Sarah Macdonald in her famous novel "Holi Cow" spoke about India that you can love it or hate it but you cannot ignore or forget it. And, we love it!
Travelling to India is an amazing experience with a wide contrast of languages, eating habits, sceneries, rituals, religions and many others but you wonder what is that magnetism imbibing different communities all-together with their surroundings. With a population touching 1.2 billion inhabitants, mostly Hindus, country has significantly religious people and you will always find many of them in temples, mosques or even churches. The country of Mahatma Gandhi who spoke about love and compassion, today is rapidly changing in both socio-economic sphere. Facebook and mobiles users are rapidly growing in numbers but still the spirit of India lies in its diversity and festivity.
From a very deep cultural routes and spirituality which exist in holy places like Varanasi, to romantic escapes in the land of fairytales of Rajasthan with great history, forts and palaces, royal past of Jaipur and romantic city of Udaipur, to magnificent natural beauty of Kerala and its backwaters in Kumarakom and Alleppey and famous Ayurveda, to Cosmopolitan city culture in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata with great appreciation for art, music, and very fine dinning, India has enough flavours to offer you. The white Marble mausoleum Taj Mahal which is one of the seven new wonders of the world is another master piece of Indian rich architecture.
Taste of Curry Surely you must have heard of “Tandoori chicken”. India has a great food culture and during your journey you can easily see how eating habits change from region to region. Every region has some speciality encouraged by locally produced food. The finest fish curry is another magic of India which is enjoyed the world over. The list doesn’t end here with famous snacks like Pakoras and samosas which are all time local favourite.
Cricket is another religion hereThe country-wide fever goes into the nerves during any national cricket match, a game which is played with a ball and bat. Week-ends bring joyous moments for the young playing cricket in the grounds, parks and even by-lanes. You will be amazed to see that even for the local by-lanes matches there is always a decent number of people charing them.
Bollywood callingYou can easily feel the craze of Bollywood here in India especially in the villages and small towns. More astonishing site is in Mumbai, where on most days, people queue in front of the houses of their favourite stars to have a quick glimpse. Watching a movie in a local theatre among locals is certainly amusing.