Ah, India -- the holy grail of vegetarian cuisine. There are over 500 million vegetarians in the country, and they subsist on some of the most flavorful and diverse food on the planet. In India, with so many vegetarians around, you’ll never be in any doubt about whether a food is meatless. What's more, all packaged foods sold in India will have a green mark if they’re vegetarian and a brown mark if they aren’t. So even if you can’t read the language, your potential for accidentally eating meat is low. Unless you’re colorblind.
Cedric Lizotte is a freelance journalist and photographer specializing in travel, food, and technology. He'd also write a great "Dear Abby" column. Read his blog at continentsandcondiments.com, and follow him: @CedrikLizotte.