Is India dangerous for foreigners?
Brady Campbell, Blogger at The Indefinite Journey (2011-present)
YES VERY DANGEROUS INDEED! Here are some of the most dangerous things that happened to me while in India.
Dangerous to your prejudice!
I have never been anywhere in the world quite like India in this regard. People are just simply accepted. There is a difference between acceptance and tolerance. Most places I have been in the world, people are tolerant of tourist, religions, differences and color of your skin. India is accepting. It is truly the most endearing thing about this country in my eyes.
The Indian people have assimilated for centuries of occupations that has helped to create this acceptance. From the Muslim invaders to the British most recently, this country has not lost her identity over thousands of years, yet assimilates parts of the occupiers seamlessly. This is admirable and says a lot about the Indian people.
When you go to India, you let go of your prejudices. You learn from the Indian people how to get along with others and accept, which is the enemy of prejudice.
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Dangerous to your tastebuds!
The food is a balance between spicy and sweet that simply makes me happy. There is little better feeling than the curries that tickle my lips with almost a buzz after eating Indian Food. From the biryani to the curries, from pani puri (sp) to the Chole Bhature and Kati Rolls of Delhi. By no means am I a vegetarian, however this is the only country where I could eat veg and not care one bit.
The Indian food is dangerous to numbing your tastebuds.
Dangerous to your World View!
I can not honestly say that before going to India, my worldview was complete. It still isn’t complete by any means, but I thought I had a pretty good grip on it. After going to India… It exploded and made me realize how ignorant I really was to the views of others in the world.
The Indian people see life differently than the rest of the world. Not in a negative way, just very different. Maybe it is from being an ancient civilization and developing a philosophy that is tried and true. Coming from America, we have a civilization and culture of only a couple hundred years old. This is an infant to the Indians who have been entrenched in their culture since human existence practically.
So Is It Dangerous?
Go to India! See for yourself! It is dangerous for many reasons. But is it dangerous to your personal safety, (which is what the original poster was probably getting at)?
NOT IN OUR EXPERIENCE!
We never felt as if our lives were in danger, or that we were in a dangerous situation. Does it have its dangers… of course. Just like anywhere else in the world. Whoever is reading this can say the same about their own land.
There are dangers everywhere and it is up to you to be smart and travel well by avoiding the dangers or being put into dangerous positions where others can take advantage of you.
You can check out all our Indian Adventures at our Blog Page for India. We went all over India! India - The Indefinite Journey
Shahnawaz Zahid, Developer at Tata Group (2016-present)
How foreigners treated us and how we treated them.
The Portuguese nobleman Vasco da Gama sailed from Lisbon in 1497 on a mission to reach India and open a sea route from Europe to the East. Da Gama received a hero’s welcome back in Portugal after what he did in INDIA.
After da gama, Dutch and Britishers came and what they did to this nation is something we all are aware of.
Forcing people to participate in wars, mass killing at JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE, partition of INDIA,high taxes,loots, Bengal famine, exploitation , rapes are some of the examples of their cruelty and brutality.
强迫人们参加战争，JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE的大屠杀，分裂印度，高额税收，奸淫掳掠，孟加拉饥荒，这些都是他们的残忍罪行。
Now, Is India dangerous for foreigners?
NO, We Indians have been taught to respect our guests and treat them well since a very young age. We are the most humble people
Atithi devo bhava -Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home and go out of their way to please them. There's nothing like Indian hospitality. For us, guests are a reflection of god.
India is a diverse country with so many religions, cultures and values. One will always get the wonderful and different expression of greeting varying from 'Namaste - the together joining of both hands' to “salaam” and “Adab” by using their right hand.
India can be very inspiring and refreshing for the soul. Many people come to India to learn yoga, meditate, or spend time at an ashram. Another moving experience is to take part in an evening Aarti (fire worship) along the Ganges river at either Rishikesh , Haridwar, or Varanasi
Home of Ayurveda and YOGA - Gaining reputation for its skilled English-speaking medical professionals, wide range of procedures and surgeries, and very low prices, India attracts med-trotters from near and far, with a recent surge in the number of American patients.We are second among the top 12 cheap health care destinations in the world saving thousands of lives daily. With hands wide open we welcome millions of people across the world.Many hospitals also offer traditional Ayurvedic treatments, where herbs, massage, and yoga comprise a system of alternative medicine.
INDIA IS BEAUTIFUL - WE HAVE TAJMAHAL OF COURSE , AND THAT IS ENOUGH TO ATTRACT FOREIGNERS.