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March 26

What's it like to travel in India?

My wife and I are thinking about traveling to India for vacation. We've mostly travelled in Europe, with the most exotic other destinations being Morocco and Central America. What should we expect to be different about traveling on our own in India?
posted by smackfu around India at 4:34 PM - 15 answers

March 16

How to dig a tube well in Rajasthan?

I'm looking for contacts at reliable contractors in the Jaisalmer region of Rajasthan who have the tools and expertise to dig a 200m tube well. [more inside]
posted by jpziller around India at 5:00 AM - 2 answers

January 22

Ok, going to Kolkata (Calcutta) alone as a woman -- advice?

After posting this question, I've decided to go on this trip to Calcutta! India advice needed. [more inside]
posted by caoimhe around Kolkata, India at 7:44 AM - 16 answers

January 9

Should I go on this trip to India -- without my kids?

I am a doctoral student, and a chapter of my PhD would benefit from a week long visit to India. I have two very young children who are quite dependent on me, and I've never been to the developing world. Advice? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe around India at 3:22 AM - 27 answers

December 15, 2016

What visa should I get to India -- and how?

I am not a journalist per se, but I am traveling to India for work on an article in a book I am writing. What kind of visa should I apply for? And is there any way to speed this up? [more inside]
posted by heavenknows around India at 7:22 AM - 10 answers

September 2, 2016

Zika in India, Pre-trying-for-pregnancy

Wife and I are planning on visiting India (a mix of cities, rural areas and tourist traps) in late December. We were planning to start to try to get pregnant for the first time starting around a month later. She's worried about Zika. Should we be? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv around India at 6:52 AM - 3 answers

May 16, 2016

Going to live and work in India - first time living out of U.S.

I'm so excited to have the opportunity to live a personal dream - living and working in another part of the world. I'm going to Bangalore, India on business for several weeks and possibly months. I've never lived outside the U.S. before and I've never been to India. So I have a lot of questions. [more inside]
posted by jander03 around India at 9:29 AM - 12 answers

May 4, 2016

Travelfilter India: what to do with one week in India

If you had only a week, what's a great destination for a dad and 2 kids? [more inside]
posted by OHenryPacey around India at 9:55 AM - 13 answers has best

February 18, 2016

Mumbai for the Clueless

I’m an American thinking about traveling to Mumbai in the next few months. I’ve never been to India. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by Itaxpica around Mumbai, India at 10:50 AM - 12 answers

February 9, 2016

Jaipur beyond the "single day tourist" schedule?

We are traveling to India (again!) in March (again!) - our itinerary has a couple days at the end, and we are spending Holi with our friend/guide and his family. The day after Holi, the suggestion is Amber Fort/City Palace/Jantar Mantar. We did those things last time. What should we do this time? We will ask our friend for suggestions, but I wanted to ask YOU GUYS too - thanks!
posted by ersatzkat around Jaipur, India at 5:44 AM - 4 answers

September 24, 2015

3 hours between International Flights in Dehli Airport.

This would not normally concern me, however as I developed a illness which literally killed me on my last trip to India I have some 'issues'. I am travelling from Italy back to Australia after 6 months, and the only way I could travel on the same day as my husband is by travelling Air India. I am not looking forward to this. It turns out to be a quick option, with only a 3 hour layover in Dehli. I know this is likely to mean around an hour in the airport between disembarking and boarding. Is there anywhere for good coffee? (Most important). Is there some area that is better to hang around in the airport than another? Will Euros or Australian dollars be useless, or will I need to hit an ATM for an espresso hit? Any other hints? TIA
posted by Flashduck around Dehli, India at 10:38 AM - 6 answers

June 24, 2015

Family-friendly travel suggestions for India or points nearby

I'll be traveling with my wife and our 2.5 year old daughter from the USA to India in early November for a very good friend's wedding in Pune. We'd like to get there 3-4 days early and decompress/adjust to jet lag/settle in. I'd love suggestions for a place to stay! [more inside]
posted by pziemba around India at 9:29 AM - 7 answers has best

May 5, 2015

Attending AA meetings in Delhi and Mumbai for a visitor!

