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Author: tedlieber

Joined: 3/15/2014
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105 countries on six continents; 50 U.S. states

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March 15, 2014

A earlier thread in this section with the subject "Nepal" questioned the efficacy of using the Eaton Smart Hotel to avoid the need for an India visa while transiting Delhi Airport. I used this option twice (going and returning) during a recent trip to Kathmandu. You do not need any type of India visa whatsover. However, your transit time cannot exceed 24 hours. To access the hotel, you must pass through the Delhi Airport Transit Desk area. If you already hold a boarding pass for your next flight and your bags are checked through to your final destination, you can pass through instantly without any fuss. If this is not the case, you must arrange with the transit desk to get your ongoing boarding pass and to re-check your bags for you. This can take some time and patience. But, once you have the boarding pass, you will be able to clear security and pass into the gate area of the terminal. In the gate area there is a corridor leading to an elevator that takes you up to the hotel level. If you have previously made a reservation, there should be a hotel representative who meets you when you get off your incoming flight and escorts you through the transit desk area, through security, and ultimately into the hotel. The hotel rooms are quite small, but they are very modern, clean, and comfortable. There is a restaurant. Or, if you prefer, you can go back down to the airport gate area and use any of the food facilities located there. When you are ready to leave, the hotel has its own security post. After passing through, you simply go back down in the elevator and you exit along a short corridor directly into the gate area. I can not overstate the ease and convenience of this option. You get a good rest if you have several hours until your ongoing flight, and you do not have to go through the hassle or expense of applying for an India visa.

Author: xiaoxuan1217@qq....

Joined: 6/11/2014
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June 10, 2014

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