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How to Behave in India How to Behave in India

How to Behave in India

India a great place to travel to, with scenic beauty, a very rich culture and tremendous traditions, but it is a country with huge internal diversity. Therefore, its important to learn about the travel taboos before travelling to India, as you may end up causing extreme offence and lead to creating a negative reactions towards the local public. Here are a few tips and information for you to consider when you travel to India.

Pointing with your finger is considered very rude behavior in India, they rather prefer to point with their chin. While negotiating with the locals, its important to know that speaking of your friends and family is key in establishing a good relationship. When entering temples and mosques you must take off your shoes and walk in barefoot, also you may not be allowed to enter the most inner sanctum in the temples. When you go to Buddhist monuments, its important to walk around in a clockwise direction. Also for women, it is advised to dress fully with legs and shoulders covered, while trousers are acceptable, shorts and short skirts may be offensive to many.

While giving anything to anyone its important to note that you must use both your hands as a sign of respect. Also bargaining with the vendor is a part of India's culture, though not a must, but if they do say a ridiculous price its better for you to haggle. Also don't offer to shake hands with a person of the opposite sex, unless they offer to first. Also make sure to not hurt any cows you may see wandering about, since in the Hindu culture cows are considered holy. It's also advised not to discuss religion with anyone in the country, especially with the Muslims, who form 11% of the country's population.

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