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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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Can a baby travel with Grandparents from US to India?

Can a baby who soon will be 6 months old, travel with her Grandparents from US to India without her parents. She has a valid Passport and Visa and most probably they will be travelling via Virgin ...
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Indian National Trip to Nepal from Malaysia as tourist

I'm an Indian National and presently in Malaysia and wants to travel to Nepal and from Nepal I intend to drive to India. Do I need to get an immigration chop at Kathmandu airport while arriving into ...
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Can I get transit visa on arrival at Cochin airport?

Hy I am citizen of Bangladesh staying in Malaysia. I want to travel to Dubai from Kuala Lumpur with different airlines. Air Asia to Cochin and Indigo to Dubai. I have 19 hours transit at Cochin ...
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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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Can an Indian Tourist eVisa be used for Business [closed]

I got a 180 day multi-entry Tourist eVisa via iVisa one month ago. Can I use this visa for business as well?
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Buying Holi accessories after the event has ended

Is it possible to buy powdered colors that are used for celebrating Holi after the said event and if so, where? Same question goes for those color powder flares, color powder canons and paper hot-air ...
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Is it safe to travel with only a prepaid Mastercard?

As said in the question, is it safe to only have a prepaid Mastercard as a mean of financing my travel? The amount on the card is not a problem since it is linked to my bank account and can be ...
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Is 56 Minutes enough to get between terminals at Newark International (EWR)?

I have a flight going from charlotte to Newark, and a 56-minute connection between wheels down in Newark from charlotte, to wheels up in Newark to Mumbai. Could anyone tell me what my odds are on ...
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Can I apply fore visa in Nepal before current Indian visa expires?

My son, a UK citizen, is currently in India and wishes to stay longer. Can he leave India and apply for another tourist visa from Nepal whilst his current visa is still valid?
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Importing a bike from India to Bangladesh

Is it possible to buy a brand new bike from India and bring into Bangladesh? If it is possible, how much are the custom charges likely to be?
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Will my Indian e-Visa be ok for my 2 weeks travel?

I have been granted a 30 days Indian eVisa for a 2 weeks travel. In the mail for the visa it states: Date of issue of ETA :- February 06th,2020 Date of expiry of ETA :- March 06th,2020 e-...
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What is an appropriate gift for an Indian wedding?

I will be attending a Hindu wedding in the state of Odisha in India in the near future. The wedding is between a the brother of a friend of mine and his new bride. I will be traveling from the US, ...
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Should we apply for Tourist eVisa if we already have Business eVisa

Me and my husband (Both Indonesian citizen) would like to visit India in March for Holiday. I don't have visa yet so I will be applying Tourist eVisa, but my husband already have a Business eVisa (...
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Does the U.S. novel coronavirus ban affect those who've been to areas claimed by China but administered by India?

Per What are the current travel restrictions on individuals entering the United States from regions affected by novel coronavirus? (emphasis added): The 14-day rule does not apply the Special ...
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how Indian children can come to Philippines together with their filipino mother?

I am a Filipino and I want to bring my 2 children to the Philippines but they are Indian nationals, I want to ask what is the easiest way for me to bring my babies, I am not planning to bring them and ...
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i applied for Algerian tourist visa before 2 month still no answer from consulate [closed]

i applied for Algeria tourist visa before 2 month still no answer from consulate, i called them thy said maybe refused or canceled, today i visited them with new file to submit tourist visa ...
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Small oil stains on the bio-data page of my UK passport. Is this “damaged”?

I am travelling to India next month, and to do so I ordered a new passport. In the short time I've had it, I've somehow managed to get 4 blobs of oil stain (explained as oil by the fact that the ...
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Carrying hard drives in checked in luggage

This question is about flying within India. Can I place an internal hard drive and a solid state drive inside my checked in luggage? I'll be wrap them in a bubble wrap and place them between my ...
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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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Should I apply for a 1 year eVisa or for a 30day one? [closed]

I am an Italian citizen and I booked a planned trip to India. To reduce time and risks I chose to not use the agency but apply for an eVisa myself. I was looking and the official site and I have seen ...
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Keeping Jio SIM functional

I have jio sim which I have been using for some time. I have moved to a European Union country for a period of 18 months. I would like to keep the sim and the number functional. What is the cheapest ...
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Indian eBusiness visa issues

I have a business trip in India on January 25 to February 10. The eVisa website keeps crashing on me. Pages keep saying "Session Timed Out" when I save them, meaning that I have to keep trying over ...
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Indian e-Visa “Some error occurred” when submitting last page of application

When submitting a completed 30day Indian e-visa form (including already uploaded photo jpg and passport pdf) on the last verification page I get: "Some error occurred" message. Did anyone solve this? ...
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Indian passport expiring - Travel to Canada [duplicate]

