India is one of the biggest countries in the world. Just like every other country, India to has its own unique identity, which makes it different from the others. India also has one of the highest economies and in no time India will also be the most powerful nation in the country. India has produced a lot of people who are extremely educated and they have given the other countries some educated mind. A person born in the country is very proud to be a part of such a nation, which is so diverse yet united. It is also the largest democracy in the world that has given its citizens the freedom in a lot of sectors and freedom up to such extent as well which is sometimes taken for granted by the local citizens.
Introduction to Cultural Heritage –
India has always been a captivating destination for travelers from all over the world. The enticing unity of Indians reflects a diversity of religions, cultures, customs, and languages. This diversity itself is the pride of the nation. The living styles of people, their clothing, thoughts, food, and culture, everything has imprints of this diversity. So much so that all together they seem to be a part of an inseparable unit. A traveler can feel this inherent character of Indian culture by simply passing across these streets for its diverse heritage.
Cultural Heritage refers to the cultural aspects of heritage sites, monuments, folklore, traditional activities and practices, language etc that are considered the visit to be preserved for the future generation.
Indian Music and Classical Dance –
In India, it is believed as a form of worship or yoga through which a dancer can reach the Almighty. Indian classical dances are the vibrations of the mind and the soul. They are extremely traditional following the strict rules set down by the Bharatha Muni (a saint) in the Natyashastra which is the oldest surviving text on the stagecraft in the world.
India has a very rich tradition of classical dance. It is a misnomer and actually refers to Natya, the sacred Hindu musical theatre styles. The Indian classical dance aims to experience the liberation and growth of righteousness as a man, by manifesting the glory of the God. It was born and bred in the temples till it reached the royal courts after few centuries. It even took a few more centuries to reach the public platforms.
Country Of Festivals –
The major festivals are Dussehra, Kali Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Basanta Panchami, Makar Sankranti, Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Akshaya Tritiya, Holi, and others, to name only a few. These festivals are observed by the Hindus but there are other festivals also such as Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha and Muharram observed by the Muslims. The Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are observed by the Christians and the Guru Nanak Jayanti is observed by the Sikhs or Punjabis. People observe these festivals with great devotion as they believe that fasts and festivals purify their minds and inspire them to lead a better and purer life. If is for this reason that the old, young and children all observe these feasts and festivals with great gusto and enthusiasm.
Indian Cinema Bollywood –
The word Bollywood is (obviously) a play on Hollywood, with the B coming from Bombay (now known as Mumbai), the center of the film world. The word was coined in the 1970s by the writer of a magazine gossip column, though there is disagreement as to which journalist was the first to use it. However, Indian cinema dates all the way back to 1913 and the silent film Raja Harishchandra, the first-ever Indian feature film. Its producer, Dadasaheb Phalke, was Indian cinema’s first mogul, and he oversaw the production of twenty-three films between 1913-1918. Yet unlike Hollywood, initial growth in the industry was slow.
When the human kind entered the new millennium, Bollywood movies began to reflect the change. Movies like ‘Koi.. Mil Gaya’, ‘Dhoom’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Company’, ‘Aankhen’, ‘Krrish’ showed modernness in their story-line and visual representation.
The world’s movie capital is not Hollywood but Bollywood. Bollywood is the nickname for the Indian film industry located in Bombay (now known as Mumbai). The film industry has given the world some of the finest actors and filmmakers. People like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit and Hrithik Roshan started their careers in this industry. Asha Bhosle has recorded up to 11000 solo, duets and chorus backed songs and several others in over 20 Indian languages since 1947. So, officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history in 2011. In addition to Hindi Film Industry, the country also has film industries which produce films in various languages like Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and Bhojpuri etc.
