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A Taste of India
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Indias Weather
  • Most of India has a tropical climate with three
    main seasons.
  • October to March is cool 24-25C and dry.
  • April to May is hot 28-31C and dry.
  • June to September is hot 27-31C and very wet
    the MONSOON season.
  • During the Monsoon season India experiences very
    strong winds and very heavy rainfall.

3
Travelling across India
  • The landscape of India is very varied.
  • In the north there are the mountain ranges of the
    HIMALAYAS. The highest peak in the Himalayas is
    MOUNT EVEREST.
  • South of the Himalayas is a huge flat area
    through which the RIVER GANGES flows.
  • Southern India is an area of high flat land
    called the Deccan Plateau.

4
Hinduism
  • Most people in India follow the HINDU religion.
  • Hindus believe that Hindu gods and goddesses
    represent the different qualities and powers of
    one supreme God.
  • Hindus have many festivals and celebrations, for
    example DIWALI.
  • Hindus believe that the place where any rivers
    meet is sacred. Platforms called ghats are built
    to enable pilgrims to bathe more easily in the
    RIVER GANGES.

5
Diwali
  • For most Hindus, Diwali is the most important
    festival of the year. It takes place at the end
    of October.
  • Various traditional stories are remembered at
    Diwali, for example the story of RAMA AND SITA.
  • Hindus decorate their homes and temples with rows
    of lights called DIVAS.
  • There are big family celebrations with feasts and
    fireworks.
  • Elephants have been a symbol of India for many
    centuries and are still ridden in festival
    processions.
  • Special patterns called RANGOLIS are drawn on the
    floor with coloured powders. They believe that
    they will bring good luck to the house.

6
Cooking and eating in India
  • Indian food is colourful and uses many spices.
  • Indians eat different meals depending on what is
    grown in the area in which they live, and their
    religion.
  • Many Indians are vegetarians. Hindus do not eat
    beef and Muslims do not eat pork.
  • Although knives and forks are used in India,
    eating with the fingers of your right hand is
    considered good manners. You are able to feel and
    appreciate the texture of the food.

7
Cooking and eating in India
  • Daal is the Indian word for pulses, like lentils,
    chickpeas and kidney beans. These pulses are used
    to make a stew-like dish called Daal.
  • Ghee is a form of butter used in cooking.
  • Saffron is the worlds most expensive spice. It
    is bright yellow and is considered a symbol of
    hospitality.
  • Turmeric is a yellow spice used in curries and is
    thought to be lucky.
  • Red chillies are very hot! They are used in
    curries.
  • Ginger is a root used in curries and is added to
    tea.
  • Mango is called the King of Fruits in India and
    is used in Indian ice-cream called Kulfi.

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Title: A Taste of India


1
A Taste of India
2
Indias Weather
  • Most of India has a tropical climate with three
    main seasons.
  • October to March is cool 24-25C and dry.
  • April to May is hot 28-31C and dry.
  • June to September is hot 27-31C and very wet
    the MONSOON season.
  • During the Monsoon season India experiences very
    strong winds and very heavy rainfall.

3
Travelling across India
  • The landscape of India is very varied.
  • In the north there are the mountain ranges of the
    HIMALAYAS. The highest peak in the Himalayas is
    MOUNT EVEREST.
  • South of the Himalayas is a huge flat area
    through which the RIVER GANGES flows.
  • Southern India is an area of high flat land
    called the Deccan Plateau.

4
Hinduism
  • Most people in India follow the HINDU religion.
  • Hindus believe that Hindu gods and goddesses
    represent the different qualities and powers of
    one supreme God.
  • Hindus have many festivals and celebrations, for
    example DIWALI.
  • Hindus believe that the place where any rivers
    meet is sacred. Platforms called ghats are built
    to enable pilgrims to bathe more easily in the
    RIVER GANGES.

5
Diwali
  • For most Hindus, Diwali is the most important
    festival of the year. It takes place at the end
    of October.
  • Various traditional stories are remembered at
    Diwali, for example the story of RAMA AND SITA.
  • Hindus decorate their homes and temples with rows
    of lights called DIVAS.
  • There are big family celebrations with feasts and
    fireworks.
  • Elephants have been a symbol of India for many
    centuries and are still ridden in festival
    processions.
  • Special patterns called RANGOLIS are drawn on the
    floor with coloured powders. They believe that
    they will bring good luck to the house.

6
Cooking and eating in India
  • Indian food is colourful and uses many spices.
  • Indians eat different meals depending on what is
    grown in the area in which they live, and their
    religion.
  • Many Indians are vegetarians. Hindus do not eat
    beef and Muslims do not eat pork.
  • Although knives and forks are used in India,
    eating with the fingers of your right hand is
    considered good manners. You are able to feel and
    appreciate the texture of the food.

7
Cooking and eating in India
  • Daal is the Indian word for pulses, like lentils,
    chickpeas and kidney beans. These pulses are used
    to make a stew-like dish called Daal.
  • Ghee is a form of butter used in cooking.
  • Saffron is the worlds most expensive spice. It
    is bright yellow and is considered a symbol of
    hospitality.
  • Turmeric is a yellow spice used in curries and is
    thought to be lucky.
  • Red chillies are very hot! They are used in
    curries.
  • Ginger is a root used in curries and is added to
    tea.
  • Mango is called the King of Fruits in India and
    is used in Indian ice-cream called Kulfi.

8
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