Top 5 Reasons to Visit India
India is called the country of thousand wonders. Indeed, an amazing discovery is waiting for you here at every step! And India is a country of contrasts. Here you will find mountains with snow-capped peaks and deserts, where the sun shines mercilessly. Grandiose palaces coexist with miserable slums. Noise, and chaos on the streets are replaced by the reverent silence of Hindu temples. But one thing remains unchanged - it is a kind of awe, which is in the air and gives peace and quiet.
In recent years, India has become one of the most popular countries for the world tourism and it really deserves it. People from all over the world come to India to immerse themselves in the variety of the countless beauties.
Check out our top 5 reasons to plan a break to India below:
1. So mysterious, so different, so delightful
It is for the exotic that Europeans travel to India, because everything that you meet in this country is extraordinary and unusual. Coastal scenery with Hindu temples, Portuguese medieval buildings and tropical trees, the air, which hovers aroma of exotic spices, and even women in a sari with caste marks on their foreheads surprise with their uniqueness. The cultural difference is present in every corner of the country and it is felt even in cultural dress materials.
Festivals, holidays and thousands other grandiose events occur in India every day. Have you ever heard about Diwali “festival of lights” or Dusshera? They celebrate any holiday with such enthusiasm that even unreligious person can’t stay aside. So if you are late for Diwali, it does not matter. The holidays Pongal, Modhera, Bikaner, Nagaur Fair, Mahashivratri, Hemis, Nehru Trophy regatta, and others are no less beautiful and memorable events, which you can always visit.
The cuisine in India is mainly spicy and differs from region to region. If you are interested in Tandoor dishes, go to the north where you can taste them alongside with naan bread. The eastern part will treat you with fish chapatti and rice, while in the south you’ll get dosa, sambar, Idli and other. Do not forget about sweet dishes and yogurt-based drinks that are also very delicious.
India has been the cradle of spirituality since time immemorial. It is here, in India, Buddha and Mahavira attained nirvana and preached spirituality. People from all over the world come to India, seeking spirituality and self-knowledge. The main spiritual centers are Bodhgaya, Varanasi, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Haridwara, Auroville and Dharmashala. Emerged in India, yoga is an ancient art that combines the body and mind into one. Yoga and meditation is an Indian gift to the world, to those who are looking for a spiritual awakening.
5. Cultural Heritage and Architecture
India is also considered the cradle of civilization. This country brought us the most ancient, the most incredible and mysterious monuments. Currently, more than 30 cultural sites in India are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, and 47 more will soon be included in this list. Just to mention the famous Taj Mahal. In architecture, you can see European, Indo-Saracenic, Moghal and other styles.