Following are actual questions and actual responses by Indian Tourism
website officials, who undoubtedly have an excellent sense of humor.
Q: Does it ever get windy in India ? I have never seen it rain on TV,
how do the plants grow? ( UK ).
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around, watching them die.
Q: Will I be able to see elephants in the street? ( USA )
A: Depends on how much you’ve been drinking.
Q: I want to walk from Delhi to Goa – can I follow the railroad tracks? ( Sweden )
A: Sure, it’s only three thousand kms, take lots of water.
Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in India ? Can you send me a list
of them in Delhi , Chennai, Calcutta and Bangalore ? ( UK )
A: What did your last slave die of?
Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in India ? ( USA )
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe .
In-di-a is that big triangle in the middle of the Pacific & Indian
Ocean which does not.. oh forget it.
Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Goa . Come naked.
Q: Which direction is North in India ? ( USA )
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here
and we’ll send the rest of the directions.
Q: Can I bring cutlery into India ? ( USA )
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
Q: Can you send me the Indiana Pacers matches schedule? ( France )
A: Indiana is a state in the United States of…oh forget it.
Sure, the Indiana Pacers matches are played every Tuesday night in
Goa , straight after the hippo races.
Q: Can I wear high heels in India ? ( UK )
A: You’re a British politician, right?
Q: Are there supermarkets in Bangalore , and is milk available all year
round? ( Germany )
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of vegan gatherers. Milk
Q: Please send a list of all doctors in India who can dispense
rattlesnake serum. ( USA )
A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from.
Most Indian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and
make good pets.
Q: Do you have perfume in India ? ( France )
A: No, WE don’t stink.
Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can
you tell me where I can sell it in India ? ( USA )
A: Anyplace where significant number of Americans gather.
Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in India ? ( France )
A: Only at Christmas.
Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? ( USA )
A: Yes, but you’ll have to learn it first.
Q: Can I see Taj Mahal anytime? ( Italy )
A: As long as you are not blind, you can see it anytime.
Q: Do you have Toilet paper? ( USA )
A: No, we use sand paper. (We have different grades)