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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Where to go in India in June and avoid the hot climate as well as the monsoon? [closed]

In June I'm in India and I'd like to spend a couple of days in India before flying home. So first I thought that Delhi is a good choice, but then I read that the temperature can rise well above 50° C ...
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Indian visa for Pakistani National

I am a Pakistani national, however my girlfriend is from India we met in third country, now she is back in India, and I want to visit her, can I get the visa for India on basis of meeting girlfriend ...
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Extra baggage costs - Dragon Airlines / Cathay Pacific

I am traveling from Qingdao, China to Delhi, India via Hong Kong for business. My ticket itinerary has 1 piece of luggage confirmed. My flight details are as follows: Qingdao - Hong Kong on Dragon ...
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India e-Visa Query

I'm planning on heading back to India next month. I already had an e-Visa issued in October which I used previously but it expires end of December so I'm applying for another. The official website ...
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Traveling to India (Delhi) from USA (Houston) with < 1 year old and car seat

We're planning to travel to India to visit family in a couple of weeks (still haven't booked the airfare) and I haven't been able to get good information about what to expect with using a car seat on ...
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Traveling to india with toddler

We are both US citizens with OCI cards, our daughter is a US citizen but does not have an OCI card. We will be traveling to India in January next year, wondering if we should get an e-visa or a ...
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RESVN SUSPENDED status for indian train

I am looking at train LTT HUBBALLI EXP(17322). I has RESVN SUSPENDED status from Sep, 30. I have googled and found: “RSVN suspended” means that the booking of seat in a particular train has been ...
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Refused entry to India

I traveled last week to New Delhi, India. When we reached passport control / immigration we discovered that my valid e-visa had my old passport's number (my travel agent by mistake used the old ...
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Where in Mumbai Airport can I store luggage for a few hours?

I need to drop my check-in baggage (two big bags) for a few hours at Mumbai Airport. How can I safely and securely do this? What options do I have, if any? What costs should I expect? Are there any ...
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Is it necessary to take malaria pills when travelling in South India?

Sources seem to differ on what precautions are required. Is there an authoritative source I can check, or is it better to drug-up anyway (or not to)?
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How to Transfer OCI Sticker from expired US passport to new US passport

My elderly relative is a naturalized US Citizen (since 1970) from India. In 2012 he got OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) Booklet Sticker attached to his US Passport This relative recently renewed ...
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Lost passport application file, what should I do?

I have lost my passport application file (the printed copy of the application from passport seva kendra, India, that gets submitted once all the formalities are done successfully). What should I do?
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Authorised ID card for entry into airport

My grand son studying 3rd Std is with us, with his parents away in Bangalore. He has an expired-passport and a school ID card. He has no Aadhaar card yet. For entry into airports, what proof should I ...
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Does India require 2 blank passport pages, if you already have a visa in your passport?

In common with many folks here, I'm running rather short on blank passport pages. Specifically, I'm down to just 1 blank page left (plus a bunch of half-filled ones) Looking on the UK.Gov site for ...
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From India to UK on Tier 2 ICT Long Term Visa & wants my wife to join me on Standard Visitor Visa

I am from India and traveling to the UK next week with Tier-2 ICT Long Term visa for the period of three months & I want my wife (also from India) to join me in the UK & stay with me in a ...
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I want to apply for Schengen visa, but employer NOC which is mandatory document for visa is not available with me

I have resigned from my current company and will be joining a new company soon. Hence, I cannot get a leave approval letter from my current company, and if I decide to join a new company and then ...
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Safe overland route from Turkey to India using public transportation?

I know there is very similar question, however it was in 2011 and many things have changed since then. Now is 2016. I'm interested in public transportation overland (buses, trains), least - oversea, ...
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Is it legal to vape e-cigarettes in trains operated by Indian Railways?

I remember smoking was a punishable offence in Indian Railway's trains - but is vaping e-cigarettes legal while travelling in a train in India?
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Indian e-Visa asks for date (required) of last issue of Indian Visa-it was 30 years ago. How to find it or get around it?

I have no idea how to find my Visa date or number from years ago. It states that I must have the full date of issue, it won't let you just give a year. It seems to be okay to put unknown in the Visa ...
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Does Indigo have manual check-in to get boarding pass?

I have booked a domestic flight using go.indigo.com . Flight is from Pune to Kochi and back. Now they are asking to do web check-in in which you have to choose a seat which ranges anywhere from INR ...
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flight rescheduling charges for Indigo?

In Indigo there is a Flex option which I don't know what it stands for ? Apparently it stands so that one can reschedule the flights as well. But I was told at the gate that full fare would be needed ...
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What documents are needed to travel by air from Nepal to India?

I have Indian nationality. I'm in Nepal with my family (wife and 3 children) for vacation. We want to go home to Mumbai, but couldn't get train tickets, so we decided to go by air. My wife and I ...
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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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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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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-ECR category by default. The problem is my dad does not have the following documents: No birth ...
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Will it be a problem if I never used an Indian tourist visa that I was issued?

