The Wonder That is India : Tourist Places and Attractions in India
Top Tourist Spots in India
Indian is country of wonders. The unity in diversity is the most striking feature of Indian society. Though there are diversity in culture, divergence in views, difference in the mode of living, the history of the shared past that beginning from time immemorial make the nation intact and fused to the common principles. The wonders of India also relates with culture, and political realms.
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World Famous Indian Historical Monuments
india is a country that had been ruled by numerous kings of various dynasties. There were more than 500 kingdoms which tried to make a number of monuments, palaces and forts to show case their power and authority. Some of the had undertaken mammoth projects to make a mark in the annala of History. There are a thousands of such works still standing as the symbol of the past. Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Red Fort, are some of the relics of the past and stand as wonders of the country.
Producer of Largest Number of Films in the World
India is a country which produces the largest number of films in the world. The annual production is more than 1000 films. As there are 25 major languages in India, films are produced in all of them. The total Indian films is estimated to be 25000 till now. Indian films has been received world wide recognition in aspects of film making. Indian films have bagged many international awards including Oscar.
Wonderful Festivals and Fairs
India is a land of numerous festivals and fairs. These are the celebrations in which all sections of the people participate and enjoy the colours and splendours of it. Diwali, Bihu, Ganesh Chathurthi,Muharram, Christmas, Buddhapurnima, Mahavir Jayanti, Kumbhamela, and Holi are few of the grand festivals.The Pooram festival of Kerala, the annual celebrations of temples , churches and other places of worship have become a secular nature in people of other communities also participate. Classical, folk and tribal arts are part of these festivals.
Enthralling Classical and Folk Dances
The cultural diversity of India is very much apparent in the sphere of Dance and music. There are a number of fascinating and enthralling classical, folk and tribal dances in India. Bhatanatyam, Kuchupudi, Odissi, Kathak, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam are the well known classical dances which have a large followers in foreign lands also. Some of the vibrant and lively folk dances are Kolkali (stick dance), Kaikotikali, Mudiyettu, Kolattam, Garaba, Jhora, Damali, Rasleela,Kathi, Jata Jatin and Tamasha. The famous tribal dances are Bamboo dance, Pali, Dagla, Karama, Tapadi, Cheria and Magha.
1652 Languages in Use !
Indian diversity is most palpable in languages and cultures. Indian people uses around 1652 mother tongues in which only 60 have more than one million speakers. Though there are 22 official languages in the country, English is used as a major link language and associate language for official purpose. English is taught from the period of primary education itself. So all educated people are able use English for communication.
Diversity of Flora and Fauna
India is a treasure house of flora and fauna. The forest cover of the country is about 20% of the total land area in which 15% is dense evergreen forest. There are about84 national parks and 447 wild life sanctuaries and 23 tiger reserves covering 4.5 of the total geographical area. It is estimated that 7% of the plant species (45000) and 6.5 of the fauna of the world.
Golden Temple, Amritsar
Fascinating Arts and Crafts
Indian tradition of art and craft which can be traced to the ancient Indus valley civilization in 5th millennium BC. Cotton products were exported from here from the same period as per records of trade relations that have unearthed. Cotton and silk textiles are the major part of the craft production in India. Banaras and Kanchipuram are very famous for silks even in foreign countries. Kashmir shawls, folk embroidery, carpet and floor coverings, pottery, terracotta, jewellery, ivory carvings, metal ware, woodwork, mat weaving, basket waving and floor and wall decorations of India are well known products in India and abroad.
Largest Democracy in the world
India, the second largest populated country, is the largest democracy in the world. Indian elections are a wonder of the world when the electorate, polling booths and polling officials are concerne