Famous Holy Yatra in India –
Yatra in Hinduism and other Indian religions generally means a pilgrimage to holy places. Millions of devotees visit this auspicious holy Yatra and pay homage to the temples every year. The Yatra offers you a sense of belongingness, heart Purity and the act of self-actualization in life. Two of most sacred Yatra in India is “Char Dham Yatra” by Hindu and “Hajj Yatra” by Muslim. The famous Yatra in India are-
- Hajj Yatra
- Amaranth Yatra
- Vaishno Devi
- Kashi Yatra
- Chota Char Dham Yatra
- Ratha Yatra
Tourism and Hospitality Industry –
The Indian tourism and hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key drivers of growth among the services sector in India. Tourism in India has significant potential considering the rich cultural and historical heritage, variety in ecology, terrains and places of natural beauty spread across the country. Tourism is also a potentially large employment generator besides being a significant source of foreign exchange for the country.
India’s rising middle class and increasing disposable incomes has continued to support the growth of domestic and outbound tourism.
Domestic Tourist Visits (DTVs) to the States/Union Territories (UTs) grew by 15.5 per cent y-o-y to 1.65 billion (provisional) during 2016 with the top 10 States/UTs contributing about 84.2 per cent to the total number of DTVs, as per Ministry of Tourism.
As per Ministry of Tourism, foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) in India increased 19.5 per cent year-on-year to 630,000 in May 2017. FTAs on e-tourist visa increased 55.3 per cent year-on-year to 68,000 in May 2017.
India’s foreign exchange earnings (FEEs) through tourism increased by 32 per cent year-on-year to reach US$ 2.278 billion in April 2017, as per data from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
India is expected to move up five spots to be ranked among the top five business travel market globally by 2030, as business travel spending in the country is expected to treble until 2030 from US$ 30 billion in 2015. #
International hotel chains will likely increase their expansion and investment plans in India, and are expected to account for 50 per cent share in the Indian hospitality
Yoga and Youg Guru!!
Yoga, is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self. Yoga has been an intrinsic part of Indian ethos for over 5000 years. Maharishi Patanjali is the ‘father of Yoga’ who compiled 195 Yoga Sutras that became the foundation of Yoga philosophy. Yoga has gone through various transitions during the last fifty years but now has earned well-deserved respect and recognition. International Day of Yoga or commonly referred to as “Yoga Day” is celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015.
India is the father of Yoga and now its spread all over the World. There are many Yoga Guru among that Baba Ramdev come’s on top, Spread this Indian yoga to all over world. Every person love to yoga for good health. There are many yoga centers in India where you can take training of Yoga.
The Inventor Aryabhatta –
He was the man who invented zero and he was from India. Albert Einstein once said that we owe a lot to India as because of them we can calculate. Hence, Aryabhatta is one person who gave the world the number zero.
World Heritage Sites that make u amaze –
- These World Heritage Sites in India are considered to be of immense cultural and natural importance in the world.
- These sites are-
- Nalanda Mahavihara (Nalanda University), Bihar
- Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim
- Capitol Complex, Chandigarh
- Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh
- Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
- Group of Monuments at Hampi, Karnataka
- Group of Monuments at Pattadakal, Karnataka
- Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Madhya Pradesh
- Hill Forts of Rajasthan
- Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya, Bihar
- Churches and Convents of Goa
- Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh
- Great Living Chola Temples, Tamil Nadu
- up of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
- Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
- Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra
- Ellora Caves, Maharashtra
- Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra
- Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam
- Manas Wild Life Sanctuary, Assam
- Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan
- Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks, Uttarakhand
- Sundarbans National Park, West Bengal
- Western Ghats
- Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi
- Red Fort Complex, Delhi
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), Maharashtra
- Sun Temple, Konark, Odisha
- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- Agra Fort, Uttar Pradesh
- Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
- Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
- Mountain Railways of India
- Qutb Minar and its Monuments, New Delhi
- Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park, Gujarat
And the most delesious Indian Food –
Indian Food comes in top of our list because you will lots of variety of foods in India. You can taste variety of Foods when you go from north to south. In North India mostly wheat food products are made while in south region you will find Rice Products. Every Foreigner always praise Indian food and never forget the tasty foods. There are lots of dishes like Dal-Bati-Churma , khamman dhokla, Ricce Kahri, Uppam, Masala Dosa and many more. So Here you see that these ten points that makes India Different from World. If you know any other specialty of India then must put your vies in comment.