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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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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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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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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Help me to clear passport from indian blocklist [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen who married a Sri Lankan citizen in December 2019 in Sri Lanka. My husband's passport was added to a block list in India in 2015 because he was traveling to India continuously ...
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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?

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?

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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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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Most affordable city in India with a good standard of living? [closed]

I have Montenegro passport and want to stay in India as a tourist for about 8 months, from February to September. 4 months is easily possible for visa and 8 months should be possible but a little ...
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Sporting activities in Goa

Me along with my friends are planning to tour Goa on Sept 29-Oct2. We are really interested in jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing and various such sporting activities. But, we are not aware of such ...
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Taxi cost from New Delhi airport to the nearby 'Cyber City'?

I have no idea what prices in India are like. About how much should it cost me to take a taxi from New Delhi Int'l airport to the 'Cyber City' (a.k.a. 'DLF Phase 3')? The distance is about 5 km.
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Is it possible to visit Old Goa from the beach resorts?

Is it possible to visit Old Goa (for a day trip) from one of the beach resorts? How long would a taxi drive take and how much would it cost? Or is it better to spend a night or two in Panaji, and then ...
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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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Documentation requirements for a baby for domestic air travel within India

I wish to travel domestically within India with my 9-month-old baby. What documentation do I need for a domestic journey? I don't currently have any documentation for my baby.
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Regarding quota percentage in counter booking

Somebody told me that on Indian Railways, 60% of seats are reserved for counter bookings and 40% for online bookings. Is this correct or not? Because while I am checking seat availabilty on the ...
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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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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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Non-ECR category for an Indian Passport, without birth certificate, class 10 cert. and No PAN

I am planning to apply new passport for my mother-in-law, her age is over 50 years and she falls under Non-ECR category . She doesn't have a birth certificate, 10th marks card and PAN card . She only ...
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How to get a state permit for a rented self driven car from Kolkata to Bihar?

I am travelling in a self driven rental car from Kolkata to Bihar via Asansol - Dumkar Road, where can I get the state temporary permit for a week?
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Can an Indian ETA expiry date be extended

I have received my e-visa to India, however, due to unforeseen circumstances I have to travel on Nov 23, landing in Mumbai on Nov 25. My ETA expiry date is Nov 22, can I still travel.?
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Dec 30, 2016: India demonetized all Rs 500 & 1000 notes. What do I do with my leftover cash?

On November 08, 2016, India declared that all old 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer legal tender, and have to be deposited or exchanged before December 30, 2016. I have some leftover rupees and ...
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Passengers with baby asked to move across the aisle

While travelling a domestic flight in India we (my wife and I) were seated on seats 7E and 7F (3-3 configuration) and the rest of the seats in the row were occupied by a family who had a baby which ...
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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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