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Where to refill my bottle in India?

In India, never drink tap water without boiling it. In Delhi, when you ask nicely at any restaurant, they will usually get your bottles filled with hot water. There will be proper filtered water ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

I've lived in India for five years, and I believe it's better to err on the side of caution here. Why? It's important to remember that as a foreigner, your immune system is quite differently ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

I've lived in India for almost five years now, and I believe it's better to err on the side of caution here. For drinking water, stay away from all fountains, taps and the like. I would stick to this ...
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Where is this dome in Delhi?

It's the old Viceroy House, now known as Rashtrapati Bhavan. If you scroll down the wikipedia page (linked above), you'll see a similar image that shows more of the building.
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

Delhi has a few water ATMs which dispense potable water at a really cheap price(~ 0.07$/liter). Although you have mentioned that you don't want to purchase water bottles, I'd like to mention that ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

Almost everywhere I go, I carry a “Grayl.” This has allowed my to drink from irrigation ditches, small puddles, etc. with no ill effects.  Replacing a filter cartridge every three months or longer ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

Both water fountains and bathroom taps are probably risky - even water that is clean and safe for those living there might cause a traveler distress, because of local adaption. You might, if your ...
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Do I have to pay duty when carrying 15 iPhones domestically in India? (From Chennai to Delhi.)

No, you don't have to pay duty fees when carrying cell phones from Chennai to Delhi. Both cities are in India, India is a unified federal republic, and import taxes are extremely rare between states. ...
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Is Saudia New York City-New Delhi flight ok?

Saudia is a major international airline with a perfectly good safety record, you shouldn’t have any trouble. A few caveats to be aware of: Saudia is a completely dry airline. Alcohol is not served, ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

My thoughts as someone who grew up there & then later visited as well as hosted Westerners (a fraction of which did get sick!): You have not just the bacteria to worry about but also minerals etc....
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As an Indian citizen, can I exit Delhi airport during a 9-hour long transit?

Yes, you can exit the airport freely. You will clear Indian immigration & customs at Delhi, after which you can choose to stay in the terminal (both your arriving and departing flights are 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?

I was not able to use it when I tried. They only accepted/processed Indian phone numbers, so when you have a phone from another country, (their) SMS don't work, and therefore you cannot connect. In ...
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Going to New Delhi for a conference. Where to drink/get water?

I've been to India once and have been sick (water or food I don't know). As far as I remember, in Mumbai airport there were no water fountains; maybe it is different in New Delhi Airport. Drink only ...
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Taxi cost from New Delhi airport to the nearby 'Cyber City'?

Taxi fares in most Indian cities are regulated by the government. According to the Delhi Traffic Police, taxis in Delhi are supposed to cost: Rs 25/- for first Kilometer [sic] (upon downing the ...
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Shower for a traveler passing through Delhi

There is Plaza premium lounge at T3 international departures that you can use. Three hour pass would cost US$30 and a six hour pass is around US$60 and a 12 hour pass would cost $85. Price included ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

Please make sure to ABSOLUTELY NOT drink water on Railway stations from so called RO-filters. Those machines haven't actually had their filters replaced in years. You will get sick drinking that water....
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What will happen if I overstay a tourist visa or can I extend it in New Delhi?

Can I stay 1-2 weeks after my visa expires? No, you can’t: Regardless of the duration of the valid visa, the maximum duration of stay in India is limited to 6 months (180 days) on each visit. ...
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How long is the customs process in Indira Gandhi International Airport?

Yes. Customs at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi is fairly fast, especially in very early morning in your case. I have been done International to Domestic Transfers in 1-1.5 hours. Since yours is on ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

While living/travelling in several locations, me and my wife, usually, we get by drinking potable water using: the free water bottles the hotel provide as courtesy; distilled/filtered/boiled water in ...
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Getting from Delhi Airport to Delhi Cantt

Is this a sensible plan? If you are not familiar with Delhi, I'd say NO. Delhi's public transport (apart from excellent Metro network) is not easy to navigate. The buses have a high probability of ...
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Getting from Delhi Airport to Delhi Cantt

Unless you're already familiar with public transport in Delhi, I would simply take an Uber/Ola or maybe an autorickshaw from the metro station direct to Delhi Cantt. Delhi is not suitable for ...
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Connecting to the Delhi airport Wi-Fi with one U.S. phone number

Your information is correct, quoting the requirements for free Wifi here - Smart Phone/other devices with an Active SIM card Turn ON Wi-Fi on your device Latch on to the Tata Docomo Wi-Fi SSID Click ...
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Where to refill my bottle in India?

Don't reuse disposable plastic water bottles. This is a practice can cause significant health risks, even in a First World country with a reliable supply of tap water. These bottles were designed by ...
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Indian e-visa: where is the immigration office located on Delhi airport?

It's unclear from your question whether you have experience flying internationally or not. When you arrive at an international airport on a passenger flight from another country, everybody on the ...
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Delhi transfer from international terminal to domestic terminal

Delhi has 2 airports. Terminal 2 (T3)is where all international flights land. Your domestic flight may leave from T3 or the domestic terminal 1D. If it's different airports, there is no way you can ...
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If New Delhi is listed as #1 on the visa under "places to be visited", can I arrive in Goa first?

No, its not a problem. No one will verify the exact itinerary that you've listed. Enjoy your trip.
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Delhi (IGI) Airport Domestic to International Terminal Transfer

I've made this connection a lot of times. You have about three and three quarter hours, which is enough time IF the inbound flight is not delayed, and IF the international terminal is not ...
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Do US Citizens need transit visas for New Delhi airport?

As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: TWOV (Transit Without Visa) Holders of confirmed onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours. So if the trip is in a single booking, you ...
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How to get from Delhi to Kathmandu overland?

You can now take an overnight bus from Varanasi to Kathmandu. It leaves every second day at 10pm and arrives at about 1pm the next day. It can be booked online here or through RedBus. An alternative ...
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A must-see in New Delhi for just a 5-6 hours break

It depends on what your interest really is. New Delhi has quite a lot to offer to foreigners who are looking for something different when they travel. When i travelled to India I wanted something ...
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