It’s hard to find a person who does not want to visit India. This country is difficult to describe, it needs to be experienced, and many say that one human life is not enough for it. The name India originates from the word Sindh, a local name for the Indus River. It is the second most populous country in the world, with more than a billion inhabitants, of which more than one-third is under the age of 14. So, the population is bigger than in Europe and Australia together.
To see all the sights of this great country, you should be at least half a year there, and you would have to travel fifteen thousand kilometers. But you will for sure need a great travel insurance and a great place for booking hotels because you don’t wanna be taken into Indian bureaucracy system.
From hour to hour this strange country offers new surprises. The essence of India is not in the sightseeing of buildings, but in people and their customs, which are completely different from us. There is the most Hinduist there (80%), but Muslims, Christians, Shiites, Buddhists, and Jainists are also represented. The capital is New Delhi, and the official languages are Hindi and English.
Sanskrit is the classical language of India, that is liturgical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. In Asia, it has a status similar to Latin and Greek in Europe. In India, it is one of the official languages, although newer languages are more commonly used. Although many consider it a dead language, it is still being taught and used as a daily speech in some Indian communities.
Traffic – how to manage
The traffic in India is very chaotic and takes place on the left side of the carriageway. Road traffic is, in general, very slow due to bad roads and a large number of vehicles. Unreviewable columns of vehicles, of various shapes and sizes, are made of bicycles, tricycles, buses. The main “culprit” for the slow and extremely unsafe traffic is a bicycle, and it is also the most represented means of transportation in India. Because this country and its cities are so big, it can be difficult to travel through it, and manage to see everything you wish for. That is why there are numerous local taxi numbers that will take you wherever you wish, starting from airport taxi service, all the way to cheap car rental.
India is a paradise for vegetarians. Spices in India are beneficial for the well-being of the body. The basis of Indian cuisine is rice, wheat, corn or millet, and there are also dishes from meat, poultry, fish, yogurt, and coconut. Indians eat almost all foods with their hands. The Indian climate is largely influenced by the Himalayas and the desert of Tar, and together they affect the summer and winter monsoons. The four major climate groups are represented in India: tropical wet, tropical dry, subtropical humid and climatic climates.