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Things to keep in mind when traveling in India (Part 1)

Pay attention when communicating with native speakers

When communicating with Indians, if you see them shaking their heads at your offer, don’t rush to think that they refuse. Here, people expressed their agreement by shaking their heads instead of nodding like other countries.

For Indians, the body parts are hierarchical, with the highest being the head and the lowest being the legs. If you go into someone’s house, you have to leave your shoes outside and not step on anything because Indians think the foot is the dirtiest thing. If you meet older people in your home, bow and touch their feet to show respect.

If you’re invited to dine, remember the rules of hand-feeding. You can only use your right hand to eat, and not use your left hand when eating or giving something to others. Because Indians think the right hand is a show of right and right things, and the left hand is a symbol of wrongness and elimination.

Also, it’s normal to stare at someone in India. They are often curious and staring at tourists to observe. So, if you come here and catch a glimpse from them, make sure you smile and get a friendly smile.

Besides, some of the actions considered rude here are pointing at others, whistling in public, not leaving your wallet in your back pocket, not introducing yourself to women walking on the road …

Cuisine in India

Food in India is quite specific and smelly. For first-time visitors, you may not be able to eat or have a digestive disorder. However, visitors should also try a few typical dishes because there is no place that has a typical taste like here, typically curry. This dish in every state in India will have different ways of processing and taste very attractive.