Strange, Weird, And Interesting Things About India

India is one of the oldest countries around, and that being the case, you should not be surprised to learn that it has a huge array of things to do unique to the culture. If you’re looking for a list of crazy things you can only do or see in India, then congratulations — you’ve found it! You won’t need any other excuse to plan a trip to this interesting destination.

Sometimes you have to go the extra mile for your blog post, and in this case, that meant traveling to India for this article! What can you expect if you visit the country? You will find out all about it through over 40 weird things travelers will only see in India.

Toe Wedding Rings

In some parts of India, wedding rings are placed on the toe instead of the finger. Two silver rings are traditionally used for a healthy pregnancy when trying to demonstrate your love for the one you want to marry. Gold rings can also be worn on this toe area and so cannot guarantee a healthy pregnancy.

Gold is the symbol of a goddess that brings prosperity. In Hinduism and Buddhism, gold is not placed on the feet.

The World’s Worst Electrician Hassle

We’ve all been there. You’re in a strange place, trying to get some work done, and the electrician is just not up to snuff. In India, however, you may find yourself in a truly bizarre situation when it comes to electrical work. In India, it is not uncommon for electricians to simply start working on a live wire, without any safety precautions whatsoever. This can obviously lead to serious injury or even death.

What’s even more baffling is that these electricians often don’t seem to understand the most basic concepts of electricity. They will frequently use bare wires to connect live circuits, resulting in sparks and fires. If you’re traveling in India, be prepared for the possibility of encountering some truly incompetent electricians. It’s best to just avoid them altogether if possible.

Extremely Risky Train Riding

In India, there are some very dangerous train routes that travelers can take. These trains often travel at high speeds and are not well-maintained, which can lead to serious accidents. In addition, the tracks are often in poor condition, which can also lead to derailments.

We get it, India — you have a lot of people. But honestly, this just doesn’t seem safe. Then again, you gotta do what you gotta do even if it looks extremely risky.

Mistaken Brand Identities

In India, you’ll find plenty of products with familiar Western brand names. But upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that the products have been given a local twist. For example, you might see a can of “Pepsi” that’s actually filled with a local soft drink. Or a pair of jeans with a familiar logo but with an Indian flag stitched onto them.

This phenomenon is due to the fact that many Indians are unaware of international brands and simply copy whatever they see. As a result, you’ll find plenty of products in India with mistaken brand identities.

The Crazy Sport of Bull Surfing

India is home to some truly bizarre and unique sights, and the sport of bull surfing is definitely one of them! This crazy activity involves riding a bull like a surfboard, and it’s a popular pastime in the coastal state of Kerala. If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, then add bull surfing to your list of things to do in India!

We don’t think we would want to engage in such a sport personally, but there’s no denying that it would be extremely fun to watch.

Some Casual Flooding

In India, it’s not uncommon to see coaches completely submerged in water. This is because the country experiences heavy rains and flooding on a regular basis. While this may seem like a disaster to some, the locals have learned to adapt and make the best of the situation. In fact, many businesses and homes are built on stilts to avoid being flooded. If you’re visiting India during the rainy season, be prepared to see some bizarre sights, like coaches completely submerged in water!

Technically these types of floods aren’t that bad but only relatively speaking. It’s just that they could certainly be much worse.

Masculine Friendship Over Romantic Affection

In India, it’s not uncommon to see men holding hands, walking arm in arm down the street. This is seen as a sign of friendship, not romantic affection. In fact, public displays of affection between members of the opposite sex are generally frowned upon. So, if you’re traveling to India and want to show your affection for your partner, you’ll need to do so in private.

Ironically, you’ll see a lot less affection between men and women in India, as public displays of romantic affection are seen as uncouth. This may not be specific to India, but it’s definitely something you’re likely to see there that’s unusual elsewhere.

Self-Built Cars

In India, you’ll see all sorts of bizarre self-built cars on the roads. These cars are often made from whatever materials the owner could find, and they definitely don’t follow any sort of safety regulations. They’re usually brightly painted and often decorated with religious symbols. Seeing one of these strange cars is definitely a surreal experience!

But, in a place where road laws aren’t quite as stringent, you may find things you struggle to call a “vehicle” driving about on public roads.

