January is the golden season for Indian travel, when temperatures are the best time of year. At this time, there is no high temperature of 40 degrees in summer. The relatively dry and cool weather is very suitable for walking in the streets and all kinds of outdoor activities. 、民间舞蹈节、斋浦尔文学节以及国庆节等丰富多彩的大型节日贯穿整月。 In addition, there are a variety of large-scale festivals throughout the month, such as New Year's Parade, International Kite Festival , Folk Dance Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival and National Day.
The reasons for wanting to go to India certainly don't stop there. 6500 多处文化古迹、 只 需要4~5 个小 时的飞行时间、宽松的电子签证政策，低廉的旅行费用......一切都让我想说走就走。 Long ancient civilization, more than 6,500 cultural monuments, only 4 to 5 hours of flight time, relaxed electronic visa policy, low travel costs ... everything makes me want to go. Why is India worth going at this time? What's so charming about it? What are the places worth checking in? 这一篇，相信你心中就有了答案 。 After reading this article, I believe you have the answer in your heart .
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❶ 433: 1. According to data from the Indian Ministry of Tourism, there were only 300,000 Chinese tourists to India in 2017. In that year, the total number of Chinese citizens' outbound travel was as high as 130 million. That is to say, about 1 in 433 outbound tourists come to India.
❷ Three seasons a year. India has a tropical monsoon climate. The year can be divided into cool season (October to March), dry season (April to June) and rainy season (July to September). The dry season is extremely hot, and sometimes the temperature is as high as 50 ° C. The rainy season may be in danger of floods and diseases. The best season for travel throughout the year is the cool season (now it is).
❸ 1:10. 10 rupees about 1 yuan
❹ 200 yuan. India travels about 200 yuan per day on average, making it one of the least expensive countries in Asia.
❺ 2nd largest in Asia. With an area of about 2.98 million square kilometers, India is the second largest country in Asia after China and a major component of the South Asian subcontinent.
❻ 73%. About 73% of the Himalayas are in India. In fact, the terrain of India is very diverse. It borders the Himalayas in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, the Arabian Sea in the west, and the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Deccan Plateau, the Ganges, the Indus River flowing north to south, and the hinterland deserts and coastal plains should meet together.
❼ 2000 species. As a ethnographic museum, India has approximately 2,000 languages, more than 50 of which have their own writing and literature.
❽ 6th. As of 2019, there are 38 World Heritage sites in India. In terms of quantity, India's world heritage ranks sixth in the world, behind Italy, China, Spain, Germany, and France.
❾ 1947. India broke away from British colonial rule in 1947 and adopted federalism.
❿ 200 days. Festivals are celebrated almost every day in India. Indian office workers have more than 114 days of vacation throughout the year, and civil servants even have up to 200 days.
Get to know them and walk into India
❶ Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet, philosopher and Indian nationalist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 and was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Tagore's former residence in Kolkata
❷Giddu Krishnamurti. He was the first Indian philosopher to explain the wisdom of Eastern philosophy in a comprehensive way to the West in popular language in modern times.
修Mother Teresa. Born in Yugoslavia, Mother Teresa was transferred to the Lorethu Monastery in Kolkata, India in 1928. In 1948, because he felt the plight of the poor in India, he walked out of the monastery to save people.
Mother Teresa's House in Kolkata, India
❹ Gandhi. Gandhi has been striving for independence through political channels for India to escape from British colonial rule. To this day, the concept of nonviolent resistance he pioneered is still popular around the world.
❺ VS Naipaul. As an Indian-British writer and Nobel Prize winner in literature, his masterpiece "Trilogy of India" expresses his conflicting feelings towards India.
Buckrishna Dorsey builds many buildings in India
❻Bakrishna Dorsey. Dorsey was the 45th Pritzker Prize winner and the first Indian architect of the prize.
❼Amir Khan. Of the top ten box office films in Indian history, half of them were starred by Amir Khan. The United States "Time" magazine once listed Amir Han as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
穆克什·安巴尼。 ❽ Mukesh Ambani. He is the richest man in Asia born in a slum. In 2018, to celebrate her daughter's marriage, Mukesh Ambani spent 20 million US dollars (about 130 million yuan) to invite her daughter's idol Beyonce to sing for their wedding scene.
