The culture and heritage of India is a rich fusion of past and present. This vast and populous country offers the visitor an insight into fascinating religions and ethnographies, a variety of languages and monuments that have existed for thousands of years. India is opening up to a globalized world and still has a deep history and cultural intensity that amazes and fascinates those who visit it.
One thing that foreign travelers should know is that India is heterogeneous in every respect. While they experience a variety of behaviors from people in one part of the country, this does not mean that the same behavior will occur in another area. To give a very simple example: A cab driver in Mumbai wordlessly drops the flag on the meter and gives out the exact change, while in Delhi he has to tell the driver to use the meter and wait until he gets his change, and in other areas cab drivers or motorists do not even have a meter and fixed rates even for short distances and only pay the required amount; if you have an honest pilot, you are lucky.
India shows extreme differences in most things and it takes patience and luck to find the best. Never assume that you know everything about any aspect of India. Get ready to see completely new things every day.
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