India, a South Asian country uniquely differs from other countries and is the largest democracy in the world. India is surrounded by Oceans and Mountains. The people who live in India follows a different style of culture. India is enriched with several historical places, heritages, temples, mosques, church, rivers, and so on. Several things uniquely identify India from others.
Yoga, physical, mental and spiritual practice, is a branch of Philosophy originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. To get concentration or to get rid off from stress, yoga is a better thing. Maharishi Patanjali is the Father of Yoga, and he found 195 Yoga Sutra. India celebrates Yoga Day on 21st July. Different types of Yoga including Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga, Iyengar yoga, Ashtanga yoga and so on. Yoga helps to increase your flexibility, boosts your muscle, helps to get a calm and relaxed mind, and also it centres your thoughts.
2. Colourful clothes
Indian dressing style is distinct and unique. 1.35 billion people live in India, but they follow different cultures. India is the most abundant source of woven textiles, ethnic wears, richly embroidered fabrics, and authentic drapes. All are available in various designs. The dressing style is mostly based on religious culture. The traditional dress for ladies including Sari, Salvar and Lehengas, and for men Doti and Kurta.
3. 37 World Heritage Sites in India
After the latest edition of World’s heritage site by UNESCO, India has now 36 heritage sites including both cultural and natural(29 cultural, seven natural, one mixed). India is considered to be an immense cultural and natural importance.
- The historic city of Ahmedabad
- Taj Mahal, Agra
- Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha
- Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
- Red Fort, Delhi
- Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
- Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
- Hampi, Karnataka
- Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
- Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
- Bodh Gaya, Bihar
- Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Manas Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam
- Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi
- Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
- Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
- Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
- Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
- Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
- Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam
- Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka
- Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand
- Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu
- Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
- Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat
- Churches and Convents of Goa
- Qutb Minar and its Monuments, New Delhi
- Capitol Complex, Chandigarh
- Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
- Kumbh Mela
- Mountain Railways of India
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Maharashtra
- Nalanda Mahavihara, Bihar
- Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra
- Hill Forts of Rajasthan
Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai
4. Indian Classical Dance Forms
India is the richest source of cultural events like dance, music, paintings and so on. Various styles of dance forms can be enjoyed in India such as traditional, tribal, folk, classical and others. Indian Classical Dance or otherwise known as Shastriya Nritya is related to the Hindu culture. The most famous classical dance in India is Bharatanatyam. These dances can create a beautiful feel in our mind. Some of the foreigners are attracted towards this classical dance. Eight forms of famous classical dances are in India, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Odissi, Sattriya, Mohiniyattam, Gaudiya Nritya.
India is the home to different religious people, and they celebrate various festivals. Can enjoy variety styled, coloured and tasted festivals in India. From January to December, several cultural festivals are occurring in India. Each of them is entirely different from one another. Diwali, Navaratri, Durga Puja, Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Pongal and some other festivals are celebrated by Hindu people. Easter, Christmas and some other festivals for the Christian society, Eid-ul-Fitr for Muslim Society and several common festivals are there like Holy, Onam, etc. India follows traditional cultures and it is the land of festivals.
6. Indian Food
Each area in India has its own cooking style and variety tastes. The North is famous for Tandoori and Korma, South is known for spicy and hot dishes, West is famous for coconut and seafood and East is famous for chilli curries. India is known for the lowest consumption of non-veg in the world. Indian food is more fragrant and multi-coloured. Due to this reason, everyone will be attracted towards this Indian food.
7. Mountains and Monsoon Destinations
India blessed with lots of beautiful destinations and these places provide lifetime memories and enjoyment. The snowy hill stations can make an amazing feel in our mind. Waterfalls, green mountains, sparkling water all these create a heavenly effect. There are several gorgeous places to visit in India during Monsoon. Everything will be beautiful and it creates a romantic feel. Kodaikanal, Coorg, Munnar, Udaipur, Shillong etc, are the best monsoon destinations in India.