India is one of the most ancient countries in the world known for its diverse culture and ancient history. It is the largest democracy in the world with an extreme diversification in terms of geography, culture, language, climate and traditions. This diversification has made India as one of the top tourist destinations around the world. Below are some reasons why you should visit India at least once in your life.
India is native to many religions and religious philosophies. And many tourists visit India just to experience the calm and serene environment and discover their spiritual self. Especially, spiritual arts like Yoga and Meditation attracts many tourists from around the world.
India has been home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world which spans back to the last stage of the Stone Age i.e. the Neolithic age. It has inhabited many ancient kingdoms and dynasties with interesting stories of their own. India has one of the most intriguing cultures in the world and holds an indispensable place in the world history.
India is the land of vast and dynamic culture with home to major world religions like Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Many people visit India just to experience this amalgamation of cultures which is impressively unique. Along with the vibrant culture, Indian weddings and aesthetic Indian dresses are also very famous.
India is a land of origin to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. And Indian architecture has evolved through centuries as it inhabited many dynasties and civilizations. There are many historical and archaeological sites (forts, palaces, temples, etc.) that are worth exploring and have also been listed in the world heritage sites by UNESCO.
As India is a geographically diverse land that almost has all the environmental features and geographical locations, from the gigantic Himalayan Mountains to the white sands of the Kutch desert, to the snow-clad mountains to pristine sandy beaches. Many states such as Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttaranchal are famous for their breath-taking attractions and are visited by millions of travelers from all over the world.
As India is home to different cultures, you will find many delicious and flavorful dishes here. In general, Indians are recognized as vegetarians but the advent of Mughals in the 16th century introduced many amazing non-vegetarian cuisines. Along with excellent delicacies, the Indian street food is worth savouring.
Music and Dance
India is world famous for its performing arts and especially for the classical Indian music and dance. India is native to many distinguished world musicians since the ancient times. The traditional music has been molded eminently by the Carnatic music which originated during 13th and the 14th century AD. Every culture here has their own folk music which has a uniqueness of rhythm and feel. The Indian Dance art is one of the most sophisticated and expressive dance forms in the world and was originated from different religions and culture. Many people visit India only to check out the famous dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi Kathakali, Kathak, etc.
Fairs and Festivals
India is often termed as the land of festivals and fairs. With the populace belonging to different cultural backgrounds, the number of festivals celebrated here are quite impressive. Diwali, Holi, Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dusshera are some of the most important festivals in Indian culture and tourists should consider visiting India during the festival celebrations. The famous Kumbha Mela and the Pushkar Camel fair are also listed among the tourist attractions.
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