What can define India more appropriately than Mark Twain’s words, “India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.”
The motto of “unity in diversity” is reflected in each and every aspect of the country, where, in the summer season you are welcomed with sunny beaches and sunburns, the December winds leave you chilled and foggy and in the rainy season, the south-west monsoon winds wrap you in its drizzles. The North is full of adventures and mysteries with the snow-covered Himalayas, the South offers a blend of beaches and hills. In the west, is the dry land of Rajasthan and rann of kacch whereas in the East there is water pouring down the sky, filling the thirst of rivers, flooding their banks.
What India Has to Offer?
India serves in a platter for you its landscapes, festivals, tradition, architecture, cuisine, culture and sceneries. Whether you are an adventure junkie, a party animal, a person with a taste for history or a nature’s person, this country has a lot in store for you.
A Number of Travel Destinations
Almost every city in India has something or the other in bag. Kerala, Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Udaipur, Leh and Shillong are some of the must-visit places in India.
Historical Sites and Monuments
There are numerous historical monuments in India including the mighty Taj Mahal, the Palace of Amber, the Elephanta Caves, the Qutab Minar, the Red Fort and a lot more.
One of the greatest mountain chain in the world, the Himalaya offer you great sceneries, snow-covered peaks, adventure and mysteries trapped deep beneath its layers.
The southern peninsula has for you its exotic beaches and breathtakingly beautiful valleys. The Dravidian architecture and the lush green Eastern and the Western Ghats are more than just warm-hearted.
India is a land of many cultures and you will see it changing multiple times- from the Lohri celebration and Bhangra in the North to Pongal and Bharatnatyam in the South, from Ghagra-Choli and Khama Gani in West to Shari and Nomoskar in the East. The Maha Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest cultural celebrations in India.
Events and Celebrations
Born out of its diverse culture are many festivals that are celebrated in India. It is said that every day in India is a festival and it is reflected in the long list of celebrations. No matter at what time you visit, you will catch one celebration or other. Some of the major festivals in the country include Holi, Diwali, Rakshabandhan, Janmashtami, Republic Day Parade, Ganesh Chaturthi and Durgashtami.
India is the place where Yoga took birth many centuries ago. You will find many yogis practicing this art with sheer perfection. You can visit Gurukul and practice yoga. There is also an International Yoga Day celebration that takes place every year.