Asia, India
India

India is home to a huge number of critically endangered and endangered species. From the Red panda, and Bengal tiger to the Red-crowned roofed turtle.

How They Dazzle Us

India is busy, crowded and bursting with colour and life. It is the world’s second most densely populated country after China. Many describe a trip to India as a spiritual experience, if not for religious reasons, then for the lessons learnt about humanity from the country’s unique circumstances.

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Why We Love Them

India has given us refined sugar as we know it today, being the developers of the modern extraction and purifying techniques. India has given us shampoo, originally “champu”, a method of hair cleansing using herbs and water. India has also given the world Snakes and Ladders, originally created as a game to teach children about the principle of karma.

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Their Sustainable Superpower

India is home to a huge number of critically endangered and endangered species. From the Red panda, and Bengal tiger to the Red-crowned roofed turtle, Himalayan wolf, Asiatic cheetah and Indian Javan rhinoceros, these amazing animals could all be gone in the near future. As of 2004 India has dedicated just under 5% of its land to protected conservation and also started off site conservation for some of the critically endangered species.

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Best Time to Visit

With its tropical climate India experiences three main seasons; summer, winter and monsoon. Because the Himalayas block cold winds from reaching most of India, winters remain warm and summers can get very hot. The monsoon season can get very wet and make travel more challenging. The most moderate weather is from October to March.

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Unique Foods

Indian food is popular and can be found almost all over the world, thanks to colonialism, trade relations and foreign invasions. Be it because of religious reasons or personal choices or both, approximately one third of Indians are vegetarians, making it the largest vegetarian-friendly country in the world. Staple foods of Indian cuisine include pearl millet, rice, whole-wheat flour and a variety of lentils and mung beans.

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Visa Details

Please consult the closest embassy or consulate of India

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