The Tower of Silence

The Tower of Silence is one of the most bizarre things that travelers will see in India. This ancient structure was built for the Zoroastrians, a religious group that believed in the exposure of the dead. The bodies would be placed on top of the tower and left to decompose in the sun and wind. Today, the Tower of Silence is a popular tourist attraction, and visitors can learn more about this strange practice.

Technically, Iran has such towers as well, but they are not actually used, meaning that India is the only place one can actually see these structures.

The World’s Largest Film Industry

Every year, India produces more than 1,500 feature films. That’s more than any other country in the world. And while Bollywood is the best known of India’s film industries, it’s far from the only one. There are regional film industries all over the country, producing movies in languages ranging from Bengali to Tamil.

If you’re a movie fan, India is a must-visit destination. You’ll find everything from big-budget blockbusters to small independent films. And you might even spot a celebrity or two.

The Magnetic Hill of Ladakh

One of the most bizarre and unique things that travelers will see in India is the Magnetic Hill of Ladakh. This hill is said to have magnetic properties that can pull cars and other vehicles up its slope. Some people believe that this is due to a magnetic field beneath the surface of the earth, while others believe that it is simply an optical illusion. Regardless of its true nature, the Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is definitely something that you won’t see anywhere else in the world!

Even still, it’s a famous tourist location. Gravity does not in fact work in reverse there, but you’ll swear it does when you see a ball that’s seemingly rolling uphill.

A Different Color of Mourning

When it comes to death, India is a land of contrasts. While the country is home to some of the world’s most lavish funerals, it is also home to some of the most bizarre mourning rituals. Here are some of the strangest things you’ll see during a funeral in India.

Black isn’t a universal color of mourning, but for many people it’s what they are used to, making this something visitors may only see in India.

The World’s Tallest Statue

India is home to the world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity. The statue stands at a whopping 182 meters (597 feet) tall, making it nearly twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in New York City. The Statue of Unity was completed in 2018 and is located in the Indian state of Gujarat. The statue was built to honor Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a political leader who played a key role in the country’s independence from British rule.

If you’re looking for a truly unique travel experience, a visit to the Statue of Unity is a must. You’ll be amazed by the size of the statue and the stunning views of the surrounding area.

A Man That Has Fasted for 80 Years

India is home to some of the most bizarre and unusual travel destinations in the world. However, one man has seen things that even the most experienced traveler would never expect. Rajesh Ramachandran is a fasting pilgrim who has traveled to India thousands of times. He has even fasted for years at a time, which is something that very few people are able to do. Ramachandran has seen things that no one else would believe. He has seen animals that have never been seen before in India, including lions, tigers, and elephants. He also saw many unusual plant and animal species that are only found in India.

Ramachandran’s journeys have taken him all over India, from the Himalayas to the dry desert plains. He has even visited some of the most remote areas of the country, which few people ever get to see. Ramachandran’s amazing stories have inspired other travelers to explore India in a new way. His journeys show us that there is so much more to see in this amazing country than we ever imagined.

The Hindu Trinity

80% of the Indian population is Hindu, and in Hinduism, they worship one God — contrary to popular understanding. Brahman, the eternal origin, is the cause and foundation of all existence.

Different Hindu communities may have their own divinities whom they worship, but these are essentially just different ways of approaching the Supreme God. Hindus recognize three principal deities or gods including Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer.

The 16 Adornments of a Married Woman

When traveling to India, you may be surprised by the strange adornments that are worn by married women. From elaborate necklaces to colorful saris, these decorations are often unique and striking.

Some of the most peculiar adornments worn by Indian women are the mangalsutra and kundali. The mangalsutra is a necklace made of jewelry including a small metal disk called a “mangal” or “mangalasutra.” The kundali is a necklace or bracelet made of shells, beads, and other decorative items. These adornments are believed to protect married women from evil spirits. They are also said to bring good luck and prosperity during your trip to India. Whether you’re visiting temples or shopping in local markets, be sure to take note of the strange but beautiful adornments worn by Indian women.

The World’s Richest Hindu Temple

India is home to some of the world’s most bizarre and exotic temples. From the Ganges River in Gangtok to the Kumbha Mela at Haridwar, visitors will find a wealth of religious sites to explore. But nothing comes close to the wealth and extravagance of India’s Hindu temples. The following are some of the world’s richest Hindu temples.

Of course, it takes many years to grow a bridge out of roots, but they are immensely sturdy and they look incredibly cool, so it’s well worth it in the long run.

