Few countries in the world have such an ancient and diverse culture as India’s. Stretching back in an unbroken sweep over 5000 years, India’s culture has been enriched by successive waves of migration which were absorbed into the way of life.
It is this variety which is a special hallmark of India. Its physical, religious and racial variety is as immense as its linguistic diversity. Underneath this diversity lies the continuity of Indian civilization and social structure from the very earliest times until the present day.
Modern India presents a picture of unity in diversity to which history provides no parallel here is a catalog of everything Indian. Indian festivals, religions, rituals, artifacts, monuments, costumes, music and dance, language and literature. Come and discover India through different ways.
GEOGRAPHY: India has a total area of 3,287,263 square kms and falls into three major geological regions. The North is enclosed by the great arc of the Himalaya. Along their Southern flank lie the alluvial plains of the Ganges, and to the South again is the peninsula, separated by the 30 km wide shallows known as Adam’s Bridge. In contrast, the island chains of the Lakshadweep and the Minicoy off the Western coast of India, and the Maldives to the South West and coral atolls, formed on three submarine ridges under the Arabian Sea.
POPULATION: With almost 1.2 billion people – around 17 percent of the world’s total – and a hugely diverse range of cultures, languages and belief systems, it is an impossible task to identify just one representative “Indian” society, let alone a representative “Indian”.
RELEGION: 80% of Hindu Community, 11% Muslim, 2.5% Christian, 2% Sikh, 1.5% Buddhist, Jain and Others.
On this diverse physical environment remains etched the evidence of a succession of political powers, religions and cultures going back to prehistoric settlements over 500,000 years ago. From cave paintings, such as those at Bhimbetka to the grandiose triumphalism of British-built New Delhi, every part of India has astonishing cultural art facts which bear witness to its range and depth of culture and historical experience. Sites from every region all illustrate the flowering of those cultural traditions, whether in remarkable temples – from Konark in the east to Palitana in the West, or from Khajuraho in the north to Madurai in the south – or in the development of rich traditions of music and dance or the abstraction of philosophy. Superimposed on the cities of the north India are some of the finest Muslim-inspired buildings in the world, including Agra’s Taj Mahal.
Come and discover yourself – The Destination That Has It All – Explore the modern cities that have grown originally from the roots of a multi hued past, abandon yourself to culture, art & aesthetics, make a pilgrimage to holy shrines, frolic at a vast stretch of golden beaches washed by two seas and an ocean, sport with adventure in style, let the jungle lure you to a fascinating world at a diverse array of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks.