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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Evisa for India cruise

I will be on a Celebrity Constellation cruise in February that stops in three ports in India, for a total of four days (overnight in Mumbai on the ship). Is one evisa sufficient for all of this? Other ...
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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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Time to exit Mumbai (BOM) Intl Airport (Terminal 2)

I will be travelling to Mumbai with an E-Visa and will arrive on Tuesday 10pm. My question is how long it would take to exit the airport(including immigration clearance, customs and baggage claiming)? ...
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What are places shown in this sticker that claims to be a silhouette of Bangalore (Karnataka, India) skyline?

I came across this image and was curious what the places were. I'm soon planning a visit to Bangalore and would like to visit these places.
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How to clean yourself after you've used this style of western toilet in India? [duplicate]

I saw this type of toilet (see image 2) in North India. The commode is same as most of the others. But I couldn't find the jet (see image 1) which is generally attached with the seat. So I'm ...
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Type of appointment to take to close a passport application?

My hometown is in West Bengal, India and currently I am staying in Gurugram. I applied for a passport in Gurugram and the officials have put it on hold as they are asking me to come up with another ...
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Are Agra main attractions closed on 31st of December?

I'm planing a trip to India for the end of this year, and I want to know if Agra main attractions are closed on the 31st of December (like the Taj Mahal and Agra fort). I didn't find anything in the ...
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If I have estranged relatives in the UK, what do I submit in a tourist visa application?

My parents are planning to visit the UK and Europe, and have engaged a tourism company for this. While reviewing the documents they sent us, I noticed that the field asking about friends or relatives ...
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How long does Indian visa processing take for an American born citizen of Pakistani heritage?

I am an American born, US citizen. My parents however came over from Pakistan in the 70's and haven't been back since. They have been citizens for over 30 years. I am going to the embassy in SF to ...
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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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Do I need a visa to re-check my luggage in Kuala Lumpur and India as an Australian citizen?

I'm travelling from Australia to Sri lanka and have two short stop overs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Chennai,India. I need to check-in and also claim and check my luggage in at each stop-over. I do ...
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Damage passport [duplicate]

My mother was travelling from India to US and airline person pointed out that her indian passport is damaged. After multiple request they let her travel but asked her to replace the damaged passport ...
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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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Is a short stay visa required for collecting boarding pass if office is located outside international zone? [duplicate]

Source: LA Airport (USA) Destination: Bangalore (India) Stop: Paris (CDG airport) Type of flight: Non-Connecting ( Two different tickets) Travelling Document: Indian Passport Currently Holding Visa: ...
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Does being denied entry to a country affect future travel to other countries?

I was denied entry to India due to a visa technicality. I was advised by organisation I was travelling with to get tourist visa when I actually needed miscellaneous visa. Will this affect future ...
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Do I need Proof of onward travel when entering India on one-year multiple entry tourist visa as Lithuanian (EU Citizen)?

I am Lithuanian (EU Citizen) and got one-year multiple entry tourist visas for my family. My entry point will be Kochi (COK) airport from Singapore. I am getting conflicting information in regards ...
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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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India: GST tax invoice received after booking a plane ticket. Do I have to pay more?

I booked a flight in India with Go Indigo. I booked it online, from Canada. A few weeks later I got an email with a tax invoice that says that the "taxable amount" is 123 Rupees. I don't understand ...
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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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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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Filipina under working visa in Oman wishes to travel to India

I am a Filipina under working visa in Oman. Can I travel to India and if yes does Filipino citizens have visa on arrival to India and if no what is the requirement?
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Stay in Haridwar or Rishikesh [closed]

I would like to become a sadhu. I am planning to go to Haridwar or Rishikesh, and stay in an ashram until Kumbh Mela (I have heard it’s easier to find a guru during this time.) The problem is I am a ...
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Take a new unpacked box of iPhone XS to India from US [duplicate]

I'm traveling to India and my friend is asking me to bring a new unopened iPhone XS to India for him. I'll have a 2 hour layover at Dubai and then I'll reach Delhi. Can I take an unopened box of a new ...
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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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What is the intended use of the water hose in Indian restrooms? [duplicate]

In Indian restrooms, I have often seen a flexible water hose with a hand-release attached. My original assumption was that it is supposed to be used to clean the bowl if you have left 'skidmarks' ...
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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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Need to add children to wife's itinerary

My wife booked a multi city ticket that consists of 2 round trips. She wants to now add our kids to one of the round trips. Online, we can't purchase a ticket for 2 minors only. Is there a way to ...
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India - Train PQWL likelihood [closed]

my friend and I have booked train tickets from Chennai to Chettinad (Rameswaram Express) on 01/11 but could only get on the PQWL, at positions WL2 and WL3. As this is quite an important leg in our ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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Can I still travel by air even if I applied for indian visa travelling by road?

