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- IndiaJan 23, 2014
INDIA,the only subcontinent in the world.It is called so because it includes all the features of a continent like - India has mountains,seas,rivers,deserts,rocky areas,islands.Climatic conditions are moderate.There is winter,summer,rainy,autumn,spring.People here are very warm and welcoming.India is a multi-religious country.There are Hindus,Muslims,Sikhs,Christians,Parsis and many more.Therefore there are number of traditions,rituals,customs followed.about 75 languages are spoken across the country.Food here is authentic,it speaks about the culture.Every cuisine has its own beautiful tale.India is the only country with the highest % of vegetarians.
India, the only country which is colorful.That reminds me of Bollywood where there is dance,emotion,songs,family,drama,tragedy,fantasy,fight,old revenge,sequels and rebirth.Other countries invest in India to grow their business as there are intelligent,hard-working people in the world.
This is probably the only country in the world which is multi-religious,multi-talented,multi-cultured,multi-cuisine,multi-lingual,friendly and adaptable.As once quoted by a conquerer (this might not be the exact words but it is pretty much a gist) "To break India,break its heritage which is impossible till the end of the world".
- IndiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Sep 13, 2013
Incredible country with unparalleled diversity of cast, creed and faith. India with its rich topographical and cultural diversity is a place woth visiting. There are hills, beaches, islands and deserts.
India with its extreme diversity offers myriad experience to the travelers. India is home to several wildlife sanctuaries which are home to some rare and endangered species of plant and animal.
India also has many renowned beaches in Goa and kerala as well as pristine islands in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshwadeep. For desert you could head to Rajasthan which is visited by millions of domestic and international tourists. For Rajasthan there is one popular saying when it comes to international celebrities: Marriages may be made in heaven but the bills are payed in Rajasthan.
Then there is the Himalaya which offer plenty of hiking and trekking activities. Exploring the far flung mountain range of Himalayas is a task that could take a lifetime to finish.
Then there are forts and palaces sprinkled across the country which are a delight to behold. Then there are temples and ancient caves and Ayurveda and Yoga. You name it and you'll get it. India is definitely a place where you should be at least once in a lifetime.
- IndiaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsSep 02, 2013
Loved and hated, beguiling and infuriating, beautiful and abject, India is truly the land of contrasts every other country is billed as. Dirt cheap, enormous, and startlingly diverse, the country's fabulous rail network makes the huge distances manageable and, indeed, pleasurable. Remember that India is not one country, indivisible, but instead more like a huge number of smaller countries held together by the world's most riotous form of democracy. This land is one of the cradles of civilization, and harder to comprehend than almost anywhere else on Earth. You do not understand India, you live it.
- IndiaMar 28, 2013
I love my country, I love to see the unity in diversity, hop here and you meet someone new, hop there and meet another. always smiling, greeting and friendly..all belonging to different ethnic background,cultures, race and language...INDIA with its myriad mix of colors, smells, language and uniqueness pertaining to each different states, shows an observer the very microcosm of humanity at one place.
- IndiaMar 26, 2013
India...is...everything. It has rugged mountains, desolate deserts, wild rainforests, arid plains, miles and miles of rice paddies and farmland. Huge cities with no space at all, and huge swatches of wide open space. I won't lie...it is dirty, poverty and unpleasant sites are not hidden out of view, it can be incredibly hot or unbearably cold, there is not really a concept of personal space, it is loud, and busy, and overwhelming. But if you can open yourself up to the brilliantly pulsing heart of South Asia, it is impossible not to fall in love.
- IndiaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 3Mar 26, 2013
What I liked best about India was the diversity of things to see, do and experience. It's a place where many languages are spoken and many religions practised.
Mumbai is colossal, a financial centre with an equally powerful film industry and great architecture. Bangalore is less attractive visually, but very fun with lots of good bars and an impressive tech scene. Then there's Goa for party beaches and Kerala for beautiful backwaters and canals and rolling green hills...
I could go on, but hopefully I've established that you should visit and see for yourself!
- IndiaJan 07, 2013
The history of India begins with evidence of human activity of Homo sapiens as long as 75,000 years ago, or with earlier hominids including Homo erectus from about 500,000 years ago. The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE in present-day Pakistan and northwest India, was the first major civilization in South Asia. A sophisticated and technologically advanced urban culture developed in the Mature Harappan period, from 2600 to 1900 BCE. This Bronze Age civilization collapsed before the end of the second millennium BCE and was followed by the Iron Age Vedic Civilization, which extended over much of the Indo-Gangetic plain and which witnessed the rise of major polities known as the Mahajanapadas. In one of these kingdoms, Magadha, Mahavira and Gautama Buddha were born in the 6th or 5th century BCE and propagated their śramanic philosophies.
Most of the subcontinent was conquered by the Maurya Empire during the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE. It became fragmented, with various parts ruled by numerous Middle kingdoms for the next 1,500 years. This is known as the classical period of Indian history, during which time India has sometimes been estimated to have had the largest economy of the ancient and medieval world, with its huge population generating between one fourth and one third of the world's income up to the 18th century.
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