India is a land of diversities. In fact, it is a nation which celebrates its innumerable diversities. Everybody has a place in this wonderous nation; it accommodates everything and everyone with the same spirit within - ‘Athithi Devo Bhava’ (Guest is God).
Here’s presenting few reasons why you mustn’t never, ever postpone or cancel your trip to India for anything else in the world.
1. The People
The people of India are as varied as it can get in terms of language, culture, religion, ethnicity and all. But when it comes to hospitality, nothing can beat their unity. In rural India, you’ll find people who would gladly share their food and shelter with you (for free) even though you don’t speak their language at all.
2. The 29 states
There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India, each with its own unique attributes, ways of living and cultural practices (note the plural). From Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, you experience places and locales that are unique and appealing, everywhere in the country.
3. The food
No matter what kind of food choices you follow in life, you have plenty to choose from in India. Even though there is a generic motion that most Indians are vegetarians, there is a healthy mix actually. The number of choices will itself leave you flabbergasted. Once you tasted the best, there’s no going back, unless you are looking for a second helping!
4. The Mountains
From the mighty Himalayas to the Western Ghats, there are many mountain ranges across the nation. From snow-capped giants to evergreen forests, these forests are home to thousands of species of flaura and fauna, some of them, very rare even. A serene mountain hike through one of the peaks or hills will give you an exhilarating, most calming experience.
5. The rivers/lakes
Some of the oldest, historically important and mightiest water bodies of the world are in India. From Sindhu, Ganga, and Brahmaputra in the north to Krishna, Godavari, and Kaveri in the south, there are plenty of rivers, lakes, backwaters, lagoons etc in India. Some of the backwaters are absolute tourist pleasures with great facilities, activities and water rides. The houseboat cruises available in the backwaters of Kerala and lakes of Kashmir are experiences that one shouldn’t miss at all! Another Point of attraction, Dal is a lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the union territory, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the " Lake of Flowers", "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel".
6. The history
The story of modern human settlements begins with the Indus Valley Civilization in India, which was around 3,000-4,000 BC. From then on India has seen great empires, invasions, colonial rule and more. Relics of all these are still found in the nation and for people who love history, India offers a lot. India is a nation which takes pride in its rich history and a visit to the region will make you feel so as well.
Ayurveda is one of the oldest medicinal practices of the world. Founded on the principles of cure with nature, it is said to be the safest treatment style available. Combined with yoga, which is gaining lot of prominence all over the world, Ayurveda ensures a complete healthy lifestyle. There are many ayurvedic wellness centres and spas all across India, providing wholesome body wellness packages and leisure.
8. The spirituality
India is home to numerous religions and spiritual practices. The birth of some of the most influential religions of the world happened here, namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. The influence of all these religions and the ones which came from other nations (Islam, Christianity etc) is evident in the society. Spiritual and religious shrines are abundant and tourists can experience the glory of all of it while visiting India.
9. The sense of adventure/chaos
India is a place which will give you a lot of adventurous experiences. No, it is not just the numerous adventure activities at various tourist spots. India itself is an adventurous, chaotic experience. The country will be like none other you have visited so far in your life. India is indeed, the ultimate tourist destination. Do not miss the experience for anything else in your life.