The Mumbai Grand Hotel built by Mukesh Ambani
❾Jam Shetji Tata. He is known as the "Father of Indian Industry", and he was founded by Taj Hotel Group. The Tata Group he founded acquired the Ford-owned Jaguar and Land Rover brands in 2008, causing shock in the international car scene.
❿ Manish Ajola. As the first Indian designer to appear on Paris Fashion Week, Manish Arora is undoubtedly the pride of Indian fashion. Highly saturated colors and vibrant prints are the hallmarks of Manish Arora.
Indian dining table
❶ Slurred philosophy. "Beginning with everything and finally being muddy" is the characteristic of Indian cuisine. Some food researchers believe that the high temperature of the land in South Asia makes the food easy to spoil, and the vegetables are cooked in mud and can be stored longer.
❷ Non-existent curry. Say there is no curry in India. "Curry" is just an overview of the Indian diet in the British in the 17th century. It was developed from the Tamil language "Kari" in southern India and is used to refer to all sauces mixed with spices in India.
❸ Spices are more important than dishes. For a curry dish, different Indians may use more than 10 to 40 kinds of spices such as coriander, cumin, mustard seeds, fenugreek, tamarind, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, etc.
The more conflict, the more integration. Some institutions have collected more than 2,000 recipes in India and compared them with European recipes. Studies have found that Europeans like to put foods with similar tastes together and have a harmonious taste. In India, the lower the similarity, the more ingredients and seasonings need to be put together.
❺ 1 yuan snack world. In addition to curry-based hard dishes, just one or two bucks on the streets of India can open the magic or dark door of the snack world.
街头明星。 ❻ Street stars. No matter what level of stalls, there must be a popular "Samosa". This triangular appetizer is like an Indian spring roll. The outside is flour crust, which is mixed with vegetables, potatoes, onions, lentils, and peas. It can be fried and roasted.
❼ Alcohol-free dining table. Due to religious reasons, Indians rarely drink alcohol. In some states, alcohol is prohibited throughout the state, and many cities also have their own laws on alcohol prohibition. In the event of major national holidays and election days, these days will be defined as "Dry Day", which is the day when alcoholic beverages are not allowed .
❽ Vegetarian paradise. Due to religion, Indian vegetarian tradition has a long history. Today, nearly one-third of Indians are vegetarians. Most restaurants will clearly label themselves "non-vegan," "vegan," and "vegan."
❾ Flatbread dipped everything. The staple food of northern India is to eat cakes, and the south is mainly rice products. There are many kinds of pasta in India, there are more than ten famous ones.
❿ Get started. Now on many formal occasions, Indians have begun to eat with knife and fork, but in private, they are still used to eating with their hands.
Popular cities for check-in
❶ Come and see in the capital. Delhi is the capital of India and the most populous city in India. To the north of the city's Delhi Gate is Old Delhi, and to the south is New Delhi. The old city is full of monuments and dilapidated buildings, and ox carts, bicycles and trams flood the narrow alleys of Hengjie. The new city is a symbol of clean, tidy and modern India. Famous attractions include the Ashoka Pillar with a history of more than 2,000 years, and Jama Temple, the largest mosque in the world.
Mosque jama temple
❷ It turned out that Mumbai was so developed. Mumbai is the most developed city in India, and once ranked 29th among the world's developed cities. Many international business and financial institutions have their headquarters here. At the same time, it is also the home of Bollywood, with most movie studios in the country. As a coastal city, in addition to beautiful sea views, you can also enjoy rich and ultra-cheap seafood meals here.
I walked into Tagore's hometown. Kolkata was the capital of the British Indian period and is also the center of education, science, culture and politics in modern India. There are many Gothic and Baroque European-style buildings in the city, and many writers such as Tagore have left a rich literary heritage here. The Indian Museum here, built in 1814, is the oldest museum in Asia.
Popular bars in Bangalore called Daddy Bangalore
感受Feel the tavern culture in Silicon Valley, Asia. Bangalore has more than 100 large IT companies such as Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard. It is a scientific research hub in India and is known as "Silicon Valley of Asia". Software engineering research at the University of Bangalore is among the highest in the world. The tavern culture in the city is also very interesting. Each one has unique decoration and music, and the dry beer may also encounter talented "headhunters".
