Cultural tourism in India is a phenomenal hit among travelers from all over the world since India has one of the most unique and diverse culture in the world. With the presence of so many states and cities, each with their own set of languages, customs, religion, beliefs, food, festivals, music, dance, architecture, and art, one will get to witness a myriad of traditions across the country.
One of the most important cultural activities in India includes exploring its art and architecture.
India has a 2000 years old architectural heritage that is exhibited in its many monuments, forts, temples, monasteries and Stupas spread across the country. From Ajanta & Ellora caves to temples of Khajuraho, from the monasteries in Sikkim to the ruins in Hampi, each monument in India is an architectural masterpiece and speaks volumes about the rich history and heritage of the country.
Other than architecture, culture of India is also exhibited in its age old temple paintings, carvings on walls and monuments, and even the crafty consumable or decorative items made by the natives of many states and remote localities. The depiction of different Gods and deities inside holy shrines is also a great indicator of the same.
The cultural tourism of India can also be seen in its many festivals and cuisines. Being multi-lingual and multi-religious, India plays host to a number of colourful fairs and festivals in a year. Some of prominent ones include the Lohri, Bihu, Pongal, Goa Carnival, Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan, Kite Flying Festival in Kutch, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, Holi, Baisakhi, Rath Yatra, Independence Day, Eid Ul Fitr, and the Ziro Music Festival in Arunachal Pradesh. When talking about the cultural activities of India, eating can’t be left behind. India is, after all, known for some of the most delicious cuisines in the world. Each state will serve you something different, yet totally lip-smacking, on your platter. From Rajasthani, Gujarati, Kashmiri, Punjabi, Mughlai, to South Indian fare, every notable dish in India is prepared with a lot of herbs, spices and traditional recipes.
A visit to India is sure to take you on the most invigorating journey of your life, with such a rich blend of cultural experiences to explore at so many different places. Plan your trip soon!