India, the golden bird, the land of the holy Himalayas, and the home to saints, is indeed the enchanted land of majesty and beauty. A vast coastline, a desert and one of the largest mountain ranges on the planet, adds to the mystery and grandeur of this holy nation.
The awe inspiring beaches and enchanting backwaters attract millions of tourists across the globe to visit and soak themselves with the warmth of the sun and the blanket of nature. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Uttaranchal are a few destinations that will make your realize why India’s major attraction is the land itself and once you’re there you would never want to leave it.
When you think of India, you would probably picture the majestic palaces, grand temples, castles, and forts. India has a plethora of buildings with amazing architecture whose grandeur stands apart distinctly. There is seemingly no dearth of UNESCO world heritage sites, mainly in the regions of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The monuments located in this magical land are simply astounding and even more amazing are the stories related to them.
Wildlife destinations such as the Corbett National Park, the Kaziranga, Bandavargh, and the Ranthambore are some of the most sought after in the world and offer adventure and thrill like no other. Home to the great Indian rhinoceros, the Indian Elephant and the White tigers of Bengal, India is a destination not to be missed by wildlife enthusiasts.
India has often been termed as the land of the Gods and a country rich of cultured heritage, it is definitely not an overstatement. India houses citizens and pilgrims practicing all kinds of faith and consists of religious spots that welcome any and everybody. The Golden Temple in the north, the “Eternal City” of Varanasi and several other examples give testimony to the fact that if faith is to be found, it surely to be found in the enchanted land of India. Pilgrimage destinations such as Rishikesh, Puri, Katra, Varanasi, Ujjain and countless others are not to be missed as they will offer you an enlightening journey of a lifetime.
Regardless of what part of India you visit, it is impossible to avoid the countless handicrafts unique to every part of the country. The handicrafts are generally symbolic to the surroundings and are perfect souvenirs in their own right. They are generally hand crafted by the townsfolk and are intricate in art.
From the royals of the North to the pundits of the South, from the trade and hustle bustle of the West to the culture and tradition of the East, every part of India tells a story in its own unique way.