31 Mar Beautiful India
India, country that cover the greater part of Southern Asia. New Delhi is the capital city located in the heart, built in the 20th century just south of the historic hub of Old Delhi to serve as India’s administrative center. Its government is a constitutional republic that represents a highly diverse population consisting of thousands of ethnic groups and likely hundreds of languages. With roughly one-sixth of the world’s total population, India is the second most populated country in the world after China.
It is known from archaeological evidence that a highly sophisticated urbanized culture—the Indus civilization—dominated the northwestern part of the subcontinent from about 2600 to 2000 BCE. From that time, India functioned as a virtually self-contained political and cultural arena, which provided rise to a distinctive tradition that was associated primarily with Hinduism, the roots of which can largely be traced to the Indus civilization. Other religions, notably Buddhism and Jainism, originated in India—though their presence there is now quite small—and throughout the centuries residents of the subcontinent developed a rich intellectual life in such fields as mathematics, astronomy, architecture, literature, music, and the fine arts.
Throughout its history, India was intermittently disturbed by movements from beyond its northern mountain wall. Especially important was the coming of Islam, brought from the northwest by Arab, Turkish, Persian, and other raiders beginning early in the 8th century CE. Eventually, some of those raiders stayed; by the 13th century much of the subcontinent was under Muslim rule, and the number of Muslims steadily increased. Only after the arrival of the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama in 1498 and the subsequent establishment of European maritime supremacy in the region did India become exposed to major external influences arriving by sea, a process that culminated in the decline of the ruling Muslim elite and absorption of the subcontinent within the British Empire.
India is located in Southern Asia bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Neighboring countries include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal, and Pakistan. India has a diverse geology: upland plain (Deccan Plateau) in south, flat to rolling plain along the Ganges river, deserts in west, and the Himalayas in the north. The government is a federal republic; the chief of state is the president, and the head of government is the prime minister. India has a market economy in which the prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system. India is a member of the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
The beautiful and fabled land of India is known for its extremes, history, and enormous diversity. The country is still one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and attracts backpackers, cultural and spiritual seekers, and just those in search of a good party. As it is also the birthplace of yoga, it comes as no surprise that many travelers travel across the globe experience a yoga retreat in India. Love it or hate it, your trip to India is guaranteed to be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. I’ve been privileged to have spent many years in this incredible country and from my time here, these are my personal recommendations for the best and most beautiful places to visit in India.
Things that India is Famous For –
Being based in India, we love celebrating some of India’s most notable traits, from our historical culture and traditions to the modern Indian life Style.
If you’ve never visited India or even if you’re an Indian citizen wanting to learn which awesome things about India make it famous, this post is for you!
Diversity In Culture
India has a varied and diverse culture, which changes depending on where in the country you visit. You’ll find different religions, different styles of art and music – even different languages across the nation.
Outstanding Train Network
India is famed for its train system 2nd largest in the world &one of the oldest spans the entire nation and connects all of India’s major cities, with around 2.3 crore people (23 million) travelling by rail each year.
Festivals & Colorful Celebrations
India is known all over the world for its colorful and bright festivals like as Holi and Diwali. Indian people love to celebrate, and many from other countries the world travel to join them too!
Its Spiritual Connection
Many people travel to India in search of spirituality, taking the opportunity to learn from gurus at ashrams around the country. Not only that, but India is also home to several religions which are proudly worshipped throughout the country.
Its Sporting Cultures
India’s national sport is hockey, but the country is most commonly associated with cricket, which is also a favorite sport of many people across India.In fact, India’s cricket team has won several world championships, and some of the world’s most famous cricket players are Indians!
Delicious Indian Food
Food is a big part of Indian culture and is so varied regarding styles and flavors. Indian food is loved not only in India but also all over the world due to its unique and tasty spices.
India has long been associated with mathematics. In fact, it was Aryabhata and Ramanujan – two famous mathematicians from India – who first brought to light the concept of ‘zero’.
Its Incredible Architecture
India is known for its incredible architecture, most notably the Taj Mahal, one of the most famous buildings on Earth and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
So now that you know a little more about what makes India such a great place, celebrate by supporting local Indian businesses and communities where possible.
What’s your favorite thing about India? Let us know in the comments box below. Stay Healthy!!!