When you come across the name ‘India’ the first thoughts that comes to the minds are Bollywood and spices. India definitely has more to offer than just spices and Bollywood. It is the land of people of diverse traditions, religions and castes. It is a strong beholder of 'Unity in Diversity’, rich vegetation, wildlife, art, and entertainment are the lifelines of India. If you are visiting India then you will be curious to know about the things India is famous for. If so, then continue reading below and make sure that you experience everything.
1. Spicy food
India has been long known for its variety of spices and for its mouth-watering spicy food. The world once went crazy for the amount of taste Indians could infuse in their food. If you are someone who loves spicy food and happen to visit India then you should definitely try out some of these delicacies- Phaal Curry, made from Bhut jolokia, the hottest chillies in the world, Dum Aloo, Andhra Chilli Chicken, Kozhi Curry (a Kerala-style chicken curry), Chicken Chettinad, and Pork Vindaloo. These dishes are surely not for people who are faint-hearted and to gulp these down you will surely need a lot of water.
2. Rich culture
The culture of India is one of the oldest and unique ones. People of various religions differ in their language, food tradition, rituals, etc however they live with unity. There are almost 22 official languages and 400 other languages are spoken daily in India in its various states and territories. India is also home to some of the most ancient civilizations of the world, including four major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. A cultural tour in India takes you beyond beaches and mountains, it takes you through some of the historical places, the various art forms and the authentic food trails.
New Delhi: Faiths of Indian Culture Guided Tour
Duration: 6 hour
The land of India is the land which was once inhabited by the lords themselves, leaving their imprints and divine presence behind. These places are marked by a number of holy places. People from all over the world visit the temples of India in search of spirituality. Some of the famous temples are Akshardham temple, ISCKON temple, Meenakshi temple, Sanchi Stupa, Rameshwaram temple, Golden temple, Konark temple, Vaishno Devi mandir, and Kedarnath temple.
Kanchipuram Temples Private Day Tour from Chennai
Duration: 10 Hrs Duration
Bollywood is the Hindi movie industry based in Mumbai. It began in the1930s and now it has developed into a massive film empire and is famous throughout the world from east to west. Bollywood movies are full of upbeat songs and dance and they are so popular that if you happen to visit any Indian wedding you can see people grooving to its beats and one will also find people humming Bollywood songs not only in India but also outside India. Also, when in Mumbai grab a chance to take the film city tour to get an essence of Bollywood. Some of the famous Bollywood stars are Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Rekha, Salman Khan and so on.
Mumbai: Private Bollywood Tour with Dance Show
Duration: 4 to 8 hour
India is a land of festivals. From north to south, men and women from different cultures and traditions are seen celebrating festivals throughout the year. Every festival celebrated in India has its own history and reason of celebration. Some of the famous festivals celebrated in India are Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturthi, Makar Sankranti and so on.
India is the world’s second most populated country with over 1.1 billion people. India makes up for about seventh of the world’s population. It amazes a lot of people how the administration is able to govern such a big population of such diversities.
7. Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is one of the eight wonders of the world. The architecture stands as a symbol of love. Emperor Shah Jahan had built the Taj Mahal in the loving memory of his dear wife. The Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble and it seems to glow in the light of the full moon.
Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Day Tour from Delhi
Cricket has become the unofficial national sport of India. One can witness every Tom, Dick and Harry playing cricket in the streets of India. Families sit together, glued to the television, watching their favorite superstars playing. The whole country celebrates the victory of the Indian team by bursting crackers, even in the middle of the night and believe me no occasion can be as festive as this.
Wankhede Stadium Experience in Mumbai
Duration: 4 Hrs Duration
9. Colourful clothing
Bright colours are the very soul of India. A country that is so diverse and culturally vibrant, it is perhaps the common simple expressions of colour that holds together the multitudes of outlooks and lifestyle together. Wherever you travel in India, you will witness that neither men or women are afraid of colour. One just routinely picks up yellow saree and green shirt and go about their business without worrying about how bright their clothes are. The people of India are colourful and so are clothes.
Wankhede Stadium Experience in Mumbai
Duration: 4 Hrs Duration
India is one of the most spiritual countries in the world and is the birthplace of yoga. In recent years India has become the dream destination for many yogis and yoga lovers. There are many benefits of doing yoga retreat and there are so many wonderful places to enjoy yoga and meditation retreats in India, from mountainside towns to beach resorts. Some of yoga retreats are Omkarananda Patanjali Yoga Kendra, Uttrakhand, Bihar School of Yoga, Ashiyana Yoga Center, Goa and so on.
Yoga and meditation experience in Fort Kochi
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
The most diverse country in the world
Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Indian, European, Asian, African, man, woman, trans, straight, gay, young, old, oldest, English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali… the list goes on. India is a melting pot of culture, religion, languages, nationalities and more. With one of the oldest histories in the world, India is now a global and economic phenomenon. But India isn’t India without the people and the things that those people bring out in her. From festivals to sports to yoga, India has taken root in the hearts and minds of not just Indians but in that of others across the world. These are just a few of the things that India is most famous for. Come to India to journey across the country and find out other things that make her unique.
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