Although dirt and poverty are challenges, India is still a country with incredible history, ruins of ancient cities, beautiful nature.
India is a multi-ethnic nation where 400 people exist together. Women wear sari, men in jeans and T-shirts, old people wear lungi – a cloth wrapped around their bodies. Local people are very open, generous and love tourists.
Be careful on the road because there are no rules here. The level of comfort in public transport depends on the price. For example, with the lowest ticket price, passengers will sit on the floor, luggage storage. If you pay more, you can sit in the air-conditioned compartment. If you want real luxury, choose the Maharajas express train. This is the best train in Asia.
Where to visit
Mumbai is the poorest and richest city in India – you can see the slums and skyscrapers here. You should visit the famous temples: Tirumala Venkateswara temple, Ellora cave, Somnath temple, Kashi Vishwanath, Jagannath, Meenakshi, Nelumbo temples and many other temples. There are also more than 300,000 mosques. One of India’s main attractions is the Taj Mahal, with more than 20,000 construction workers in 30 years.
People in India like to eat spicy. Even if you ask them not to add too much spice, you will get a dish with lots of dill, turmeric, chili. Most residents are vegetarians so you can buy vegetables in many places. Good news for those who love mango, in New Delhi, there is an annual festival dedicated to this fruit.
India is the home of Ayurveda – traditional Hindu medicine, based on the idea of balancing systems in the body and using diet, herbal treatment and yoga. It’s not just a treatment – it’s a philosophy. Many tourists come to India for treatment when traditional medicine cannot help them.