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February 16, 2023

Give me your advice for a business trip to India!

In a couple of weeks time I'll be going on a business trip to Chennai and Hyderabad. I've done business trips before, but my trips have always been in Europe. This means I've no experience of either India or working somewhere that hot (35C/95F). What advice would you give me? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver around India at 2:06 AM - 9 answers

May 14, 2022

Where as an American tourist in Chennai India can I get a sim card?

I'm arriving in Chennai in 2 days as an American tourist. I will be there for 23 days and arriving at the airport at 4am. I am an American tourist on e-visa. I want a prepaid sim card. Voice/text isn't mandatory, but at least 1gb /day or 15 gb for the trip would be nice. I have an unlocked Galaxy s10 Where can I get this? Which company/plan should I go with? I googled around but got lots of contradictory information
posted by maxexam around India at 9:43 AM - 3 answers

September 14, 2019

Indian academic life/etiquette

I'll be in India for a month starting in about a week, as a visiting academic. I have never visited India before. I would appreciate information about academic culture and norms, and any info about how I should and shouldn't behave to be a good guest. I all coming at this from Australian academic culture but I am also familiar with European universities and North American universities so feel free to compare with those. [more inside]
posted by lollusc around India at 7:19 PM - 3 answers has best

August 10, 2019

Keep my IBS'd gut happy in Gurgaon, India

I will likely be going to Gurgaon (India) next month for a work trip. I am looking for advice on how to protect and prepare myself for the inevitable gut distress, especially as someone with IBS-D. I'll have a generous enough expense account to look for safer food and drink, and have good insurance with international coverage. What I don't have is a lot of time to do extensive research on what to pack and how to assess my food options. Help me get quickly up to speed! [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway around Gurugram, India at 5:06 PM - 21 answers

May 10, 2019

Guide me through India!

This is a dream trip for me!!! [more inside]
posted by vividvoltage around India at 5:16 PM - 5 answers

April 24, 2019

Need some helping on best way to book travel in India

July 10th, land in New Delh. Then go to Taj Mahal, then {Rishikesh,Dharamashala}, then {Dharamashala,Rishikesh}, and lastly need to get to Kafri by June 20th. How should I get around? Any tips from people who've traveled around there? [more inside]
posted by wooh around India at 9:57 AM - 5 answers

November 18, 2018

Should I go to Kerala, India, if I don't want a beach holiday?

We're traveling to India in a few weeks. We're splitting time on the trip between big cities and then hopefully something different. We don't want to spend a vacation on a beach. Is Kerala a good destination? If not, where should we consider? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer around India at 3:34 PM - 12 answers

November 11, 2018

what travel tv show , shown in Seattle, went to Amritsar

A few months ago in Seattle I saw a travel television show ( probably on KCTS). I'd like to watch it again but my google skills are not good enough for me to identify it. The host was a man, perhaps in his mid 30's. Part of the show involved a train journey to Amritsar, India. In Amritsar, he visited the Golden Temple among other sites. Can anyone tell me what show this was? Thanks.
posted by metadave around Amritsar, India at 11:41 PM - 5 answers has best

June 12, 2018

Weekend trips in India during rainy season?

I'm in Bangalore, India for the next 8 weeks for work. This is my first time in India and I'd like to use the opportunity to see some other parts of the country. Unfortunately, I have to work during the week, so I only have weekends free. Which places are worth traveling to if I will only have 1.5-2 days to spend? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn around Bengaluru, India at 9:17 AM - 5 answers

November 6, 2017

Delhi for 14 hours, what should I do?

At the end of a business trip I will have a 14 hour stop over in Delhi, next Sunday. I have never been to India before and I love museums, cultural landmarks and generally sightseeing and I'd like to go somewhere to pick up gifts for my family. Tell me where to go and how to get there! [more inside]
posted by keeo around India at 6:53 PM - 4 answers

October 20, 2017

Is India for me?

Should I go or should I stay? My company offered me the opportunity to go on a business trip to India (Bengaluru) next year. The business stuff would take one week and I can then stay for another week or two on my own. The decision whether I'm going there or not is absolutely up to me. I have doubts. [more inside]
posted by jfricke around Bengaluru, India at 4:45 AM - 23 answers

June 28, 2017

Can I eat street food in India without becoming deathly ill?

I'm going to India, and I love street food. And I've heard that south Asian street food is, like, special. But I don't like getting terribly ill. Is there any way that I can eat like the locals do but avoid hellacious sickness, or at least favourably skew the risk/reward ratio? [more inside]
posted by insteadofapricots around India at 9:59 AM - 40 answers

May 17, 2017

Mumbai Tour Guide recommendations

I'm travelling to Mumbai with my partner later this month and we'd like to hire a tour guide for one or two days. We're pretty seasoned travellers, but we don't have a huge amount of time and in particular, we'd like to check out the street food scene, and the fun 'off-the-beaten-track' stuff (we can do the big sites on our own)! [more inside]
posted by adrianhon around Mumbai, India at 2:19 PM - 2 answers has best

March 26, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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