New Month, New Unit – Incredible India

6 Mar

This week we began our new unit, Ancient Asia. We begin with India and then learn about China.  I am sure many of you have seen this TV ad, “Incredible India.” If you haven’t, watch it! India is an incredibly diverse country. We know many of you travel outside of India, or return home for vacations. We are curious about the places you have traveled to in India. Post a comment and tell us how long you have lived in India too.  See Mr. Martin’s first comment as a sample comment.

49 Responses to “New Month, New Unit – Incredible India”

  1. Mr. Martin March 6, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    I moved to India in July 2012. I used to live in Kuwait and visited India twice when I lived there. I went to New Delhi both times and also visited in Agra. Since moving to India, I have visited:
    1) Kochi, Kerala
    2) Goa
    3) Kolkata
    4) Rajasthan – Jaipur and Udaipur
    5) Aurangabad and the nearby Ellora and Ajanta Caves, as well as the “Poor Man’s Taj Mahal”
    6) Pondicherry and Mamallapuram
    7) Amritsar and the Golden Temple
    8) Andaman Islands

    I LOVED Ajanta and Ellora! I would like to return to Kerala, Rajasthan (Jodhpur and Jaisalmer), Sikkim and Assam, and the Himalayan region of India (Leh, Ladakh, etc.). So many places to see!

    Mr. Martin

  2. SeoYoung March 7, 2014 at 3:16 am #

    I moved to India in the middle of July in 2010, when I was 9 years old. So now I lived in India for almost 3 years and 6 months. While staying here, I didn’t really went around to travel in India. I only went to:
    Jaipur,
    Agra,
    Delhi,
    Pondicherry,
    and Mamallapuram.

    That’s all. But when I visited Jaipur, Agra and Delhi, I saw many monuments, including Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was amazing! If one of you didn’t visit Taj Mahal, you should go! I believe there are many places around India that are nice to visit, so I should go travel too!

  3. Natsumi March 7, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    I moved to India in April 2013. I was living in America when I was 3-8years old. After I moved to India, I visited
    1. Mahabaripuram
    2. Delhi
    3. Coimbatore
    4. The Golden Ball in Pondhicherri
    5. Taj Mahal

    The best place I went in India is he Taj Mahal. When I first saw it, I thought it was a picture! It was so beautiful and the small jewelrries that were put inside the walls were beautiful too!!! How can they make such a huge and beautiful monument?!
    I want to go to more places in India and learn more about India!!! >▽<

    • Mr. Martin March 7, 2014 at 7:06 am #

      Natsumi,
      Did you visit Ooty when you went to Coimbatore? I would like to go to Ooty.

      Mr. Martin

  4. Aravind March 7, 2014 at 3:44 am #

    This advert really shows how India is unique to the world

    • Mr. Martin March 7, 2014 at 6:24 am #

      Indeed! It is a great ad. What places have you visited? Where would you like to go?
      Mr. Martin

  5. Min Jeong March 7, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    I moved to India in March 2012. I was living in Korea for 12 years and after I moved I just went
    1. Mahabaripuram,
    2. Pondhicherry
    3. Yelagiri
    I heard from a lot of students that India is great place, so I want to go to more places in India.

  6. Me (Alessio) March 7, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    I moved here when I was 10, in 2012 and I visited these places:
    1.)Kerala
    2.)Yelagiri
    3.)Goa
    4.)Pondicherri
    5.)Mamallapuram
    6.)Mysore
    7.)Chennai(LOL)
    I wish I visited more places like he Taj Mahal and Jaipur

  7. CheeseIsAwesome(Prahalad) March 7, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    Well, I moved to India in January, 2013. I’ve visited some places in India. Here they are:
    1.) Delhi
    2.) Mumbai
    3.) Kerala
    4.) Ganges (Where the 3 rivers meet)
    5.) Himalayas
    6.) Yelagiri (Obviously for WWoW)
    7.) Mahabalipuram
    8.) Hydrabad (Only in the airport :P)

    My favorite place EVER was going to Kerala. It was super fun, and we got to stay in a really cool hotel that had EVERYTHING! But, I really want to visit The Agra Fort and The Taj Mahal. India just has so many places to visit! (>’-‘)> <— It's KIRBY!

  8. Harin March 7, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    I moved to India in may 2013.I have lived in India for 10 months.
    After I moved to India, I have only visited Yelagary^^

    I want to go more places,and I want to visit Taj Mahal.

