India - Land of Mystery & Mythology
India is one of the mysteries of the world and a country everyone wants to visit at least once. There is a wealth of sights, cultural exuberance, diversity of landscape, terrain and weather in search of that special something, that only India promises and delivers.
Experience a holiday in India. There may never be a dull moment if you are seeking and absorbing. It’s a country full of historical monuments, culture, festivity and color. Travel to snow-clad peaks of some of the highest mountains in the world, , breathtaking beaches, sandy desert, lush green thick forests and placid backwaters in south India.
India is one of the popular tourist destinations in Asia Bounded by the Himalayan ranges in the north, and surrounded on three sides by water (the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, and the Indian Ocean), with a long history and diverse culture, India offers a wide array of places to see and things to do
Its one of the few countries in the world, today, in which the social and religious structures, which define the nation's identity, are intact for over 4000 years. There is possibly no other country where religion is so inextricably intertwined with every aspect of life.
The enticing unity represented by the people of the country who display a wide range of religions, culture, customs and languages. The rich and varied heritage happens to be one of the many sources of pride of the nation. The mysterious ways of the people, their lifestyles and the inseparable culture cannot be done solved in words but can surely be enjoyed with experience.
The arts and crafts, music and dance, architecture and people all are instances of the cultural rainbow of India. The trip to Rajasthan offers unique sights like the architectural magnificence of the forts and palaces. Down south each city is associated with a specialty. The port city of Mahabalipuram is renowned for its rock-cut monuments, structures in a single stone and bas-reliefs besides its beaches. Besides the pious travelers and admirers of architectural beauty, the trip down South will be unforgettable for the nature lovers.
Music and dance in India are among the oldest forms of classical arts with traditions that date back several centuries. The source of Indian dance forms is the 'Natya Shastra', regarded as the fifth Veda, written between the second century B.C. and second century A.D. The uniqueness of Indian classical dances is that they are all devotional in content, using the body effectively as a medium of communication to express moods and emotions. Indian music has developed within a complex interaction between people of different races and cultures.
Indian cuisine is very diverse and is a result of India’s diverse population. Over the centuries, each new wave of settlers brought with them their own culinary practices which, with time, blended into the Indian cuisine as it is known today. Over the centuries Indian cuisine has been highly influenced by the Arab and Chinese traders and conquerors such as the Persians, Mongols, Turks, British and Portuguese.
The various Indian fairs see people near and far participating and celebrating. The party environment raises everyone's spirits. Fairs on the whole mean an occasion to opportunity to make new friendships and renew old ones. Fairs are all about partying, eating, shopping celebrating relations and making merry. The colorful costumes, the captivating customs reveal the cultural heritage of India. Promotion of the Indian culture and heritage takes place at the famous Dance Festival of Konark in Orissa and the Khajuraho temples of Madhya Pradesh.