India

Top 10 Things

  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • Never enter a religious place with your footwear on. --Shalini
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  • Do not attempt to drive if you are not confident of safely manouvering in the crazy traffic --Shalini
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  • Certain parts of India are extremely safe while other parts not so much. It’s in your best interest to avoid the streets at night after 11:00 PM. --Adil A.
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  • Public displays of affection, like kissing, are outside of Indian norms. Hugging is acceptable but avoid anything that goes beyond if traveling with a partner. --Adil A.
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  • Indian people touch the feet of elders this gesture is called doing pranam or namaskar. --Sakshirajput
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  • 1- Do not point the finger or touch anything with your feet. --Sakshirajput
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  • Cows are considered sacred by Hindus. Avoid mentioning talk of consuming beef. --Adil A.
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  • Do not think that every Indian would speak Hindi. We have 22 official languages. --Sakshirajput
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  • Indian roads are infamous for unruly traffic. Do not try to cross the street on your own if you don’t yet understand how the driving mentality is. Use a group of people trying to cross to make it safely across. --Adil A.
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  • As a tourist, always avoid shady alleys (or gullies). Many of these places are home to miscreants and thugs. --Adil A.
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  • Your left hand is dirty! Keep it in your lap by holding your napkin. Learn to eat right-handed only. --CherishAsha
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  • Do haggle with price and be willing to walk away. You are likely being overcharged, so negotiate! --CherishAsha
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  • It’s auspicious to be the first sale of the day; you have negotiating power if your sale is assured. --CherishAsha
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  • Ask price in at least 3 shops before buying --bbuuzzzz
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  • In Indian weddings money is traditional wedding gift. --Sakshirajput
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  • The busiest traffic is between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and then between 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Plan your itinerary accordingly. --Adil A.
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  • Using toilet paper is an exception not the norm in India. Acquaint yourself with hand faucets or carry toilet paper. --Adil A.
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  • Remove shoes before entering anyone's house --bbuuzzzz
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  • Elders are treated with deference in India. Make sure to keep interactions with senior citizens respectful. --Adil A.
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  • Indian weddings are known for their colorful rituals , especially Hindu weddings . Each individual ceremony , such as the Mehndi , the Saptapadi ( seven steps ) , or the recitation of vows , has a meaning behind it .so enjoy it and get to know our culture. --Sakshirajput
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