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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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Drinking tap water in India

I ordered SteriPEN before I started my India trip but unfortunately it didn't arrive in time. I'm only drinking bottled water here but am interested whether tap water in train stations and some ...
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My Indian visa says I will enter the country “by air”. Can I still use it to enter by train?

I am from Bangladesh. I have been granted a visa to go to India. On the visa, it is noted that I would enter the country "by air." Am I also also to travel via train?
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Thailand Visa On Arrival for Indians when not traveling directly from India

I know that Thailand provides Visa On Arrival facility for Indians. But, I will be traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Bangkok, Thailand, and then staying in Thailand for 1 day. My question is am I ...
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Airplane tickets [on hold]

today is sunday and i want to travel to Delhi from goa on coming tuesday but the airplane ticket prices are very high on Tuesday but are very cheap on Wednesday. so should i book the ticket for ...
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Did not receive a bill from my hotel [on hold]

I had made a booking in Fab Hotel Silver In in Noida, India from 18-2-19 to 21-2-19. I duly checked in hotel & checked out on 21st Feb. While checking out I paid charges due to me & asked for ...
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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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How can I cheaply transport lots of baggage when travelling domestically in India when coming in or going out on an international flight?

I'm planning to travel to India from an international destination, and leaving back to the same international destination. My airline allows me to check two bags weighing 50 pounds each, and I plan to ...
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Emirates - Check in Baggage Dimensions from India to USA

My journey is from Ahmedabad to Dubai(Emirates Economy), Dubai to Boston(Emirates Economy) and Boston to Cleveland(JetBlue Economy). On their website emirates mentions that checked in baggage ...
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Jio recharge - payment cannot be processed error

I am in India and I am trying to renew my 4G subscription with Jio. When doing so, I get the error "Payment failure - Your request for recharge cannot be processed at this time. Please try after some ...
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Passport blacklisted [duplicate]

I am a Afghanistan citizen. Back in 2016, I went to India with a study visa and overstayed for some months. It was my fault but exact I don't know . So i applied in 2018 for a visa, at kabul , and ...
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Traveling to heavily polluted city, what practical measures can I take to minimize impact?

I have an upcoming business trip to Gurugram (Gurgaon), a suburb of Delhi which holds the dubious distinction of being the most polluted city in the world. As a traveller, what measures can I take to ...
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May I drive an Indian-registered car in Nepal?

My car is registered in India. I Plan to visit Nepal for 10 days. Am I allowed to bring and drive my car there, or would I need to re-register it in Nepal?
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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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Traveling to india with visa [duplicate]

I am traveling to India. Do I printout the email sent by govt of India saying visa granted with ETA number. Please advise
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Indian ATMs limits and charges for foreign cards [closed]

I am travelling to India and generally when I travel I don't exchange money. I just have a couple of UK bank accounts with banks that do not charge anything when withdrawing money abroad, passing the ...
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How do I carry parrots on an Indian Railway train?

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots on Indian Railway? Note: "Indian Railways" I am asking about the procedure, what documents are required (I heard that I ...
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which country to visit first while two different country tourist visa in my passport

The question might be silly, but I just need to know. Please help. I am a Bangladeshi ordinary citizen, hence Bangladeshi passport holder. I applied for Irish short stay(90 days)visit visa and got ...
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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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Can I travel to Dominican Republic, on a valid US B2 Visa with an Indian Passport?

I am an Indian Citizen, with a Valid US B1/B2 Visa and a previous travel history to USA. I read on Wikipedia that "if you can travel or reside in US" you can enter Dominican republic too. Can I show ...
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Sandals for dry hot climate like in Doha, Dubai etc

I usually wear shoes, but sometimes, especially morning and evening short walks, I prefer sandals. What I noticed is that if I keep the sandals out, it bends and deforms. What kind of sandals I ...
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I won a contest. The company is sponsoring my trip. What documents do I require for a UK Visa?

I live in Mumbai, India. The trip is for 2 Nights. The company would be sponsoring me with: Return Air tickets Hotel Accommodation(Breakfast included) Airport transfer Match tickets What all ...
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Are US / European driver licenses accepted in India?

A couple of friends and I are thinking of travelling to India. The idea is to rent a car for a road trip. I am not sure we can drive there. Two of us have European drivers licenses, the other a US ...
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My Indian visa expires in 35 days, My passport is Bangladeshi. How will I extend my Visa time?

