are few countries in the world that can astound and amaze you as much with its
enormous variety. Where every step you take transports you back through
thousands of years or brings you face to face with a modern vitality. Where
every corner your turn, you encounter different customs, languages tradition...
like colorful pieces sewn together into a magnificent mosaic - surrounded by
soaring mountain, the brilliant blue of the seas, crisscrossed by mighty
rivers.. India is not a place you 'see', its a total experience.
A truly majestic
The most outstanding
feature of India's geography is the Himalayas - the worlds mightiest mountains.
It is here, that India's legendary saints have for centuries discovered the
answers to the mysteries of the soul. It is also here that you'll find some
truly breathtaking loveliness. The enchantment of
which one Moghul Conqueror described as heaven on earth. The isolation and other
worldliness of Ladakh - the last Shangri-La. Or just the sheer grandeur of some
of the world's highest peaks. The Himalayas are also a challenge to every
visitors' sense of adventure. There's kayaking, white-water rafting, climbing or
trekking through astonishingly beautiful landscapes choppy rivers and
A riot of
colours, culture and history.....
a person who hasn't experienced the exhilaration of an assault on the senses,
life in India offers the perfect opportunity. Despite adversities and hardships,
the Indian people love to celebrate. Festivals fall on every day of the
calendar. Every occasion, every event, whether religious or traditional, is
commemorated with aplomb. This joy of being alive is seen even in everyday life.
Enter and Indian city and the bustle, noise and people will amaze you. Go to a
bazaar and the sheer variety of images, faces, colours, and sounds combine to
give you a kaleidoscope of impressions. Even the thousands of years of history
is resplendent with this Indian love of life. Magnificent forts, temples,
exquisite sculptures scattered throughout the country bear witness to this. And
it is because of this exuberance that you'll find old traditional values
marching hand in hand with the more modern and technologically advanced India.
It is at once the land of ancient religious, unique customs and the sixth most
industrialised nation on earth.
facts for the visitor.....
What to see :
India offers a rare variety of places to visit and things
to see. From mountains resorts to beautiful sandy beaches. From deserts
destinations to a discovery of architectural glory. There's Rajasthan, famous
for it palaces and forts and for the tales of unique bravery and valour. There's
Goa, known for its beaches, Belur and Halebid for their exquisite temple
sculpture... to name just a few.
and off course the Taj Mahal - a poem in marble.
Where to stay
: From 5 star luxury to
more economical hotels, inns, and boarding houses, India can meet the
expectations of every visitor.
What to eat
: Indian cuisine is of
the finest in the world. Each area has its own specialties. Try the northern
Tandoori cuisine - meat and vegetables cooked in delicate spices and yogurt. The
excellent Kashmiri Rogan Josh (curried lamb), Fish specialties from the coastal
regions, and of course the breads - paratha, nan, roti, puri... while in
rice, basmati is known for its delicate aroma
How to travel
: Indian is well
connected by rail and by air. It has its own domestic airlines (Indian Airlines)
and the fourth largest railway system in the world, with a route length of over
60,000 km. There are also buses and taxis (India has its own motor industry)
What to buy
: Handicrafts, metal-ware
in brass, bronze, silver and gunmetal. Traditional jewelry, textiles, carpets,
woodwork, even antiques
government permissions.. they will all accompany you, back home
WOW ! ... India IS
f a s c i n a t i n g.....