Attending AA meetings in Delhi and Mumbai for a visitor! Hi, I was asked this by someone going to India for a couple of weeks. I know there are meetings in both places but the question was "How easy/difficult is it if you are an American Woman visiting and want to go to a meeting?" This completely floored me as I had NO idea how women friendly meetings are in India, especially if you are a White woman. Please don't impute any racist undercurrents to my query. I am an Indian man myself, and I know first hand how tourists, especially white women, get harassed by all and sundry. I was curious if any Mefiers have any suggestions or experiences that I can pass along to my friend. Thanks.
posted by indianbadger1 around India at 11:29 AM - 6 answers has best

March 1, 2015

Quick shipping of personal items to India from US?

Mrs. procrastination is traveling for work in India and has arranged to stay a few extra days to tour. In the rush to get her out the door, we forgot to pack our very nice camera, which she had hoped to use. I would like to ship it to her. She has a few days in a high-end hotel, so I am confident that there is a safe place to receive it. Does anyone have experience with this type of shipping? What can I do to keep it from being caught in customs? Will there be unforseen customs charges? Anything else I should be thinking about? I would have to send it out tomorrow morning.
posted by procrastination around India at 6:12 AM - 8 answers has best

February 9, 2015

B is for Bengaluru

Please tell me more about visiting Bangalore, particularly as a solo woman. Is it a can't miss? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize around Bengaluru, India at 5:23 PM - 8 answers

February 7, 2015

Recommendations for beach shacks in South Goa?

I'm looking for recommendations for beach shacks in South Goa. Ideal would be right on the water, quiet, and with good food options nearby. We'd like to steer clear of places with a bit too much of a ayurveda/yoga/woo/backpacker vibe, but understand some of that is inevitable. I'm familiar with TripAdvisor and IndiaMike--I'm mostly just seeing if AskMe users have any personal recommendations of their own.
posted by whitewall around India at 8:31 PM - 2 answers has best

January 29, 2015

Need recommendations for reliable car service in Mumbai

The imperial family and I will be traveling to Mumbai in a couple of weeks. We'll be arriving at a profoundly unfriendly hour of the night with three children 12 & under. We need to get from the airport down to the Fort District without getting taken for a ride, as it were. What do you recommend: Taxi rank at the airport? Reliable car service? Recommendations sought.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze around Mumbai, India at 10:43 AM - 5 answers

September 5, 2014

Help me travel to India!

Hi, I am traveling to India from the US. I've booked my flight, and am leaving on October 3rd for a ten day visit, along with my husband and my two year old. My husband is an Indian citizen, and has a valid Indian passport. My son and I both have valid US passports. The purpose of the visit is tourism and a family visit. Do we need visas, and if so where do we apply? [more inside]
posted by JenMarie around India at 12:48 AM - 9 answers has best

July 31, 2014

bread maker in mumbai - will it work out?

I'm thinking of taking a bread maker as a gift for a family that I'll be visiting in Mumbai, India. What potential problems might I be overlooking? [more inside]
posted by metadave around Mumbai, India at 3:53 PM - 13 answers has best

July 16, 2014

Should I travel to India in early October or early November?

I am planning a 2-3 week trip to India this fall, and the dates I can go would be either early October or early November (2014). I've been told that October is still pretty hot, and that early November is a bad time to go because of the Pushkar Camel Fair - that many hotels would be sold out, rates will be high, etc. (Also, I'm a travel consultant and would be less likely to get travel industry rates when hotels are full.) It's my first trip to India, so I am thinking that I will be mostly in the North - Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi, etc... possibly with a few days in Mumbai. Which set of dates would you recommend? Any other factors I should consider?
posted by kdern around India at 9:55 AM - 5 answers