  9. Gyeong Deok Park March 7, 2014 at 3:51 am #

    I hope I could visit Rajastan once.

    • Mr. Martin March 7, 2014 at 6:27 am #

      You would really like Rajasthan! You shoud visit Jaipur and the Amber Fort, Udaipur, Jodphur, and Jaislamir.

  10. Yoojin March 7, 2014 at 3:51 am #

    I moved India Augest 18th 2013, When I was 11 years old. I visited
    1. Agra
    2. Jaipur
    3. Delhi
    4. Pondicherry
    5. Mamallapuram.
    The best place was Jaipur. Because when I saw Taj Mahal it was amazing!

  11. Yoo Hyung March 7, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    I wan’t travel in India, but I don’t where to go.

    • Mr. Martin March 7, 2014 at 7:09 am #

      Yoo Hyung,

      You are new to India. I hope you have some chances to visit some places. Rajasthan is very nice. I also enjoyed the Andaman Island, which are only two hours by flight from here.

      Mr. Martin

  12. Bak Ha March 7, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    I moved to India at the end of 2010, when I was 10 years old. I have been India about 3 years. After I moved to India, I visited:

    -Kerala
    -Mamallapuram
    -Delhi
    -Jaipur
    -Agra
    -Bangalore
    -Pondicherry

    The best place I’ve visited was Kerala. I went to Munar in Kerala, and the place was high up on the mountain. Climate was freezing, and the view from our hotel was wonderful. If you haven’t been to Kerala, I recommend you to go!!

  13. Yee Ryeong March 7, 2014 at 3:53 am #

    I moved India March 4th. 2011, when I was 9 years old. After I moved to India, I visited:
    1.Mahabaripuram
    2.Pondiicherri
    3.Delhi
    4.Agra
    5.Kerala
    The best place I visited is Kerala, because in trip, we slept in new place, house boat. Also I enjoyed Indian traditional dance.I want to go to Bangalore, Jaipur, and Pune in next vacation.

  14. Seth Hills March 7, 2014 at 3:56 am #

    I moved to Chennai in 2010. I have travelled to:
    1. New Delhi
    2. Mumbai
    3. Kolkatta
    4. Bangalore
    5. Kanyakumari
    6. Mysore
    7. Goa
    8. Andaman Islands
    9. Pondicherry
    10. Kerala
    11. Agra
    I am a beach bum and the sleepy beaches of southern Goa are my favorite. Early morning Dolphin trips, swimming, and fishing with the locals. Good times in India!!

  15. Mr.Toodles (Prahalad) March 7, 2014 at 3:59 am #

    In the second advertisement, where was the place where all the camels were and where is Holi celebrated the most? (I did change my name if you were wondering :D)

    • Mr. Martin March 7, 2014 at 6:28 am #

      I am not sure Mr. Toodles! I will ask Ms. Jaya. It looks really cool!

      Mr. Martin

  16. Abhi March 7, 2014 at 4:06 am #

    I agree that India has the most diverse culture. Every state there is a different culture and different language. Since moving to India I have visited:
    1. Yelegiri (not only in WWoW)
    2. Kerala
    3. Agra
    4. Jaipur
    5. Delhi
    6. Pune
    7. Bangalore
    and many cities in Gujarat
    8. Ahmedabad
    9. Anand
    10. Vadodara
    11. Junagadh
    12. Dakor
    13. Rajkot
    14. Surat
    15. Gondal
    16. Chotila
    17. Jamnagar
    and 18. Bhagodhra

    • Mr.Toodles (Prahalad) March 10, 2014 at 4:00 am #

      That’s a LOT of places O.O . Kinda freaked out in how many places you’ve been to O.o . Now, have you lived in India your whole life?

  17. Vinay March 7, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    I haven’t been anywhere outside of Tamil Nadu and only two places here
    Chennai
    Yelegiri
    YOLOSWAG

  18. Hayato March 7, 2014 at 6:26 am #

    I’ve been here since the beginning of 4th grade. I have visited New Delhi and saw the Taj Mahal. It was white and beautiful. But I want to visit Mumbai because I have never been there. They say that it is really crowded though.

  19. Sooji March 7, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    I moved to India in July 2013. I visited Yelagari~. And I want to visit Mumbai I want to look around India!

  20. Hayato March 7, 2014 at 6:29 am #

    Oh’ I had one more thing. I was also interested by the houses made out of banana leaves. After I saw the houses I felt about how lucky I am to be in a huge house unlike them.

