Set foot in India, the land of diversities. Just the name of the country conjures up images of multi-armed goddesses, of devotees lost in trance, of a feminine power that takes violent forms and various dances that represent her classical tradition. Here, the architectural extravagance and sculpture speaks volumes of the bygone era. Tradition and customs have left indelible marks on the sands of time.
India has well-preserved its age-old traditions along with the absorption of new ideas and customs from the invaders. It has successfully spread its cultural influence to other areas of the continent. Traveling in India is a voyage that excels an ordinary travel experience.
India is separated from the rest of Asia by the world's highest and youngest mountain chain, the Himalayan ranges that serve as the seat of the sages of the land, lost in peaceful penance. Every type of landscape one can think of can be seen in India. Mountain ranges and wildlife sanctuaries in abundance offer ample opportunities for eco-tourism and trekking.
The rich history of India dates back to five thousand years when its first major civilization flourished around the Indus Valley. The society that developed here followed a sophisticated lifestyle and possessed a great knowledge of town planning. The Indus Valley civilization survived for approximately 1000 years before declining. Thereafter, several dynasties established their rule over India. Later in the early 1600s, the British arrived in trade and soon made India one of their colonies. After great struggle, India finally got independent in 1947. Since then, India has undergone immense development in every sphere. India has a strong system of government that makes it the largest democracy in the world.
The rich heritage of wildlife that exists in India has its own contribution in increasing the tourist potential here. India is no less than a paradise for those who are truly in love with nature. Dispersed across the length and breadth of the country, the wildlife reserves have made their own mark in the preserving the endangered species. India is a haven to the most unique wildlife. Do not miss the opportunity to see the rich fauna that breeds and feeds in India.
India has an incredible variety of beaches. Nowhere else, beaches enthrall as amazingly as those in India. Innumerable sun-deprived holidaymakers come over to India to see its diverse beaches. Beaches in India offer everything that attract tourists to visit the country.
Immense climatic diversities are found in India. Deserts in India, like the Great Indian Thar Desert, are at present among the major tourist destinations. Characterized by barren landscape, scanty rainfall, sloppy sand dunes and scrub vegetation, the deserts charm visitors with their sheer magic.
Indian fairs and festivals are an eternal expression of the spirit of celebration. Observed with enthusiasm and gaiety, festivals are like gems ornamenting the crown of Indian Culture. Kumbh Mela, Pushkar Fair, Goa Carnival and Ladakh Festival are the prominent fairs and festivals. Some other major festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm include Diwali, Holi, Christmas, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Pongal, Baisakhi and the national holidays of the Independence Day and Republic Day.
Yet another area that represents the diversity of India is its rich architectural legacy, second to none. It has several sights that never fail to fascinate the onlookers. Notable monuments such as Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Ajanta Caves, Mysore Palace, Umaid Bhawan Palace are a living testimony to the rich architecture of India.
India – the land of all seasons offers everything that is unpredictable. The least you can expect here is the unexpected. Add colours to your imagination and enjoy being in this unique land. Join Caper on an unforgettable Indian tour, through treasures lost in time as you journey through India, swaying to her different beats.