India

India

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We are back from India! On our travels, we discovered that this country is home to many different cultures and historical sites, like palaces, temples, churches, mosques and tombs. We stood beside the sacred Ganges River, and toured the famous tomb, the Taj Mahal. But we had the most fun exploring India’s colorful festivals, spicy foods and vibrant artistic traditions.

Check out activities, photos and more below to explore India for yourself!

Sofia and Sam

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Photos

Quick Pick

Which of these Indian sweets would you like for dessert?

Music

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These fun songs are from the Putumayo Kids CD, Asian Playground and Asian Dreamland.

Fun Facts

Many people in India believe that cows are sacred. In most cities cows walk around freely.

The Sikh Golden Temple in India feeds a meal to between 40,000 and 100,000 people every day as an act of selfless service.

There are six seasons in India: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter and winter.

Print and Play

Holi Powder Recipe

Learn about India’s most colorful holiday!

Hidden in Henna

Find the hidden symbols in the mehndi design.

Flag Garland

Print to color the flag of India and make a garland.

Pen Pals

Our friend Arjan, who lives in India, answered our letter!

Palolem beach, Goa, India

Palolem Beach, Goa, India

What is it like where you live?

I live in an apartment with my mom, dad, brother and grandfather in Delhi. It’s a really big city (over 20 million people!). The sidewalks and roads here can get very crowded, so most people take the metro to get places faster.

What do you usually eat for breakfast?

My favorite breakfast is aloo paratha. That’s an Indian flatbread stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions.

What do you do for fun?

I like to play cricket and chess. I also make goofy videos to share with my friends.

How do you spend the summers?

In the morning I do my holiday (vacation) homework. That is extra work our school gives us to do over the break. When that is done, I either watch TV or play sports with my friends.

Our family goes on one holiday each summer. Last year, we went to a state on the western coast of India called Goa that is known for its beaches. Goa used to be a Portuguese province, so the buildings look different than the buildings I've seen in Delhi. We explored the beach town, went on some hikes in nature and built sand castles on the beach. The beach there is really nice.