Things Every North Indian should Know Before Visiting South India
Be considerate over following the rules when you're in South. Giving some bucks as bribery to the policemen won't ease your trouble.
Always remember that eating food with your hands is a part of their culture. Although, it is often discouraged in North but it is totally acceptable in South.
Be punctual and energetic when you're working in South. People in South are more enthusiastic and ardent.
Always think twice before you speak to South Indians. They are very polite people therefore, you should adopt that too.
Feel free to say yes if someone is offering help to you. People are very helpful there and they do not try to exploit the outsiders.
Do not expect a big fat wedding when you're in South. You will not find spendthrifts there when it comes to weddings, as they keep it simple.
Do not feel surprised when you see people wearing their traditional dress. You might not find a lot of people wearing traditional clothes in North, but this is totally acceptable in South.
Don't assume a girl wearing bindi as a married one. Wearing bindi is a tradition in South which is followed by both married and unmarried women.
Never judge a person by his/her looks and dressing style when you're in South India. People here very down to earth and live a very simple life.
Say 'No' to asking anyone's caste in South. People don't even have the name of their caste in their surnames. They use their father's names instead.