Tourists are shocked when they first came out of the Indian airport. It is good if tourist read more about India before visit alternatively they get the interesting shock as they find the following annoyance almost everywhere in India. The only way to enjoy India is to accept the following situations.
Celebrity status: Celebrities are used to attention and if you are a western tourist in India better get used to the attention, though most of the time unwanted. Some India people will just stare at foreign tourists, and you will be an easy target for annoying touts and beggars for because of your polite behavior.
If you are a western female than in many small cities in India, men will be pushing their mobile phone towards your face and take pictures, of course without asking. You have an option to either ignore or turn your head.
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Dirt, garbage, and insects abound in the smaller cities in India. In fact, many times even in big metro cities such as New Delhi there are unhygienic conditions everywhere. For example, at the moment there are were more than 1500 cases of dengue fever in New Delhi despite Government all efforts to clean the city and Commonwealth games were only one month ago.
Even in major tourist attraction areas such as Qutub Minar in Delhi you can see the garbage next to the monument in the picture.
Roadsides Urinals: Situation is somewhat improving but still in many places around the country you may see people urinating openly.
Noise on the road: Drivers in India love horns on the road so get used to it, please.
Pollution: All Indian cities suffer badly from pollution. Delhi the worst as exhaust combined with dust can be an absolute nightmare for asthma sufferers and other people with sensitive lungs.
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Overcrowded cities. Indian cities are jam-packed with people after all India is the second largest population in the world.