Ten Things You Must Know Before Traveling to India (part 2)

Embrace the chaos India is the world’s second-most populous country behind China, so expect a lot of crowds, particularly in big cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. It’s not difficult to be overwhelmed by the large number of activities going on at the same time. Keep calm at tourist destinations or train/bus stations as tour guides or taxi drivers might hound you. Moreover, make sure that you are assertive as dealing with them. Only if you are willing to embrace the chaos, will you be able to enjoy your trip. Get a local SIM with internet access Most cities in India, even the capital Delhi, aren’t that well planned. While traveling around, it is always helpful to have Google Maps on your mobile phone so that you can make sure that the taxi or auto-rickshaw driver is driving on the correct route and isn’t attempting to rip you off. Getting a local SIM card with internet access is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Because of high competition among a variety of service providers, data plans in

Ten Things You Must Know Before Traveling to India (part 1)

India is a vast South Asian country that is full of surprises. However, there are a few things that you must know before visiting this country. It is very diverse India might be one of the world’s most diverse countries. Geographically, the mighty Himalayas in the north of the country are so much different from the sunny beaches along the west coast or the arid deserts in the north-west. Historically, the country has seen so many migrations from different corners of the planet, which gives rise to a very ethnically diverse population. Wipe out any stereotypes you might have of the country and you will be really surprised by what it has to offer. India has 22 official languages When traveling to a new country, you are usually advised to learn by heart some popular words and phrases in the local language. However, what if the country you are going to visit has no national language but has 22 official languages and up to 1,721 other languages? In the north of India, you will get by with a few Hindi

India Travel: How to Visit Agra Fort

Agra Fort is located in Agra, India. This fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fortress of Agra. This fort is 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. This fort can be considered as a castle. Agra Fort is a large red sandstone fort from the 16th century, located about 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. This vast fortress complex is also known as the Red Fort in Agra and was built by the Mughal emperors when Agra was the capital city. Behind these walls are palaces (Jahāngīr, Khās Mahal, Shsh Mahal), halls and Pearl Mosque. Some of these buildings are paved with pure marble and pietra dura. After leaving the capital from Delhi to Agra, the Lodhi family built this fort with the aim of creating prosperity for their kingdom, starting construction in 1559, the construction of Agra amounted to 1.5 million people in for 8 years. The building was built of red sand and decorated with white marble transported from Rajasthan. By the time of the reign of Shah Jahan, the grandson of

A Brief Overview Of Indian Culture (part 2)

India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of over one billion people, and also the seventh largest in area. The establishment of the Indian state was the culmination of the struggle of people in South Asia to escape the British Empire. India has an Indian River civilization (Indus) that flourished 5 thousand years ago. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are religions born in India. In the past, India used to be British Indian subcontinent. Mohandas Gandhi was the hero of this country.  He persuaded the British government to give independence to India in a peaceful and accepted way. But Britain decided to split India into two countries: one with a majority Hindu population; one with a majority Muslim population is Pakistan, the country consists of two parts: the eastern part of India called East Pakistan (later Bangladesh), the western part is called West Pakistan (Islamic Republic of Pakistan today) . These two territories are over 2000 km across Indian territory. India is the largest democracy in the world. It is a federal democracy consisting

Abdul Qadir: The Golden Child of Indian Sport

An accident at the age of 7 caused Indian boy Abdul Qadir Indori to lose both arms. However, with determination and determination, he surpassed everything to do things that many people admire. In May 2014, Abdul Qadir Indori came to Mulla Colony, Berasia Bhopal to enjoy the summer vacation at his relatives’ home. Time here, once on a rooftop, the boy accidentally touched the high voltage line and was seriously injured in both hands. Although the family took him to a hospital in Mumbai for several months of treatment, due to a serious infection, the doctors decided to have both hands removed to save his life. When he knew he had lost two hands, Abdul Qadir was only 7 years old. Perhaps the feelings of pain quickly passed away even though I said I was a bit worried. The love, care of the family and the encouragement of the father are the motivations that help me overcome all. Listening to his father, since then Abdul Qadir began to turn his legs, walking, running into skillful hands. From there, he uses