I took my Indian visa 27th Dec 2018, they gave me 3 months period which ends in 26th March which has literally 35 days left. How will I extend my visa period?
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What happens if OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) is not renewed? [migrated]

I am reading conflicting information. 1) OCI is lifelong. YET- 2) OCI is needed to be renewed each time passport is renewed before 21. YET- 3) OCI card holder can travel to India with OCI on old ...
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Is parent's passport sufficient for applying OCI for US child? [duplicate]

I do not have pan card, adhar card etc. Only valid indian passport. Is that sufficient proof to apply for child's OCI ?
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Is it possible to renew OCI card for US citizens kids from India? [migrated]

Is it possible to re-new OCI card from India for US citizens kids, from India ? Or, OCI is only issued abroad ? Can someone point me to the link where OCI can be renewed from India itself?
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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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Does Nepal have open borders with India?

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has "open borders" with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. As far as I understand, it's not a truly open border as movement is ...
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I am separated mother with 6 year old daughter i dont have legal documents of divorce and was rejected tourist visa [duplicate]

What can strong reasons can provide as single mother and no divorce that I can take my daughter only for tourist purpose and comeback
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Are the BMI Limits for Himalayan Treks hard limits? Can I still go If I prove myself to be athletic despite my BMI?

I heard some websites mention BMI Limits for Trekking in the Himalayas. Are these limits hard limits? Can I still go If I prove myself to be athletic despite my BMI?
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How to obtain a receipt for Indian Visa payment?

My colleague applied for, and was granted, an Indian visa at the end of 2018. Our employer now requires a receipt for the payment and my colleague is stating that they do not have one. Does anyone ...
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How to handle checked baggage when transiting international to domestic at DEL?

There are a couple of questions on this forum that address international transfers at Delhi airport, and whether checked luggage has to be reclaimed in the process or not. This answer links to ...
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How do I cover Business and Tourism on a single schengen visa but different entries for each

I will be travelling to Paris from India on company work for a week - 8 to 12 April. Once I return to India I need to be back in Paris on 22nd April with my family on a holiday, and then from there I ...
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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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Expired and “cut” Australian passport with valid Indian (OCI) visa

Australia's passport renewal process includes the passport official cutting out the machine readable zone of the old passport (middle pages are not touched), if the old passport has not expired. Now ...
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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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Indian e-visa: where is the immigration office located on Delhi airport?

I'm arriving at the Delhi airport with e-visa. I'm not going to leave the airport because I will take a domestic flight to a small airport in few hours. I have to have my visa confirmed before I will ...
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Getting travel insurance for multiple travels in a month

I have travel plans via air in a particular month where I will be going to and fro between two places. If I book tickets via online travel agency (Yatra/MakeMyTrip), they offer me to get travel ...
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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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US Dollars abroad [duplicate]

On my next trip to India I was thinking of exchanging some US dollars I have left from travelling into rupees. I have now realised that they are 2006, 2009 and even one 1998 100 USD notes; do you ...
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CBP: Declare jewellery from India to USA as gift for grandchildren

We're planning to take $1000 worth of gold and silver jewellery from India to USA. Do we need to declare it on the CBP form? Some blogs says that the monetary value should be declared only if ...
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How do I mention a previous US visit using an OCI card?

My minor son travelled to India 7 years ago with a OCI card. Now I and my son are traveling to India again. He now has a new US passport, which is different than the one mentioned on his OCI card 7 ...
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Seeing a Bollywood movie in Mumbai?

It looks likely that a group of us will be in Mumbai for a few days in June. We're wondering if there's a really nice cinema (not just a chain) where we can go to watch a Bollywood screening with the ...
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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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My Indian passport's first page is a little damaged. Is it going to be a problem?

As you can see only the seal page is a little damaged. Other than that my booklet is in perfect condition. Do I have to apply for a new passport or would this be usable?
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Cannot upload photo to Indian eVisa application HELP [duplicate]

I am in the process of applying for an Indian eVisa and have reached the point of uploading my photo. I have been this for several hours now and am at my wits end. I have already found the other ...
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Safe way to send a new credit card from EU to India [closed]

I need to send a credit card (to be activated) from Italy to India. Is it safe to do it using a courier like UPS? My idea is to ship it as a document. Any tip is very welcome!
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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 ...
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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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Do I need transit visa for Dubai airport? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Istanbul to Mumbai, and stopping in Dubai for 6, 7 hours. I have only baggage on board, the one that I will carry with me. My flights are not with the same company, but the same ...