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Cataloging a day among the sights, sounds and smells of India, this video gives you an insight into how you might spend 24 hours in the country without even leaving your living room.

The video expertly intersperses hunger-inducing shots of typical Indian cuisine with images of schoolchildren playing cricket, a youngster having misgivings about the motives of a flock of pigeons and other scenes from everyday Indian life guaranteed to raise a smile and whet your appetite, both for travel and food.

The rich flavours of Indian food in all their colourful and varied glory are showcased to maximum effect, with enticing curries, sauces and street snacks on display. Step One to understanding a day in India is watching this video; Step Two is booking the flights.