Indian Tourism Was Adversely Affected by The Protests

The Indian tourism industry is suffering from the negative impact of the wave of protests against the new citizenship law of the Government. In the past month, protests have been taking place in many cities, prompting several countries to issue warnings of citizens intending to travel to India. Currently, at least 7 countries and territories have issued travel warnings to India after media reported at least 25 people were killed in clashes between police and protesters. At the same time, actions against the new law continue to be complicated. Officials estimate that over 200,000 domestic and international tourists have canceled or delayed visits to the Taj Mahal, one of India’s most famous tourist destinations in the past two weeks. Dinesh Kumar, a police inspector working at a tourist police station near the Taj Mahal temple in Uttar Pradesh state, said visitor numbers had dropped by 60% in December 2019. The police inspector added that Indian and foreign tourists called the police operating rooms to check on security. Although the police guarantee that they will be protected, many still decide to

Does India Have A National Sport?

Every child who goes to India is taught that the peacock is the national bird of India, Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem and hockey is the national sport. But surprisingly, hockey is not really the national sport of this country. So what is it? Every child who goes to India is taught that the peacock is the national bird of India, Jana Gana Mana is the national anthem and hockey is the national sport. But surprisingly, hockey is not really the national sport of this country. So what is it? If you believe that hockey is the country’s national sport, you may be shocked. India does not recognize any particular sport as their national sport. This has been confirmed by the Indian Ministry of Sports. This revelation became light when a 12-year-old girl named Aishwarya Parashar submitted an RTI request to the Prime Minister’s Office to receive certified copies of the orders related to the national manifesto, sports, songs, birds, animals, flowers and the symbol of the country. Inquiries about national sports were sent to the Ministry of

A Brief Overview Of Indian Culture (part 1)

India has a rich and unique cultural heritage. They always sought to uphold their traditions throughout history while still absorbing customs, traditions and ideas from both the aggressors and the immigrants. Many cultural activities, languages, customs and structures are examples of cultural intercourse over the centuries. Famous buildings such as the Taj Mahal and architectural structures with Islamic influence are the heritage of the Mughal dynasty. They are the result of a tradition of uniting all elements from every part of the nation. Indian music is manifest in many forms. India classical music are divided into two main types: Hindustani from North India, and Carnatic from South India. Popular forms of music are also popular, the most famous being Filmi music. There are also many different traditions of folk music from every part of the country. There are many classical dance forms present, including Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Kathak and Manipuri. They are often in the form of narrative and mixed with devotional and spiritual elements. The earliest literary tradition in India was the oral form, and later in the written form.

Interesting Reasons Why India Is Like Another Planet

The diversity of natural scenery, food and weather makes India seem to be a different world than the rest of the country. 1. The world has only 4 seasons while India has 6 seasons Spring in mid-February to mid-April; summer in mid-April to mid-June; monsoon in mid-June to mid-August; Autumn in mid-August to mid-October; Pre-winter in mid-October to mid-December and Winter in mid-December to mid-February. 2. The world has about 8,000 languages while India has 1,600 languages While most countries have only 1, 2 or 3 languages, India has more than 1,600 languages. Of these, about 122 are classified as the primary language. 30 of these are used by more than 1 million people. But don’t worry if you are going to India, because this country has one of the largest English speaking populations in the world, second only to the United States. 3. There is a school that collects rubbish instead of tuition While the world is arguing about rising fees, a school in India came up with the clever idea of collecting plastic waste from students instead of

India Travel: Discover Unique and Impressive Architecture

The majestic Taj Mahal, the beautiful Palace of Winds, the spectacular Nubra valley, the magical Adalaj terraces and thousands of other places will surprise you with such a unique India. It will be a big mistake if you ignore the Taj Mahal in the schedule. Taj Mahal is a marvelous and valuable architectural work. The temple has 28 types of gemstones inlaid on the marble slabs in the tomb. Building materials are transported from around the world such as jade from China, turquoise from Tibet, white marble and other main construction materials from Rajasthan. This brings a unique beauty only the Taj Mahal has. Temple colors can change miraculously during the day thanks to the discoloration of gemstones from time to time. If you are in the pink city of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal will definitely be an interesting and attractive destination. Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds, is one of the most valuable and famous palaces in India. The palace has a 5-storey pyramid-shaped architecture, built with typical red and pink sandstone material. Hawa Mahal is a harmonious