Bridges Made of Roots

Oddly enough, India is one of the largest consumers in the world when it comes to gold. Indian demand has, on average, been 838 tons per year over the course of the last decade. In 2018 alone, 760.4 tons of gold were consumed, with the vast majority of it being used for festival and wedding jewelry.

You’ll find a lot more gold out and about in India than you will in almost any other country, making it something unique to experience there.

The World’s Largest Gold Consumerism

What would you think if I told you that in India, there are people who spend more money on the gold than in any other country in the world? And that this bizarre obsession with gold dates back to ancient times?

In India, it’s believed that gold has special powers. Hindus believe that gold is the most precious metal on Earth and can only be obtained by performing ritual sacrifices. So, even though India is one of the poorest countries in the world, there are also some of the wealthiest people in the world because they’re obsessed with gold!

Unique Endangered Species

You can find endangered species anywhere, unfortunately. But, there are a few that are native to India, and you won’t find them anywhere else other than zoos. Two of the most well-known are the Asiatic Lion and the Purple Frog.

The Purple Frog is definitely the more noteworthy of the two since it doesn’t look like anything one would expect it to. Honestly, it doesn’t even look like a frog, but that’s what makes it even more special compared to other animals out there.

Extremely Unusual Post Offices

Some of the bizarre things travelers will only see in India are post offices that are shaped like animals, post offices with flowers growing out of them, and even post offices that are submerged underwater.

In fact, as far as that floating post office is concerned, it’s the only one in the world, so India is quite literally the only place you could find one.

The First Book on Plastic Surgery

India is home to some of the most bizarre sights in travel. And with a population of over 1.3 billion people, there’s bound to be something out there that will surprise even the most jaded traveler.

It’s believed that the Sushruta Samhita is where modern plastic surgery originated, as the text describes the reconstruction of the lips and the nose by using a flap of skin on the cheeks.

One of the World’s Largest Pilgrimages

The India Tourism Board has announced that it is the only country to have received a Unesco World Heritage Site designation for both its historical and cultural heritage. This designation, granted in 1988, makes India the only country with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  The Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage that takes place every 12 years. Moreover, it’s the largest human gathering in the whole world, to the extent that you can see it from space. The Kumbh Mela was held in Ardh of Allahabad from January 15th to March 4th in 2019, and estimates place the number of participants at approximately 130 million people.

Participating in something that massive sounds kind of tiresome, but nevertheless, it would certainly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Of course, the next one is more than a decade away…

The HIjras

India is known for its exotic and bizarre sights, and travelers will only see some of the strangest things here. One example is the hijras, or “third sex.” These are transgender people who inhabit a unique and often marginalized community in India. Despite facing discrimination and social isolation, hijras continue to strive for acceptance and equality.

In April of 2014, India’s Supreme Court recognized transgender people as a ’third sex’ in a special law concerning official legal documents. Seems like their government was a little slow on the uptake there.

A Bull in a China Shop

You’ve seen them before. The tourists, snapping photos of the absurd sights that India has to offer. But have you ever seen a bull in a China shop? Or a man eating a goat? Oddities like these are what make India so fascinating – and strange.

We’re not saying you’re going to see this extremely often, but as far as chances of seeing it go, it’s much more likely in India than in any other country around the world.

Intimate Elephant Friendships

Travelers to India will be fascinated by the intimate elephant friendships that are seen in the country. These friendships form between elephants who live in close proximity to one another, often within a single herd. The elephants who develop these close relationships typically show a great deal of trust and understanding for each other, often touching, grooming, and even sleeping together.

You’ll definitely see more elephants in India than you will in any other location, and you’ll definitely see just how friendly they can be when they’re treated right.

Snake Charming Civilians

India is home to some of the most bizarre and unusual wildlife that travelers will only see in India. One such creature is the snake charmer. These charming men or women dress in colorful traditional costumes and use snakes to entertain tourists by charming them and making them dance.

This may have something to do with snakes being very common in India — you can’t afford to be scared of something that you’re going to run into with any frequency, or you’ll never get anything done!

A Strange Combo of Old and New

If you’re ever planning a trip to India, be prepared for some bizarre sights. From weirdly shaped cows to insanely colorful markets, there’s something strange waiting for you at every turn. Here are five of the weirdest things travelers will only see in India.

Of course, in some cases, those animals are actually just getting rides themselves. After all, they also get tired and they deserve a break sometimes, don’t you think?

