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India is one of the most interesting destinations in the world. The country has a rich history of thousands of years. India is almost impossible to generalize because of its diversity and its contrasts so it is extremely difficult to explain. It has one of the world’s poorest populations, while advancing very quickly in technology. Here are the things to know before going to India.

Overview

  • Size: 3,287 million km², the 7th largest country
  • Population: 1.3 billion (2016 World Bank data). The world’s second most populous country, it is expected to take the 1st place from China in 2030
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Other important cities: Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Goa, Jaipur etc.
  • Currency: Rupee

India is The Most Different Place in the World

India can be the most colorful, different place you can see in the world. The sea that surrounds all three sides, and the physical barrier created by the Himalayas above, has protected the country’s culture from external influences for thousands of years and has kept it unchanged until today.

Today they still eat with their hands, wear traditional saris, wear turbans, and live according to their old habits. This is not related with the level of education or socio-economic class. This is valid for Indian engineers who make the atomic bomb and send satellite to space, Bollywood celebrities, even princes and princesses too.

Crazy Diversity

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 Jaipur, Rajastan, India

India carries thousands of cultures unchanged to the present day. There is probably no country that can compete with India on cultural diversity. It is such a giant country that everything changes from geography to geography, physical image, culture, language and cuisine.

This gives visitors the chance to experience hundreds of cultures in one country. In other words, we are talking about many societies united under a flag but each one is enough to be a country. There are already 565 principalities in the country. And today they are symbolic institutions.

History and Architecture

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

India is considered one of the oldest civilizations in the world. Ancient kingdoms and khanates all have their own unique, interesting stories. Since India has such a history, there are castles, palaces, mosques, temples, monuments and ancient ruins all over the country. In fact, there are 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the country.

Feel the Adventure

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Goa

Wherever you go in India, a strong sense of adventure always follows you. Be on the Goa coast in the south, climb the snow-capped mountains of North India, or wander the wilderness to observe Bengal tigers and Indian elephants. But remember, traveling to India is truly an adventure!

Is India filthy?

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India has solved hygiene problems to a great extent in some states like Kerala, Goa and elsewhere in the country. For example, the municipality of Alleppey in Kerala is the cleanest municipality in all of India. So depending on where you are, or even where you are in the city, this situation varies greatly.

Therefore, it would be very wrong to generalize the above situations to the whole country. Even as we said, even cities can have different regions. So this city is filthy, generalizations like this state clean are also very wrong. There are lots of things to know before going to India. We tried to summarize them.

Besides in India, there is a huge marketplace for Glocalzone. Glocalzone is a mobile application provides you to earn money by bringing products to locals during your travels. Glocalzone has lots of Indian users and they have demands from all around the world. So, you can earn money while traveling to India. You all have to do is adding your travels to Glocoalzone and bring the products that Indians want! There is actually lots of profit