Incredible India
India is an amazing country of contrasts, combining ancient architecture with modern office buildings, slums with picturesque beaches, poverty and wealth. Since childhood, we have heard fascinating tales about palaces,…

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KATHMANDU
This trip was at the beginning of January 2012 - for the New Year holidays. A relatively cheap Perm-Moscow-Delhi ticket was bought back from Aeroflot for 18,500 rubles, and a…

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Temple Harmandir Sahib - the main shrine of the Sikhs
Don't know what to see in India, so that the excursion will be remembered for a long time? One of the obvious options will be the Temple Harmandir Sahib -…

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Interesting Facts about India

India is an amazing and mysterious country. It always reigns a riot of colors and a happy mood. India is one of the most densely populated countries. The country ranks seventh in the world in size and second in the world in terms of population.
Living in India, of course, you can try Indian cuisine, which is famous for its spicy spices. And even requests to the waiter «no spicy», «no chilly» rarely lead to the expected result.

There are a lot of vegetarians in India and they are considered very “clean” or “innocent”. They do not use food from the dishes in which the meat lay and are cooked in a separate kitchen in which they never cooked meat dishes. In this regard, in India, a lot of places of public catering with the mark “pure vegetarian”. Vegetarians in India drink milk. After all, milk gives a cow from nature and does not die after that. Also a cow is a sacred animal in India, it is considered one of the seven progenitors of mankind. After all, it is the cow who gives milk, as his own mother gives. Weddings are also celebrated without meat dishes and alcohol. Indians very rarely drink alcohol. He is almost never met in a cafe, only in restaurants.

In every cafe, even in the one where there is no toilet, there is a washbasin for hands. This is a mandatory requirement for public eating places. It is connected with the fact that many Indians eat their food with their hands.

In India, almost no disposable plastic utensils. It is replaced by clay, which is recycled after the first rain.

Indians honor the traditions of their ancestors. A very small number of the population lives “modern life”. Only some families moving to the city live according to the nuclear family structure. Hindus are very afraid of widows. The widow is forbidden to communicate with the newlyweds, and attend any holidays. If a widow has outlived her husband for many years, then eventually she is no longer called by name and given the nickname – “the one who ate her husband.” In the Middle Ages, widows were burned with their deceased spouse.

In India, there are almost no rules of the road. If you want to make some kind of maneuver, then you just need to horn.
Indians are not picky about transport. The rickshaw seats up to 3 people. The Indians, it turns out, get into this transport together. If there are no places in the general car, they drive sitting on the luggage shelves.

There are a lot of religious people in India. This country is inhabited by people belonging to all world religions. In addition, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in India. Entry into most Hindu temples is allowed only Hindi, while the abbot of the temple can bless anyone who wants to join the religion.
The Lotus Temple in India is one of the most visited places on the planet. Every year it takes more than 50 million people.

The other visited places in India are the temples of Khajuraho. They are famous for their unusual erotic sculptures. The purpose of this art still remains for scientists a secret sealed off.

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