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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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Using copies of ID on Indian domestic flight [on hold]

Actually I have forgotten to bring my original government IDs but I do have Xerox copy of my voter ID and student ID card. Can I use those to get on the flight? From Bangalore to Kolkata
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India e-Visa Query

Perhaps someone could provide some clarification. I'm planning on heading back to India next month. I already had an e-Visa issued in October which I used previously but it expires end of Dec so I'm ...
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Do I need Proof of onward travel when entering India on one-year multiple entry tourist visa as Lithuanian (EU Citizen)?

I am Lithuanian (EU Citizen) and got one-year multiple entry tourist visas for my family. My entry point will be Kochi (COK) airport from Singapore. I am getting conflicting information in regards ...
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Time to exit Mumbai (BOM) Intl Airport (Terminal 2)

I will be travelling to Mumbai with an E-Visa and will arrive on Tuesday 10pm. My question is how long it would take to exit the airport(including immigration clearance, customs and baggage claiming)? ...
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Can you split India in distinct focal points to travel to?

India is quite appetising and visiting the country is on my bucket list. However, where to start that is the question. You more or less subdivide the US, In a northern and southern west coast, a ...
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How to extend visa for minor in India on tourist visa [on hold]

My son (minor) is in India currently on tourist visa which is valid for 6 months only. Due to my visa extension getting delayed, I think his stay in india will have to be extended past the 6 months. ...
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Transit through Seoul with an Indian passport from Canada

I have a valid temporary visa (TRV) on my Indian passport and I am travelling from Canada to India via Seoul , do I need a transit VISA? Also I am flying back to Canada from India via Hong Kong and ...
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How can I verify whether my name is blacklisted by Indian immigration?

How can I check whether my name is blacklisted by Indian immigration?
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What is the purpose of Boarding Points on Indian railways tickets?

In most of the world, if you want to travel from A to B, you buy a ticket from A to B and that's it. However, in India, it's possible to buy a ticket from X to B, designate a Boarding Point in A ...
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Can I board my train from booking point which is one station before my boarding point?

I booked my ticket from A - C and kept my boarding point B just one station after A between A - C. If I'm boarding from A, will I be considered as no ticket between A-B. The TTE said that I have to ...
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Can I board the train before the specified boarding point if I have a reservation?

In Indian railway reservation, while reserving tickets, we can select a particular station as boarding point (we can chose a from, a to and an optional boarding point). The boarding point indicates ...
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Does a Malaysian citizen need a visa to transit through Cochin airport, India, on the way to UAE?

Does a Malaysian passport holder need a visa for transiting for 2 hours and 40 mins at Cochin airport, on the way to United Arab Emirates?
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Do I need a transit visa for a layover in Kochi (Cochin) airport?

I will be flying from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai, UAE via Kochi. As the airline service providers are different when I transit in Kochi, I have been advised that I will need to pick up my bags in Kochi ...
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Reference problem for indian tourist visa from Bangladesh

Hi everyone just filling in our visa application forms to visit india from the Bangladesh and they are asking for references in India and the Bangladesh.I don't know anyone in India.Can anyone suggest ...
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Best deals for students booking international flight tickets from India

I will be travelling to and fro from Hyderabad (HYD), India to Berlin (TXL), Germany. Duration: 20th May to 20th August of 2013 (3 months) Class: Economy Class (as low as possible) Where can I find ...
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Indian e-visa photo at 270 degrees

I have just received an Indian e-visa. The photo orientation of my photo is 270 degrees (the top of my head is facing left). Is this normal?
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What is the process of swine flu (H1N1) screening used at airports?

Today I received an email from VFS advising as follows: In view of the spread of the Swine Influenza A (H1N1) all passengers traveling to India will be screened at the International Airports in ...
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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 ...
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Taking an air-gun in my checked luggage - will I have any problems in India going through customs?

I am going to India 25th November from Europe. Should I take my air gun with my luggage (check-in baggage). In India will there be any problem with customs?
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Why drivers deny service while paying using Ola Money?

I use cabs for daily commute. But I have been facing some issues recently. When I book Ola cabs in Bangalore, India, the driver asks how am I going to pay. If I say I am going to pay using Ola Money, ...
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The simplest way to get to and from Wagah border ceremony

I will be staying in Amritsar for a few days but will be on a tight schedule. Since I want to see the Wagah border ceremony, what do you think would be the best way to get from Amritsar to Wagah, see ...
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Duty on importing Laptop to India from Singapore [duplicate]

I am visiting Singapore + Malaysia for 6 days. And I am over 18 years of age. If I buy an Apple Macbook Pro worth over 2 Lakhs rupees from Singapore for my personal use, can I bring it to India duty ...
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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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How much to haggle for a hotel room in India?

