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  • Interesting Differences Between South and North India

  • Hello people, how many of you are planning a trip to the South Asian country of India?

  • The 7th largest country in the world is known for its diverse culture, languages and traditions.

  • If you are heading off to this country in search of any of these then your itinerary

  • needs to be changed ASAP!

  • Like come on, you are either in for monument and palace tours in the northern states or

  • reveling in the nature recluse in Southern parts.

  • Do you know what we are hinting at?

  • You don't have much scope in your itinerary to see the diversity!

  • Not convinced?

  • Let's take you on a virtual tour of the North and South India.

  • See for yourself!

  • Number 1.

  • Language We are assuming you do a basic Google search

  • about the destination you are planning to visit and language is one of the first things

  • you would check, right?

  • So what language translation book have you purchased for your trip to India?

  • Ah, Hindi, of course- the national language of India.

  • Uhmm only that it isn't the declared national language plus about 53% Indian population

  • speaks Hindi as their first or second language.

  • So what do the rest speak?

  • There are 22 officially recognized languages in India including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu,

  • and Kannada which by the way are spoken more in the southern parts.

  • In short, you need more preparation!

  • Number 2.

  • Music If you sit down for a musical show in northern

  • India, be prepared for it to be completely different from what you've experienced in

  • the south!

  • While instruments like mridangam, gottuvadyam, violin, veena and jalatarangam are favored

  • in the south, the northern parts of India see more of sitar, sarangi, santoor, and tabla

  • in their music.

  • You don't need us to tell you that instruments can completely change the flavor of music!

  • But there is more- the north Indian music shows influence from foreign invasions while

  • the music you hear in the south is more regional.

  • Live music in itself will give you a flavor of diversity!

  • Number 3.

  • Dance This had to be on this list, especially after

  • we've already told you how different the music is in the two parts of India!

  • It is believed that just like the music, the dances in the north were influenced by foreign

  • invasions, especially the ones by the Mughals.

  • While the dance in south has maintained its originality.

  • Keeping this in mind, when you see performances of Kathak, a dance form of north and compare

  • it to Kuchipudi or Bharatnatyam, you see the difference.

  • Despite the dances being so different, you see some similarity in terms of the costume

  • which are colorful and bright!

  • Number 4.

  • Food Ahan, if you don't have your holiday in

  • India revolving around food, you are doing it wrong! India is all about spices and the

  • food they are used in.

  • But the dishes you've been eating in the South are barely available in the north and

  • vice versa.

  • Firstly if you are served rice at every meal with some form of fish, you are in the southern

  • parts!

  • On the other side, wheat is the staple in north and thus eating roti, parantha and puri

  • will be on your plate every single time!

  • Plus the butter chicken and chole bhature are to be tried.

  • And of course a trip to south would be incomplete without some Sambhar, rasam, idli and dosa!

  • Number 5.

  • Dressing styles Westerners know of jeans, shirts, skirts,

  • jackets and the likes as wardrobe staples, right?

  • While you'd see plenty of people in India wearingwesternoutfits, a significant

  • number of people are dressed in traditional attire, especially in the south.

  • So women in the southern parts prefer sari while their northern counterparts are more

  • comfortable in salwar kameez.

  • Men on the other side are seen in western attire mostly but white dhoti and colorful

  • lungis are still seen in south.

  • If you are heading to India, you just cannot leave until you try at least one traditional

  • Indian outfit!

  • Number 6.

  • Tourism This is what you've been waiting to hear,

  • right?

  • Okay let's shoot- so north India is full of cities that are decked up with huge buildings,

  • monuments and temples with architecture influenced by invaders.

  • You wouldn't want to miss these attractions but what the south has in stored for you is

  • very different!

  • If you want to spend your vacation relaxing in the arms of nature, the south is where

  • you should head.

  • From waterfalls to tea plantations and from houseboat trips to wildlife parks, you'll

  • get the perfect nature recluse you have been dreaming about.

  • Oh and of course the temples with their traditional architecture are a plus!

  • Number 7.

  • Weather Planning of a vacation is incomplete till

  • the time you have considered the weather of the destination!

  • Would you be surprised if we told you that North India is one of the most climatically

  • diverse regions on Earth?

  • Summers can cause the temperature to raise to 35°C easily but some areas may even experience

  • the extreme 50°C while the winters are notorious for bringing in fog!

  • South on the other hand has a different climatic approach with the coasts being humid and the

  • inner peninsula being dry and being in the temperature bracket of 18- 30°C. You may

  • want to reconsider the dates of your trip now!

  • Number 8.

  • Atmosphere One of the biggest differences that you'll

  • encounter between the two portions is the atmosphere in the different states.

  • While the south is more peaceful and pollution free with its strict rules about smoking,

  • the northern states have a long way to go!

  • Delhi is among the most polluted cities of the country with a severe problem of smog.

  • Plus heaps of garbage will welcome you on the streets of northern India but this probably

  • won't happen down south where it is easier to take a deep breath!

  • Number 9.

  • People Another major difference is in the population.

  • If we talk about their looks, north Indians have lighter skin tones as compared to their

  • southern counterparts.

  • While North Indians have sharper facial features, the southerners have long black hair, so it

  • won't be wrong to say that beautiful features are spread across the country in various forms!

  • In terms of their nature- north Indians are known for their jolly nature and tendency

  • to spend money for showing off while people from the south generally believe in simple

  • living keeping aside their love for gold!

  • Number 10.

  • Education and employment India's literacy rate, according to the

  • 2011 census, was 74.04 percent.

  • We are not sure what to make of it but the interesting thing is that the literacy rate

  • is rather high in the south, reaching an impressive 94% in Kerala while it is only 64% in Bihar.

  • That is a big difference if you ask us!

  • As for employment, the statistics are shocking.

  • Even with the highest literacy rate, Kerala is among the states with the most unemployed

  • people! Tamil Nadu on the other hand has less employment issues than Punjab, Haryana and

  • Himachal.

  • You might not be directly affected by these statistics as a tourist but it never hurt

  • to be aware!

  • What are your thoughts about North and South India?

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