Culture shock is an overall, and I think cumulative, sense of strangeness and difference, experienced by people visiting a culture where things are being done very differently relative to their own background. The main thing is, they don't know how to fit in, to do things in a comfortable way, to have a feeling of belonging, to be able to relax and feel natural. The people experience culture shock when they move from one country to another or within their own country .
I have experienced culture shock when I moved from Kota , my hometown to Delhi to pursue my higher education. I was so excited to come to Delhi and start with my college life. Everything seemed perfect like a beautiful package , wrapped in shimmery paper with a beautiful bow. It would be perfect and wonderful once I got to Delhi. Well , it was a bit of a wake-up call when I encountered culture shock numerous times during my stay in Delhi. The major ones were talking and communicating with new people , greeted by a taxi-driver who will take the longest route to your destination , paying guest food and daily power cut , hike in prices ,etc. Essentially , it seemed impossible for me to fit in to the new world at the beginning but then , I thought to give the best shot to have a better understanding and to look forward instead of backward . I started building relationships with my college friends , who assisted me in my adjustment to Delhi by giving me a better understanding of the routes and by interacting and socializing with them made me feel les home-sick. The support from my family and my personal goals gave me the strength with the problems and with time I learnt to adapt to new experiences and took it as a challenge and faced it.
Now , it's been more than two years in Delhi I found myself to have learnt to accept all the shocks that I encountered and had incorporated them into my life . It was a tough challenge that I have overcome but now I love Delhi and can live in any other city .