  21. Ayumu March 7, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    I moved to India in 2010, August. I lived in India for 2 and half years until now.
    I have visited some temples in Chennai, but I also went to Delhi and Agra. I also want to visit Goa and Ganges River.

  22. Margot March 7, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    I am in Inidia from 2 years and I visited:
    1)Taj Mahal
    2)Yelagiri
    3)Goa
    4)Rajasthan
    5)Kerala
    6)Chennai(LOL)
    7)Ilandaman
    8)Pondicherry
    9)Maballipuram

    My favorite place was Taj Mahal because it was so beutiful and so clean!! The best place in India!!

  23. Rika March 7, 2014 at 6:31 am #

    I moved India in November 2013. And I have visited to…
    -Mahabaripuram
    -Pondicherry
    -Delhi
    My favorite place was Delhi. Because Delhi was so clean and the people was so kind.
    And I want to visit Taji Mahal because it is world heritage.

  24. Domenic March 7, 2014 at 6:31 am #

    All of the years I have lived in India I have seen the following sights…

    Port Blair, The Andaman Islands
    Havelock, The Andaman Islands
    Jaipur
    Chennai
    Delhi
    Rajastan
    Agra
    Mamallpuram
    Pondicherry
    Varkala, Kerala
    Yelegiri
    Kolkata
    Goa

  25. Tarun March 7, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    I have lived India for about 8 years, and I have not gone to many places in India except for Coorg, Kolkata, Kerala, Chennai. I really want to visit Hyderabad because my cousins keep boasting about how great it is so I really feel like going there. My favorite place in India was Coorg because the resort was awesome and the temperature was below 0.

  26. Daewon March 7, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    I moved India in Jan 2009
    I have visited only Delhi in India because my parents were busy with their work and our family did not have time to visit any other places except Delhi.
    I want to visit all the place in India for a whole year. That’s one of my dreams too.
    Actually I didn’t really have a favorite place because I have never been travelling in India except Delhi.

  27. Mara March 7, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    I came here in about 2 1/2 years ago and it is almost time for me to leave. I have less than 100 days left in india. It was an amazing experience and I hope to continue my expat life in other unique countries. In the first 1-2 years I was begging to go back home to Germany. Now I am begging to stay longer. I would love to stay longer, even if it’s just a year but it’s too late now.
    These are the places I have visited inside india in the past 2 1/2 years:

    -Chennai
    -Andaman Islands
    -Pondicherry
    -New Delhi
    -Agra
    -Yelagiri

    I hope I will be able to convince my parents to stay longer, but it probably won’t happen

    “You never know what you have until it’s gone” -Unknown

  28. Bhavni March 7, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    I really enjoyed watching these videos.

    I moved to India at the end of 2013. This is my first time living in India but I have visited India often to visit my family and do some sightseeing.
    Some places I have been to in India are
    Mumbai
    Jaipur
    Ellora Caves
    Yelagiri
    Chennai
    Taj Mahal
    New Delhi

    I love living and coming to India. It is a great country and a chance tp experience new things.
    ~Bhavni

    • Mr. Martin March 7, 2014 at 7:13 am #

      Bhavni,

      I loved the Ellora Caves! Did you also visit Ajanta?

      Mr. Martin

      • Bhavni March 8, 2014 at 7:36 am #

        No, Not Yet.

  29. Jeonghee March 7, 2014 at 6:35 am #

    I came to India at 2004 when I was 2 years old, I lived here 5 years when I was 2 years old here then went to Turkey 3 years, and 2 years here so far.
    I been to :

    1. Chennai
    2.Delhi
    3. Kerala
    4. Pondhicherry
    5. Goa
    6. Bangalore
    7. Mahabaripuram,
    8. Mumbai
    9. Pune
    10. Yelagiri
    11. Jaipur
    12. Kolkata

    I can’t remember all of them because I was a baby, and I’m going to live 2 years more.

  30. Changhyeon Lee March 7, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    I didn’t travelled anywhere in India yet.
    But I want visit Taj Mahal.

  31. Bhavni March 8, 2014 at 7:46 am #

    I really enjoyed watching these videos.

    I moved to India at the end of 2013. This is my first time living in India but I have visited India often to visit my family and do some sightseeing.
    Some places I have been to in India are
    Mumbai
    Jaipur
    Elephanta Caves
    Yelagiri
    Chennai
    Taj Mahal
    New Delhi
    Gujarat
    Maharashtra
    Kulu Manali
    Shimla
    Amritsar
    Darjiling
    Kolkatta

    I love living and coming to India. It is a great country and a chance tp experience new things.
    ~Bhavni

    • Mr. Martin March 9, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

      I am glad your enjoyed them.