In 2016, I applied from Bangladesh for an Indian tourist visa; it was issued and it expired in 2017. However, I did not visit India during that time. Now I need a new visa for a 2018 visit. What do I ...
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India 180 days countdown

I am in India currently with 10 years tourist visa. Which has limitation of 180 days. I wanna know when does 180 countdown starts? From date my visa was issued or day I land in India? Please let me ...
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How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? [closed]

How safe is the Hampi Express, to have a night ride from Hampi to Bangalore? I'm a solo traveler (man). Is this train safe in terms of theft? Can I sleep during the trip?
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India to Belarus by Train + Road

Is it possible to travel to Belarus from India by both train & bus? And if possible, then in which path is it possible? Is it the route India > Nepal > Tibet > Tajikistan > Uzbekistan > ...
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Can Indians with valid US visas travel to UAE and get a visa on arrival?

I am an Indian national/passport holder. I have a valid US visa. Is a visa granted on arrival to the UAE to Indians who have a valid US visa?
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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Can a non-parent file for OCI or Indian visa for non-Indian child?

What are the laws for filing OCI for an child? Is a non-parent such as uncle/grandparent allowed to file OCI for a child? or apply for an Indian visa?
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What will happen if I overstay a tourist visa or can I extend it in New Delhi?

I'm a Bangladeshi passport holder. My Indian multiple entry tourist visa will expire on 8 October 2018. I visited India on 20 August 2018. I will visit again with this same visa on 22 September 2018 ...
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Can I fly from Kolkata to Imphal without any documents? [duplicate]

I am 16 years old and I don't have any documents except my birth certificate and my students identity card is also expired. I am going to Kolkata to Imphal to apply for my adhar card. So how can I fly?...
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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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Travel Visa to India for a Week

I am a US citizen hoping to visit India for a week in October, and according to the Internet there are multiple options to go about for the VISA route, but the online one seems the simplest. However, ...
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Is yellow fever vaccination required for travel to Ireland?

I am planning to fly from Delhi to Dubli-Ireland , transit at Istanbul Do I need Yellow Fever Vaccination? Brgds Shahid Hasan
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Carry Diamond earrings from India to US [duplicate]

I got a pair of diamond earrings(worth $1600) for my wife while in India. My question is can I bring it back with me to the US as my personal possession or do I have to declare it at the customs? ...
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Are International driving permits country-specific, or can I apply just once?

In India we need to provide visa details and air tickets to get an International Driving Permit (IDP). If I am traveling to multiple countries, do I have to apply multiple times or is a single ...
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Can I go to Austria directly from India with Hungarian residence permit? [duplicate]

I have a residence permit to stay in Hungary. So I was on holiday in India and now want to go back to Hungary. But I have to attend a concert in Vienna in September so I am thinking of going to Vienna ...
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As an Indian citizen, can I exit Delhi airport during a 9 hrs long transit?

I am an Indian citizen travelling from Istanbul to Kolkatta. I have booked with Turkish Airlines. My Istanbul-Delhi leg is with Indigo and I arrive Delhi at 0500 hrs and then my Delhi-Kolkatta leg is ...
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Can I leave Heathrow (Toronto to Delhi via London) without a transit visa? [duplicate]

I am traveling back from Toronto to Delhi via London. I have a 9 hour 40 mins layover at Heathrow. 11:50am arrival and 9:30pm departure. I have a temporary visa for Canada and an Indian nationality. ...
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What is a good place in Goa to stay with a beach and scuba diving? [closed]

We are going to Goa with small children and are trying to find a nice beach resort, but with a decent dive shop, so that the adults could also do some diving. Any ideas?
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Do I need to re-apply for an Indian e-tourist visa again if I'm entering India the second time already holding an e-business+e-tourist visa?

I am a holder of an Indian e-visa, and on the application form I selected both the e-Tourist and the e-Business options. The ETA I received clearly states e-Business and eTourist in the Service Name ...
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Applying for Indian e-Visa

Can you please tell me what the official website is to apply for an Indian e-visa as I am wary of scam sites.
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Is the Indian e-visa in a damaged old passport still valid?

I have been traveling for over a year with the goal of reaching Indonesia over land (and ferry where necessary) from my home country of The Netherlands. However I have encountered a problem in India. ...
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Is it okay to carry a small titanium souvenir in baggage

So I made this small titanium miniature of Captain America shield for my girlfriend who's travelling to the US, she was wondering if they'll allow that in baggage/carry in. It's a small 38 mm dia ...
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SAARC countries visited on Indian visa

I'm trying to fill out my Indian visa form online and when I get to the SAARC countries visited, I've clicked on Sri Lanka, the year I went and the number of visits, but it won't let me continue, ...
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Clarification on Indian visa

I am Malaysia citizen. Recently I had to renew my Malaysian passport, but my Indian visa still valid up to 2015 in my old Malaysian passport. Can I carry both passport and travel through Malaysian ...
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Can I get off the train or discontinue my journey before reaching the destination station?

I have booked my ticket for Kanpur to Guwahati. Can I get off at New Jalpaiguri?