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India Tours A Land of Ever Charming

Minhaj Alam
 


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Introduction

The land of India is fascinating and bewitching the heart of the secernating traveler for its World Heritage Sites as well as world heritage monuments and palaces; for its ever charming beach holidays, backwater holidays, various kinds of water sports, adventure activities, hill station tours to Shimla, Manali, Nainital, Darjeeling, Ooty etc. , desert tour to Rajasthan, historical tour and culture tour; for its ever-demanding medical tourism, Ayurveda tourism and Yoga tourism; for its Royal Tour by Palace On Wheels or Deccan Odyssey. All these features of Indian tours and travels symbolize as Incredible India with the largest democracy in the world on the one hand and cultural diversity on the other. Perhaps, this is the main reason India is regarded as the hub of all types of tourism.

India Tours - Land of All Religions

Since the time immemorial, the land of India is regarded as the land of spiritualism marked by the evolution of different mythological literatures in the form of the Vedas, the Puranas, the Granthas, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Yugas and the Bhagavatham are set in different periods of time in Hindu mythology. Presently, the cities of India like Varanasi, Haridwar, Rishikesh, Vaishno Devi, Amritsar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Bodhgaya, Nalanda, Madurai, Puri, Rajgir, Sarnath, Tirupati, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Deoghar, Dharmashala, Dwarka, Kalahasti, Kanchipuram, Kollur, Mathura, Nashik, Rameswaram, Sabarimala, Somnath, Sringeri, Srirangam, Swamithope, Tirumala-Tirupati, Ujjain, Virpur and Vrindavana are living examples of all the Indian mythologies mentioned above and renowned for pilgrimage tourism of India. During the course of time, many other religions came into existence when Indian society in particular and world society in general were on their way of perfection. It was Islam which was entirely different and unique to the Indian society professed the concept of universal brotherhood and equality when the society was crept with inequality. However, all other religions like Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism emerged as offshoots of Hinduism. Today, secular India boasts other religions like Christianity, Zoroastrianism and Wahabism with the second largest population of Muslims in the world after Indonesia!

India Tour - The Land of Temples

Broadly speaking, the temples of India can be divided into time-wise, region-wise, and deity-wise like ancient, medieval and modern; north-India, south India, central India, east India, northeast India; Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Ganapati, Shiva, Krishna, Hanuman, Durga, Vishnu, Brahma respectively. Some of the famous temples of India with marvelous architecture are Birla Mandir, Bodhi Temple, Chattarpur Mandir, Dilwara, Dwarkadhish, Golden, Jagannath, Jwalamukhi, Kailash, Kashi Vishwanath, Khajuraho, Lakshmi Narayan, Maha Bodhi, Lingaraja, Lotus, Mukteswara, Somnath and Sun Temple - Konark.

Dr. Minhaj Alam has completed his Ph. D from Centre For Nehru Studies, Department of Political Science, Aligarh Muslim University and has done extensive research works on Jawaharlal Nehru. He is Chief Editor in the IT Department of Culture Holidays . For comment mail to Editor: minhaj.alam@cultureholidays.com

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