SOUVENIRS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD : The Wonder That Is India

Souvenirs From Across the World is a project that one of my very dear friend Marie @Drizzle and Hurricane Books came up with! Its all about the blogger community getting to know each other by talking about their country. TO know more about the project click here. To read Marie’s post about France, click here.

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I have lived in India my whole life. I lived in Mumbai for 13 years and have been living in Pune for the last 10. I haven’t stepped off this country yet, but that will change within 3 weeks <3. But no matter where I go, home will always be here! There is so much India has to offer and one post will not be enough, but I will try nonetheless.

Facts

  • India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices.
  • Shampoo was invented in India, not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
  • In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.
  • The father of India’s missile program, APJ Abdul Kalam, had visited Switzerland back in 2006. Upon his arrival, Switzerland declared May 26th as Science Day.
  • India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population.

We have everything from beaches to snow covered mountains. Here are few such places:

If You Want Beaches

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

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Pic Credit: Yourstory

Palolem Beach, Goa

I have been here and this place is BEAUTIFUL!

Photo by_Andrew Miller
Pic Credit: Andrew Miller

Bangaram Island Beach, Lakshwadeep

Photo by_Binu K S
Pic Credit: Binu K S

If You Want Snow

Auli, Uttarakhand

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Pahalgam – Jammu Kashmir

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Shimla – Himachal Pradesh

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If You Want History

Red Fort: Delhi

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Gwalior Fort: Gwalior

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Mehrangarh Fort: Jodhpur

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If You Want Religion

Golden Temple, Amritsar

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Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

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Ranakpur, Pali

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Phew! Even after all this, there is SO MUCH MORE! I will do a part two if you guys want me to. Because trust me, there is more. So much more.

Tell me more about your home country!

Have you visited India?

Have you been to any of these places?

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50 thoughts on “SOUVENIRS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD : The Wonder That Is India

  1. Ahhh I love love LOVE this post! ❤ Thank you so much for participating in my little feature, and sharing about your country! I had NO idea Shampoo actually came from India, that's great to know ahah 🙂 And those pictures are absolutely gorgeous, I love the variety of landscapes there, I really need to put it on my destinations-to-go-to list! 😀

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  2. The beaches looks amazing. Mehrangarh Fort looks awesome. A white structure against the brown background. The Golden Temple too. Seems like a building smack dab in the middle of a busy street. I’ve heard that the country is culturally different from the north to the south. Is that true? Hope I’ll be able to visit India sometime.

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    1. The beaches are lovely! The white structure isn’t Mehranghar fort, the other structure is. 🙈 but they are both beautiful on the inside. The Golden Temple is beauty! Yes the culture in almost every state in India is different from each other! Which is why posts like these are hard to do because there is so much to cover

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  3. I love this post! I haven’t been to India yet but it’s definitely on my to-travel list – I LOVE the food and the country just looks so amazing and so colourful. Thank you for including those photos; they make me want to fly there as soon as I can!

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        1. Oooo… Mumbai! I lived in Mumbai for a long time, in fact I am moving back to finish my masters in about a months time. I agree about the traveling! Whenever you want to travel, you will ALWAYS find a place suitable during those months.

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  4. I’d love to go to India, as my best friend moved there a few years back and I haven’t had a chance to go yet 😦 Please do a part 2- I loved looking at the pictures and reading the facts xx

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  5. This girl right here is a beach lover and a history geek so THIS POST gives me a severe case of wanderlust plus I’ve always wanted to go to India since I can remember, so thank you for making me travel even if it is just for a couple minutes 😀

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    1. Hi Fadwa! I am so happy you liked the post! I hope you do visit sometime, my country really is a place worth visiting. You would love Kerela and Goa and Mumbai and just so many other coastal regions in India. For history – Rajasthan is the best! Its filled with forts and what not. Delhi is another amazing place to visit for History. In fact, come to think of it, almost every state has something to offer in terms of History.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you liked the post! OMG Palolem beach is beautiful! Its not very packed like the other beaches in Goa and the place I was staying in was right next to the beach which made it even more perfect. I wish I could go back soon.

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  6. I love how India is so full of different cultures within their own people. It’s like visiting lots of countries in one?! There are all these different languages and foods and places… I’m in love!
    Those religious buildings look even more stunning. I’m a bit obsessed with knowing about other people’s religions and I’m glad to know everyone is welcomed in India.
    Thank you a lot for sharing! ❤

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    1. Hi Lais!
      Yes India is like a sub continent in its own right. Every state, hell every city, has something different about it! The culture, the food, the language…everything. Mumbai and Pune are just 3 hours away from each other in the same state and yet there is a huge difference in the way people live in both cities.
      The temples look even better up close! With all the details in the architecture, its so easy to get lost in all the carvings ❤
      Absolutely everyone is welcome here! ❤

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  7. These photos are amazing!
    My jaw dropped and I was literally sitting here with my mouth hanging open as I scrolled through. You have a wonderful country, Sushmita, thanks for sharing!
    ~Icky. 🙂

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  8. I’ve never visited India but now I want to go SO BADLY! It looks gorgeous and this post is so fantastic! All the beaches look amazing and lovely, the snow is gorgeous (I’ve never seen snow!) and I always love history! Fantastic post! 🙂

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