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14 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In India

Lose yourself in India, and you never know what you might find. One important thing you should know you can do? Fly there with Scoot!

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2. Join the locals to watch the Wagah Border Ceremony.

About 30km from Amritsar is the village of Wagah, which sits smack bang on the border of India and Pakistan. Popular with the locals, the border ceremony is a daily military practice that kicks off a bit before sunset.

3. Then check out the nearby Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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The spectacular Golden Temple is a holy shrine for people of the Sikh religion. It sits at the end of a marble walkway, surrounded by sacred water that's often bathed in by pilgrims.

6. Watch the sunrise on the Ganges River.

It's not every day you get to watch the sun rise over a holy river. The Ganges flows through Varanasi, India's religious capital and one of the oldest living cities (and we reckon the most beautiful) in the world.

10. Haggle for bargains and fill up your suitcases at Jaipur's colourful bazaars.

Famous for its jewellery, textiles and local handicrafts, Jaipur (aka the Pink City) is one of the best places spend your rupees. If you're having trouble deciding where to go, Jaipur's biggest mall Johri Bazaar is a good place to start.

13. Come alive with rainbow colours at the Holi Festival.

Don your old clothes and throw some coloured powder at the ancient Hindu festival Holi (aka the Festival of Colour). It's celebrated in most regions of India and marks the triumph of good over evil.

14. Put your facial hair to the test in a moustache competition.

Think you can grow a decent mo? Think again. The longest moustache comp has become one of the most popular events at the Pushkar Camel Fair held in April (sorry, camels).

Another thing you probably didn't know about India? You can get there with Scoot, which now flies to Chennai, Jaipur and Amristar!