Charlotte: a complete package
Bollywood has found a new foreign locale in this charming American city listed as one of the Top 3 best places to live. Roopa Rao comes back impressed.
There is a huge influence of native Indian tribes. So much so, that native folk art can be found integrated with walkways and pavements. Look out for these quaint touches in day time. The skyline is so spectacular at night that you do not remember to look for the mural art present on the walkways.
One story goes that Charlotte stands for the Colusa tribe, who changed their name to Carlos under Spanish influence, anglicising it to Charlotte. Adding a fine touch to the diversity prevalent in Charlotte is its strong religious roots. There are several religious institutions, including synagogues, monasteries, mosques, even a Swami Narayan temple.