Traveling off of the beaten tracks in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South of India

Each region of India encompasses a different experience all together: a unique journey in itself! We would like to provide some itineraries to give you some ideas, including suggestions of tourist attractions to visit, allowing you to discover the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, located in the southern part of India. The best time to enjoy a pleasant weather is between December and February. Day … Continue reading Traveling off of the beaten tracks in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South of India

A few tips about the etiquette in India

A few tips to help you not to ”put your foot in your month” while traveling in India… The graceful, traditional greeting called Namaste. This is a hierarchical culture, so greet the eldest or most senior person first. Shaking hands is common, especially in the large cities among the more educated who are accustomed to dealing with westerners. / Men may shake hands with other … Continue reading A few tips about the etiquette in India

Quick facts about India

Territorial boundaries: North-East: China and Nepal; North-West: Pakistan; South: Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka); East: Bangladesh and Bay of Bengal West: Arabian Sea Area: 3 287 263 km2 Most important waterways: Indian Ocean and the Ganges River  Capital: Delhi (New Delhi)  Important cities (main aiports): Delhi (New Delhi), Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai (Madras)  Highest point: Kanchenjunga (8 598 meters) Lowest point: Sea level (0 meter) Time zone: Indian Standard Time … Continue reading Quick facts about India

Arranged Marriages, The Dowry and ‘Kitchen Accidents’ in India

Most westerners cannot fathom marrying someone they do not love or barely know, however, in India arranged marriages is not fought against no is it a source of protest among the young in India. Arranged marriages are actually encouraged and are prevalent. Many of the youth in India prefer arranged marriages since it gives them more time and ability to enjoy their youth without having to worry or struggle with relationships … Continue reading Arranged Marriages, The Dowry and ‘Kitchen Accidents’ in India

India’s Caste System

For countless centuries, there has been a caste system India. Throughout the years people have been classed by occupation and the family you where born into and have been rooted by the Hindu religion. At first, ranks were assigned as a means of differentiating and distinguishing people based only on personality. Over time, the system took root as an inescapable hereditary characteristic; passed from one … Continue reading India’s Caste System