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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Who provides Carnet de Passage for Indian vehicles?

Under which government department and which law the Carnet is issued in India ? I have already visited Nepal and Bhutan on bike. Both the countries don't need any Carnet from Indians. Now, I want to ...
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What happens if I don't use my Indian visa? Is it likely to cause problems in future?

I am a British citizen. I recently applied for (and was granted) a multiple-entry 6-month Indian business visa. It looks likely now that I will not use it (the trips were cancelled for business ...
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Can I board a domestic flight in India if the name on the ticket is longer than the name in my ID card?

If my PAN card only contains only my first name but my plane ticket contains my full name, will I be allowed to board a domestic flight in India?
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To travel 30 km from India to Sri Lanka, do I really have to take a 1500 km, 20 hour detour?

I'm in Tamil Nadu, India. Let's say I go to the area around Rameswaram, India, and that after that I want to visit the area around Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. Getting a visa for Sri Lanka is done very ...
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Emirates - Check in Baggage Dimensions from India to USA

My journey is from Ahmedabad to Dubai(Emirates Economy), Dubai to Boston(Emirates Economy) and Boston to Cleveland(JetBlue Economy). On their website emirates mentions that checked in baggage ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 17 hour layover in London? [duplicate]

I want to book a flight from Canada to India that has two layovers, one in Helsinki and one in London. The layover in London is 17 hours and extends into the day after I arrive. I don't intend to ...
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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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Requirements for disabled line for domestic flights in India [closed]

I am an Indian citizen and I am in a cast, do I get to go in a disabled line for Indian domestic flights?
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Do I need a transit visa in New Delhi?

I am an Afghan citizen. traveling from China to Afghanistan through New Delhi airport, with 2 different airlines with a layover of 10 hours. I don't have to claim luggage. Do I need a transit visa or ...
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Want to go to Visit Russia but Can I board the plane from Delhi, India, instead of Dhaka Bangladesh?

I am a Bangladeshi National. Want to go to Russia but plane fare is about twice about 1200$ for 30 hrs of flight but from India it is only 600$. So can I go to India with an Indian visa then board ...
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Getting travel insurance for multiple travels in a month

I have travel plans via air in a particular month where I will be going to and fro between two places. If I book tickets via online travel agency (Yatra/MakeMyTrip), they offer me to get travel ...
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Can India nationality apply for an APEC card?

Can a Singapore permanent residence with Indian Nationality apply for an APEC card?
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Can you work online with an Indian Tourist Visa?

I'm from the United States, and I'm planning on going to India for a few months of tourism. During that time, however, I would like to continue working for my U.S.-based company by just working online ...
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OCI renewal for a minor

My son has a OCI card which will soon expire, I would like to know if I can apply for a regular visa instead of renewal of OCI as he has a upcoming visit soon to India.
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My fiancee's visa extension

My fiancee lives in US since 4 years ago and she is still an Afghan passport holder. She applied for an Indian visa and bought her tickets but she wants to stay more then one month in India. She got ...
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Duties on 2 laptops while travelling to India [duplicate]

I am an Indian living in Australia as permanent resident. I intend to carry 2 laptops to India while on an official trip. 1 laptop is company one and another is personal. I am carrying personal one ...
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Is it possible to request hand inspection of photographic film in Indian airports?

Per What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?, when traveling with photographic film, it's best to pack it in hand luggage and request hand inspection of undeveloped film. In ...
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Does Nepal have open borders with India?

According to Wikipedia, Nepal has "open borders" with India underneath the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship. As far as I understand, it's not a truly open border as movement is ...
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Can I get a Visa for Nepal in its border with India?

I'm an European citizen with a visa for India that allows for multiple entries. I understand that, that doesn't allow me to enter Nepal. If I go to Nepal's border, can I get a Nepal's visa there? What ...
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Do I need to fill ESTA if I already have a US visa?

I currently hold a B1 US Visa on my Indian passport and I will be travelling to the US soon. However, I will be taking a flight from Sydney instead of India and I have booked one from Qantas. I do ...
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Is it required to provide a detailed itinerary for Schengen visa?

Is it required to give a detailed itinerary like this for a Schengen Visa application? Or is it enough to provide a basic itinerary like this? 1-June to 3-June in Rome 3-June to 6-June in Milan 6-...
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Do bitcoin Visa debit cards work in India and are they widely accepted?

Bitcoin Visa debit cards (bitpay, xapo, cryptopay) offer low foreign exchange fee when paying merchants or getting cash from ATMs. Do such debit cards work in India and are they widely accepted?
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Address misspelt in passport/ problems with US F1 visa [closed]

I am an incoming graduate student to the US and I will shortly apply for the F1 visa. While requesting for the I20 I filled up my current address wherein I stated 'Apartment' in the address column. ...
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Seeing a Bollywood movie in Mumbai?

It looks likely that a group of us will be in Mumbai for a few days in June. We're wondering if there's a really nice cinema (not just a chain) where we can go to watch a Bollywood screening with the ...
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Is there a way to book tickets on Indian Railways without supplying your gender?

When purchasing a reserved ticket on any train operated by Indian Railways, one's required to enter the age and gender (male or female) of all passengers. However, for various reasons, I don't wish to ...
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Do they count the time of flight arrival as the start of your E-tourist Visa? (I miss 60 days by 20 minutes)

I have booked a 61 day trip to India but the E-TOURIST VISA is only 60 days. I arrive at 11:40 pm on the first day so wouldn't get through customs until the next day anyway, making it a 60 day trip. ...
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How to explain lack of 3 year Income Tax Return acknowledgement or Form 16A that is required? [duplicate]

I will be applying for a Schengen Visa in VFS Italy, and according to their website, we need to show Income Tax Return (ITR) acknowledgements or Form 16A of last 3 assessment years. However, I only ...
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How will the seats be allocated if I don't reserve one before?

