India is such an enormous country, both geographically and culturally. Hundreds of cultures, languages and communities come together to form its socio-cultural landscape. The diversity in its geography too is astounding, from the colossal Himalayan ranges in the north to the backwaters and beaches of the south. Exploring India is like having a thousand experiences, each more different than the other.
A visit to India is akin to a discovery of yourself, about learning to live again. It’s is a break from the monotony of your everyday existence. Every time you come across a splendid monument, enjoy a spa session or admire a painting in an ancient cave, a part of you comes alive. A trip to India is about waiting for that special moment when you are suddenly overcome with happiness and pure unadulterated joy. In this blog, we tell you the ways how India makes you feel alive again.
To understand India, interact with her people
You may explore the length and breadth of India and yet never understand her completely without interacting with the people. India’s natural beauty is incredible, but you cannot grasp the essence of her soul without interacting with her people. Initially, you may find the massive crowds quite daunting, but gradually, there is a discovery that visiting India is incomplete without mixing into her enormous crowds that can be seen at the marketplaces, trains and streets.
Explore the diversity of India’s culture
India’s culture is an accumulation of several cultures and traditions. You can see this diversity while taking a trip during your cultural holidays in India. Witnessing the differences in Indian culture in its cuisines, clothing, language, literature, theatre and arts is also quite a revelation. However, even with a thousand differences across the country, there is an underlying unity, a common thread which runs through the fabric of the country, lending it that strong unity which is not quite apparent at the surface. Oneness in differences, that’s what India’s culture is all about.
On a quest to spiritual realization in India
India has always been a spiritual leader in terms of spiritual matters, and countless have visited it on a quest of inner realization and self-discovery. There are several pilgrimage spots in India which attract those seeking a connection with the divine. Some of the popular spiritual destinations in India are Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, char dham, and Amritsar. Each of these has its own history and tradition which attracts devotees in large numbers. Taking a spiritual tour in India promises to be surprising, delightful and enlightening.
Take the famous Golden Triangle Tour
Golden Triangle Tour of India lets you witness the heritage of India. The three cities covered by it, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, have something unique to offer to the tourists. While Delhi is wrapped in an old world charm and is dotted with magnificent Mughal era monuments, Agra is synonymous with the Taj Mahal. In Jaipur, the various palaces reflect the grandeur of Rajput royalty. If you are excited about exploring the heritage of India, then the Golden Triangle Tour awaits you.
Come alive with a dash of adventure in India
India’s varied topography offers numerous exciting opportunities for adventure and related activities. Going on an adventure tour in India lets you get that dash of adrenaline you’ve been long waiting for. Some of the most popular adventure destinations in India are Leh Ladakh, Spiti, Rishikesh, Goa, Meghalaya and Kerala. Whether you are parasailing, trekking or trying any other activity, the thrill that they provide far exceeds your expectations.
Rejuvenate yourself with a Yoga and Ayurveda session in India
Yoga is India’s gift to the world, and another of the ways of feeling alive, both externally and internally, is going for an Ayurveda and Yoga session. The places where you can enjoy a Yoga Ayurveda holiday in India are also the best places to visit in India, simply due to their natural beauty and splendid surroundings. There are various resorts where you can enjoy complete healing, rejuvenation and revitalization against a natural setting which itself works wonders for your mind. At these resorts, while your tissues enjoy that welcome touch of fingers and your face welcomes that beauty pack, you experience complete bliss.
Cool off at India’s hill stations
There are several hill stations in India which provide an escape from the stifling heat of the plains and hullaballoo of city life. Apart from their beauty which immediately wins your heart, the most famous hill stations of India like Darjeeling, Shimla, Nainital, Shillong, Munnar and Ooty also have colonial vestiges which never stop fascinating travelers. Moreover, these hill stations are also the best summer destinations in India and come summers, become tourists’ hotspots. Winter brings snow to these hill towns, rising the footfall of tourists making them best places to visit in December to March.
Be fascinated by India’s wildlife
How, you ask? Well, what can be more lively and fascinating than the sight of a majestic Royal Bengal Tiger with its beautiful yellow coat and muscular limbs prowling in search of prey? Or maybe, the sight of a Gaur (Indian Bison) with its shiny black coat staring at you with those menacing eyes? A trip to the famous wildlife sanctuaries of India gives you plenty to talk about long after you’ve visited them. If you are planning a holiday to India, then you can explore India’s incredible wildlife at Jim Corbett National Park, Gir Forest National Park, Ranthambore, Periyar and Manas National Parks. There are others too that charm visitors with their incredible flora and fauna.
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