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What's your message for Indian tourists?

August 29, 2019 08:50 IST

Do you think Indian tourists often misbehave and disrespect the culture of a place they visit?
Tell us what advice you'd like to share with Indian travellers planning to visit a new place or country.

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IMAGE*: Tourists take a selfie in Jerusalem's Old City. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Television actor Siddhant Karnick, who was recently in Bhutan, posted a video (external link) on Facebook highlighting the urgent need for Indian tourists to behave better.

In the two-minute video, Karnick described how shocked he was at the behaviour he observed of Indians in Bhutan on his trip.

They were loud, disrespected local culture and disrupted the tranquility of religious places.

‘This is not your backyard. You do not own this place. This is not your hall, don’t scream around and ruin a peaceful, tranquil place' is Karnick’s appeal in a video which has gone viral.

Many who watched the video have shared their stories of how we Indians often misbehave and cause embarrassment when we travel within India or abroad.

Said one: 'Recently I was in Fatehpur Sikri (Agra). And I was literally picking up chips packets, cold drink bottles, which a huge group with innumerable number of kids… was (were) throwing....We are disgusting'

Dear readers, do you agree with Siddhanth Karnick?

Do we as tourists often misbehave and disrespect the culture of a place we visit?

Did you have a similar experience? Did you do something about it?

Do share your experience. Also, tell us what advice you'd like to share with Indian travellers planning to visit a new place or country.

Please send details of your experience and travel tips to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject: Tips for Indian tourists) along with your NAME, AGE, LOCATION and a photograph, if possible.

We'll feature the best responses right on Rediff.com.

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