Thursday, October 05, 2006

India: The Land of Great Wonders

India, the land of great wonders is one of the ancient civilizations of the world. The great Indus Valley civilization flourished here along the Indus River valley nearly five thousand years ago.

India has also been the home of mighty Aryans who came to India in 1500 BC and settled in the northern part of India. They gave us the world's most ancient scriptures and a rich culture. This great land has been the birth place of Lord Rama, Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi.

India has always been one of the most fascinating tourist spots in the world. India has impressed and captivated the imagination of its visitors with its unique diversity, exceptionally beautiful natural landscape, brilliant historical monuments and fascinating cultural heritage. India has in store thousands of amazing and exciting tourist spots for visitors. It includes beautiful valleys, mountains, hill stations, exotic beaches, backwaters, magnificent historical monuments, colorful wildlife spots, sacred pilgrimage destinations and modern cities.

India, the beautiful country known for its cultural, natural and regional diversities is truly a place to visit. India comprises of 28 states and 7 union territories and to your disbelief all of them have something unique for you.

If you want to experience heritage and culture at their best, then the states to watch out for are Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamilnadu, and Madhya Pradesh among many others. For fearless and lively souls who love nature and adventure, India offers unmatched attraction in its many states including Jammu & Kashmir, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Assam to mention a few.

There are many important monuments, palaces, temples, natural retreats in India. The most important monument in India is the Taj Mahal situated on the banks of Yamuna in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. This magnificent monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

The other important monument in India is the Sanchi Stupa, 48 kms from Bhopal, it's a world heritage site and one of the world's most important Buddhist pilgrimage center. If you want to know more about Buddhism, the other important Buddhist place is Bodh Gaya in Bihar, other centers are in Leh and Ladhak, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. If you are lover of cave paintings, then you must visit Bhimbetka near Bhopal, Madhaya Pradesh, this place is another world heritage site famous for the large number of cave paintings dating back from the Old Stone Age to Medieval Times.

If you are a lover of grand palaces then you must visit Jaipur in Rajasthan. If you want to see magnificent temples, then India is surely a place to visit. India has well designed and elegantly composed temples of different styles that will satisfy your spiritual needs and desires.

If your heart craves for the warmth of nature, beautiful landscapes, majestic waterfalls then you must visit Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya, Chattisgarh and other north-eastern states. India has very beautiful beaches in Goa, Orissa, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Kerala among many others that have all the ingredients to quench the thirst of your fun loving mind.

So, what are you waiting for! Embark on an exciting adventure into the heart of India!! It is worth a place to come alive!!!

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