Cows Outside of Burgers

India is home to some truly bizarre sights that travelers will only see in this beautiful country. One such sight is cows outside of burgers. Yes, you read that correctly. These cows are standing right next to the burger buns, begging for a bite. Some tourists find this hilarious and others are just perplexed by it all. Either way, it’s definitely an odd sight to see in India!

In fact, you’ll find cows boldly strutting their stuff all over India, and why not? They’re safe from almost any harm, at least as far as intentional harm is concerned.

The Trusty Rickshaw

OK, the rickshaw isn’t exclusive to India. You can definitely find them in other countries, but they have a very prominent place in India, offering a viable alternative to cars in a place where roads are usually packed to the brim. You’ll find plenty of people being pulled around in these contraptions in India.

Of course, you may also find some people benefitting from rickshaws in other ways. All you need is a pair of wheels and some folks who don’t mind you hanging on for the ride.

Mannequins of All Sizes

Since India is a country with a rich history and culture, travelers will be surprised to see mannequins of all sizes in all sorts of poses throughout the country. Whether it’s an authentic-looking statue of a Hindu god or a life-sized replica of a celebrity, visitors will be sure to be fascinated by these bizarre sights.

We have to say, it’s a little strange seeing such mannequins with what we’re used to, but to be fair, it’s definitely something that other countries could benefit from adopting — if they just chose to do so.

Camel Aesthetic Appreciation

Some people may think that camels are just plain old horses with funny faces, but there are a lot of people who appreciate the unique aesthetic of camels. For example, in India, people will often decorate their camels with colorful clothes and accessories. It’s not just in India either – there are camel-centric expositions and festivals all over the world that celebrate the bizarre and beautiful aspects of these animals.

Camels deserve some praise, though, considering they’ve been working so hard for humanity for centuries. These festivals in which they get a little love is the least we can do.

Sardar’s Fish n’ Chicken

If you’re looking for a truly bizarre dining experience, head to Sardar’s Fish n’ Chicken in India. This restaurant is home to some of the strangest seafood you’ll ever see, and some of the most absurd chicken dishes ever created. From fish swimming in batter and deep-fried to chicken Tikka masala that comes with a side of raw onion rings, there’s something on the menu for everyone.

And if that’s not strange enough, consider the fact that all of Sardar’s food is served up in paper bags – making it one of the most unique dining experiences available anywhere in the world.  Of course, just because there’s a little copy and paste going on here doesn’t mean the food itself isn’t good. Who knows, maybe it’s even better than KFC?

Elephant Transportation Hijinks

India is home to some of the strangest animal transportation practices in the world. From elephants being forced to walk on their hind legs, to motorcycles being used as boats, these are just a few of the bizarre things travelers will only see in India.

Honestly, we’re amazed by the capacity of that small wooden boat more than anything else. But, one way or another, this is something you probably wouldn’t see anywhere except in India.

The World’s Largest Family

India is home to the world’s largest family, said to be numbering in the tens of millions. The phenomenon is known as the ‘family of zeroes.’ The family consists of people who have no relatives other than each other. Members are found in villages and cities all over India, but they are especially concentrated in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

The members are so close that they often share the same name and even the same birthday. They often marry within their group and have very large families because of it. There is no formal structure or leadership, but everyone seems to know their place. Some have suggested that the family is a result of widespread corruption in Indian society, where people are desperate for any kind of connection. Others say it’s just an amazing coincidence that so many people share similar backgrounds. No one really knows for sure.

Respect the ‘Stache

If you’re visiting India, you’ll be sure to see some bizarre sights. One of the most peculiar is the stache. Indians commonly sport mustaches, and they’re not afraid to show them off. The reason for this odd custom is unknown, but it’s a part of Indian culture that you’ll have to respect.

Whether or not it actually works would probably require some sort of in-depth study, but from a purely surface point of view, we could see some merit to the idea.

Super Wedding Parties

Indian weddings are often considered the most lavish and extravagant in the world. From the elaborate ceremonies to the endless varieties of food, there’s something for everyone at a wedding in India. But what about the weddings themselves? Some of the strangest things travelers will only see in India.

So yeah, maybe you can party anywhere, but nowhere parties like India does, and that definitely warrants a mention on this list of unique Indian attractions.

