INDIA “AN INTROCTION”
India is acknowledged as one of the largest nations in Indian subcontinent that shares its boundaries with Myanmar and Bangladesh in the east, Bhutan to its north-east, Nepal and China to north and Pakistan in the west. Sri Lanka lies in the south and Maldives to its south-west.
Administratively India is segmented into twenty eight states and seven union territories. All these states are widely demarcated on the linguistic lines. These vary in size, and the larger ones are bigger apart from being very diverse when compared to other nations in Europe. The union territories are very small when compared to the states and many times they might be just one city and they have very less autonomy.
It is an incredible nation that has diverse variations in ethnicity, language, culture, climate and geography across its stretch while it also prides itself on being one of the largest democratic nations on the Earth
India is a country you will stunned by the richness of the land by its lush beauty and exotic architecture by its ability to overload its senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colours, smells, tastes and souls.
“It we were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power and beauty that nature can bestow in some parts a very paradise on earth. I should point to India.” –Max Mueller
The most valuable assets of India as a desirable tourist destination lies in thousands years old historical and cultural heritage. Every region, every part of lndia, encompasses culture of its own, entirely distinct in traditions, language, festivals, beliefs and rituals with different and unique style of living and dresses.
No other country in the world comprises such distinction, diversity with a unity and integration. This diversity may be attributed to the historical roots of developments of each region; due to different dynasties ruled the differed regions. The develop of different life-style, celebrations of different festivals, adopting different dressing sense, all exit as per the norms fixed by the then ruling dynasty, each region has it’s unique physical features, soil types and climatic conditions, so has distinct vegetation and wild life. When all the natural beauty is mingled with culture the resultant harmony present a unique land sparkled picture, reflecting destination in its unique and colourful way.
One finds everything in India: exotic as well as native, the snow clad Himalayas crowned the head in the north, enveloped all the beauty within itself, releases the mighty rivers, Indus, Ganges, and Yamuna and their tributaries.
These rivers roll over the whole country like arteries, supplying life blood to the body of the country and its inhabitants throughout the year.
The complex beauty of the desert state of Rajasthan is found rarely in any part of the world. With Thar at its background and vivacious sand dunes, mirages and camels, the huge and glorified palaces, forts and Havelies, present a complex and unique beauty. In their unique architectural style in the series of palaces are lake palace of Udaipur, sand coloured forts’ in Jaisalmer, city palace of Jaipur, the pink city of India coupled with the vibrant folk dances and folk songs make India an” Cultural “.
The Taj Mahal at Agra, symbol of Mughal romance and faith, in its architectural perfection and splendour attracts tourists from all over the world. Taj Mahal reflects the Persian cultural and their architectural eminence, today counted among the Seven Wonders of the World.
The caves of Ajanta-Ellora. The Erotic Temples of Khajurao, the medieval glory of Qutab Minar, Red fort, Fathepur Sikri and other forts and mausoleums with Persian architectural influence, the Victoria place at Kolkata, beautiful and elegant churches at Goa. Each and every city, destination within India symbolizes the clarity of Indian culture with tremendous diversification and each has its own attraction for the tourist.
The famous Golden Temple at Amritsar, the oldest church at Palayurin Goa, the oldest synagogue at Mattancherry in Kochi and various other attractions in India all speak of the glorious heritage of our country and so are the of attraction for tourists throughout the world.
Nowhere in the world, can be found such multifaceted, most diversified culture with rich heritage reflecting many dynasties and regimes. India is known for its unparallel religious beliefs as well as for its vast variety of people, the animal kingdom and the rich flora. India is a miniature world, where the tourists find the best of the west and east coexisting in perfect harmony for centuries.
Another aspect of Indian culture can well be seen in its vibrant and colourful festivals. India has been the birth place of many religions. The Hinduism, The Buddhism, The Jainism, The Sikhism, The Islam and The Christianity also nourished and flourished here well.
No doubt, India’s diversified culture presents a ‘paradise for tourists’.