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Explore Indian Architecture

One of the most lasting accomplishments of Indian civilization is certainly its architecture. Indian architecture has grown over eras and it’s because of socio-economic and geographical conditions.

Cave Architecture

The cave architecture in India is said to have begun in the third century BC. These caves were used by Buddhist and Jain monks as places of worship and residence.

Rock Cut

The Rock-cut structures present the most spectacular piece of ancient Indian art specimen. Most of the rock-cut structures were related to various religious communities.

Temple Architecture

In ancient India, temple architecture of high standard developed in almost all regions. The distinct architectural style of temple construction in different parts was a result of geographical, climatic, ethnic, racial, historical and language diversities.

Humayun’s Tomb

Jama Masjid

Akshardham

Amritsar’s Golden Temple

Ajanta Caves

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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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How About a Different Attire

Fashion from the Land of Traditions!

India has a rich and diverse clothing heritage, where each state has its own unique traditional attire. Fashion in India has become a rising industry with international events and fashion shows by fashion designers in the major cities of India.

 

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Fashion

 

Make India your Next Vacation

India is known for its cities. Each city has its unique attraction. India has some of the best beaches, wildlife national parks and vast natural beauty that makes India a desired tourist destination for visitors from around the globe.

Agra

Taj Mahal means “Crown Palace” and is the most well-maintained beautiful masterpieces of architecture. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world. The exclusive Mughal style combines origins of Persian, Central Asian, and Islamic architecture. Most striking are the black and white marble floor, the four tall minarets at the corners of the structure, and the majestic dome in the middle. Taj Mahal is motivated by love , it eternalizes one man’s love for his wife. The Taj Mahal has visitors between 2 million and 4 million annually, including more than 200,000 from overseas.

Goa

Goa is a very attractive place to visit and tourists from around the world come here. Goa has a long coastline that makes it the perfect state to have beaches. The beaches of Goa are the most relaxing and the best  holiday in India. Water sport adventures like paragliding, skiing, sea swimming, sun bathing, sun sleeping, kayaking, rafting are popular activities to enjoy on a beach.

The Goa Carnival is a three day festival of fun and amusement that takes place in the month of February.

Goa has its own nightlife. You can sit and enjoy the live entertainment or dance the night away at a club. 

Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India and the busiest city that offers different sites to be visited. Some of the famous tourist spots of Delhi are Red Fort, India Gate, and Qutub Minar.

Mumbai

Mumbai’s most known monument is the Gateway of India. The Gateway is designed to be the first thing that visitors see when they arrive to Mumbai by a boat. It’s a popular place to start exploring Mumbai.



 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Attractions

 

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Background on India

The name India was derived from the River Indus, and the early settlers lived in the valleys around.  India is a country in South Asia. It’s the seventh largest country by geographical area. India is about one-third the size of the United States, thus it is the second most populous country in the world. India is known for six seasons: summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon. India is the world’s largest tea producer, and tea is the most popular beverage.  The number system was invented by India. Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus was originated here.

Indian culture is a mixture of different cultures, traditions. India features a diversity of  languages,  traditions and religious systems such as Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2011 in Background