I also want to come for the Taj Mahal. 叱咤风云的莫卧儿帝国选作首都。 Agra was selected twice as the capital by the raging Mughal Empire. The streets here are narrow and preserve the Middle Ages style. It has three world cultural heritages including Shah Jahan's Taj Mahal built in memory of the dead concubine, Agra Red Fort, the peak of Islamic architecture, and Fatehpur Sikri. It is an important stop on the classic routes of the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
❻ Unveil your pink veil. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, also known as the city of pink powder. The most famous in the city is the Wind Palace, which has a large number of octagonal windows and is densely packed like a hive. As the center of the ancient Silk Road, the centennial bazaar Johari Bazar is also very suitable for Taobao. Hand-dyed cloth, various gems, ivory carvings, lacquerware, knotted products, camel leather shoes, have Indian characteristics.
By the Ganges River in Varanasi
❼ Feel the sacredness of the Ganges bathing. Varanasi is the most sacred city in India. Countless Christians came to Varanasi to bathe in the Ganges. Not only is there the highest-level Golden Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, but also Luye Garden, where Sakyamuni's first turn to Falun, two Jain priests were also born nearby. It is the Holy Land of the Three Religions. There are more than 1,500 temples of various types in the city.
❽ Are you a music fan? Chennai has a solemn theater, gorgeous Colewood, is an important Borodo dance center, and is also a center of South Indian classical music. The theatre performances in the city are very active and are known for their world cultural heritage and temples with southern characteristics.
❾ Live in the former summer palace. Udaipur was built on the shores of the beautiful Lake Pichola and is known as "Venice in the Desert". It's quiet and cool, with lots of white houses and comfortable lakeside vacation homes, plus lots of dance, painting and handmade art. The most famous is a white palace in the middle of the lake. This summer palace of the former royal family is now transformed into a high-end hotel. Very suitable for slow life.
❿ Pretends to be in Southern Europe. Goa is India's smallest but wealthiest state. Portugal has ruled here for more than 450 years since the 16th century and has profoundly influenced Goa. Most of the Goa people are of mixed Indian and Portuguese heritage, and they believe in Catholicism. On the street are Portuguese architecture and ornate Catholic churches, relaxing in the pleasant pace of Southern Europe. A large number of tourists come from Europe and the United States, and few Asian tourists.
India, more than you know
❶ City of the father of modern architecture. After 12 years and 23 flights back and forth, Chandigarh in India is the pinnacle of French architecture master Le Corbusier in his later years.
❷ Luxury hotels are beyond your imagination. There are many luxurious palaces in India that were once owned by the king. Now that they have become democratic nations, these palaces have been taken over by hotel groups and built into luxurious hotels.
最壕火车线路。 ❸The most train lines. Maharajas, once built for the royal family, is one of the most luxurious trains in the world. The whole journey is like a five-star hotel, and it will pass many Indian scenic spots along the way.
火车站也是景点。 ❹The train station is also an attraction. Victoria Station of India is an important landmark of Mumbai, India. It combines Gothic architecture and traditional Indian architectural style. It was listed as a World Cultural Heritage in 2004.
President Yu also loves selfies. If you walk in the scenic area, there must be some Indians who somehow pull you to take pictures or strongly ask to be in the mirror. Even Prime Minister Modi is very passionate about taking selfies. No matter whether he meets with other national dignitaries or visits the public, he will immediately take out his mobile phone and invite everyone to take a photo together.
❻ Not funny talk show. The talk show "Truth Interview" hosted by famous movie star Amir Khan covers the darkest parts of Indian society: women are forced to have abortions, huge dowry, medical misconduct and arranged marriages.
I always have a god I have never seen. There are hundreds of religions throughout the country, and many temples worship only one god, and each temple worships different gods.
❽ Jasmine everywhere. Jasmine represents good luck in India. In addition to the Indian women wearing sari and the brother who sells Indian dumplings on the streets, they are the merchants selling jasmine wreaths.
❾ Authentic yoga study tour. Yoga is a kind of strengthening technique that originated from ancient India. It achieves physical and mental harmony through physical and spiritual practice. Many people come to India to experience an authentic yoga trip to the colleges of Rishikesh, Mysore, and Goa.
❿Color journey. Usually in February or March when the Indian calendar spring comes, North India will usher in a lively Holi festival. Whether they know each other or not, people throw red powder and throw colored water balls at each other to show their blessings to each other. Holi this year is March 10th. ? Back to Sohu, see more