India has always been a land of diverse people as it has been a land of diverse culture. Today India is also turning out to be the most blistering tourist destination because of her diverse landscape and natural beauty. Spin out a visit in this holistic land and she will assure you with her eternal charisma bestowed with celestial snow-clad mountains and emerald green hills, rich raging woods and sunburning desert and dilating heritages and pilgrimages.
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When you are thinking of India, the first and foremost thing that comes to your mind is about her culture. Literally India is as rich in her diverse culture as it is proud of her heritage. From the time of ancient civilizations to the bustling modern urbanization, India’s culture is the inborn heritage other than talking of synthetic heritage. From Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir to Indira Point in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and from Aizwal in Mizoram to Gandhinagar in Gujarat you will be surprise to discover the unique culture prevailing among the people marked with ritual practices, colorful festivals, ethnic wears, variety of cuisines, assorted jewelries, music, dances and languages. The pursuit of spirituality can be traced from the remarkable pilgrimages of diverse religions. Buddhist’s monasteries, Hindu’s and Jain’s temples, Islamic Mosques, Sikh’s Gurudwaras and Christian’s churches together address India as land of harmonious country.
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As a sole traveler drawing a bead on India as the ultimate holiday destination you will fall upon with the stretch of the Himalayan range in the North, from heavenly Kashmir to totemic Arunachal Pradesh, that offers various activities like trekking, hiking, paragliding, river rafting, skiing and mountaineering. Then again you will light upon the harmonious life, inhabiting in the solitude hamlets, dwelling in the mountains and promptly you will be hitting the holy tracks to the pilgrimages.
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If you are keen about exploring in the wild, India is as furious as it offers a wide range of colorful flora. Covering a vast area from the Chotanagpur Plateau in the East to the Aravali range in North-West and from the foothills of the Himalayan range to the emerald peninsular highlands, India is flecked by wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and forest reserves. The Asiatic Lions, The Royal Bengal Tigers, Cheetahs, Elephants, Leopards, Rhinoceros, Monkeys and other species of animal kingdom and different varieties of bird species including migrating birds are the calico inhabitants of these forests. It also give you the opportunities such as Jungle Safaris on Elephants and Jeeps, camping and tramping.
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The legacy of being romantic is felt from coast to coast just when you walk about the white sandy beaches barefoot with your partner. The coziness, the warmth and the sensuality that dominates these beaches is as worthy like a solitaire as it is worth framing up memories. From the ravaging waves of Bay of Bengal to the tranquility of Arabian Sea, the peninsular coast has hewn out oodles of beaches offering activities like water skiing, deep sea fishing, wind surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports.
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Thus tourism has always played a pivotal role in India. It is no longer a mere place to visit to a place and stay for few days but spending a holiday in India is an entire gamut of activities coming into play where Indian tour packages flourishes.