The Wedding Detective

As the wedding season nears, so does the time for couples to exchange gifts. However, not all couples are lucky enough to have a traditional wedding with a reception and a honeymoon. Some couples elect to do a “trial run” of their marriage over WhatsApp – without witnesses or a formal ceremony.

What do you get when you cross a DIY wedding with an Indian wedding? You get something pretty strange. For example, in one case, a bride left her groom’s family’s home before the wedding and traveled over 2,000 miles to marry him in his hometown! Another couple decided to have their wedding at 2am after exchanging gifts during the day. Needless to say, their guests were exhausted but happy! So if you’re planning your dream Indian wedding – or just want to see some really bizarre things – be sure to check out our blog section!

Religion Specific Warnings

In countries like India, it’s not unusual to see bizarre religious items and warnings. From snakes draped around statues of Hindu gods to colorful monkeys with messages about avoiding sin, these strange signs are often meant to keep visitors safe.

We’re just saying, the odds of encountering such a sign in almost any other country is pretty low, so that means it probably deserves a spot on this list.

The Art of Dismounting

Bizarre things travelers will only see in India may seem like something out of a children’s movie, but in reality, these curious sights are all too real. From elephants that can walk on their hind legs to colorful insects that can squirt water from their eyes, India is home to some truly bizarre creatures and animals. In addition to the strange sights, India is also known for its vibrant culture and stunning architecture, which visitors should not miss.

We can’t really blame anyone for doing this, though, considering how hard it would be to get off if you had two dozen people between you and the door.

Completely Unlocked Doors

India is known for its mind-blowing, bizarre sights that travelers will only see here. Whether it’s doors that are completely unlocked, or monkeys smoking cigarettes, there’s something truly unique and mysterious about India that will leave you wondering why you’ve never been here before. So what are you waiting for? Come explore this fascinating country and its bizarre attractions!

We’re not trying to imply that there’s no crime in India, because of course, that isn’t true — but could you think of any place in America where a business wouldn’t lock its doors?

Freedom of Movement

India is a country that is known for its diverse culture and rich history. One of the many attractions that visitors to India can experience is the freedom of movement.

Additionally, in order to cross the border, you don’t need a visa permit or any specific paperwork, just your passport or any form of identification. If you do indeed plan on climbing one of the world’s highest peaks, then bring along the required hiking gear with you.

Food for All

Religion is a fundamental and well-respected part of India and no matter one’s socioeconomic status, it binds the people together. At the Golden Temple, which is a holy place in India, all visitors are greeted with delicious foods.

There is no shortage of bizarre sights that travelers will only see in India. From snake charmers to colorful hijabs, there’s something for everyone to see in this fascinating country. Here are five of the most unusual foods you’ll encounter while exploring India.

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

If you’re looking for a bizarre experience, travel to India. Here, you’ll find all sorts of bizarre sights and sounds. From tigers in the jungle to bizarre Hindu dance rituals, there’s something for everyone to see and experience in India. One of the most peculiar aspects of Indian life is the prevalence of dancing. From village fairs to weddings, Indians love to dance. And while some of these dances are quite simple, others are quite elaborate and often involve costumes and props.

Some of the most famous Indian dances include bhangra and cha-cha-cha. Bhangra is a lively traditional dance that origins in Punjab province in North India. The dancers wear colorful clothing and perform hand-clapping rhythms. Cha-cha-cha is a more sedate dance that originated in Cuba and has been popular in India for many years. The dancers move their bodies gracefully to the rhythm of the music while keeping their hands at their sides. While some Indian dances are quite simple, others are quite elaborate and often involve costumes and props. One of the most famous Indian dances is bhangra which originates in Punjab province in North India. The dancers wear colorful clothing and perform hand-clapping

A Rare Sighting

India is home to some really odd sights that are sure to surprise even the most experienced travelers. From bizarre animals to mind-blowing architecture, India has something for everyone. Here are five of the strangest things you’ll only find in India.

Not only are they super cute and odd-looking with their long and flat beaks, they’re also sadly close to extinction. So, do yourselves a favor and visit Unchagaon to catch a sight of these rare river dolphins.

The Only Educational Toilet Museum

Welcome to the blog section for the article “Bizarre Things Travelers Will Only See in India”. In this blog, we will be discussing one of the most peculiar and bizarre museums in all of India – The Only Educational Toilet Museum. Located in the city of Gorakhpur, this museum is dedicated to the history, culture, and use of toilets around the world.

