India, separated by the Himalayas, holds every type of landscape or cityscape that is virtually imaginable. It is the country that nestles the sacred Ganges River. It boasts of such a rich culture that revolves around never-fading tradition and powerful religious beliefs which exists up to this day. Even the city hotels show the countries rich culture in their architecture. You would never find such a wide array of intricate details as well as colors that go way past the rainbow once you see what India has to offer. Their henna-tattooed hands and their gem-studded foreheads make them look like living works of art. The great thing about this is that you can also experience all these, not to mention their unique clothing made of amazing pieces of cloth, just by visiting the colorful and exotic country called India.
The art scene in India is very much influenced by their culture. You would, of course, find influences of the western world in the forms of art but it is kept to a minimum. The people of India are too in love with their own tradition that they are still keeping it alive up to this day. Legend has it that the Indian Classical dance was mistaken by the Asuras (evil) as an attack that started their retaliation against the Devas (gods). Because of this, the God of Creation (Brahma) announced that the dance should only be performed on earth, thus, the Natya Shastra was written. India also has temples with images of their Gods built within the country. Every visitor would surely stare in awe on how intricately each one has been created.
You can also find great festivals in this part of Asia. The locals believe that happiness and sorrow should be shared that is why a celebration is not a celebration unless they share it to the whole community that they belong to. They have the Diwali, Id Christmas, Holi, as well as the Mahavir Jayanti festivals that consist of dancing, religious rituals, and Indian food which, mind you, does not only consist of curry. One thing to note though, it is important to book your city hotels early if you are traveling their during the festivals because there are often either no vacancies or inflated prices. India is well-known for their spices and unique way they prepare their food. A newcomer would definitely find it challenging to prepare Indian cuisine the way the locals do. Their food is sweet, sour, bitter, salty, spicy, or astringent. One meal has all these tastes. Now that is very difficult to achieve, don’t you think?
If you think these are the only things to do in India, you are terribly mistaken. India is well aware of their popularity amongst tourists that is why they have made it a point to offer as much activities as they could to cater to their visitors. You can involve yourself in water sports such as kayaking, diving, and water skiing. If you are the wildlife type, India has several national parks as well as sanctuaries where you go bird-watching and more. There are also rock climbing, mountaineering, and aero sports activities that you could try.
So if you think you are sun-deprived and you need to get to a place with balmy weather real fast, India is the perfect place to go to. The beaches, the mountains, the caves, and the people are enough reason to visit this colorful and exotic part of Asia.
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