next week. My origin itinerary was 6 days in Rome, 3 days in Paris, 3 days in Amsterdam, 1 night in Zurich ...
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Bring two handbags worth $400 into India duty free [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Canada for the last 4 months. If I carry two new handbags to India worth $300 approx, would I be required to pay import duty. I checked the website and it says that ...
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Issuing fresh passport in India when birthdate is wrong in some documents

One of my friend having a problem in issuing new passport in India. The problem is of his birthdate, here's what he's told me. He was born in October 1988, after his completion of 10th std. (S.S.C.) ...
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Indian Citizen on F1 Visa in the US; Is it possible to apply for a UK tourist visa from India? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student currently on an F1 Student Visa in the US and I have been staying in the US for the past 9 months. I am planning to travel to India on the 30th of April and then visit the UK on ...
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Visiting India - what amount of cash is recommended, and in which currency?

I am planning to travel to India, for about two weeks. I will mostly stay near or in Delhi, not in the countryside. I plan to pay whatever I can with (US) credit cards, and I don't expect any issues ...
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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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Can you suggest cheapest way to perform the journey in Italy? [closed]

3rd June evening: starting Toulon(France) reaching Milan (Italy) 4th June evening : starting Milan reaching Venice MAstre 6th June erly morning : starting Venice MAstre to Florance 6th evening : ...
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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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Can I carry a protein powder that is 16 oz and a quantity of 3? [duplicate]

My friends are fitness freaks. And they'd like 3 containers of 16 oz. whey protein powder. I am travelling from the United States to India by Lufthansa. The powder is comparatively expensive in India, ...
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Dubai - Mumbai - Mangalore luggage transfer

I am travelling from Dubai to Mangalore via Mumbai on a single ticket, I have to change flights in Mumbai airport after 5 hours in the same terminal, may I know do I need to collect checked in luggage ...
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Where can I obtain Trek permits for Har-ki-doon?

I asked the same question here. But it seems this community have more members and activity. We are going to Sankri -- Har-ki-doon trek. So, from various sources in internet we found that a forest ...
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On-site photography workshop in Nepal or India

I am an amateur photographer but do not have the patience to take classes to get better. I've heard of good workshops being taught while trekking in the Andes or the Himalaya but I cannot find ...
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Trekking in Leh / Ladakh, India in January

I am planning a trip to India in January and would like to organise a 8-day trek in Leh/Ladakh. I have come across the well-advertised frozen chadar trek, but it is too long for what I have in mind ...
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Carrying tea tree oil while traveling from London to India

I'm wondering whether there will be a problem during luggage check-in (carry on) if I carry multiple bottles (max 3 bottles each 100mL) of Tea Tree oil.
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Shower for a traveler passing through Delhi

Since I have a bunch of flights and train rides that depart from Delhi, I go through the city quite a few times without the need of a room for the night. I'm interested whether there is a shower ...