      Mr. Martin

  32. Advika March 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    Hi everyone,
    Sorry for replying only today, because we came back to our host family’s house at 9 PM after a long day of volleyball. This year is my 3rd year living in India (I came in the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year). I think India is an amazing country and I am really happy that I have been given the opportunity to move travel around South Asia and compare and contrast different countries. People ask me which of the 3 countries I have lived in is my favorite, but I honestly don’t have an answer. Some people don’t realize that there are things in India that aren’t found anywhere else in the world.
    In India, I have visited:
    1) Yelagiri
    2) Bangalore
    3) Mysore
    4) Pondicherry
    5) Agra
    6) Delhi
    7) Mumbai
    8) Mahabalipuram
    9) Trivandrum

    I visited Mumbai when I was very young. I went to Trivandrum in March 2013. I remember that trip clearly because the hotel threw me a surprise party on my birthday! India is an amazing, diverse country.

    • Mr. Martin March 9, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

      Welcome back! You are correct! India is an amazing and diverse country. My wife and I were ready for a change after living in the Middle East for many years. The Middle East has a fascinating culture, but not the Gulf countries like Kuwait, the UAE, and Qatar. There is obviously no comparison to India and it’s amazing history and culture. I hope to travel and see as much of India as I can while we live here. Thanks for posting a comment.

      Mr. Martin

  33. Nao March 10, 2014 at 3:10 am #

    I went to TN – Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Ooty, Kanyakumari, Kerala – Kochi, Allepey, Karnataka – Mysore, Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh – Agra, Varanasi, Rajasthan – Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Neemrana, Maharashtra – Munbai, Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora, Delhi

  34. Arunveer March 10, 2014 at 1:22 pm #

    I have been all over India and enjoyed every bit of it. The best places I’ve been are the Golden Temple, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves and Udaipur. The Golden Temple is a temple for Sikhism, which is my religion, and is made out of Golden Leaf. I love Ajanta and Ellora Caves because the caves have been beautifully covered in frescos, and have many different artefacts to see. If you get a tourguide, then he or she wil teach you the amazing background behind how the whole the cave area was created, especially Ajanta. Udaipur was nice because of all of the different types of lakes they was to see. I even went and swam in one early in the morning. The atmosphere outside was freezing, but in the water, it was warm. Also, the hotel I had, Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort and Spa, is so awesome. I think we got the suite, which I remember was quite cheap in comparison to other hotels.

    • Mr. Martin March 10, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      I went to Ajanta and Ellora and the Golden Temple this past fall. All were amazing, especially Ellora and Ajanta. Seeing those caves makes me wonder how they were made and the effort that was made to carve out the stone with simple tools. Amazing!

  35. Pranav March 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Yes indeed India is a very diverse country . I have been to a few places when i was small and they are
    1. Agra
    2.Delhi
    3.Jaipur
    4.Kerala
    5.chennai

    I like Agra the best .

  36. Palmer March 10, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    I moved to India on July 26th 2009. I used to live in Michigan. Since moving to India, I have visited:
    1. Gulmarg
    2. Delhi
    3. Agra
    4. Jaipur
    5. Kolkata
    6. Hyderabad
    7. Margao
    8. Bangalore
    9. Kochi
    10. Thrissur
    11. Pondicherry
    12. Mahabalipurram
    13. Velur
    14. Yelagiri
    15. Chennai
    16. Pune
    17. Mumbai
    18. Mysore
    19. Andaman Islands
    20. Ajanta Caves

    These are most of the places I have visited in India.

    • Mr. Martin March 10, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

      You have certainly seen a lot. You are very lucky. Many students (and teachers) head straight for Thailand, the Maldives, or some country in SE Asia. There are so many things to see right here in India. I am glad your parents have taken you to so many places here. You are lucky.

      Mr. Martin

  37. Bhargav March 11, 2014 at 5:03 am #

    I have visited all around india I have gone to almost everyplace and it is an great experience and my favourite visit was in Rajasthan it was a really nice experience the weather was not that hot but I heard people say it was too hot but I enjoyed Rajasthan. We lived in a beautiful hotel that describes Indian culture and the designs they had were beautiful designs all around the hotel. therefore Rajasthan was a really beautiful experience

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