The museum is made up of a series of small rooms that house exhibits on everything from ancient Indian toilets to modern Western toilets. It’s an interesting and educational way to learn about different toilet systems and how they have evolved over time. If you’re ever in Gorakhpur or the nearby city Deoria, be sure to check out The Only Educational Toilet Museum!

Things Are Getting Spicy

Some of the most bizarre things travelers will only see in India are snakes with human heads, tigers with human feet, and birds that can turn their heads completely around! India also has some of the world’s deadliest spiders, including the black widow spider.

Thanks to Columbus bringing back alternative spices from the Americas, the long pepper spice seemed to vanish from use. However, India still uses it commonly today and you’ll be able to try it exclusively there.

Hear Me Roar

India is known to have an extensive wildlife selection, but it’s the wild cats there that get the most publicity. India is home to the infamous five big cats which consist of Asiatic lions, snow leopards, clouded leopards, Indian leopards, and Bengal tigers.

India is also the only place in the world where you can see lions and tigers together from the same country.

The Capital of Yoga

The stunningly beautiful city of Delhi is known for its tradition of yoga and its vibrant culture. But travelers who venture off the beaten path will only see bizarre things in this incredible country.

From sacred cows wandering the streets to colorful traditional costumes, there’s something truly bizarre to see in every corner of India. And even if you stick to the well-known destinations, you’re still likely to encounter some amazing quirks that only India can offer. So whether you’re looking for a little culture shock or just some good laughs, be sure to check out these bizarre travel highlights from India!

Experience Fireflies

If you’re ever lucky enough to be in India during the month of June, you’ll be able to witness one of the most incredible things traveling: Firefly Festivals. Held all over the country, these events feature giant tanks containing hundreds of fireflies that participants can watch flicker, and dance.

If you go to the village at dusk, millions of flies sparkle in the sky. It’s said to be a breathtakingly unforgettable sight and as Owl City put it, “You would not believe your eyes”.

The Creepiest Monument

India is home to some truly bizarre and eerie monuments. Some travelers may only see these strange structures while in India, but others may have heard about them before ever visiting. Here are five of the strangest monuments found in India.

This haunted memorial is one of many abandoned places in India that will probably leave you trembling. If you choose to check out this spot, we warned you here first!

All to Yourself

Skyscrapers are generally not homes, because no one needs that many floors. But, if you’re rich, sometimes what you need doesn’t really matter as much as what you want. In Mumbai, there’s a skyscraper as tall as 40 stories that belongs to one man and his family.

The man who lives there is billionaire Mukesh Ambani, and the whole thing is lived in by himself and his wife, plus their three children. Talk about the lap of luxury.

Henna Tattoo Body Art

Henna tattoos use a type of paste generally called Mehndi. They’re often used as a form of body art, with intricate designs being put on the body prior to major events and celebrations, such as weddings. You can get Henna tattoos in other countries, but India is its home, and you’ll see a lot more of it there.

If you’re ever in India, be sure to check out the tattoo parlor known as Henna Tattoo. There, artists will ink you up with some of the most bizarre and unique tattoos you’ll ever see. From skulls and snakes to unicorns and pandas, these are definitely not your average tattoos!

No Expenses Spared for Elephants

Travelers will only see elephants in India if they’re willing to shell out a few extra dollars. These majestic creatures are often used in circuses and are usually treated well, but there are a few places in India where you can still see them roaming free.

Frankly, you probably won’t find any country as dedicated to elephant care as India is, but then again, no other country is as reliant on them either.

Confused Directional Signs

India can be a bewildering place for travelers, with its numerous languages and religions. But the strangest phenomena that tourists will see in India are the confusing directional signs. For example, one sign may say “South” while another sign further down the street may say “North.” And sometimes these signs are not even accurate – one sign might say “East” when the actual direction is “West.”

There are a few explanations for these confusing directional signs. One theory is that they’re designed to confuse drivers, so they don’t get lost. Another theory is that the signs were created by local merchants who wanted to make it more difficult for tourists to find their shops. Whatever the reason, it’s definitely something to be aware of when traveling to India.

Lost in Translation

India is a country of extremes, with both the most ancient and modern cultures in the world. As a result, travelers will find all sorts of bizarre things here – from bizarre animal behavior to strange architecture. Here are seven of the strangest things that travelers will only see in India.

What was in the water before? We’re honestly scared to get the answer to that question, all things considered. Let’s just ignore it.

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