Heritage of India

India is a land of diverse cultures and there are plenty of opportunities to experience. To the north, there are the Himalayas. To the south, beaches. To the west, desert. And to the east, tribal territory. India is the magnificent architecture found all over the country, and it varies so much where ever you go.

The one reason for visiting India should be to see the Taj Mahal. This white domed marble mausoleum is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and has an epic love story behind it. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who erected this monument in memory of his beloved wife, Arjumarid Bano Begum; popularly known as Mumtaz Mahal. The structure draws millions of tourist from across the world.

India is a rich country when it comes to spirituality, rich in holy places, traditions and rituals, offers much for those seeking knowledge and awareness. It’s in here that renown saints including Buddha and Mahavira emerged and started the spread of spirituality.

There's nothing like Indian hospitality. There's a saying in India, "Atithi Devo Bhava", which means "The guest is equivalent to God". Indians consider it a huge honor to have guests in their home. Atithi Devo Bhav regards a procedure of the host-guest relationship.

Interesting facts about India

  • India is the world's Largest democracy.
  • India’s name is derived from the “Indus” river.
  • Indus Valley Civilisation is the world’s oldest civilisation.
  • Every 12 years, a religious gathering called the Kumbh Mela occurs in India. It is the world’s largest gathering of people.
  • Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it started around 700 BC.
  • Indian Railways employs more than 1.3 million people. That’s more than the population of many nations.
  • India is the world's second-largest English speaking country.
  • India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart.
  • India is the largest milk producer in the world.
  • Two major religions, Buddhism and Jainism, were established in India.
  • India invented the number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

Best time to visit India

India is large with diverse weather patterns. The majority of India is affected by three main seasons; summer, winter and monsoon. The best time to visit India is from October to March. Between October to March is the peak season for tourists in India as the weather is conducive and the country celebrates many colourful festivals.

Travel Tips

  • Travel with your proper identification in a train or flight.
  • Get a prepaid taxi from airports or railway stations.
  • Get the idea about the season before traveling and carry the cloths accordingly.
  • Remember to always bargain and slash the price as low as possible, because the prices quoted have been inflated many times.
  • Roadside cafes can be risky because of unhygienic cooking environments.
  • Drinking tap water can be a health hazard. Always carry mineral water bottles bought from a reliable store.

Popular things

Incredible variety of gorgeous items, India is a shopper’s paradise. There are lots of handicraft emporiums that offer a variety of sandalwood and rose wood items along with brass decorative pieces and stone carved images.

India is famous for cotton and silk clothing, jewelry items, Pashmina and other shawls, Arts and crafts, Ayurvedic products.