India: Through Amy’s Eyes

Where are you originally from?​
Punjab, india

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Vibrant

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
5

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Punjab – kidaan
India – namaste! Kaise ho

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Punjab region
Hello – Sat Shri Akal
Thank you – Mehrbani
Please- bhen/bhra banke karde
Sorry- maaf karde

India
Hello- Namaste
Ty- dhanyawad
Please- kripya
Sorry- maaf kardo

Are you more like laid back or party people?
Laid back

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Punjab
Best-
veg – channa bhatura
N- veg butter chicken

India
Best
Veg- rajma chawal
Non veg- biryani

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Shikanjavi

How is breakfast served in your country?
It differs from region to region but usually it’s stuffed bread with butter and curd or dosa/idli with sambhar

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Diwali, holi

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Cricket

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
1. Have The Religious Parshada At Golden Temple.
2. Attend Ceremony Of Nation’s Guard At Wagah Border
3. The Mind Boggling 96 Turns Of Adventure At Zuluk Loops
4. Witness Holi festival at varanasi

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
Visit valley of flowers

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Yes

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Leh ladak

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Mawlynnong, meghalaya

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Varkala beach, kerela

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
Kerela

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
DIVERSE.
Its because of the following reasons:

Diverse culture
Diverse cuisine
Diverse people
Diverse landforms
Diverse language

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
A week for every state

When is the best time to visit?
Winter (oct-feb)

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country?
India has world’s highest cricket ground. That is the Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
India is poor and uneducated

ABOUT AMY

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E-mail: amanpreet.saini14@gmail.com