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Hindi

Currency

Indian Rupee

India is an endless fascinating country that dares and surprises even the most seasoned travellers. It will take you some time to adapt to the frenetic energy of this perplexing place and to learn how to stay healthy, safe and lucid. Sitting upon layers upon layers of history, there is conceivably no other country on Earth that is home to such flamboyant contrasts as India is. India overloads the senses with its chanting mantras sound from astounding temples, its vibrant colors of mystical monasteries and its mesmerizing markets. A trip to india is full of the unanticipated but on thing’s certain: you won’t return home quite conforming in every respect after the adventure!

India’s landscapes are awfully varied as its cultural traditions. There is no other way to rejuvenate yourself than going ona trip to India. From the snow-dusted peaks of the Himalaya to the sun-splashed beaches of the tropical south, the country has a myriad of outdoor attractions. The sensory simulation becomes strangely addictive. You can scout for big jungles cats on scenic wildlife safaris, paddle in the scintillating waters of coastal retreats, take blood-pumping treks high in the mountains, or simply inhale pine-scented air on meditative chir pine forest of Almora town in the state of Uttarakhand. Among all this natural glory is a wealth of architectural gems, from serene temples rising out of pancake-flat plains to crumbling forts compeering over plunging ravines.

India’s civilization is one of the oldest in the world. The ancient Vedic knowledge, braced with efficient leadership, led to the many ancient buildings which are engineering and artistic marvels. You would have to travel every day of the plenary session year to see everything that is in India.

So far as I can judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or Nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his round. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.

Mark Twain

Culture

Culture is the discipline by which man’s moral and rational nature is elevated. When you visit India, you will realize how beautiful the culture is. Women are draped in ornate, colorful sarees and are emblazed with gold jewels. Art is not just retained in museums – it is a part of daily life. If you’re planning a trip to India, book a culture show like in Jaisalmer desert festival, Khajuraho dance festival, Bihu festival, Hornbill festival, Onam festival, Dussehra festival, Pongal festival, Durga Puja and many more. India’s ancient music and dance is the most baroque performance art in the world. The Indian culture varies like its vast geography. People dress differently, follow different religions, speak in 22 different languages, eat different food but are of the same temperament. So, whether it is a blissful occasion or a moment of grief, people participate whole-heartedly, feeling the happiness or pain. A festival celebration is never constrained to a family or home. The whole community  or neighborhood is intricated in bringing liveliness to an occasion. Similarly, an Indian wedding is a celebration of relation, not only of the bride and groom, but also of two families, may be cultures or religion too! This reflects the workings of the mind. In the east, art is the engagement of a divine spirit. The bourne of art is to create balance, both within the performer and the audience. It is a form of medication. The proportions of frequencies, rhythms, and movements are based on the proportions in nature thereby bringing the mind and body in synchronization with it. It takes a lifetime to adept the understanding of these philosophies. Therefore, many artists in India begin learning at such a young age.

Diversity

India is a classic sovereign country and is one of the most culturally diverse country. The diversity in India is unique. Being a large country with large population. India give away endless varieties of physical features and cultural patterns. There is no landscape in India that cannot befit the modern adventurer. Briefly, India is “Epitome of the World”. India is a land of multi-colored landscapes ranging from the desert to the mangroves, from the tall mountains to the fertile plains and the pristine rivers to the salty ocean, where diversity stands as one. From the Indus Valley civilization to the India today, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, and many, many other religious peacefully coexist. “Punjab, Sindh, Maratha, Dravida, Utkala, Banga”: Rabindranath Tagore put the the diverse spirit into our National Anthem. Unity in diversity is one of India’s most mighty characteristics.

Spirituality

People come to India in their pursuit for spirituality and self-discovery. The spirituality means embodiement of the implicit divinity within us by philosophy (gyana yoga) or work (karma yoga) or worship (bhakti yoga) or psychic control (raja yoga). The characteristic of this avatar is the mastery over the inner and external personality and the result of it is total freedom. Major spiritual centres in India include Banaras, Bodhgaya, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dharmashala. India credit the presence of every major religion in the world, as well many of their off-shoots and facets, all being supported, nourished, and living in comparative harmony.

Indian Architecture

India, one of the oldest civilizations on the planet, with the most diverse cultural history and inhabited by multiple races, religion and language is a goldmine for the study of architectural evolution throughout history. The Ajanta Ellora caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments and it include sculptures and paintings described by the government Archaeological Survey of India as ” The finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting”, which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with the personage of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. India is the home to one of the ancient civilizations in the world and architecture has evolved through countless centuries due to the heft of the various dynasties that have thrived in the region.

Going to India will change the perception of the world, it will open your mind and heart. Everyone kept asking why chose India out of all the places in the world? I knew that India trip was going to be an adventure, but I didn’t realize just how life changing it would be. I learnt there is beauty in everything, sometime you just must look a little deeper. I discovered that people’s perceptions about India are often clouded. From the beautiful architecture of the Taj Mahal, to the tea fields in Darjeeling there is little something for everyone to explore. I found that the love and generosity  of people stayed the same. It was only their way of greeting that changed. Spiritually this country is incredible, the rivers, mountains and animals are all worshiped. Been around the globe’s article about travelling India as a solo traveller is another excellent example of the country astonishing hospitality. Festivals are oodles, there is always a reason to celebrate and bring people together and some festivals are celebrated by all India’s people as a nation. 

Don’t expect to acquire all India has to offer in one visit; the country is best cognized like a buffet table, with repeat visit to sample the next tantalizing platter. And with India’s well known cuisine rest complacent that on every trip, you will feast like a Maharaja.