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10 Silly Things Foreigners Believe Are True About India But Actually Are Not!

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Here are a few stereotypes about India we must bust! HolidayIQ Travellers share a few.

10 Silly Things Foreigners Believe Are True About India But Actually Are Not!:

  1. The Leela Palace, New Delhi (Delhi)
  2. Hyderabad (Telangana)
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong (Meghalaya)
  5. Ladakh (Leh) (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)
  7. Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
  8. Pelling (Sikkim)
  9. Alappuzha (Alleppey) (Kerala)
  10. Varkala (Kerala)

1. They Think They Will Have To Live On Trees. Until They See We Have The Finest Hotels In The World!


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You’ll find beautiful hotels in India with royal services and the best food you can ever eat. The Leela Palace in Delhi is one of the top rated hotels by Holiday!Q travellers. HolidayIQ Traveller Isfaqur Rahman from Guwahati shares about The Leela Palace, New Delhi, “The Leela Palace, New Delhi is located conveniently. The outer appearance of the hotel is captivating. Excellent service from the staff. Whether a holiday or business trip the Leela Palace is the perfect choice. The pool is excellent and the suites are tastefully decorated. The restaurants serve an amazing array of delicacies from the world over. The professionalism of the staff makes your stay a very pleasing experience.”

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360 Ratings | 362 Reviews | 1412 Sightseeings | 10 Photos

2. India Serves Veg Food Only. Until They Eat Our Delicious Meat Treats


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Hyderabad is well known in India for serving the finger-licking yummy biryani. Go to Hyderabad and you’ll learn that Biryani is the only food you should ever have. HolidayIQ Traveller Niraj Pratap Singh from Delhi shares, “Visit for its biryani. Visit Hyderabad because there is so much to see. It is a good mix of modern and heritage architecture. You can see Hussain sagar, Golconda fort, charminar, ramoji film city. You can visit paradise restaurant for biryani. It is just amazing. Hyderabad is well connected with trains, flights, roads too.”

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23061 Ratings | 14239 Reviews | 391 Sightseeings | 788 Photos

3. India Is Not Safe For Women Will Be Proved Totally Wrong When They Visit Kinnaur


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The small village in Himachal Pradesh is known for its polyandry marriage system where a woman is the head of the family and gets married to more than one man. HolidayIQ Traveller Roshni from Bangalore shares, "This place is a paradise for free-spirited souls."

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640 Ratings | 361 Reviews | 6138 Photos

4. All Places In India Are Dirty. Till They Visit Mawlynnong - Cleanest Village In Asia


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Yeah, it was named as the cleanest village in Asia. Need we say more? HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishek Acharya shares about Mawlynnong Falls, “The falls is in the cleanest village of India; it is really gorgeous.”

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11 Ratings | 7 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 2 Photos

5. Every Place In India Is Super Crowded - Not Till You Visit Ladakh


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You’ll find a few of the most populated cities in the world belong to the Indian land and that’s awesome. You’re never alone and people are always around to help you and participate in your fun-filled activities. HolidayIQ Traveller Vijeta from Delhi shares about Leh, “It is very nice place. I would like to go there every year. You really feel very relaxed. Mountains, valleys, rivers n beautiful nature you can see everywhere at Jammu and Kashmir. People there are very warm hearted and helpful. You will have no problem regarding food. The climate will also suit you.”

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3019 Ratings | 2110 Reviews | 91 Sightseeings | 1364 Photos

6. Indians Are Loud Until You Learn To Meditate In Rishikesh


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You’ll get to know the real meaning of peace once you visit Rishikesh, one of the holiest lands in India. HolidayIQ Traveller Krishnan Srinivasan shares, “The ashram has a very spacious hall where you can sit and meditate. Very peaceful atmosphere, you can also understand the various activities done by the ashram and also about the guru.”

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4983 Ratings | 2706 Reviews | 38 Sightseeings | 305 Photos

7. It's Hot & Humid Everywhere. Ever Visited Our Offbeat Hill Stations Like Tawang?


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HolidayIQ Traveller Debayan Bhowmik says, "One of the lesser known but surely one of the loveliest hill station. Every penny spent in reaching here is justified. The tawang monastery, the war memorial, bumla are a must visit among others. Local delicacies are nothing special but hot thukpa and momos are very very tasty indeed. The local garment shops sell variety of items but at a comparative high price. Local sight seeing will engross your stay here."

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339 Ratings | 234 Reviews | 29 Sightseeings | 191 Photos

8. The Only Food You Get There Is Tandoori Chicken & Naan. What About The Delicate Dishes Of Northeast & South India!


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HolidayIQ Traveller Anindya Burman says, "Countless places to visit, monastery trekking, helipads, majestic waterfalls, valleys, curio shops, local markets, momos and thukpas. The thukpa here is to die for!"

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2545 Ratings | 1591 Reviews | 27 Sightseeings | 443 Photos

9. Diwali & Holi Are The Only Festivals Indians Celebrate. Witnessed The Nehru Boat Race?


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"Alleppey backwaters was very good!! unfortunately we did not go further because of the nehru trophy boat race!! But we are glad we got to witness this spectacular event," says HolidayIQ Traveller Poulomi Dutta.

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6346 Ratings | 3882 Reviews | 18 Sightseeings | 586 Photos

10. The Only Good Beaches In India Are In Goa. Ever Been To Mundra, Varkala Or Even Digha?


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"Awesome, if I were to sum it up in one word. Sadly however, the pristine beauty of the place owes itself to the fact that Varkala is yet to be discovered by the mainstream desi traveler. God help the place once that happens! The walkway along the cliff is dotted with quaint little eateries offering a spectacular view of the ocean. A must visit if Kerala is on the agenda," says HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjeev Madhav.

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1026 Ratings | 566 Reviews | 17 Sightseeings | 47 Photos

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