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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Is this November is a good time to go to Spiti Valley, Himachal India?

I am planning to visit Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India on this November first onwards, and planning to be back by the end of the month. How is the road condition now? Local transportation is ...
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Taking medicines from USA to India for someone else in air travel

My relatives are US citizens and they are in India since a year due to covid-19. They are asking us to bring medicines from USA to India in my flight from USA to India via Dubai. They told us NOT to ...
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Travelling to Berlin Germany from India and would like to Take My Assembled PC (except monitor) with me [closed]

I will soon be travelling on dependant visa with my wife to Berlin and I would like to take my CPU (assembled PC cabinet with keyboard and mouse) with me. Is it possible? visiting Germany for the ...
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Where should I get my Covid test (for travel to the UK) in India?

I am travelling from India to the UK on the 21st of January. The UK government has made it mandatory to get a negative Covid test before coming to the UK. Can I get the test done from anywhere or are ...
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Passport validity is less than 6 month on departure date [duplicate]

I plan to travel to India on Jan 30, 2021, with a green card valid until Dec 18, 2029, and an Indian Passport valid until April 4, 2021. Will there be an issue with my passport to travel to India? I ...
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Is it compulsory to hire a local certified guide for trekking in the Great Himalayan National Park?

I am a fairly experienced and soon to be technically qualified(meaning Advanced First Aid and Wilderness Skills certification) Himalayan trekker. I wanted to know if hiring a guide to trek in GHNP(...
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Can an Indian travel to India with 50 days before passport expires?

My wife is travelling from Philadelphia to India in January 2019 and, on her outbound trip, she will only have 50 days validity left on her passport. However, while in India, she will be renewing her ...
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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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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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Is it possible to courier passport of my 3 month old son to the US from India?

My three month old son is a US citizen (born in the US) and we are of Indian origin. He left for India on an entry visa with his mother recently. Before leaving, I prepared all required documentation ...
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Can I travel to Vietnam for Christmas in 2020?

I am an Indian citizen and planning to travel to Vietnam during Christmas time. I did find that Vietnam is accepting online E-visa applications for Indian citizens but couldn't find any covid ...
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Customs Duty on Bringing 2 Laptops from US to India

Background Information I have one laptop which I have bought in India, taken the export certificate for that laptop and traveled to the US for studies. Now, I am planning to buy another laptop, here ...
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Are there certain countries that a black African traveler should avoid travelling to? [closed]

I'm in my 20s and originally from East Africa. I live in Ireland but have traveled across Western Europe and to the US/Canada. I've found very little racism there contrary to popular belief. I would ...
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From India to Dubai, non Indian and non UAE citizen and allowed for VOA. But there's a trick

I'm in India. I'm not Indian, not UAE resident, not from the Gulf countries either. I'm allowed to obtain visa on arrival in Dubai nowadays during the pandemic, and it's with certanty. The thing, ...
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Importing a bike from India to Bangladesh [closed]

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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Non-ECR category for an Indian Passport, without birth certificate, class 10 cert. and tax returns

I am applying for a new Indian Passport for my dad. Since he is above 50, the website is taking Non-Emigration Check Required (ECR) category by default. The problem is my dad does not have the ...
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Where do I complete my departure immigration step? Is it in interior airport or the airport of exiting the country?

I am an Indian passport holder travelling with below itinerary on a single PNR. Bangalore India to New Delhi India Terminal 3 - Air India 1174 New Delhi India Terminal 3 to New York USA - Air India ...
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Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills?

Where can I get a SIM card at the Hyderabad (Telangana, India) airport, or somewhere on the way to Banjara Hills? The airport FAQ (mirror) doesn't mention SIM cards. The airport convenience shops ...
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Snow Access in North India in the winter

If I travel to northern India in winter (around November/December), where will I be able to experience considerable snow. I want a less touristy place (not like Manali) within 12-16 hours reach of new ...
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Is travelling allowed in Uttarakhand without E-pass?

Looking for a small vacation since it's been a long time hiding inside home. If anyone could share the exact travelling guidelines for Uttarakhand it will be great. Is e-pass required for the travel? ...
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Now that NGT has banned private vehicles from entering the Rohtang pass, what route should I take?

I had planned to take a road trip from Delhi to Ladakh on my Royal Enfield from 31st August to 13 September. But I came across the news that the National Green Tribune (NGT) has banned private ...
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Where can I obtain Trek permits for Har-ki-doon?

I asked the same question here. But it seems this community have more members and activity. We are going to Sankri -- Har-ki-doon trek. So, from various sources in internet we found that a forest ...
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On-site photography workshop in Nepal or India

I am an amateur photographer but do not have the patience to take classes to get better. I've heard of good workshops being taught while trekking in the Andes or the Himalaya but I cannot find ...
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Can I take xbox one in carry on luggage on Emirates

Am traveling from USA to India on Emirates. Can I take an Xbox one with me as carry on luggage? Please let me know.
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Why is Lufthansa cancelling flights to India?

