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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US citizen working from india for US company [closed]

I am a US citizen and working for a US company and paid in USD in my US bank. I would like to know how long can I work from India without troubling my company to create a corporate entity for tax ...
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Schengen visa and Indian passport stolen in India

Last night someone stole my bag in Delhi. My bag contained laptop and a passport with an unused schengen visa. I have my trip planned for Germany and the flight leaves in 6 days. Issuing a new ...
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I've waiting list ticket with status: WL3. Will it get confirmed or not? [duplicate]

I have booked 1 tickets to LTT Express and it's showing Waiting List 3 in 2nd tier. Will my ticket get confirmed and when does it get confirmed?
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How can I get a visa for India on a 2-day notice?

So the state department returned my renewed passport late (over the weekend). I live in Austin. I know there is a consulate in Houston. I found out this "same day" service in Austin can't give me my ...
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Can I get free accommodation when traveling on Jet Airways with a long layover?

I am Travelling from Muscat to Dibrugarh with two layovers in between: Muscat → New Delhi Delhi → Guwahati Guwahati → Dibrugarh But at Guwahati it's a 21 hour long layover. Is Jet Airways going to ...
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Received a visa for India but never used it. If I wish to travel to India now, how should I apply for a new visa?

I wish to travel to India in November from Bangladesh. I have an issue: I had visa for India from November till May 2015. I had to travel to the UK 3 times in this period so couldn't manage to travel ...
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Traveling with new passport to India, but forgot the old passport with the visa back home

I live in Seattle and am a US citizen. I arrived in Hong Kong on 1/11. Yesterday, 1/16 I went to the airport to go to India, but when I got there to check in, the agent asked for my visa and I ...
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Questions regarding luggage pick up in Delhi in transit

I am a South African citizen arriving in Delhi en route to Kathmandu and the problem is I am flying in on one airline and departing on another so I have to collect my luggage in Delhi. I am returning ...
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Can the E Adhaar card or the Nationalized Bank Passbook be used as identify proof? [duplicate]

Can the E Adhaar card or the Nationalized Bank Passbook be used as identify proof for traveling with Jet Airways within India?
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When someone in India asks for my “Good Name”, what are they expecting?

Quite a few times now in India, from hotel staff to taxi staff to in shops, I've had someone ask me for my Good Name. A common form of this question is someone asking me What is your Good Name, Sir? ...
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Transfer time and procedure at New Delhi [duplicate]

I am booking a trip to Dehradun from Dubai, via New Delhi. My incoming flight will be on Emirates, and the domestic flight will be on whichever airline is most convenient. My questions are: ...
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How much transfer time do I need in Mumbai airport?

I will take a two domestic flights, from Varanasi to Mumbai then from Mumbai to Kochi. How much transfer time do I need? Will the flights be commonly delayed?
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Passport book cover is slightly detached from page

My Indian passport book cover is detached from the main book, but all other information, as well as the book is fine. I am traveling to India in 2 days. What should I do? Will there any problem at the ...
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How to adapt to Western Toilets from Indian-style toilets?

I am an Indian and have been using Indian style toilets for all my life, Now that I have a knee injury, I am forced to go to Western Style toilets. I find it really hard to empty my bowels in western ...
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Adding the name of a passenger on an Indian Railways ticket

I booked a ticket for my family online, but when I was filling the form I forgot to give details of my niece - her age is less than 1 year old. Is it necessary to provide the details, and if yes, ...
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Why is the Indian Embassy asking to see a prepaid credit card with $1000 on it?

We have invited a friend, who is a Belarusian citizen, to travel with us for a holiday to India. We live in the UK and will be funding the holiday and arranging the flights ourselves, as our friend is ...
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German visa and Blue Card process [closed]

I have an offer from a German employer and the salary is 63K Euros. I am in India right now, and want to understand the correct visa process and ability to work in Germany. During a conversation with ...
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Traveling by sea from India to Indonesia

Is it possible to travel by sea from India to Indonesia. Any advice will be welcome.
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Does an OCI cardholder travelling to India on a one way ticket require to prove they have funds

Of course I know I will need money to fund my trip, and I do have a certain amount. But would it be a requirement to have a certain amount of funds to travel on a one way ticket from the UK to india? ...
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How do western people perceive Indians worshipping cows in Hindu temples? [closed]

How do western people perceive Indians worshipping cows in Hindu temples? Indians worship cows and they consider it as a place where all the gods reside. They call it as GO MATHA (Mom in the form of ...
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Do I have to bring both passports to enter India with an eTourist visa?

On the eTourist visa to india, should I really have to specify both my passports (Canada and the US)? If yes, do I have to bring both passports to enter or just one?
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Is it worth visiting Phoenix MarketCity shortly before official closure?

I have a chance to visit Phoenix Market City in Mumbai, but due to my schedules, I'll be able to be there at around 10:30-11:00 PM. Google says, that official closure time is 11:30 PM, so I would be ...
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Can I visit India on my business visa without doing any business?

I am a US citizen and have a multiple entry 5 year Indian business visa. Can I travel to India without a business purpose?
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How can I fit Keshava temple and Mysore in a day trip from Bangalore? (with public transport)

To get to Keshava temple from Bangalore I need to follow the Bangalore-Mandya, Mandya-Bannur, Bannur-Somnathpur route. Then I'm wondering since it's more of the same direction to Mysore, can I also go ...
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Why do Indian citizens need many visas?

As an Indian citizen, this has always been my trouble. No matter where I go, I always need a visa. My father has exhausted his passports thrice because he travels a good amount. In short, we need ...
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Visa for performing arts group travelling to India to perform?