I have applied for an Indian tourist visa not knowing I clicked travel by road via Haridashpur. Am I still able to travel by air?
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Photo ID for domestic air travel [duplicate]

I have no photo ID issued by Government with me. Can I use an Affidavit with photo duly sworn in before Notary can be A valid Photo ID. Is there any specific language for such Affidavit. Travel ...
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What is Indian SIM for south to west coast (Kochi to Goa) that would not have roaming charges, work in Mifi and for 6 months?

I am planning on going to India in a few months time and will need a mobile internet connection, I have SIM internet router and will need a sim card that can be used in such a device. I will be ...
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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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Does Cochin (COK, India) airport have free Wi-Fi?

I will be landing at Cochin airport (COK) and will need to get Uber without having Indian SIM (which is apparently pain to get and takes time to activate). Does Cochin airport have Wi-Fi?
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India e-visa - arriving from different country, is that ok?

I'm a UK citizen, looking to go to Sri Lanka and India (in that order). Am planning to get e-visas for both countries sorted before I go. Is it ok to arrive in India from Sri-Lanka with my e-visa? ...
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What self defense items are allowed in India?

I am planning on traveling with my family to India, mostly west side up to Goa, by trains and public transport. I am a firm believer that God protects those who protect themselves, hence the question. ...
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Are there any self-driving cab services in India

Ola and Uber are the most-used cab services in India. But these cabs have a driver. Are there any self-driving cab services available in India. I mean that the cab should not have any driver and it ...
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US Port of Entry

I'm traveling from New Delhi to New York, and have Boston as a 2.5 hour layover. In the DS-160 form for B1/B2 Visa, I've filled New York as my entry to the US. Will this be problematic for my Visa ...
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Indian visa for a Bangladeshi: how to deal with blacklisting? [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi. I have already travelled to India three times. The last time, I travelled to Nepal by road from India, then came back to Bangladesh. After finishing my Indian visa validity, I ...
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Does one have to keep the printed e-Visa on which the immigration agent wrote the visa expiry date?

Upon entering India with an e-Visa (formerly known as tourist visa), the immigration agent writes the expiry date of the visa on the printed e-Visa (not the one on the passport, but the one we're ...
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Can I reserve return tickets to a layover country and separately reserve return tickets from layover to my destination?

I'm planning a trip from Seattle to Delhi. Can I reserve my tickets in such a way that I have return tickets from SEA -> BKK and separate tickets from BKK -> DEL. I intend to explore the city of ...
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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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Can a student id card can be taken as an identity proof for domestic air travel in India? [duplicate]

I have a student id card verified by my institution. My father works in defence so I also have a family identity card with a photograph attached to it. I would like to know if I will be allowed to ...
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Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message?

Is it possible to use the free Wi-Fi at the Delhi Airport when one cannot receive a text message? The Wi-Fi network I found seemed to ask for OTP, which is sent by text message.
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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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nepalese citizen travelling from sydney to india

I am a Nepalese citizen living in Sydney. I have to travel to India for few days. My question is, do I have to get a visa to travel to India as im currently living in Sydney? cheers!!!
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Can I get a 1 day extension from the FRRO in India on a 1 year Indian business visa for a 1-day overstay due to flight time change [duplicate]

I have a 1 year Indian business visa which expires 3rd December. My international departing flight was at 2am on the 4, but has now been changed by 4 hours to 6am on the 4th meaning I will not be able ...
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Advice on damaged Indian passport [duplicate]

The stamp on my passport got smudged a little bit due to rainwater going in. But the information page is still intact without any damage. Also, there is a valid German visa on this passport, where I ...
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Can I use a photo printed on regular paper to purchase an Indian SIM card?

I read on https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g293860-i511-k10211967-Prepaid_Indian_Sim_card-India.html: For buying an Indian sim card, you would need a passport size photo, xerox copy of your ...
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Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in India?

My Airbnb host in India told me prior to my arrival: According to Indian law, we would require a copy of your passport. Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in ...