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Questions tagged [india]

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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Is Gokarna,India in season on October? [on hold]

Last January, I went to Gokarna and it was superb. I am planning to go to Gokarna this weekend (18/10/18). Is it season time now? I'm hoping to meet lots of travelers and a lively experience. Will I ...
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Visit Maldives via Srilanka - Indian citizen [on hold]

I (Indian Citizen), want to visit 2 countries. First I will go to Srilanka for 3-4 days and after that I will directly go to Maldives from Srilanka for 3-4 days. After that I will return to India from ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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Photo ID for domestic air travel [duplicate]

I have no photo ID issued by Government with me. Can I use an Affidavit with photo duly sworn in before Notary can be A valid Photo ID. Is there any specific language for such Affidavit. Travel ...
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What is Indian SIM for south to west coast (Kochi to Goa) that would not have roaming charges, work in Mifi and for 6 months?

I am planning on going to India in a few months time and will need a mobile internet connection, I have SIM internet router and will need a sim card that can be used in such a device. I will be ...
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Is there a way to book tickets on Indian Railways without supplying your gender?

When purchasing a reserved ticket on any train operated by Indian Railways, one's required to enter the age and gender (male or female) of all passengers. However, for various reasons, I don't wish to ...
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Does Kochin (COK, India) airport have free or paid Wifi?

I will be landing at Kochin airport and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Kochin airport have Wifi?
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India e-visa - arriving from different country, is that ok?

I'm a UK citizen, looking to go to Sri Lanka and India (in that order). Am planning to get e-visas for both countries sorted before I go. Is it ok to arrive in India from Sri-Lanka with my e-visa? ...
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In India, What factors affect Uber drivers ratings for passengers? [closed]

I travel by Uber frequently, and I always do the following: Be at the pickup point well in advance. I've never (not once) been late at pickup. Always be sure I'm at exact location. Again, I've never ...
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What self defense items are allowed in India?

I am planning on traveling with my family to India, mostly west side up to Goa, by trains and public transport. I am a firm believer that God protects those who protect themselves, hence the question. ...
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Are there any self-driving cab services in India

Ola and Uber are the most-used cab services in India. But these cabs have a driver. Are there any self-driving cab services available in India. I mean that the cab should not have any driver and it ...
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US Port of Entry

I'm traveling from New Delhi to New York, and have Boston as a 2.5 hour layover. In the DS-160 form for B1/B2 Visa, I've filled New York as my entry to the US. Will this be problematic for my Visa ...
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Indian visa for a Bangladeshi: how to deal with blacklisting? [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi. I have already travelled to India three times. The last time, I travelled to Nepal by road from India, then came back to Bangladesh. After finishing my Indian visa validity, I ...
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Does one have to keep the printed e-Visa on which the immigration agent wrote the visa expiry date?

Upon entering India with an e-Visa (formerly known as tourist visa), the immigration agent writes the expiry date of the visa on the printed e-Visa (not the one on the passport, but the one we're ...
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Can I reserve return tickets to a layover country and separately reserve return tickets from layover to my destination?

I'm planning a trip from Seattle to Delhi. Can I reserve my tickets in such a way that I have return tickets from SEA -> BKK and separate tickets from BKK -> DEL. I intend to explore the city of ...
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FIR for damaged Indian passport?

I have an Indian passport. Do I need to file a first information report (FIR) at the police station if my passport is only damaged (not stolen)? Only the outer cover has been a little bit detached, ...
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Indian Visa Arrival Date [duplicate]

I have been granted an e-visa to visit India. My e-visa begins on January 3rd. My itinerary is as follows: On January 2nd I take off from Pisa (Italy) and land at 11pm in Doha, Qatar. At 2.25am on ...
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Does an Indian multiple entry visa have to follow an Itinerary?

I am going to apply for a multiple entry tourist visa for India. For the application they require a complete Itinerary with flight schedules etc. However I may have to change the dates of my flights ...
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Can a student id card can be taken as an identity proof for domestic air travel in India? [duplicate]

I have a student id card verified by my institution. My father works in defence so I also have a family identity card with a photograph attached to it. I would like to know if I will be allowed to ...
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American with Expired India tourist e visa [duplicate]

I’m an American in India. My passport is current but my Indian tourist e visa has expired. I want to travel on to Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. How can I resolve this challenge?
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message?

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message? The Wi-Fi network I found seemed to ask for OTP, which is sent by text message.
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What will happen if I overstay a tourist visa or can I extend it in New Delhi?

I'm a Bangladeshi passport holder. My Indian multiple entry tourist visa will expire on 8 October 2018. I visited India on 20 August 2018. I will visit again with this same visa on 22 September 2018 ...
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nepalese citizen travelling from sydney to india

I am a Nepalese citizen living in Sydney. I have to travel to India for few days. My question is, do I have to get a visa to travel to India as im currently living in Sydney? cheers!!!
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Can I get a 1 day extension from the FRRO in India on a 1 year Indian business visa for a 1-day overstay due to flight time change [duplicate]

I have a 1 year Indian business visa which expires 3rd December. My international departing flight was at 2am on the 4, but has now been changed by 4 hours to 6am on the 4th meaning I will not be able ...
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Advice on damaged Indian passport [duplicate]

The stamp on my passport got smudged a little bit due to rainwater going in. But the information page is still intact without any damage. Also, there is a valid German visa on this passport, where I ...
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Can I use a photo printed on regular paper to purchase an Indian SIM card?