Couple of quick questions. What is the best visa for a performing arts group travelling to India to perform (as a group)? Does the Indian consulate (or their outsourced agency) allow for submission ...
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Is a mosquito net strictly necessary when traveling through India in low cost accommodation?

I've been in other countries where malaria prevention is a must like Senegal or Kenya and almost all low cost accommodations include a mosquito net (sometimes broken, but in general in good condition)....
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Indian passport: date of birth proof for 67 year old mother without any documents

I need to get a passport for my 67 year old mom. While she has a Masters degree from a reputed university, the date of birth on her school leaving certificate has the format "she is 15 years, 8 ...
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What is a pre-arranged visa?

Is it a visa that you have applied for beforehand? Please give examples if possible. I contacted Qatar to ask if a return ticket was mandatory to board the aircraft even if you have a valid visa or ...
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Is a layover time of 95 minutes enough to change flights in Mumbai? (Different airlines.)

I want to travel from Goa to Indore via Mumbai. From Goa to Mumbai via Jet Airways (9W 2374) departs at 04.15, arrives at 05.30. From Mumbai to Indore via Air India (AI 635) departs at 07.05, ...
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Two passport of the same person in India

I applied for my first passport in March 2009 in Lucknow passport office. But it got stuck in the police verification. After 1 year, when I didn't get my passport I decided to cancel my application. ...
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Schengen Visa . No response from the Consulate [closed]

I just got information from the VFS site that the passport has been received. However there is no email yet from the consulate. Does that mean that my visa application is rejected ? A bit worried ...
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How do I get to Valsad when online tickets only take me to Surat?

I want to travel from Mahesana to Valsad by train #16209 on 02/09/2016. On the Indian Railways web site, ticket availability is only up to Surat, which I booked. What do I have to do to journey ...
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Safety check for cycling from Kerala to Jammu&Kashmir [closed]

I am planning to have a journey across India (Kerala to Jammu & Kashmir) by Bicycle (About 3500 km). Is it safe to travel such a distance by cycle? Will there be any threatening situations? What ...
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Why is the water from Siruvani dam called 'Worlds 2nd tastiest water'? [closed]

Siruvani is one of the remote tourist locations in Kerala, India. I have visited Siruvani reservoir as it is quite near to my home. And it is said that the water from siruvani is the worlds 2nd ...
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What transportation options exist from Kodanad to Munnar?

In India, how do I get from Kodanad to Munnar? Is there any bus service directly from Kodanad? I tried looking up on the web however I did not find any information. Any help would be greatly ...
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“Free Camping” in India

I've seen many questions inquiring about the safety / legality of so-called "free camping" in Japan, Iceland, and the USA among others, but none regarding India. I realize that safety will vary ...
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Does the GoIbibo API work for flights and bus bookings in India? [closed]

I have been trying to use GoIbibo API for flights and bus bookings in India, but it seems to be broken or maybe they have stopped supporting it. Does anybody know?
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Do I need a visa for India?

I am a British passport holder traveling to New Delhi and then to Melbourne, my flights are with the same airline and my luggage will be checked into the other flight with the airline. I am worried ...
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Is my permanent address proofs valid for passport application?

I am an Indian citizen who wants to apply for a passport. In India, an "address proof" is a document which proves where you live and is required for passport applications, among other things. For the ...
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Safety concerns for traveling the Leh district

I would like to spend some time - around a month exploring the Leh district in North India. Some friends advised me not to go, but they were there a long time ago (10 years or so). I have also seen ...
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Do I have to pay duty when carrying 15 iPhones domestically in India? (From Chennai to Delhi.)

I have purchased 15 iPhones in Chennai and I want to bring them to Delhi. Will I have to pay duty for that in Chennai? I have the receipt proving I bought them in Chennai.
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Travel by train from Trivandrum to Ahmedabad [closed]

Is it safe to travel in train from Trivandrum to Ahmedabad in a Sleeper Class. Or do we need to opt for 2nd AC or 3rd AC ?
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going to iceland from India, do i need transit visa for layover in Helsinki & stockholm? [duplicate]

flying to Iceland from India & layover is at Helsinki & Stockholm, do I need transit visa?
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What is the safest route for women to travel overland between Europe and India in 2016? [closed]

I am a mid 30's woman from the UK wanting to travel to India without flying. I have been given warnings from friends about traveling alone through Iran and Pakistan, therefore I am willing to try a ...
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How much currency/cash can be carried in while travelling to India in flight?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary. How much euro's can I carry with me in flight when I travel back to India?
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Arriving at a different port of entry than specified in the Indian visa application?

When applying for my Indian visa, I had to state my point of entry (POE) among many other things. The actual visa in the passport doesn't mention the POE, can I now change my mind and arrive in a ...
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Best exchange rate to convert INR to HKD [closed]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Mumbai, and will be traveling to HK for a 3-day personal trip. Where can I get the best exchange rate to convert Indian currency into HKD? I am looking to buy about ...
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Travel to Agra during layover in Delhi (rail)

I have booked separate Rajdhani Express Rail tickets for Jammu-Delhi and Delhi-Kolkata. I'll reach Delhi from Jammu on 6am of 23th August. My next train for Kolkata will start on 4:30pm. I have a span ...
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A must-see in New Delhi for just a 5-6 hours break [closed]

I'll have just a five or six hours break between flights at Indira Gandhi International Airport. Is there any place or places in New Delhi that is: considered a must-see for someone, who is visiting ...

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