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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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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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Applying for an Indian business visa with a German passport from the USA

I live in the USA and have a German passport. I would like to apply for a business visa for India. Which consulate/mission/embassy do I have to send my documents to? In Germany or in the US? The ...
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Food in Indian train [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.
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How should I respond to question on India visa application form? [closed]

I was born in the US and moved to India when I was 3 years old. Now I am back in the USA and my Persons of Indian Origin Card (PIO Card) has expired, so I am applying for a visa because my Overseas ...
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Travel query from USA to India [duplicate]

My family dependent ( H4) VISA got rejected and USCIS asked us to resubmit with corrected information. Can they travel to INDIA ( from US,phoenix ) via London with present status ? VISA Expired ...
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When travelling with a minor, is the US consent form ok to use in India and Singapore also?

I am travelling with my friend's 8 year old son from India to Los Angeles with a transit at Singapore. Is it enough if the child is carrying a "Minor Travel Consent Form" in the format specified by ...
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Cheapest way stay/travel in UK from India [closed]

My friend and I are planning to go to the UK from India for a 15 day trip in next June from 3rd to 18th(have to be at Hampshire on 5th June, The Oval on 9th June, old Trafford 16th June), so right now ...
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Indian custom: Gifting sweets when returning from travel

I would be grateful for an explanation of a custom that I have observed among colleagues from India - good Indian etiquette that seems to be extend to co-workers at my new workplace (outside India) ...
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Delhi to Kathmandu by land [duplicate]

I expect to be sent to Delhi on business for a month, probably August. I have requested a week of leave in the middle of the visit. A week of leave would allow 9 days as I could use the two adjacent ...
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Can I get a 6-month UK tourist visa if I'm unemployed?

I am from India. My husband is going to the UK to work for 5 months. So I want to go with him as a tourist, but I'm unemployed and don't maintain a proper bank balance to travel. But I can manage all ...
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Getting a Canadian visa in Japan and then going to Canada via India

I will be travelling to Canada and I have a Canadian visa on my Indian passport. However, I got the visa while I was in Japan (at present I'm in Japan). But I want to go to India before I go to Canada....
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Travelling to Lisbon from India

I am planning to travel to Lisbon on 23/September and return to India on 6/October. I am planning to travel to Paris/Madrid and then take a train from there. Can some one tell me how much time does ...
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Minor on visitor visa returning to India from Australia with grandparents

My nephew (6 years old) is returning from Australia to India with his grandparents. He, his parents and grandparents came over on a visitor's visa for vacation. His parents left after a week. Will he ...
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Delhi transfer from international terminal to domestic terminal

I am travelling from the USA to Delhi and 90 minutes later I need to catch another flight from Delhi to Chandigarh What is the best way to reach to domestic airport so that I catch my flight in 90 ...
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Road conditions for Guwahati to Tawang in November

I am planning to travel to Tawang via Guwahati in November by road [by taking a cab]. But while googling I found conflicting info on road conditions in November, and some are advising against going ...
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Best way to go from T1 to T2 in Mumbai

I am travelling from Chandigarh to Mumbai (T1) and 90 minutes later I need to catch another flight from Mumbai (T2) to Shirdi. It seems that T1 is domestic and T2 is international. What is the best ...
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US passport holder with PIO travelling to India - customs allowance [duplicate]

Will I have to pay customs duty for a brand new PlayStation 4 from the US (Rs. 20,000) to India for my brother who lives in India? I am a US passport holder travelling to India on PIO card.
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Carrying gifted alcohol in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop duty-free at Mumbai International Airport?

I am travelling from DRC to Mumbai soon. I was gifted 3 bottles of alcohol by friends here. Understanding that customs might require the receipt, I have collected it from them. Mumbai Airport allows ...
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Software engineer from India, planning to visit the USA for 3-4 weeks for pleasure. Which visa should I apply for?

I see 3 options: B1, B2, B1/B2. This is purely a personal trip and I am visiting my friend. I would like to roam around. Documents say I should apply for B2. But I would like to use the same visa if ...
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US visa valid for travelling from the UK instead of India?

I have a 10 year B1/B2 US visa from India. I am moving to the UK. Would be visa be valid for visiting the US from the UK?
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Apply for a new Indian visa from Nepal [duplicate]

I'm an Italian citizen, currently in India, holding a triple entry tourist visa (issued in Pakistan), that will expires on july 7th (total duration was 6 months, with every stay duration 45 days). I ...
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Getting from Delhi Airport to Delhi Cantt

I'm going to be arriving at Delhi Airport in the afternoon, and plan to take a night train departing from Delhi Cantt station (DEC). My current approach would be to take the airport metro to Dwarka ...
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How to send luggage by train from NJP to Palakkad in India? [closed]

I would like to know the procedures to book luggage from NJP (New Jalpaiguri Junction Station) to Palakkad. I am not traveling with my luggage. Can someone tell me the complete procedure of booking ...
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Can I exchange damaged Euro notes in India?

