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Well, about changing clothes in Kerala, to stay fresh and hygienic you will need to do it twice in a day to be frank. Once after taking bath, and once may be before going to bed. So there is no way you could not get stinky without changing clothes after every bath. Doing laundry by hand is not such a bad thing. Maybe this is the time when you can learn ...


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Lets get realistic, even if you do whatever other people may say, humans need food and a place to sleep, so absolute free travel is impossible, unless you walk(using your own energy), beg (ask for a lift) or steal (travel without ticket in a train and pretend to have no money to any ticket checking staff, which is highly highly discouraged). Having said, ...


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For reference, Tripadvisor has a review of it from earlier this year (actually several). It appears there are two options for boating : row boat for an hour (160 rupees per person), or motor boat ride for 40 minutes for 1100 rupees total. The motorboat can sit at least 6, so if you have a group this would work out quite reasonably. Further reviews ...


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Disclaimer Please note that what you are doing is illegal, as you are effectively importing goods in the country, trying to pass them as personal items which you had on you when you left the USA. This is clearly not the case as you said you bought the item in India and are bringing it in with you in the USA. Moreover, the fact that you put the box in the ...


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Your daughter will not need a visa to transit at Mumbai if she remains airside; she would just take the lift to the departures area after going through security. This will happen if the flights are on a single booking. If the flights are booked separately, and the luggage not checked through, she may need to collect her luggage and check it in again, which ...


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I recently received my APEC card from the United States, but it did not work in Indonesia. The Indonesian officials are refusing to accept APEC cards issued by the US. I've been in touch with US folks about it and they are saying they are working to fix the problem, but its a matter of training the Indonesian customs officials which they have no control ...


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Yes. You can get down in the middle. There are ticket checks at the exit sometimes (rarely though). But it is okay if you get down your train in the middle of your journey and you donot need to pay extra fares.


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Indian railways apply a restriction to the total weight of your luggage in kilograms. You can see this as per the luggage rule. For your class of travel, the limit is 50 Kilograms. Though there are dimension limits, I think being standard size your luggages should not exceed them: Trunks, suitcase and boxes having outside measurement of 100 cms. x 60 ...


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If you are working for a non profit organization make sure you fill this form and make sure you comply with the rules mentioned and you have no conflicts with them.They are The imports by charitable institutions would be required to fulfill the following conditions to be eligible for ad-hoc exemption from customs duty: (a) The imports ...


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Yes. You can get down. I did this last month. My ticket was from Delhi to Kalka and I got down at Chandigarh. I was a part of the "random exit check" but they didnt create any fuss that says it was all legal.


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India has a 230V 50Hz (voltage of 230 Volts, frequency of 50 Hertz) system. Therefore any electronics purchased for a country with this voltage and frequency will obviously work. However the situation in reality is much better than this. Almost all modern electronics is designed to work with a wide range of AC input voltages and frequencies, because they ...


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As long as you declare everything you bought overseas and/or cannot produce evidence they were purchased in India, you won't have a problem. Note, however, you will probably owe import duty & taxes for those items you take home that didn't originate there. For an example of what you may expect to pay, you could try this calculation page. Also note that ...


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Indian Customs Policies Importing Firearms in India The import of firearms in India is strictly prohibited, unless you fit the three requirements detailed below, taken from this site: Importing Air Guns/Pistols Air guns and air pistols are not firearms, per se, and therefore are subject to a different regulation. In particular, the import policy as ...


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First make sure that you have some kind of proof that you are here to volunteer at a non-profit. If you are arriving at the MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. If you put all the laptops in checked in luggage 99 percent they wont put the bag in screening as they only put the handbags in the machine for screening. And if by chance they say you to put the Luggage ...


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The information you have provided is both valid and correct, but just to add an insider perspective so to say (though technically I am no longer employed in the Indian Railways). I will also try and add a scenario where your thought process can backfire for others. Indian Railway has a (in)famous quota system which is complicated but in all fairness works ...


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All the above answers provided are perfect, except the last part. RAC tickets, for this purpose are considered confirmed tickets, and refund is provided accordingly, in this specific case though, RAC is not even possible in Tatkal. However for tickets booked on-line and promoted to RAC (and even without a confirmed sleeping berth) at the time of ...


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Recently, (Pursuant to Indian Union Budget 2014) the limit which (as I last saw when I travelled into India) was Rs. 45,000 for countries other than a few neighbouring countries and all the information relating to this change are contained in the link below. http://www.cbec.gov.in/customs/cs-act/notifications/notfns-2014/cs-nt2014/csnt50-2014.pdf Read ...



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