Does anyone know why Lufthansa has cancelled flights to India up to 20th October?
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Are soft copies of ID proof acceptable for domestic air travel in India?

My daughter and I have to travel from Mysore to Hyderabad. I don't have hard copies of our ID proofs with me, would it be fine to show soft copies of the ID proofs?
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How can I get a SIM card that gets activated within two hours or less in India?

I read on this answer from RedBaron: Pre-activated SIM cards are not sold in India. This means you have to buy a SIM card and then wait for some time for the number to get activated (this can vary ...
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Can I travel to France with Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) of Germany [closed]

I am planning to travel to Germany from India and would want to stay in Paris in between for a week. I have Fiktionsbescheinigung from the German Government.
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Journey from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship

I'm planning to travel from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship. I'm a newbie and I don't know anything about freighter travel. I just want to know what are the possible ways of travel and also the ...
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Visa extension in India for a baby U.S citizen

I'm an Indian citizen living in the United States on a dependent visa. My 5 month old son, was born in the U.S and now we are in India. On arrival, the stamp in the baby's passport says something like,...
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What is the process for getting on a flight in India, starting from entry to the airport?

First, I am travelling from Ahmedabad to Hubbli airport inside India, only I don't even have a passport to travel, and I don't even know what the process is for going inside airport for check-in. ...
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Why 1000 and 500 Indian rupee are not accepted in Nepal and Bhutan?

Why all Indian rupee notes are accepted in Nepal and Bhutan, except 500 Rs and 1000 Rs? Why spare those two notes?
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How to travel long distance in India during “Janatha Curfew”?

Recently due to COVID-19 outbreak, India prime minister Narendra Modi declared "Janatha Curfew" on March 22 2020 (sunday). Even Indian Railways won't run. How to travel long distance in India during "...
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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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What are these regular flights to India amid the ban on international flights?

India has currently banned international flights to reduce the spread of Covid-19. How and why is British Airways operating regular flights to various destinations in India like Delhi and Mumbai? EDIT:...
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There are no open seats available for selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Delhi

When I am trying to book an appointment on VFS global, I am getting the following message, "There are no open seats available for the selected center - The Embassy of the Federal Republic of ...
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Can I buy malaria medication in India?

In question 'Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?' we discussed whether it is necessary to take any medication. So if one has decided to take the pills, is it possible ...
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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 ...
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How long does a visa ban last when you are blacklisted for business visa violations by FRRO or MHA India?

I had a 3-year Indian business visa, which expired in November 2019. I was banned from India in February 2019 after I applied for a Residential Permit and left India on an Exit Permit with the remark: ...
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India - ID proof for child traveling on domestic flight

My 8 yr old child is not carrying his Aadhar card with him. Can he travel on domestic flight without ID proof? Can E-aadhar be used as Proof of identity to travel within India? He has to travel from ...
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How to get live running status of an Indian train? [closed]

Which is the best option to get live running status of an Indian train?
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Flying to India - visa and country closure

I intend to travel to India on 20th July. My current visa runs out on the 7th July so I'd obviously need to apply for a new one. Can I do that before my current one expires?
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Indian passport renewal and I-94 extension for H1B visa holder in COVID-19 special situation

I am an Indian citizen, residing in California, USA on an H1B Visa. My passport is expiring in mid-June, 2020, along with my I-94. My visa is valid until December, 2021. I have my 2 year old son on H4 ...
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My pregnant wife with Green card status is stuck in India due to COVID-19, What are my options as she cannot come until she gives birth? [closed]

My wife is stuck in India since Feb 24, she's supposed to come on April 30th. But, all flights were cancelled including ours. There are repatriation flights, but, she is 32.5 weeks pregnant when the ...
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Child travel consent form for domestic travel within India

Is child travel consent form required for domestic travel within India from Mumbai to Delhi while travelling with a single parent?
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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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How did the USA airport authorities allow the Sunny Leone family to reach the USA during COVID-19 lockdown? [closed]

How did the USA airport authorities allow the Sunny Leone family to reach the USA during COVID-19 lockdown? Source
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How to come off the black list in India [duplicate]

I am German and was blacklisted December 2018 at the Chennai Airport without any explanation. I had founded a Trust in Germany to support children coming from very poor rural Areas in South India (35 ...
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How to get entry permit for protected areas in India?

India has many protected areas. On the e-Tourist visa I didn't see anywhere an option to include protected areas in my visa and my visa confirmation explicitly states: e-Tourist Visa (eTV) once ...
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Indian Visa — when does 180 days countdown start

I am in India currently with 10 years tourist visa. Which has limitation of 180 days. I want to know when does 180 days countdown starts? From date my visa was issued or day I land in India?

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