I have two 500-euro notes. Today I went to a forex shop in India to exchange them. They showed me that the notes have 1 small hole each and so they can't exchange them. In this case, where can I go ...
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Different date of birth in passport, matriculation certificate and all other documents

My mother's date of birth in all documents is 28/03/1973. But in the passport it is 01/01/1973 as this is the date of birth in her matriculation certificate. Will this cause a problem if she travels ...
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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 ...
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Why does my phone enable camera shutter sounds whenever I insert an Indian SIM?

I travel a lot, and one of the places I visit frequently is India. As a result, I usually carry SIM cards from the places I spend the most time in. Whenever I insert an Indian SIM card into my phone, ...
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Israel black stamp - Application received Black stamp on passport by Israel embassy [duplicate]

I had applied for an Israel visa. Unfortunately, my passport is returned back without a visa being issued. However, The Israel embassy has stamped an "application received on so and so stamp in black ...
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Air Travel to the Andamans

In reference to this question: Visa/permit for foreign tourists to visit the Andaman Islands? It is said that foreigners visiting the Andamans by air may apply for the appropriate PAP upon arrival at ...
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Date of arrival on an Indian e-visa

I have just applied for an Indian e-visa. I clearly stated my date of arrival on the form. I submitted the form and paid the fees. When I got the ETA confirmation, I was told that my visa would be ...
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If New Delhi is listed as #1 on the visa under “places to be visited”, can I arrive in Goa first?

This question is on the behalf of my friend from Spain. She has a visa for India, and under the "places to be visited" section is: New Delhi Jaipur But her plan has changed and she wants to land ...
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Can I use my school ID card for an Indian domestic flight?

The only ID card I have is for my 7th year class. Can I use it as ID for domestic flight from LKO-DEL? I am traveling with my father; he have all documents, so can I get verified by him ?
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How best to provide lost details of old travel to India for Indian Urgent Business Visa from UK

I am a UK consultant and have to travel to Delhi for business meetings with my Indian customer company. I am trying to apply for an urgent business visa. The online form asks: Have you ever visited ...
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How to ensure privacy and safety in hotels of India?

I do a moderate number of travels with my girlfriend and use good hotels (with a minimum 3 star rating) to stay for single/multiple days. We feel insecure to do intimate tasks such as foreplay, sex ...
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Is it possible to get a tourist visa on arrival at Mumbai Airport?

The instructions for getting an India visa online seem quite complicated. Is it possible to get a tourist visa at Mumbai Airport upon arrival? Note: This is for a Canadian citizen
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa from my home country when I have a residence permit in another country?

I am a Chinese citizen holding a valid Chinese passport and currently in China. However I have a residence permit (X visa) in India as my husband is Indian. Is it true that I can only apply for a ...
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I have Indian passport but don't have stamped US visa and am travelling from US to India via Dubai. Do I need transit visa? [duplicate]

I am currently residing in USA. I have an India passport and valid work permit to work in USA. I am planning to travel to India for vacation via UAE. Do I need transit visa to travel via Dubai?
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UK standard visit visa rejected from India for my wife and 2 kids

My wife and kids plan to visit London for a 3-week vacation was refused. I have attached the image with the rejection letter. I am in the UK on a business visa and returning back to India on April ...
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Is there a resource to tell you if an airport requires going through immigration for a connecting flight?

I recently went from US to Costa Rica through Mexico City and was required to go through immigration in Mexico. This took over 2 hours and I barely made it on my other flight. Others in the line I ...
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How can I remove myself from India's visa blacklist?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen. Back in 2013, I went to India with a tourist visa and overstayed for four days. It was due to a gout attack in my feet but I don't have my medical papers to prove that. I ...
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Travel to India's specific region where classical music and dance events happens [closed]

I would like to visit India. I have never been there. As my interests are Indian classical music (Carnatic and Hindustani) and dance (like kathakali), I would like to visit with that theme in mind. ...
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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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My Indian visa has no photograph but my partner's visa does

I have just printed out our Indian e-Visas, the ones with the coat of arms on them. My e-Visa does not have my photograph printed on it, but my partner's does. I can't understand why, as we did our ...
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Buying domestic flights in India online

We're a 50+ couple flying to India this summer. I'm trying to buy domestic flight tickets from Delhi to Kullu, from Jaipur to Delhi and from Amritsar to Rishikesh. When I tried to buy the tickets on ...
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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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Does a UK citizen need a transit visa to change planes in India?

I am a UK citizen, flying on Jet Airways from LHR to Sri Lanka and back. I have a 2-hour stopover each way in Mumbai. My luggage is checked all the way through and I will not be leaving the airport ...
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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 ...
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What to do landing in Goa at 3:30 am? [closed]

I am landing in Goa at 3:30 am. I need to be in Agonda beach by the end of the afternoon. Since there are no buses at that time, my only option would be to take a taxi to Agonda beach. But that ...
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Is there an inflatable pillow that can be inflated by hand : a piston, hand pump or a rotating handle? [closed]

Is there an inflatable pillow, preferably ultra-light material, and inflatable by hand, not by blowing with the mouth. May be with a small hand piston or hand pump. There are these torch lights that ...
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How should I expect a non-gender-conforming woman to be received in India?

I'm going to be traveling in India for the first time alone in the near future and I'm excited to explore, but I've also seen a few questions here/articles suggesting that women should be somewhat ...