Have you ever wondered why tours to India are so popular? India is a country of varied colors, interesting sounds and extreme contradictions. From north to south and east to west, the country is steeped in amazing history. There are very few countries in the world that match up to the kind of contrast India has to offer. Once you visit India, its cities and towns and villages, you'll see that the memories are so wonderful that they stick in the mind for a long, long time.
There are several reasons that should compel you to visit India – not just once but multiple times in a lifetime.
India is known and remembered for its -
> Historical charm
> Architectural wonders
> Vibrant culture
> Religious diversity and spirituality
> Delectable cuisine
> Friendly people
There is a lot more. During your tours to India, you'll be surprised at almost every turn regardless of where you go.
The history of India is both interesting and ancient. In fact, the country has been inhabited by some of the most ancient civilizations in the world. As you start to explore, you'll know about numerous ancient kingdoms and dynasties each of which has its own saga – waiting to be rediscovered.
India is also unique in the sense that it is home to a number of major religions including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism among others. For most tourists, it is this religious diversity that's the biggest crowd-puller. People of each religion in India follow their own culture and traditions. If you are planning tours in this amazing country, don't forget to attend some of Indian weddings. These tours will definitely prove to be an experience of a lifetime.
In terms of architecture, India is simply spellbinding. Various dynasties and civilizations have left their imprints in the form of forts, palaces, havelis, temples and monuments in every part of the country. Many of the historical sites have also been recognized as world heritage sites by UNESCO.
Tours to India become even more colourful when you participate in festivals – both regional and religious. There are numerous cultural events that continue to attract tourists throughout the year. Apart from religious festivals like Diwali, Holi, Dussehra, Durga Pooja and Navratri, there are many other vibrant cultural events that Indians celebrate. In places like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala and Karnataka, you can be a part of these celebrations. During these festivals, people of India celebrate and meet with each other regardless of the religion they belong to. It sets a wonderful example of unity in diversity.
One of the biggest reasons for touring India is the variety of food it offers. The Indian food is no less diverse than the country itself. If you are interested in thick curries and spicy food, you should head to northern India. Persian and Muglai styles of cooking have influenced cuisines in north. Southern Indian food contains ingredients such as coconut, seafood and rice. For vegetarians as well, India offers a huge variety of food. In a nutshell, food in India speaks volumes about its people, culture and the diversity for which the country is known all over the world. Roadside food in India is also quite popular with tourists from all backgrounds.
People in India are always eager to welcome tourists with open arms. Locals, particularly in villages and towns, are very friendly and show great respect and warmth towards every guest. Whether you are visiting a local's home for a traditional meal or just visiting the streets, villages and towns, you'll definitely be touched by the friendly attitude and warmth of Indians.