India is synonym with ‘diversity’ and this bears in the rich heritage of the country. The perfect blend of religions, cultures, languages, customs and traditions is reflected in the rich heritage of the country. One of the oldest civilizations is a treasury of art, architecture, philosophy, classical dances, music, flora, fauna and much more. The natural beauty of the country, the landscapes ranging from deserts to mountains…beaches to plains, the varied temperatures all make it a must visit country for avid travelers. India has also been the birthplace of yoga and meditation.
India is also the birth place of four of the world’s major religious traditions; Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Religion has played a vital role in shaping India and its heritage. One of the most religiously diverse countries in the world, India is also a hub of spirituality, yoga and Ayurveda; which attracts millions of tourists from around the world.
The culture encompassing of music, dance, art & craft, festivals, linguistic, customs and Indian cuisine is a great way to understand the incredible heritage of India. As a popular saying goes ‘music has no boundaries’ and Indians seem to have an uncanny knack for music. There is music for every occasion, be it celebration or sorrow in India. From a child birth, wedding, prayers or death, music is an important part of the Indian way of life. The kind of music one gets to listen to in India varies from classical, semi-classical, folk and film music.
Indian architecture, paintings, murals, sculptures, handicrafts capture Indian history explicitly. The Ajanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra, the Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh, Konark Temple in Puri, Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu and the Taj Mahal in Agra are some of the beautiful monuments that reflect the rich architectural heritage of India.
This multi linguistic country boasts of dialects which change over every few kilometers in the country. There’s an old saying – ‘the taste of water varies from place to place, so does the language in India’. Most of the languages spoken in India in one way or the other belong to two main families of languages, which are the Dravidian and Aryan.
Indian food is now famous world over; Indian spices are the essence of Indian cuisine. No tour to India is complete without savoring the flavors of India. So, whichever part of the country you travel, you will find a cuisine or delicacy exclusive to the region.
India is a one big nation that has amazing travel experiences in store for today’s experimental traveler.