Things to do and not to do in India
India has always presented scenic attractive spots spreading across lakes, mountains,
wildlife, historic monuments, etc. The people here are friendly, forgiving and devoted to
their faith. But before you travel to India you can make international phone calls to your
folks there and get to know the best and worst of the country.
The things to do in India
Extending across huge lands, the India’s deserts will show you an extremely clear array
of stars from the back of a camel. Visitors from different countries travel to India to enjoy
Jaisalmer’s Desert Festival during beginning of the year and Pushkar’s fascinating Camel
Fair in November.
Embedded by its culture, India is rich in art and crafts which is indeed a huge business
all over the country. You are sure to find lots of unique stuff right from clothes, mixed
spices, accessories, essential oils, musical instruments, etc at a cheaper price compared to
the western countries. Hence your loved ones back home can make calls to India and tell
you about their shopping list.
Most foreigners enjoy the Sunbath and Carnival festival along with water sports, food,
music, dance and lot of fun around the beaches of Goa. You must also visit Juhu and
Chowpatty in Mumbai (Bombay) and the famous beach at Kovalam in Kerala. Don’t
miss the beauty of Mahabalipuram near Chennai, while Gorkana and Varkala are also
pleasing and admired.
• Hindu Festivals
India owns its spirituality and culture. The people here are taught about the customs and
traditional involved in celebrating various festivals throughout the year. Some of the
widely celebrated festivals are the festival of Colours (Holi), festival of lights (Diwali),
Ganesha Chaturthi, Durga Puja and Kumbh Mela.
The things not to do in India
• Don’t wear indecent clothes
In India, you are recognized by what you wear. It’s always preferable to wear
comfortable yet decent clothes, particularly in rural areas, while western dress is
prevalent in cities. However, it’s very necessary to keep your legs and shoulders covered
while visiting temples in India. It is advisable to dress like the people of the country so
that you look like a local.
• Don’t disregard holy places
Practice the good manners of taking off your footwear before stepping into any place
of worship such as temples, mosques, etc. If you are not aware about the customs
followed at holy places be careful of your words and actions. Speaking against a
religion could lead you to a trouble. Another thing is even Indian homes are treasured
thus it’s a custom to take your shoes off before entering someone’s home.
• Don’t have unhygienic food & water
If you want to live a healthy life in India then be sure what you intake. India is beautiful
but unhygienic too. You should certainly try out different cuisines of the country but eat
only at clean joints and restaurants, and drink only bottled or boiled water. Not all public
lavatories are clean therefore you should use a hand wash before touching food or any
objects that you pass to people.
• Don’t discuss political matters in public
Indians are very sensitive about their morals, religion and political stories. Thus you
should be very careful about what you speak in public. You can always talk to them to
learn about these ins and outs but don’t act or speak in a manner that would hurt their