India, the land of diversity, is known for its rich heritage and unique traditions. While on a cultural tour to India, one can get glimpses of its most colourful and vibrant culture, architecture, and history. Hardly matters whether you are a history buff, a vacationer, a nature lover or an adventure enthusiast- India is the perfect destination to treat your senses.
The only country with the largest and most diverse mixture of races; historical monuments reflecting the impressive past of the country; ancient structures exhibiting Gods, Goddesses, temples, art & culture, music, dance and traditional customs- Welcome to India ! The true culture of this jewel of the world is reflected in the history dating back to thousands of years. India is considered a well-developed and idyllic society, and a nation of philosophers.
From the ancient times when King Alexender stepped in India with the Greek culture to the era of establishment of the East India Company in the 16th century- India has witnessed a number of invaders. This richness and diversity in its culture has evolved and flourished with the Dravidians, Greeks, Persians, Portuguese, French, Shakas, Kushans, Maurayas, Guptas, Mughals and the British.
The richness of Indian is well described in the excavations of sites belonging to the Harappan era as well as in our Vedas.
Age Old Heritage And Prime Attractions
Religion has always played a vital role in the development of India’s culture, architecture, music, dance patterns and even art & crafts. India has served as the melting pot of different faiths and cultures. Its royal cities, forts & palaces, shrines and gateways draw lakhs of tourists from all over the world.
Delhi, the capital city, is dotted with a number of historical monuments, most of which date back to the Mughal period. Here one can spot the magnificent Red Fort, the 13th Century Qutab Minar, the magnificent stone observatory Jantar Mantar, the massive Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple (belonging to the Bahai sect) etc.
Similarly, Rajasthan boasts of being another most colourful state with some of the most imposing and magnificent Forts and palaces in the world. City Palace, Amer Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Lake Palace, Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace etc. are a few grand monuments built in true Rajput style.
Showcasing a pleasant diversity, India has Buddhist monasteries in extreme north (including Ladakh) and the oldest Hindu temples in south (including the states of Temil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka). Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar and Nalanda are a few renowned Buddhist pilgrimages, while Mahabalipuram, Trivandrum, Guruvayur etc. are the most frequented Hindu sites.
India, undoubtedly, has a centuries old civilization. Its cultural heritage, which is rich, diverse and unique, has made it a great tourist destination.