My mother would be traveling to Canada from March to June 2020 on Indian passport and Canadian visitor Visa. However, both passport and Visa would expire in July 2020. Can she travel with existing ...
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Carrying Exhibition items From India to Dubai & Back

I am attending an exhibition in Dubai, & i intend to carry the exhibit items with me as check-in baggage. The items are surgical instruments and none of those items contain Lithium batteries. ...
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I was asked to transfer a book via airplane

A friend of my friend forgot a book in my country. As I am flying to India soon, I was asked if I could take the book there with me. I am worried that something could be inside the book, and that it ...
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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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Getting to the Taj Mahal from Delhi and back?

http://goindia.about.com/od/populartrainroutes/qt/delhi-agra-trains.htm Per that link it seems like I just have two options. Catch a train that leaves at 6:15am or catch one that leaves at 7:10am. ...
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Place for long stay in North India

I am male and I need to stay with a women for long time approx 10-20 days in North India. Oyo, MMT, StayUncle etc., are generally recommended for unmarried couple for one or couple of days. Since I ...
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Do I need transit visa or get pre-arrival registeration to go to Japan via Hong Kong? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and am planning to visit Japan via Hong Kong ( Cathay Pacific ). There is a layover of about 2 hours. Do I need to get preregistration done ? I am not planning to leave the ...
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Transit via UK with a valid IM1 visa

Background: My family has extended visitor record and study permit (but not the VISA stamped on their passport) Also I have recently got my approved PR approved and have onetime IM-1 VISA stamped on ...
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What is the difference between i-ticket and e-ticket in India's online train ticket reservation?

What is the difference between i-ticket and e-ticket in India's online ticket booking? When we book online train tickets in India through the Government website of www.irctc.co.in, we have a option ...
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Can I eat a beef burger in India?

I always heard that cows are holy in India. So I assumed that you can't eat any meat made of cows in India. But recently a friend told me, that it depends on the region. Not everywhere in India cows ...
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Will I be able to travel around India speaking only English?

I am to travel around some Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and others. Will I have trouble speaking only English, or should I learn some phrases in Hindi?
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International travel - land in different airport and fly domestic flight to destination [closed]

There are not many international flights to intended destination and the cost is high. Is it ok with the rules if I land in another city and book a domestic flight separately. Edit I am travelling ...
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American ID requirements for indian domestic flights

I am an Indian with an American citizenship. I will be travelling in India with my family through domestic flights. I am wondering about the ID requirements for Indian domestic flights. Do I need to ...
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How can I effectively haggle for a decently-priced auto ride?

Pretty much wherever you go in India, you'll come across 3 wheeled autos or auto rickshaws, which normally look like this: In some places where you want to get one, there's an office or cabin where ...
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Sleeping facilities at Chennai International Airport

I was just going through this sleeping in airports link for Chennai International Airport. And quite excited to see that there are Retiring Rooms at reasonable rates. However, it does not provide any ...
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How to change the passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket?

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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What is the average temperature in Kochi during mid-October?

I know that weather in Kerala can be tricky in October, as it's between two monsoon seasons. I know that there's a likelihood of rain, but I haven't been able to find reliable information about the ...
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Travel to India with expired Indian passport?

I am on H4 dependent and an Indian citizen,my passport has expired 2 months back,can I travel to India at this moment with expired passport?
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Wrong First name in domestic flight ticket

Booked a flight ticket with wrong first name.Say her name is “venkata Sai matta” (matta is last name).while booking I wrote “Sai Matta”.Called helpline for name change they denied my request.Can ...
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Do I require transit visa for traveling to Ireland via frankfurt from Mumbai [duplicate]

Do travellers from India require frankfurt transit visa for Ireland
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Is food free in Suvidha 3rd AC?

Can someone tell me whether food charges are included in the fare of Suvidha tickets just like Duronto train does?
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Is food free in Duronto sleeper?

Is food free when traveling in Duronto sleeper class? I know that in 3rd tier, 2nd tier and 1st tier, food is free. But in Sealdah Puri Duronto, Howrah Delhi Duronto, is food free of cost? Is food ...
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Damaged passport - docs required [closed]

Are there extra charges for passport re-issuance in case of a damaged passport? The book got detached from cover, that's all. For Non-ECR, where to find the seal? Can't see in my passport. Hope ...
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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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With Indian e-visa, can I do 2nd entry from Nepal back to India through Banbasa border crossing?

My situation is that I'm already in India. I entered India with tourist e-visa. First entry has to be through one of designated air/sea ports. I did enter through Delhi airport and I got visa stamp to ...
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How to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number?

Is it possible these days to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number? When I look online, all sites and apps require an Indian phone number, which as a non-Indian, I do ...
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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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