I need to book a hotel in Delhi, India for mid-November. Someone suggested to me that I should haggle over the price for the room. Is it considered acceptable to haggle over hotel room prices in India?...
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What is the cheapest way to get from EU to India by plane? [closed]

What's the flight or flights that regularly connect an European Union country with India for less money? My research has showed that Air Arabia was a good option some years ago when connected Athens ...
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What if I don't know my previous visa number for the Indian e-Tourist visa application?

I have been to India before, but have since renewed my passport so have no record of previous visa details. What does one do about completing this question online? I am French and we are not allowed ...
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Traveling India from USA while visiting Hong kong in between and require H1B stamping

I am an Indian resident and traveling from US to India and require H1B stamping. I will be flying from USA to India and visiting Hong Kong in between. I have visa interview scheduled next day after I ...
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Is it possible to apply for and extend an Indian tourist visa whilst in Mumbai, India?

We will be staying on an e-tourist visa in India starting next week and would like to extend our stay. Is it possible to apply for a full tourist visa from within India? If so, how?
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Going from Chandigarh to Leh

I am planning a road trip to Leh, Jammu & Kashmir, India, that's quite a place for motorcycle enthusiasts. However, due to some time constraint, I may not be starting my trip from Delhi. I ...
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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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USA Tourist Visa from UK

I have a question that currently Im in UK as a Tourist and I want to apply for the Visitor Visa of USA. Am i eligible to apply for the visitor visa from UK and what are my chances to get approved?
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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.
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How to clean yourself after you've used this style of western toilet in India? [duplicate]

I saw this type of toilet (see image 2) in North India. The commode is same as most of the others. But I couldn't find the jet (see image 1) which is generally attached with the seat. So I'm ...
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India Visa to attend a conference

I'm Sri Lankan passport holder. I found Sri Lanka is in eVisa supported country list. Can I apply for eVisa to attend a conference for 4 days?
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Unable to upload my photo while applying for an Indian e-Visa. What am I doing wrong?

Anyone know which browser or what to do to upload the photo in the India e-visa process? In the form, the popup to upload the photo is working but after it closed the main form is not showing the ...
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Type of appointment to take to close a passport application?

My hometown is in West Bengal, India and currently I am staying in Gurugram. I applied for a passport in Gurugram and the officials have put it on hold as they are asking me to come up with another ...
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Immigration check in Chennai or Mumbai

My itinerary involves three airlines and three sectors: Chennai (MAA) to Mumbai (BOM) - Air India Mumbai (BOM) to London (LHR) - British Airways London (LHR) to Raleigh (RDU) - American Airlines Is ...
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If I have estranged relatives in the UK, what do I submit in a tourist visa application?

My parents are planning to visit the UK and Europe, and have engaged a tourism company for this. While reviewing the documents they sent us, I noticed that the field asking about friends or relatives ...
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Can India nationality apply for an APEC card?

Can a Singapore permanent residence with Indian Nationality apply for an APEC card?
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My Poland visa is expired. I want to go back to my home country India

I have been studying in Poland since 2015 and now my studies are about to finish so I want to go back to my home country (India). But my TRC was expired by 1st of September and I already applied for ...
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Are Agra main attractions closed on 31st of December?

I'm planing a trip to India for the end of this year, and I want to know if Agra main attractions are closed on the 31st of December (like the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). I didn't find anything in the ...
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How long does Indian visa processing take for an American born citizen of Pakistani heritage?

I am an American born, US citizen. My parents however came over from Pakistan in the 70's and haven't been back since. They have been citizens for over 30 years. I am going to the embassy in SF to ...
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Do I need a visa to re-check my luggage in Kuala Lumpur and India as an Australian citizen?

I'm travelling from Australia to Sri lanka and have two short stop overs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Chennai,India. I need to check-in and also claim and check my luggage in at each stop-over. I do ...
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Damage passport [duplicate]

My mother was travelling from India to US and airline person pointed out that her indian passport is damaged. After multiple request they let her travel but asked her to replace the damaged passport ...
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flight rescheduling charges for Indigo?

In Indigo there is a Flex option which I don't know what it stands for ? Apparently it stands so that one can reschedule the flights as well. But I was told at the gate that full fare would be needed ...
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Is a short stay visa required for collecting boarding pass if office is located outside international zone? [duplicate]

Source: LA Airport (USA) Destination: Bangalore (India) Stop: Paris (CDG airport) Type of flight: Non-Connecting ( Two different tickets) Travelling Document: Indian Passport Currently Holding Visa: ...
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Does being denied entry to a country affect future travel to other countries?

I was denied entry to India due to a visa technicality. I was advised by organisation I was travelling with to get tourist visa when I actually needed miscellaneous visa. Will this affect future ...
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Does Indigo have manual check-in to get boarding pass?

I have booked a domestic flight using go.indigo.com . Flight is from Pune to Kochi and back. Now they are asking to do web check-in in which you have to choose a seat which ranges anywhere from INR ...
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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 ...
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Indian e-visa: Is all I need a print out of the email?

I recently applied for the Indian e-visa. On the website it said that they would send me the e-visa by email on approval. I received an email approving my application. Do I only need to print out ...