Etiquette

Dress modestly Avoid stares by not wearing tight, sheer or skimpy clothes.

Have head cover handy For women (and sometimes men) visiting some places of worship – especially gurdwaras (Sikh temples).

Shoes It's polite to remove shoes before entering homes and places of worship.

Photos Best to ask before photographing people, ceremonies or sacred sites.

Namaste Saying namaste with hands together in a prayer gesture is a respectful Hindu greeting.

Shake don't hug Shaking hands is fine but hugs between strangers is not the norm.

Handy hint The right hand is for eating and shaking hands; the left hand is the ‘toilet’ hand.