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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Carry Diamond earrings from India to US [duplicate]

I got a pair of diamond earrings(worth $1600) for my wife while in India. My question is can I bring it back with me to the US as my personal possession or do I have to declare it at the customs? ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Indian eTV - Travelling after 6 months of the visa issuance date

A friend of mine has been issued an eTV from India, valid for one year multiple entry. This visa was issued on April 2019 (valid till April 2020), however, he could not travel according to the planned ...
2
votes
2answers
104 views

Are International driving permits country-specific, or can I apply just once?

In India we need to provide visa details and air tickets to get an International Driving Permit (IDP). If I am traveling to multiple countries, do I have to apply multiple times or is a single ...
2
votes
0answers
34 views

Can I go to Austria directly from India with Hungarian residence permit? [duplicate]

I have a residence permit to stay in Hungary. So I was on holiday in India and now want to go back to Hungary. But I have to attend a concert in Vienna in September so I am thinking of going to Vienna ...
5
votes
1answer
321 views

As an Indian citizen, can I exit Delhi airport during a 9 hrs long transit?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from Istanbul to Kolkatta. I have booked with Turkish Airlines. My Istanbul-Delhi leg is with Indigo and I arrive Delhi at 0500 hrs and then my Delhi-Kolkatta leg is ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Can I leave Heathrow (Toronto to Delhi via London) without a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling back from Toronto to Delhi via London. I have a 9 hour 40 mins layover at Heathrow. 11:50am arrival and 9:30pm departure. I have a temporary visa for Canada and an Indian nationality. ...
5
votes
1answer
526 views

What is a good place in Goa to stay with a beach and scuba diving? [closed]

We are going to Goa with small children and are trying to find a nice beach resort, but with a decent dive shop, so that the adults could also do some diving. Any ideas?
0
votes
1answer
99 views

Do I need to re-apply for an Indian e-tourist visa again if I'm entering India the second time already holding an e-business+e-tourist visa?

I am a holder of an Indian e-visa, and on the application form I selected both the e-Tourist and the e-Business options. The ETA I received clearly states e-Business and eTourist in the Service Name ...
1
vote
2answers
49 views

Applying for Indian e-Visa

Can you please tell me what the official website is to apply for an Indian e-visa as I am wary of scam sites.
5
votes
1answer
72 views

Is the Indian e-visa in a damaged old passport still valid?

I have been traveling for over a year with the goal of reaching Indonesia over land (and ferry where necessary) from my home country of The Netherlands. However I have encountered a problem in India. ...
3
votes
3answers
155 views

Is it okay to carry a small titanium souvenir in baggage

So I made this small titanium miniature of Captain America shield for my girlfriend who's travelling to the US, she was wondering if they'll allow that in baggage/carry in. It's a small 38 mm dia ...
1
vote
2answers
655 views

SAARC countries visited on Indian visa

I'm trying to fill out my Indian visa form online and when I get to the SAARC countries visited, I've clicked on Sri Lanka, the year I went and the number of visits, but it won't let me continue, ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
388 views

Clarification on Indian visa

I am Malaysia citizen. Recently I had to renew my Malaysian passport, but my Indian visa still valid up to 2015 in my old Malaysian passport. Can I carry both passport and travel through Malaysian ...
8
votes
4answers
3k views

Can I get off the train or discontinue my journey before reaching the destination station?

I have booked my ticket for Kanpur to Guwahati. Can I get off at New Jalpaiguri?
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Expected tax (GST) when eating out in India?

So I have eaten out several times in India and every time the amount of tax on the final bill seems to be different. Sometimes it is 9.5% other times two lots of 2.5% (cGST & sGST?) Also on a ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

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.) {...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

do I need to change terminal at mumbai airport? [duplicate]

I am traveling through Indigo from Oman to Mumbai to Bagdograh(Siliguri).I heard that I've to change airport in order to change terminal from 1 to 2. How long does it takes? The next flight to ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

Travel to the USA but single and unemployed

I want to visit the USA for a tour trip, but I am single and still unemployed, though I have enough in my bank accounts to travel and temporary stay. Am I eligible to get a visa? OK. However, is it ...
2
votes
3answers
481 views

Evisa for India cruise

I will be on a Celebrity Constellation cruise in February that stops in three ports in India, for a total of four days (overnight in Mumbai on the ship). Is one evisa sufficient for all of this? Other ...
3
votes
0answers
21 views

Overland Journey to Thailand via Myanmar 2019

Myanmar and Thailand both have their own permits to allow foreign vehicles to cross or enter on temporary basis and then leave their countries, respectively. These countries do not accept Carnet de ...
2
votes
1answer
526 views

India: GST tax invoice received after booking a plane ticket. Do I have to pay more?

I booked a flight in India with Go Indigo. I booked it online, from Canada. A few weeks later I got an email with a tax invoice that says that the "taxable amount" is 123 Rupees. I don't understand ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

How to get live running status of an Indian train?

Which is the best option to get live running status of an Indian train?
3
votes
1answer
204 views

How to order food when traveling in Indian trains? [closed]

What method should I adopt to have my food while travelling in Indian train?Carrying food everytime is not very convinient especially lunch and dinner.
5
votes
2answers
743 views

Does Cochin (COK, India) airport have free Wi-Fi?

