Would you like to throb within the pulsating beauty of Agra, the city of Taj Mahal? Join Himalayan Glacier, we take you to Agra, one of the most visited cities of India located in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh at the bank of Yamuna River.
Agra is a very important historical city of India civilized by the Mughal rulers. The city also served as the capital of Mughal for some time. Mainly the city is famous for wonderful historical monuments built by the Mughal emperors.
India is one of the most amazing tourist destinations featuring wide-open spaces and exotic cultural treasures. Tour in India enthralls visitors to see magnificent monuments, heritage temples and the vibrant colors of celebration of different festivals. A trip to India leaves the visitors spellbound with wide array of travel options. Right from the visitors’ arrival in India, its beautiful monuments like the Taj Mahal, to the ancient temples, attractive beaches, picturesque hill stations, wildlife adventures and much more create disjuncture into the mind of visitors. With the mantra of “Athithi Devo Bhava”, the Indian large mindsets have always carried forward the image of treating guest with the best hospitality.
Some of the best attractions of India:
Taj Mahal, counted amongst the Seven Wonders of the World is one of the most splendid architecture built by Mughal rulers in India. The beautiful epitome of love built by Shah Jahan in remembrance of his wife stands tall in beautifully carved out white marbles amidst the lush green surroundings. Taj Mahal, monument of love is India’s one of the must visit pride destinations attracts numbers of international visitors.
Goa, the beach capital of India possesses the breathtaking sandy beaches. Goa, the former Portuguese colony is a place for all seasons and is one of the most visited destinations inside India.
Rajasthan, the city of ancient forts and palaces is a witness of rich history of India. The prominent forts that attract visitors to Rajesthan are Sonar Kila, Junagarh Fort, and Chittirgarh Fort. Basically, the mighty Chittorgarh fort is considered to be one of the biggest forts in Aisa. The fort has seven majestic gates before entering into it which add beauty to the fort.
Hill Stations in India offer the perfect destinations to be within the abode of nature. Incredible India is home to some of the best hill stations in the world where one can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Some of the preferred hill station destinations in India encompass Shimal, Mussorie, Nainital, Ooty, Dalhousie, Mt. Abu, Kodaikanal, and Patnitop.
Kerala also known as God’s own country is famous for its beautiful backwater. It delights the visitors with its unique features of beaches and hill stations. It is also mostly sought destinations for Indian Ayurvedic treatments.
Religious Sites in India have magnetic pull toward various holy sites even the state enjoys secularism. India has numbers of pilgrimage sites among them Golden Temple and Jama Masjid draw the Sikh and Muslim communities from around the world. Further, Konark Temple dating back to 13th century attracts visitor from around the word. The temple is dedicated to the Sun god.
Historical Sites in India are rich in historical heritages. Some of the mostly visited historical sites include India Gate and Khajuraho. India Gate, one of the largest war memorials is located at the heart of India’s capital city Delhi which stands tall as the pride of the nation. Further Khajuraho, a famous archaeological site in Madhya Pradesh is counted as a popular UNESCO travel destination. It is recognized for its beautiful ancient sculptures.
Wildlife in India is rich with diversity. Some of the famous national parks and wildlife sanctuaries inside India include: The Corbett National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Kanha National Park, Gir National Par, Kaziranga National Park, Periyar National Park, and the Ranthanmbore National Park.
Trip to incredible India is unquenchable, unfathomable, and beyond human incredibleness.
India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. (Mark Twain)Tour in Intoxicating Incredible India, the cradle of civilization unveils a vast symphony of diverse people, varied landscapes, art, cultures, cuisines, and belief systems that enrich one’s inner world and thrill the outer senses. India is incredible not only in view of its ethnic, linguistic, demographic, climatic and geographic diversity, above all, India is incredible when visitors examine India from different historical, and cultural angles.
India is home to ancient Indus Valley Civilization where the Vedic tradition flourished in its historic imprints. The major four eastern religious and cultural traditions Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism originated in Indian sub continent. Further, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam arrived in India in the first millennium which also enhanced to shape India’s cultural diversity.
Some Intriguing Intoxicating Facts about Incredible India
India is the world’s largest, oldest, continuous civilization
India practices the world’s largest living democracy
Sanskrit Grammar constitutes one of India’s greatest contributions to Western Philology
India invented the Number System
The World’s first university was established in Takshashila in 700BC. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient civilization of India in the field of education.
Sanskrit originated in India which is the mother of all the European languages
Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
The value of “pi” was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period.
Chess is the product of Indian mind.
When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley which is known as Indus Valley Civilization
Islam is India’s and the world’s second largest religion
Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C.E and 52 A.D respectively.
The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world’s largest religious pilgrimage site, larger than either Rome or Mecca, with an average of 30,000 visitors every day.
Columbus started his voyage from Spain to find a sea route for India but landed in America thinking that he is in India, treasure of Silk and Spices.
India is known for its spirituality and high level of intellectual discussions in Vedas, Gita, Vedanta, Buddhist scriptures and in the writings of Sufis, Jains, Sikh saints and scholars.
The rich tradition of Ayurveda and Yoga is the focus the world today
Politically, India is world’s largest democracy. India is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi, who practiced Non-violence as an instrument for social change. Mahatna Gandhi is the source of inspiration to the great leaders of the world including Barack Obama.
In fact, visitors can enjoy the open plains of the Rajasthani desert, the calm waters of the Keralan backwaters and the dizzying heights of the Himalaya’s by contrast to the sights, sounds, hustle and bustle of the cities in India. Further, visitors will be left breathless by some of India’s world heritage monuments and be overwhelmed by India’s monument to love, the Taj Mahal.
Overall Incredible India has an amazing variety in terms of cultures, traditions, clothes, people, religion, languages, vegetation, population, landforms, soil colors, cuisine, music, and dances. And, yet there’s unity in so much diversity. Whether it is encounter with the magic taste of Indian spices or spiritual mystic Vedic remnant of ancient traditions or wonders of Taj Mahal or magic of classical music visitors intoxicate the magic of incredible India.