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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going to iceland from India, do i need transit visa for layover in Helsinki & stockholm? [duplicate]

flying to Iceland from India & layover is at Helsinki & Stockholm, do I need transit visa?
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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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Indian Visa-on-Arrival

Has anyone had any experience with India's (newish) Visa-On-Arrival scheme (details here)? I'm travelling on a New Zealand passport into Chennai (and meet the other requirements), and was thinking I ...
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Sleeping facilities at Chennai International Airport

I was just going through this sleeping in airports link for Chennai International Airport. And quite excited to see that there are Retiring Rooms at reasonable rates. However, it does not provide any ...
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016? [on hold]

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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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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Arriving at a different port of entry than specified in the Indian visa application?

When applying for my Indian visa, I had to state my point of entry (POE) among many other things. The actual visa in the passport doesn't mention the POE, can I now change my mind and arrive in a ...
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Mobile phone connectivity in Leh (Kashmir)

I'll be travelling to Leh, Ladakh, India this August. Concerned about the mobile connectivity there. Is there mobile networks coverage in Leh and Pangong Lake area? If yes, is it good enough to use ...
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Best exchange rate to convert INR to HKD [closed]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Mumbai, and will be traveling to HK for a 3-day personal trip. Where can I get the best exchange rate to convert Indian currency into HKD? I am looking to buy about ...
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Travel to Agra during layover in Delhi (rail)

I have booked separate Rajdhani Express Rail tickets for Jammu-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata. I'll reach Delhi from Jammu on 6am of 23th August. My next train for Kolkata will start on 4:30pm. I have a span ...
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A must-see in New Delhi for just a 5-6 hours break [closed]

I'll have just a five or six hours break between flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Is there any place or places in New Delhi that is: considered a must-see for someone, who is visiting ...
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Can I carry a violin as cabin baggage from Europe to Asia on Lufthansa?

I am travelling to India from Europe flying Lufthansa. I want to carry a violin on-board the aircraft. It comes in a separately designed case, with a bow and strings. I am not sure what the dimensions ...
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Schengen Visa via France, but visiting Amsterdam and Reykjavik (Iceland) [duplicate]

I am an Indian National and have a schengen visa via France embassy. I will be visiting Paris for a few days and then return to India. After a few days, I have to visit Amsterdam and Reykjavik (...
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Carrying two laptops (one personal and one for work) to India [duplicate]

Is it okay to carry two laptops (one personal and one for work) from Sweden to India (Bangalore International Airport)?
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What is the name of the peak in Meghalya, India?

What is the name of the peak? It's in Meghalya, India. It's most probably in garo hills or khasi hills district.
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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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Where can I see snake charmers in India?

I know that snake charming is mostly a myth nowadays in India; yet, are there some places, likely tourist traps, where one can see this marvelous performance? Same question for the rope trick, ...
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Name on domestic flight ticket in India

I booked an Indian domestic flight with my wife. I entered her first name as "Lakshmi" but her identification card says "Chaitanyalakshmi". Will this difference cause any problems?
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Can you visit the Palace of Mysore, as a day trip by train from Bangalore?

Visa permitting, I'm going to be off to Bangalore soon for work. Due to the way airline pricing works, I'm going to be spending a weekend there as part of the trip (it's a hard life...). Armed with a ...
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Visa for performing arts group travelling to India to perform?

Couple of quick questions. What is the best visa for a performing arts group travelling to India to perform (as a group)? Does the Indian consulate (or their outsourced agency) allow for submission ...
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Why are satellite phones strictly banned in India?

Is it true, that using or travelling with satellite phone is strictly and unconditionally banned in India? And if yes, is there any explanation or official reason, why? I have found such information, ...
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What was the meaning of this Indian gesture/greeting?

While on a business trip to India last week I saw two different gestures of greeting. Most people greeted me with the traditional Namaste greeting, with the hands held together, as below. However, ...
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Can I buy malaria medication in India?

In question 'Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?' we discussed whether it is necessary to take any medication. So if one has decided to take the pills, is it possible ...
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My Indian passport is damaged. How can I apply for a new one?

Damaged Indian passport. To apply for a new passport what should be done?
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How much cash can I carry while travelling from India to Poland?

I am going to travel from India to Poland. I have a travel card, but what's the limit of cash that I can carry?
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Bus connectivity between Jasidih and Munger

I will exactly be traveling between Rikhiapeeth ashram to Bihar School of Yoga. I believe there no direct connectivity and hence looking for nearest cities. I would like to know if there is any bus ...
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Can an Indian (tourist) stop in the Schengen area and then continue to USA without going back to India?

I apologize for a vague title but here's the scenario: I'm applying for Schengen visa. According to the preliminary itinerary, I'm going to fly from India and then fly back to India. I've USA ...
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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 transfer time do I need in Mumbai airport?

I will take a two domestic flights, from Varanasi to Mumbai then from Mumbai to Kochi. How much transfer time do I need? Will the flights be commonly delayed?
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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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Is a medical form required for a short-term visit to South Africa for a conference?

I am flying to South Africa in few days. I have a valid short-term visa (20 days) . I saw this just now http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/india/conferences.html and below that http://www.vfsglobal....
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Required vaccinations for South Africa and how much time before?

I was looking at VFS application and there it said that you need yellow fever vaccination ONLY if you are visiting South Africa for more than 3 months. Fortunately, for me as I'm on a conference ...
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How can I ship luggage from Chennai to Madurai in India?

I'll be arriving in Chennai from Chicago on September 11th at around 3 am and same day at 6 am I'll be flying to Madurai with jet airways. I'm carrying two baggages weighing approximately 20 kg each. ...
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What are defined as goods breaking copyright laws and how are they determined?

I read https://south-africa.visahq.com/customs/#!import-regulations . In the Prohibited section it is written • Goods breaking copyrights laws now my lappy does have a variety of movies, music and ...
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Would taking my used laptop to South Africa attract an import duty?

I will be traveling BOM (India) – DOH (Qatar) – CPT (South Africa) and return. I plan to take my personal/work laptop or if it is too much hassle (for customs bit) then leave it behind in ...
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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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Travel to India from UAE, passsport expires in Jan 2017

I have UAE residence visa valid till November 2018. My passport expires on 10-01-2017. I want to travel to India in June 2016 and come back in August 2016. Is it possible without renewing my passport?
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things to plan for before traveling [closed]

Would be going to South-Africa from India. List of the things already done :- a.Print E-ticket b.Scan and photocopy the whole of passport c.Buy clothes for travel d.Got valid visa with enough ...
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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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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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What are the tricks to get a confirmed Indian Railway travel reservation?

It is notoriously difficult to get an Indian Railway ticket reservation especially during festivals and summer. Now, people use tricks like booking the ticket for a less popular station after your ...
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Can you use business visa for tourism? [closed]

If you have a business visa, are you able to use the same visa for personal purpose such as tourism?
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Transit through India on a tourist visa?

I have a tourist visa for India, but my plans changed, so now I am only transiting through the Bangalore airport. I was told it was ok to use the tourist visa for this rather than to apply for a ...
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I have forgotten my ID proof and I'm doing an Indian domestic flight - can I still fly?

I am travelling from Delhi to Indore by a domestic flight. I have forgot to keep my ID proof. Can I still fly?
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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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Indian railway e ticket queries

I would like to known that i booked 4 e railway ticket i have a doubt that out of 4 if only 2 tickets get confirmed and 2 remains wait list can i board the train train name : Swaraj express date: ...
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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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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 ...