Freelancer living in Beijing
I visited India in November 2012 for 18 days, traveling to many places from the country's east to west. I especially wanted to see the influence of Buddhism in India.
During my trip, I found that India's development is unbalanced. In particular, rural India is still remarkably undeveloped. Local people use cow dung as their major fuel, for instance. Tourists might need time to get used to the smell of burning cow dung that is normal for the locals.
India is a mysterious land to me. Whereas most Chinese people are not religious, Indian life largely revolves around religions like Hinduism. They seem to have a faith in the afterlife that helps them cope with poverty and hardships.