I booked two seats for one way flight. The ticket doesn't have seat number yet so I am allowed to select any available seats for a fee usually 2 to 5 USD for a seat. What if I don't select the seats? ...
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Unable to upload my photo while applying for an Indian e-Visa. What am I doing wrong?

Anyone know which browser or what to do to upload the photo in the India e-visa process? In the form, the popup to upload the photo is working but after it closed the main form is not showing the ...
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Practical aspects of security when travelling in India

This question is asked about travel in India as there may be useful specifics I can learn. It will probably also be useful elsewhere. Notes at the end explain my general circumstances. I intend to ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

My partner and I are going to Delhi for 10 days. We would like to know how to refill our bottles with safe drinking water in India without buying bottled water. While travelling in South East Asia ...
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Is LifeStraw a silver bullet water purification solution for travelling in India?

LifeStraw has a 0.2 micron filter. Since "most bacteria are 0.2 µm in diameter and 2-8 µm in length" (source), is it safe to drink water from any source using LifeStraw without boiling? (India in ...
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What are some electronic payment systems available for use by foreigners in India?

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and wondering about some (non-cash) electronic payment systems that are: widely accepted for daily purchases available to use by foreigners without a local ...
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India Visa after marriage

I am traveling in a month or so to India with my wife. She has a valid passport and valid visa in her maiden name. The only document we have updated after marriage is her social security card. I was ...
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Adding baggage allownce

I’m going to travel to india from Australia. As I’m going to add 5 kg extra baggage allowance. Somebody told me if i add extra allowance then the custom at Delhi Airport gonna do checking and i may ...
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Can I take rifle scope (scope only) in checked luggage to India

I would like to visit India next month approximately between December 15-25 [ticket didn't taken yet] from UAE Dubai. I have already purchased a telescope from Dubai market for my Indian air rifle. ...
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Can I travel to Dominican Republic, on a valid US B2 Visa with an Indian Passport?

I am an Indian Citizen, with a Valid US B1/B2 Visa and a previous travel history to USA. I read on Wikipedia that "if you can travel or reside in US" you can enter Dominican republic too. Can I show ...
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Can I use transit visa for visa run from India to Sri Lanka on normal return ticket?

We are a family of five Lithuanians (EU citizens). Currently, we are in India on one year multiple entry tourist visas and need to do a visa run every 90 days. I have checked and Sri Lanka gives free ...
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Tourists to UK from India only speak Hindi, will that be a problem with immigration?

A couple of my relatives are going to UK for vacation, but they aren't fluent in English. They can understand English but can't speak it. They are going with a group in which people are fluent in ...
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Traveling to heavily polluted city, what practical measures can I take to minimize impact?

I have an upcoming business trip to Gurugram (Gurgaon), a suburb of Delhi which holds the dubious distinction of being the most polluted city in the world. As a traveller, what measures can I take to ...
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My Indian friend is on tour visa and he had to tear last page of his passport, would he face any issue?

My friend (Indian) is in another country and he had to tear last page of his passport because that page captured some water droplets and if he wouldn't have teared it would had affected other pages as ...
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How are ECR passport checks enforced in India?

India has a peculiar system where non-educated Indian citizens need a special 'emigration check' in order to work in certain countries. How is this system enforced in practice? Does the airline check ...
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I want to change name on train ticket to another friend [duplicate]

I want to change the name of the passenger on my booked train ticket from Sulekha to Gayatree for the journey to Pune. Is this possible, if so, how?
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Carrying 2L alcohol bought on arrival at dubai duty free in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop duty-free at delhi International Airport?

Carrying 2L alcohol bought on arrival at dubai duty free in check-in baggage, will I be able to shop more 2L duty-free at delhi International Airport?
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My Indian visa says I will enter the country “by air”. Can I still use it to enter by train?

I am from Bangladesh. I have been granted a visa to go to India. On the visa, it is noted that I would enter the country "by air." Am I also also to travel via train?
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Drinking tap water in India

I ordered SteriPEN before I started my India trip but unfortunately it didn't arrive in time. I'm only drinking bottled water here but am interested whether tap water in train stations and some ...
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Thailand Visa On Arrival for Indians when not traveling directly from India

I know that Thailand provides Visa On Arrival facility for Indians. But, I will be traveling from Jakarta, Indonesia to Bangkok, Thailand, and then staying in Thailand for 1 day. My question is am I ...
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Did not receive a bill from my hotel [closed]

I had made a booking in Fab Hotel Silver In in Noida, India from 18-2-19 to 21-2-19. I duly checked in hotel & checked out on 21st Feb. While checking out I paid charges due to me & asked for ...
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Chennai to Pune - bus or train?

Summary: I'm looking for the best photo-taking reasonably priced journey experience when travelling by land from Chennai to Pune in India. This seems to leave a bus vs train choice. Car travel ...
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How can I cheaply transport lots of baggage when travelling domestically in India when coming in or going out on an international flight?

I'm planning to travel to India from an international destination, and leaving back to the same international destination. My airline allows me to check two bags weighing 50 pounds each, and I plan to ...

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