I read on https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293860-i511-k10211967-Prepaid_Indian_Sim_card-India.html: For buying an Indian sim card, you would need a passport size photo, xerox copy of your ...
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Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in India?

My Airbnb host in India told me prior to my arrival: According to Indian law, we would require a copy of your passport. Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in ...
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How can I get a SIM card that gets activated within two hours or less in India?

I read on this answer from RedBaron: Pre-activated SIM cards are not sold in India. This means you have to buy a SIM card and then wait for some time for the number to get activated (this can vary ...
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Refused entry to India

I traveled last week to New Delhi, India. When we reached passport control / immigration we discovered that my valid e-visa had my old passport's number (my travel agent by mistake used the old ...
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Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills?

Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills? The airport FAQ (mirror) doesn't mention SIM cards. The airport convenience shops ...
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Will I get a free SIM card if I fly from a non-Indian location to Hyderabad (Telangana, India) with a layover at Delhi?

I plan to fly from San Francisco to Hyderabad (Telangana, India) with a layover in Delhi. I read here (mirror): The home ministry's new year gift to its foreign tourists from 161 countries will be ...
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A/V Receiver can be taken to India airport from USA for free allowance customs duty [duplicate]

I had buy a new A/V Receiver of onkyo TX-RZ 730 Model. I would like to know that when I fly from USA to India do have to pay in India airport customs duty for my A/V Receiver of onkyo TX-RZ 730.
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hyderabad (Telangana, India)?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for around two weeks in Hyderabad (Telangana, India)? The computer monitors on http://www.amazon.in/ and http://www.olx.in/ are more expensive than I'm used to, so ...
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Has anyone ever actually received a GST refund, from India?

In India, If you are a tourist to India You purchase something and take it out of the country in theory you can claim and get a refund of the GST. (GST is the local term for sales tax or VAT.) {...
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Visit USA with current Canadian PR and US B1/B2 obtained from India earlier

I am an immigrant to Canada on PR and has visited US earlier from India on Visit visa valid for 10 years. I would now like to visit USA again from Canada for short stay of 3 days. What documents would ...
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Transit visa in India for Bangladeshi

I've five Bangladeshi workers returning home to Bangladesh after the completion of their contract. Their flight is from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Bangladesh (DAC), and they have a transit in Kolkata (CCU),...
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How much import duty would my friend have to pay when bringing computer parts from the US to India? [duplicate]

I am upgrading my old computer and I bought a few parts from Amazon US. CPU Ryzen 2700x $330 GPU $300 16 gb RAM $180 motherboard $135 SSD $110 The ...
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Travelling to Mexico with a British/Schengen visa [duplicate]

Has anybody been to Mexico on a foreign passport with a British or a Schengen visa? What is the experience like at immigration? I have an Indian passport with both British and Schengen visa but I'm ...
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Will I be allowed to go to Mexico without a visa if I hold a British and a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am currently living in the UK on a Tier 2 visa and have a multiple entry Schengen visa valid until 2022. Do I need a Mexican visa? The Mexican embassy in India told me I do not. However, VisaHQ in ...
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Customs duty on used desktop (assembled) while coming to India [duplicate]

I want to bring my assembled gaming desktop to India. I have used this desktop for about 6 months and have all the original bills. I will be just bringing the CPU tower, which is quite small and will ...
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Do I need a transit visa or some other kind of visa while going from India to Toronto via Paris? [duplicate]

I was thinking to book two flights for going from India to Canada. The first one is from India to Paris, and the next one is from Paris to Toronto. Can I do this? Do I need some kind of special visa ...
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Where can I get street views of Hyderabad (India), similar to Google Maps?

Google Street View doesn't work in Hyderabad, India (mirror). Where can I get street views of Hyderabad, similar to Google Maps? I unsuccessfully tried: Wonobo: the map doesn't load (tested on MSIE ...
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What is the difference between itinerary and ticket?

I received an email from IndiGo stating "Your IndiGO Itinerary". Should I ask them for a ticket? I have no idea. Can you please let me know what the difference between itinerary and ticket is?
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How early I can apply for the renewal of an Indian passport from a new city?

I will be moving to a new city to take up a job in 20 days. How soon I can apply for the renewal of my passport from the new place, after moving in there? Can I use my rental agreement and HR letter ...
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Post changes of 2017 in custom duty am I allowed to bring 2 laptops when travelling from USA to India? [duplicate]

I am going to US with my work laptop and planning to buy another personal laptop there. Now as answered earlier on this website, the answers are dated because of the change in custom duty rules due to ...
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Are there any motor scooters that do not require a driving license in India?

In a lot of countries some (under powered) scooters do not need a driving license. For India a stranger on the internet claimed that you do not need a driving license for gearless scooters under 50cc ...
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Flying in India without original ID card [duplicate]

I don't have my original ID with me, but I do have an image of my ID in my mobile phone. Can I fly from Delhi to Kolkata?
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Canada transit visa query [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a valid US F-1 visa. I have to travel between the US and India via Canada in August this year. I am applying now for a Canada transit visa. There are 36 days left before my ...
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Transit visa requirement for flights connecting through Gatwick [duplicate]

Two of us holding Indian passports are flying from the Middle East to Toronto with British Airways. There is a layover of about 7 hours at Gatwick airport. The flight lands at the North terminal and ...
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Is that initial compulsory in a ticket for domestic travel?

I have booked a ticket from Delhi to Chennai and my full name as per ID is V Vimalkumar but while booking I have entered only Vimalkumar. Will this create a problem?