Seven reasons to visit India

India is the most diverse country in the world. Here languages, religious practices, customs, foods and architecture differ from place to place. The Indian culture is an amalgam of many different cultures.

Diverse geography

Indian geography is as diverse as its culture.

sahyadri hills

The Western Ghats or Sahyadri Hills runs parallel to the western coast of peninsular India. It separates Kerala and Karnataka from Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Take, for instance, the case of the neighboring states Kerala and Tamil Nadu. While Kerala is known for its lush greenery, Tamil Nadu is hot and dry. Monsoon clouds that dump torrents of rain on Kerala and Karnataka can’t reach Tamil Nadu because of the Western Ghats. India has some of the coldest (Kashmir), driest (Thar desert in Rajasthan) and wettest (Cherrapunji) places on this planet. The country also boasts of some incredibly beautiful and exotic beaches with white sand and turquoise blue water. It isn’t surprising, though. India has an impressive coastline of about 7500 kilometers.

India is a planet in its own right

India differs from other countries in very many respects. India is unique. It is colorful, chaotic, charming and beautiful.

India is as old as the hills

This is the oldest country in the world. Civilization existed here long before it existed in other parts of the world.

Unity in diversity

Talking of diversity, well, no other country can beat India in that department. Here the language, the culture, the costumes and the customs change every 200 kilo meters. Over 1500 languages are spoken here. Over 33 million gods are worshipped here. As if they weren’t enough, India has numerous human gods too.

Spirituality

Ganga Arti

Hindu priests performing Ganga Arti – a scene from Varanasi. For Hindus, the Ganga is not a river. It is an integral aspect of their culture and philosophy. The rishis used to do penance on its banks.

Want to explore your spiritual side? India is the place to be in. Of all the crops grown here, religion and spirituality has yielded the richest harvest. India and spirituality – they go hand in hand. Eons ago, the snow-capped Himalayan mountain ranges in the North inspired India’s intellect and led to the creation of two of the world’s most powerful religions. The same mountains and the numerous temples that dot the landscape might illumine your intellect too.

Systematic chaos

If you are visiting India for the first time, you might feel that it is the most chaotic place on the planet. Yes, it is chaotic, but scratch the surface, you will find order everywhere. There is a reason or a belief behind everything that Indians do.

Festivals and celebrations

Vishukkani

Vishu is a Hindu festival celebrated in Kerala. On Vishu, Malayalis prepare a Vishukkani.

India is the melting pot of cultures and Indians absolutely love their festivals. Here every day is an occasion to celebrate. Each state has its unique customs, foods and festivals. The festivals that are celebrated all over the country are actually celebrated in different ways in different states. People look different. Their languages are different. Their attires are different. There are still some invisible threads that bind them all together.

Want to escape from your very ordered existence? Come here. Live, learn and enjoy. Feast your eyes. Witness the chaos that unfolds right before your eyes. Try to make sense of it. It is going to be the most rewarding journey you will ever undertake.

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