India an enchanted place, is one of those countries that offer enormous variety to travelers. It is full of contrasts at every step. Here you will find the intriguing region of Laddakh and the astonishingly beautiful Himalayan regions of Jammu&Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, the Hills of Uttranchal and Darjeeling and Sikkim in the Northeast.
The vibrant land of Punjab and colorful Rajasthan; the capital city of Delhi and the cultural city Kolkata. that attract travelers to their fold. South of the northern plain, the Deccan offers cities that mirror the rise and fall of the Hindu and Muslim kingdoms and the modern metropolis built by the British at Mumbai. The centrally located places of interest like Hyderabad, Golconda, Bijapur, Mandu compete with each other for tourist attention.
The sun kissed beaches of Goa and the magnificent backwaters of Kerala are ever appealing. The south of India is extraordinarily diverse in terms of its landscape, people, arts, traditions and culture. If you have a religious bent of mind there is an astonishing array of sacred sites from Jain temples, architecturally beautiful Hindu temples to Buddhist stupas.
If it is history you are after, it is scattered all around; countless monuments, battle hardened forts, abandoned cities and ancient ruins and ramparts all have their tale to tell. If you simply want to laze in peace and splash around, there are beaches while lovers of the great outdoors will find a virtual storehouse of scenic spots and landscape. India provides enough opportunity for adventure tourism that includes river rafting, para gliding, and mountain biking, trekking and mountaineering. It also offers several centers for yoga and meditation for the seekers of peace and meditation. If you are a wild life aficionado, India with its countless wild life parks and sanctuaries is an ideal place to experience the thrill of wild life near unspoiled nature.
Cultural Tour of India
India's glorious diversity can leave you spellbound. It has been considered as a land with rich cultural heritage since immemorial. Centuries after centuries, this country have seen rulers like Rajputs, Mughals, English and Portuguese and religions flourishing at different times in this country like Buddhism, Jainism etc. All these factors have played their role in making an impact on the culture of this country. One can find the traces of different cultures in Music, dance, architecture, festivities, languages spoken, traditional beliefs and customs, food and many more like these. It is the development in these aspects of life makes the heritage of India vibrant and colourful.
Religion & Culture of India offers a confluence of almost every major religion in the world. As the first ray of sun approaches this ancient land, the whole atmosphere echoes with the prayers in temples, gurubani in Gurudwaras, Azaan in mosques and the chanting of Buddhist shlokas. Since time immemorial, various forms of dance and music have been an indispensable part of Indian civilization. The traditions and customs at one place in India are very different from the other places, making it a land of striking diversity; a fact that is sure to captivate you.
The people of India observe all the festivals with equal amount of zeal and enthusiasm. Some of the major festivals include Holi, Diwali, Eid, Christmas, Easter and Raksha Bandhan. Every festival has its own story that reflects to the rich cultural heritage of India. In addition to this, countless fairs are also organized throughout the year. The major fairs include Pushkar Fair, Nagaur fair and SonepurMela.
Linguistic Heritage Language, the effective means of verbal communication not just facilitates easy flow of ideas and feelings but also helps to distinguish people of different regions from each other. The Constitution of India recognizes eighteen languages and these fall into two major groups: Indic or Indo-Aryan and Dravidian. Additionally, there are over 1600 minor languages and dialects listed in the latest census. Though Hindi is the official national language, English is widely spoken by the masses and is still the official language of the judiciary.
Art and Crafts of India: Over the centuries human race have produced an exuberant artistic heritage .Art and craft are the representation of a culture and symbol of expression of a region or a group. The fascinating and traditional art and crafts of India is sure to leave you spellbound. The treasure trove of Indian handicrafts has an amazingly captivating beauty. Carved out of expensive materials like ivory, gems and marble, to the cheaper ones like clay, cane and bamboo and wood they represent the fascinating culture of the region. The exotic embroidery including 'chikankari', 'phulkari and baghwork'makesthemverydistinct.
Indian Food : India offers rich and diverse cuisine, coupled with the celebrated hospitality of the people. Simply irresistible and sumptuous, Indian dishes are any gourmet's delight. All the states and regions have their own variations and specialties signifying the culture and tradition of the place. Savor various permutations and combinations of ingredients and the innumerable aromatic spices creating magical, mouth-watering variety of the same dish, often different in taste, color and texture.