Karl Rock on Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep India

About Karl Rock

Karl Rock is a Hindi speaking expat who left his career and life behind in New Zealand to take viewers behind the scenes of incredible India with his YouTube channel and books.

Karl is on a mission to visit EVERY state and union territory in India and India before partition! So far he’s covered 36 of 37 states & union territories plus Pakistan and Bangladesh.

On YouTube, Karl shares his life in India, tips for foreigners to travel confidently & safely, and he goes behind the scenes of India to update the world’s, usually, outdated perceptions about India.

The purpose of my life is to help others. I make content to help foreigners enjoy their time in India as much as I do. I want them to fall in love with India like I have.

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Karl’s books, the India Survival Guide (Quick-Start Safety Guide) and Learn Hindi Faster Than I Did! help foreigners enjoy their time in India and tackle the challenges that Hindi has for English speakers.

My videos & books make foreigners feel confident about travelling in India and they boost the Indian tourism industry in the process.

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Karl has been featured in the Indian Express, Zee News, NDTV, the Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Hindustan Times, New Zealand Herald, Stuff.co.nz and many more!

What Others Are Saying about Karl Rock

My first time Delhi and I bump into Karl at the airport. That felt like a good omen to me. Mate, your book had a lot of great advice in it for a first-timer like me I would recommend it for all 1st time travellers to India.

I’ll admit I was feeling somewhat apprehensive on arrival but my time in Delhi was fun, and the people are so genuinely interested in where you’re from and very friendly.

Also spent most of my time in Kashmir, Jammu which I fell in love with. People were friendly and very welcoming. Some said “Kashmir is dangerous” that is so far from the truth it’s not funny. The people are fantastic.

Thanks again Karl, your advice was spot on and helped make my trip the fun it was. Namaste.

Wobbly Cat (YouTube)

Namaste Ji! I want to tell you that you’ve inspired me quite a bit. My parents call me an ABCD, American Born Confused Desi. I understand why they call me that, I don’t know my mother tongue (Hindi or Tamil) nor do I seem to care about my culture.

But, after discovering your videos, I realized there was SO MUCH more to India than I possibly knew. I always wondered “Why would a foreigner want to live in India?” I realized that the country I am from has so much to offer, and I’ve been disregarding my culture for so long.

I decided to begin learning Hindi, and can now form simple sentences. I decided to join an Indian culture group near me and have shared your work with many people.

You’ve inspired me a lot, sir. I appreciate all the work you do sir, and hope you continue making such good videos! You most likely will not see this, but you’ve inspired me quite a bit sir. Without your book I could not get anywhere in Hindi!

Ravi Mani (USA)

I have to tell you, thank-you for your videos and books about India. I just got back to the USA from my 27 day trip in India. I absolutely love India.

Your videos and book, and some friends, really helped me prepare for the shock of India. I am not sure how I would have handled it without the knowledge beforehand.

I wanted to thank you, and please keep the information flowing because I am certainly going to come back.

Laurie Anne (USA)