is almost impossible not to be amazed at what India has to offer. From the
extreme north to the far south and from west to east, India is a heady blend
of cultures, religions, races and languages. Spending a vacation in India is
more of an epic and an adventure of blockbuster proportions. New sights, new
sounds and new smells, everyday, will make your holidays one of their kind.
The dexterity of chaiwallahs, clip-clop of cow hooves, ringing of temple
bells, prayer calls from the mosque, sounds of the street and the smell of
chapatis are just a hint of whats in store for you in India.
The history of India can be broadly classified into four stages the
Prehistoric Era, the Ancient Era, the Medieval Era and the Modern Era. In
terms of antiquity, India boasts one of the oldest (around 5,000 years ago)
civilisations in the world the Indus Valley Civilisation.
The geographical diversities immensely affect the climatic conditions of
India. The Himalayas in the north and the Thar Desert in the northwest have
a great influence on the countrys climatic conditions.
People of India
Perhaps, India is the only country where the race diversity is the greatest
or the best possible. Here, you will find people of all major races like
Australoid, Mongoloid, Europoid, Caucasian and Negroid.
Festivals in India
One of the finest ways to acquaint oneself of the Indian culture is by
partaking in the fairs and festivals. The Indian Calendar shows a long list
of festivals, most of them religious, some regional and a few seasonal.
Arts and Culture
The Indian arts and crafts have had their aesthetic and functional value
since time immemorial. Even today, one can observe and experience the widest
variety of crafts in India.
India is a land of world's oldest living civilization, making it an
nonparallel treasure house of cultural heritage. Myriad cultures, faiths,
languages and customs blend with each other so harmoniously to form a truly
Indian handicrafts grew as a result of two needs of mankind - the utility
and the need for beauty. Former one led to comparatively plain 'useful'
objects, which also served the needs of common people.
About Indian Economy
evaluated by the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), the Indian economy ranks the
fourth largest in the world. The diverse Indian economy of the country
depends on sectors including agriculture, industry, services and
Major Events in India
Indians believe in constant celebration of life so 'events' in India mean
nothing but festivals and fairs. Very rich and diverse culture of this
multi-faceted country makes India a land of festivals and fairs.