WHAT TO BRING FROM INDIA
India, a mysterious country with a rich history, has attracted travelers thousands of years ago and now attracts millions of tourists. Poverty and luxury, sensuality and tough caste frames, the majestic Ganges and the snow-white Himalayas – all this is India, the land of contrasts and wonders.
We tell what to bring in order to once again plunge into Indian exoticism with one touch of the souvenir.
You can not go to India and not bring there products from cotton and silk. Textiles in India cost a penny, with decent quality. For every taste offered dresses, T-shirts, skirts of various styles. The same applies to silk – the rows extending beyond the horizon blind eyes with patterns. A huge choice of both finished products and fabrics in rolls: woven, knitted, embroidered with threads and stones. The most important thing to buy from textiles is a real Indian sari. Choose any, but not white or blue: Indian widows wear white, and blue is the color for lower castes.
2. SOUVENIRS FROM SILVER
Bazaar ranks in India, for example in Goa, where they trade in silver and gold – whole cities with shops, shops, smarting merchants and goods laid out right on the ground. Silver jewelry with chasing, filigree, stones – everything is luxurious, incredibly beautiful. Silver in India is of good quality and very inexpensive, but gold prices bite, and Indian gold is also very soft. It is better to buy products with stones in salons: on the market they can slip glass into the shape of emeralds.
In India, you can buy for a penny luxury dining sets: tea, coffee, sets for the first and second. And what beautiful spoons, sugar tongs, glasses and wine glasses sell! And every thing will be with a unique pattern.
3. CARVED WOODEN PRODUCTS
If you come to India, get ready to bring out wooden items of interior – it is impossible to resist. Shelves, chairs, coasters, cabinets – all handmade, with exquisite national patterns. Some tourists send entire containers with carved furniture from India, before it is of high quality and inexpensive. Things from sandalwood cost a lot, but you should definitely buy at least a small figure of an elephant or an Indian god.
4. SPICES AND TEA
The eyes do not believe, and the hands reach the wallet – elite black Indian tea stands at a market in Delhi not more than $ 8 per kilogram. Green, of the highest quality, is twice as expensive, but still it doesn’t compare with European prices.
It seems to be the usual black pepper in India that smells much stronger, in a special way, what can we say about the other spices. It is worth buying spices that are produced in India: turmeric, white pepper, curry, cardamom (the latter in India is very cheap compared to other countries). Spices are sold in pure form and mixtures for meat, fish, sweets. Indian spices are hand-picked and eco-friendly.
5. INDIAN COSMETICS
Handmade soap with the addition of exotic fruits, masks for skin and hair, aromatic oils – all in India, an unusually fragrant, delicate texture. Cosmetics and perfumes in India are made using Ayurvedic technology. Shampoos are often with natural coloring components, so it is better to buy without the inscription “colored”. Indian ladies seek to whiten their swarthy skin with all their might – many creams with a strong whitening effect are not worth buying with the note “whitening”. Branded Indian cosmetics is highly valued for its wonderful qualities, and prices in India are much lower than those outside its borders.