The Republic of India (Republic of India) is a democratic state located in South Asia. In terms of population, India is in second place (after China) among all countries in the world, and in terms of occupied area - in seventh. The total area of the state is 3.3 million square meters. km (almost the entire Indian subcontinent).
Adjacent to India in the north-east of Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, China; on the east side - Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh; in the west - Pakistan. Also, India is not offended by water: in the east
The republic is washed by the Bay of Bengal, in the south - the Indian Ocean, and on the west side - the Arabian Sea. In addition, India is rich in mountain elevations, the largest of which are: the Himalayas, Eastern and Western Ghats, Vindhya, Patkai (Eastern Highlands), Aravali, Satpura. In addition, there are quite a few national parks and reserves in the Indian Republic, which speaks of the diversity of the plant and natural world.
The capital of the country is New Delhi, the currency is rupees. 15 languages of the world are recognized as state languages, and English is the second official language of the state.
India is dirty, many beggars and no civilization. Each country has its own characteristics and it is precisely its individual qualities that a particular country is famous for. In India, too, the main distinguishing feature is that there is no pompous "show", it is what it is. Yes, you can meet a lot of beggars there and the streets may not seem as clean as many are used to seeing, but, nevertheless, the magnetism of this country is not in its appearance, but in its internal state. To understand this, it is necessary to look "into the soul" of the country, and its soul is bright and carries wisdom and kindness. It is not for nothing that there are so many churches, but the people honor age-old traditions and are God-fearing, which means that they have their own civilization, special. But, unfortunately, not everyone can understand this.
In India, food doesn't go bad. They simply do not have time to deteriorate, since it is customary to cook there only for a specific meal, and not for a week in advance.
Vaccinations are required before traveling to India. It is not necessary to get vaccinated at all, because India is not among the countries where you must be vaccinated when visiting. But, already being in the country itself, elementary precautions should still be taken: carefully watch what you eat, not contact with unfamiliar animals and insects. When visiting mountain peaks, pay attention to the state of your health, since the higher you are in the mountains, the more difficult it is to get used to the environment.
Monkeys living in India hate Hindus. As strange as it may sound, it really is. If they still admit tourists, then at the sight of a Hindu they begin to hiss and grin. How they will know that a Hindu is next to them remains a mystery (probably by smell). The reason for this hatred is the fact that the Hindus offend them, and, just like that, because they have nothing to do. It is not uncommon for local children to throw stones at animals as fun, accompanying all this with loud laughter.
Hindus don't like to wear shoes. Yes, indeed, at every opportunity the local population strives to throw off their sandals. And they always cook barefoot, because according to legend, being in shoes it is easy to attract evil spirits.
Indian food often hurts the stomach and you can even get poisoned, in general, complete unsanitary conditions. To a large extent, it all depends on how much you yourself observe the rules of hygiene. If you eat not in cheap eateries, but in a more or less decent establishment, and drink water only from bottles, and wash your hands more often, then everything will be fine.
India has very spicy food. Hindus, of course, love to eat various spices and seasonings. But, as a rule, all this in moderation, or seasonings are served separately from the main course.
Pepper in India plays the role of an antiseptic. This antibacterial technique was known to the indigenous people in ancient times. Therefore, more than one dish does not do without pepper (however, as well as without other spices).
In India, they eat with the right hand, since, from the point of view of religion, the left is considered impure. There they not only eat with their right hand, but also greet, take / give something with its help. And this is explained not only by religious attitudes. It turns out that it is not customary to use toilet paper there, ordinary water is used instead. All manipulations are done with the left hand. In addition, Hindus wash their feet and put on shoes only with the left hand.
The cow is considered a sacred animal in India. This is an unthinkable truth. This animal is there equal to the status of "mother" and it is sacred. That is, she has such maternal qualities as kindness, modesty, wisdom and calmness. In addition, she feeds people with her milk all her life. Therefore, God forbid someone to shout at a cow in India, or, even worse, slaughter it in order to eat it later.
In Goa, it is very dangerous to swim in the sea, as there are poisonous snakes and rays, from the bite of which you can die. Controversial statement. Swimming is dangerous in any sea. Everywhere you can find sea snakes, poisonous fish, stingrays. But it is difficult to call them deadly poisonous. Their bite can simply cause an allergic reaction, and it depends on the sensitivity of the person how he can handle this, to put it mildly, trouble. In addition, the sea is dangerous not only by animals, but also by such phenomena as: ebb and flow, rocks, currents. Therefore, subject to well-known safety rules (do not swim when drunk, do not touch unfamiliar animals), swimming in the sea will only bring pleasure and a whole storm of joyful sensations.