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Welcome to the Indian Subcontinent branch, please read this thread first!

If you have any general tips about travelling in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh or Bhutan, suitable for a FAQ list, feel free to post them in here

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I finished filling in then form and clicked to print and arrange an appointment BUT nothing, it printed but no option for a na appointment. I have spent the last half hour and i cannot fathom it, anybody had the same problem? If i cannot get an answer then i can only think to do it all again or got to the visa centre.
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Hello,
am an austrian citizen and am currently in the north of India.

Does anyone know whether there is a possibility to go on a cargoship or any other ship from preferably Chennai or also Mumbai to Indonesia, e.g. Singapore, etc...?

Thanks in advance, Georg.

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Hello again. One last plea from help, I promise!

I have 8 weeks left after I travel through South India, my plan was to spend a month in Sri Lanka and a week in The Maldives, which only leaves 2 weeks for Northern India. Since I haven't booked my flights yet, I wondered if 2 weeks would be long enough to see Varanasi, the Taj Mahal, Jaipur, and Rishikesh (at the bare minimum) - I know these spots are in completely different directions, but I am most interested in architecture, spirituality…

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Hi.

Last year when I booked train travel via Cleartrip I received by Email an Electronic Reservation Slip for train travel and that ERS included the IRCTC logo at the top and was referred to as an E-Ticket

Today when I booked train travel I received again via email a "Ticket Confirmation" email from IRCTC. It includes Ticket Details and Passenger Details and has the coach and seat numbers, the fare that was paid etc. At the top of the email is a paragraph that states"* Please take a…

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We are planning our first trip to India from mid Dec to the end of Jan. and are now traveling with a teenager (18 years) and 2 - 13 year olds. Gone are the traveling days of the 3 of them sleeping in one bed :) Anyone with families like ours staying in 1 room while in India. I just like the idea of the 5 of us being together instead of the kids sleeping in their own room my husband or I sleeping with some of the kids. Even the cost of booking two rooms which will kill the $ fast even though…

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I am from the UK, and will be moving to Bangalore (Bengaluru), India, in early 2017 for 1 year to work in a lab as part of my PhD programme. My boyfriend (also from UK) is hoping to join me in India for 6-9 months of this time, and would like to work (not volunteer) while he is out there. What options does he have in terms of getting a visa? Is it possible for him to go out on a tourist visa of some kind then find a bar job (or similar) out there, or would he have to have a contract of…

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I'll be travelling to India in November and would like to volunteer for a month with an organization involved in microfinance (I've previously worked in developing world - Micronesia - as a small business development consultant) and/or education (I currently work as an English teacher in the US and have taught abroad, also in Micronesia).

After searching this forum (among many others) for opportunities, I've come up empty handed and would like to set something up for next month soon. I will be…

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Hello all.

I have two weeks in India this November, and I'm struggling to finalise my plans. Two weeks is very little time, so I want to strike a balance between diversity of experiences without trying to take too much on.

Here's what I have, and I'd welcome some guidance. I'd particularly like advice on the length of time I've allotted for each place (Too long? Too short?), and whether there are alternative places I should consider (choosing a hill station was particularly difficult, for…

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Hi everyone,
We are going to spend 2 weeks for the first time in India next December. We feel totally overwhelmed by the possibilities : We would like to see the south but the Taj Mahl is also a must...Can anyone help us with his own experience? Where to arrive in the country? We want to enjoy the beaches , the cities, the food, have a first impression with no stress...What would you suggest?

Thanks a lot!