I will be landing at Cochin airport (COK) and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Cochin airport have Wi-Fi?
8
votes
3answers
3k views

Pakistani travelling to Indian Kashmir?

Is a Pakistani citizen allowed to visit Indian Jammu & Kashmir ? I asked my father about visiting it and he said Pakistanis are not allowed there. He also said they are scrutinized and are in ...
5
votes
1answer
32k views

What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

This may seem a 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 the various ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
72 views

Can I still travel by air even if I applied for indian visa travelling by road?

I have applied for an Indian tourist visa not knowing I clicked travel by road via Haridashpur. Am I still able to travel by air?
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Visa card number is not accepted in IRCTC website

What to do when VISA credit/debit cards are not recognized by IRCTC site to make reservations. I don't have access to Indian cards.
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Do I need visa in India

Hi i am a Filipino citizen travelling from Dubai to Kochi via Air India (AI934) and then Kochi to Kuala Lumpur via Air Asia (AK38). My booking is a self transfer with a 4 hour and 40 mins layover only....
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Taiwan TAC With An Unused Japanese Visa

I'm an Indian and I intend to visit Japan after visiting Taiwan. I have an unused Japan Visa which is valid till October. Can that be used to get an entry in Taiwan along with a TAC or do I first ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Domestic travel with ID not containing surname

Is it ok to travel when I have mistakenly written my surname on my domestic air India ticket, but I don't have any proof of ID containing my surname? My husband is travelling with me, and he has the ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

Carrying Liquor from Germany to India

I will be traveling from Frankfurt to Bangalore and I have my transit at Mumbai. I would like to get some good liquors back home. So, what would be the cheapest and safest(security check wise) mode to ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

RESVN SUSPENDED status for indian train

I am looking at train LTT HUBBALLI EXP(17322). I has RESVN SUSPENDED status from Sep, 30. I have googled and found: “RSVN suspended” means that the booking of seat in a particular train has been ...
16
votes
3answers
128k views

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?
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Can an Indian travel from Australia to Delhi with only 40 days of validity remaining on the passport? [duplicate]

Will I be able to take a non stop flight from Melbourne to Delhi with this validity? I wasn't aware of the six month validity rule that exists in several countries. It never came up and I feel ...
33
votes
4answers
14k views

Is it possible to travel between India and China by rail?

India and China both have extensive national rail networks. Is it possible to travel by train/rail between India and China? I have found several articles (e.g. at The Hindu and at India Today) ...
15
votes
3answers
5k views

Convenience stores in India

Are there many (enough) convenience stores throughout India that sell prepackaged food? Thailand's 7-11 was great for cheese toasties, etc. I am wondering if we can get quick meals and snacks like ...
1
vote
2answers
160 views

How to go Kulu Manali from Gujarat?

How can I get to Kulu Manali from Gujarat? I can leave from either Ahmedabad or Bhavnagar.
18
votes
7answers
41k views

Is there a possibility to preserve an unused Indian mobile number for a period of time?

I travel to India a couple of times per year. I purchased an Indian SIM card and I find that there is no network for this Indian service provider in Southern Germany (Friedrichshafen/Konstanz). And as ...
6
votes
1answer
106 views

What are places shown in this sticker that claims to be a silhouette of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) skyline?

I came across this image and was curious what the places were. I'm soon planning a visit to Bangalore and would like to visit these places.
0
votes
1answer
214 views

How to reach Dudhsagar Falls by Scooter in Monsoon Season?

i am newly married, and my wife love to trip dudhsagar falls on bike in monsoon in goa, let me know if its possible to visit dudhsagar falls in moonsoon. i check some guide about dudhsagar route like ...
1
vote
0answers
61 views

Taking prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India

Are you allowed to bring prescribed amphetamines to Dubai or India from the USA?
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How to get from Madurai to Munnar

I am going from Madurai to Munnar. I have searching information and have found that there are public buses, but I didn't manage to find any information about bus station and schedule. I will be ...
10
votes
4answers
619 views

Visiting villages in Kerala

How do I visit and spend a couple of nights in non-touristy villages in Kerala between Kochi, Alappuzha and Kollam? Do I just hire a boat and ask them to take me to such a village? Could you ...
9
votes
2answers
396 views

Chavitti uzhichil course in Kerala

I'm looking for a course in Chavitti uzhichil (massage using feet) in Kerala that is as cheap as possible (approximately 200 euros). No need for accommodation or food as part of the course. I need it ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

India Customs Clearance

What exactly happens at India customs? This is what I found from google: I get a paper on flight, where I choose I am going to use the green or red channel. Say I choose green, do they scan my ...
14
votes
1answer
3k views

What will happen if I checked in for another room in the same hotel, but not for the booked one?

I booked a room via booking.com and when I reached the hotel to check in I came to know that the room I booked was not air conditioned. So the hotel staffs offered me another room with air condition ...
8
votes
1answer
830 views

Can a Bangladeshi enter India by air from third country?

I am from Bangladesh, and I have an Indian tourist visa, which I received from the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh. At this moment I am in Bhutan. Now I want to enter India by air. Is it possible?...