Bharat or popularly known as India, in simple words is described as Unity in Diversity. India’s cultural tradition dates back to 8,000 BC With its roots based in the Indus Valley Tradition, the Indian culture took a distinctive shape during the 11th century BCE Vedic age which laid the foundation of Hindu philosophy, mythology, literary tradition and beliefs and practices, such as dhárma, kárma, yóga and mokṣa. India is the seventh-largest country so its practically impossible to cover up everything. It has managed to preserve established traditions while absorbing new customs, traditions, and ideas from invaders and immigrants and spreading its cultural influence to other parts of Asia, mainly South East and East Asia.To those who know less about the Incredible nation, Indian architecture is one area that represents the diversity of Indian culture. Much of it, including notable monuments such as the Taj Mahal and other examples of Mughal architecture and South Indian architecture, The Indian film industry is the largest in the world. Many Indian festivals are celebrated irrespective of caste and creed. Some popular festivals are Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi,Durga Puja, Eid ul-Fitr, Bakr-Id, Christmas, Moharram. Indian Music, literature, mythology, Indian Costume / dresses, Indian cuisine, and sports especially hockey and Cricket. Also check out: The Beauty of Pakistan: 70 Amazing Photographs.
Houseboat in the back waters of kerala, waiting for the next tourist
This is a magnificent 16th century temple placed on the top of Chamundi hills, A flight of 1000 steps takes you to the top.
This building is all in one as far as Mysore is concerned – the palace of then king Shri Jayachamraja Wodeyar and his successors. Situated in the center of the city, this city is best during the night, when the lights are switched on, for about an hour from 19.30 to 20.30 hrs on public holidays.
Dussera is the time you could choose to visit, provided you are geared to experience a mini-Kumbh Mela crowd.
Keta Bendesar preparing “Chai” in her kitchen in the village of Ludiya, in the great Rann of Kutch.
These are two of the monumental entrances [shrines] in Thiruvannamalai – Southern Abode of Lord Shiva, supreme hindu Deity.
Odissi traces its origins to the ritual dances performed in the temples of ancient northern India. Today the name Odissi refers to the dance style of the state of Orissa in eastern India.
The Victoria Memorial, located in Kolkata, India is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who also carried the title of Empress of India.
This museum is supposed to be the oldest museum of the state. Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob designed it in 1876 to greet King Edward VII as Prince of Wales on his visit to India.
Jaisalmer fort is also known as the “Sonar Quila”. Colourful shades of the setting sun and golden hues of the desert ambiance give a fairy tale look to this mega structured fort.
Melukote in Pandavapura taluk of Mandya district, Karnataka, is one of the sacred places in Karnataka.