10 things to do in India
Trains in India is time cars. In the size of this country, it seems, only they really rush somewhere. Railway connects all parts of the country, this is a convenient way to travel, allowing you to find out the local flavor. Wagons are divided into several classes according to their comfort. The first class is the usual sch: two beds, a table, food several times a day, closing the door in a separate coupe, clean (on Indian standards) car, air conditioning. The second class is two types: similar to our reserved sequarters and the same, but already with three shelves for passengers instead of the usual two. Air conditioning also works in the car, instead of doors – curtains.
Vagon class called "Slipper" – this is already a test of local flavor. Three shelves for the sleep of passengers, instead of glass on the windows of the lattice and, of course, no air conditioners – only fans. Crowd to people, someone is constantly trying to attach themselves, their children, parents or suitcases in your place, noise, gaps, dozens of beggars, imploringly looking into the eyes and ready to sweep the floor for rupee, dirt. In individual trains – army cockroaches and even mice. In case of movement in this class, it is better to buy a ticket to the upper shelf and look at the entire Theater of Indian Exotic. Although there are cases that the Indian’s top regiment manage to extract someone from their straight to your legs. This happens, because many local ride with the ticket of the cheapest and last class of comfort, it is called "Jenal". This means that the person bought the right to go to the car, but I decided not to pay a separate place. Foreign tourists also enjoy this, however, come wiser:
In general, the Indian train is a mandatory attraction number one. Just a day – and here you have a whole cultural cutting of the whole country.
Details of this journey are looking for in the article India. Chapter Fourth. Trades
2. See Taj Mahal
In the world, many works of architectural art, the images of which we know from childhood. It often happens that in contemplation, they lose their magic in contemplation, it seems less, dim, modest. But this does not in any way relate to the Taj Mahal. Magnificent Marble Mausoleum, erected in honor of great love, stands on the banks of the River Yamuna, or Jamna, in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The entrance is paid, but annually April 18 on the International Day of Monuments and Historical Places of Door to the Taj Mahal territory is open to everyone.
3. Swim in Ganges
In the tradition of the Hinduism of the Water of the Sacred River Gang can wash off all the sins accumulated by man during this and past earthly incarnations. Gang flows through all the universe, because the material river is the embodiment of the goddess, which, according to legend, came out of the thumb left of God the Vishnu. Swim in her waters – a big event in the life of each Hindu. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the country come to her shores in the sacred city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that the deceased here is forever frees from the turn of rebirth and sent straight to the spiritual world.
In the Ghanta, the priests burn the corpses. Fire does not betray only pregnant women, children and holy husbands, they are so clean. Their bodies are thrown into the water. On the gangua float the semi-defined remains. Scientists say that the high content of silver in water does not give body poisons to spread, otherwise Varanasi and all cities downstream would have twisted some epidemic. Brozeni swim in Varanasi, go to the foothills of Himalayas. The city of Rishikesh, who today is not without Paphos call the world capital of yoga, is another place of pilgrimage of the Hindus. Here Ganges flows from the mountains, its water is fresh and clean. Swimming in it becomes a real rescue in the hottest months, and not only in the spiritual plan.
4. Sun in Hampi
Hampi, Carnataka, is not even a city, but, rather, a village. It is noteworthy in that a few hundred years ago, one of the most successful and rich Empires of Hindustan was thrilled on this territory called Vijayanagar. Moreover, according to the legend, it was in Hampi a king of monkeys, Great Hanuman. Ancient architectural monuments are here among the incredible landscape. Giant boulders as if the playful hand is crushed across the valley, some giants balance on smaller stones. Hardly believe that this could create nature. Hampi looks more like a training ground of aliens who have honed their skills in Texicenese or in possession of unknown mankind weapons.
In Hampi, beautiful sunsets. You can spend the sun on one of the stony hills under the knock of the drums and the smell of cannabis or the temple itself Hanuman on the top of the mountains together with the clergy and a dozen macak. Immediately you can stay for the night. Local brahmanas will give you a plaid, and the stones heated by the sun will become a cozy bed to the dawn.
5. To visit the carnivals of Frikov in the arabol
Arabol is a resort village and the northernmost refuge of the last hippie in the Indian state of Goa. Every year, hundreds and hundreds of pipelists, circus, artists and fakirov from Europe and from all over the planet flock here. Fully Russians, many cozy restaurants, or skacks, cheap accommodation on the ocean and a relaxed atmosphere. At the end of February – early March now for several years in a row, the artists arrange a real carnival here, to take part in which each. It is interesting to be in a suit, so you can fully become part of the holiday and enjoy this fun. All the action begins on the main beach of the Arabol, then the procession passes a few kilometers and stops at some sheca, where the music does not cease already until the morning.
6. To play in Bollywood movie or advertising
The legendary star Bollywood is located near Goa in the neighboring state of Maharashtra. Indian directors are constantly looking for an invoice for extras in their films or advertising in Goa. Pavencie tourists get a day of shooting from a thousand to three thousand rupees, regular food and an unforgettable experience. For night shoots pay more. You can also recruit the actors on the streets of Mumbai. Kolaba district is one of those places where they are hunting for casting on cement.
7. Ride boat on the rivers of Kerala
Kerala – one of the green and most beautiful states of India. Tropical thickets completely dressed with small rivers, for which whole houses and hotels swim. In the boat under the holiday House, you can travel from a few hours to several days with full comfort and service. For your money you will feed and suggest as luck. The routes in the floating houses are the most diverse, the level of service, too, so before choosing one or another boat, inspect it personally and talk to staff. After all, you can escape from such a ship, you can only fit, and rivers in Kroal rich in crocodiles.
eight. Eat from a palm leaf in the state of Tamil over
Today in India, in addition to poverty, there is another almost unresolved problem. This is a huge amount of plastic garbage. He is everywhere. Previously, when the country did not know the troubles, British and any other roads, except for water, all the garbage successfully eaten cows, goats, pigs and other pets. When, in addition to the organic, other inorganic trash appeared, the city began to turn into a landfill. The genetic memory is associated with inertia in India so strong that the overwhelming majority of the population continues to throw out wrappers and packages from everything in a row to their feet, without thinking about the consequences. Monspi carry out all this chaos in the ocean, cleaning the earth for a new party of inproduced trash. Therefore, palm leaves plates that are still used in many southern states is a slight help for the country’s ecology. Eaten with such plates with hands. Dish thrown out – Hands wash. Fold and people, and passing herbivore.
nine. Go to visit the Dalai Lame in Himachal Pradesh
More than sixty years ago, the Tibetan government in exile is settled in Indian Himalayas. Since then, visit the residence of the Dalai Lama in the town of Darasala, Himokhal Pradesh, maybe each. The head of Tibet is still alive in common memory. On his site you can see the schedule for a year ahead to fit the day when Dalai Lama will give a public lecture. Usually they are open to all visitors, some required prepress. On any other day, you can visit the Museum dedicated to the outcome of Buddhists from the territories of modern China to make sure the cruelty of the next totalitarian regime.
ten. Get to distant tribes in the north-east of the country
Some Northeastern States of India are specially protected areas. To get there, a special resolution is necessary, less often individual, more often group. Many ethnic groups live in this area, keeping their identity. Have time to get acquainted with them until globalization and their culture.